TREC Southwest covers Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall, where we are fortunate to have some of the most wonderful British countryside in our area including the Quantocks Hills, Dartmoor National Park and Exmoor.

TREC South West members receive regular newsletters, reduced entry fees at club events, and entries to members awards at the AGM. Membership is due for renewal on 1st October each year.

If you live in the West Country and would like to meet some like minded people who enjoy the sport of Trec please get in touch…

A beginners guide to TREC

Read about the three phrases of TREC, what to expect and what you need for a TREC event.


Orienteering (POR)

Riders follow a route they copy onto a map and then ride the route at speeds predetermined by the organisers. Designed to test the riders orienteering skills as well as the horses fitness.


Control of paces (MA)

This is a ridden test measured in a corridor up to 150m in length and 2m wide. The combination must canter down it as slowly as possible and return walking as quickly as possible.



This section of a Trec recreates natural obstacles riders may encounter whilst out hacking in the British Country side. The course comprises of 16 optional obstacles.