Hi, I’m Karen Butt and I’ve been involved with TREC Southwest since 2014. I started with a couple of training events and volunteered at a competition (which taught me loads), then I started having a go with my then five year old pony Elle.
Since then, we have enjoyed all aspects: training, camp, competing in the winter arena TREC’s, Score TREC and numerous full TREC’s around the country, including the National Championships.
Thanks to TREC I’ve had the chance to ride in beautiful places, tackle some great obstacles and learn lots of new skills, developing the partnership with my pony along the way.
In short I think TREC is a fabulous sport which puts the horse first and challenges the rider in many great ways. I’ve met some amazing people and even more amazing horses and had more fun with my pony than I ever thought possible. I ride barefoot and bitless and it’s wonderful that TREC embraces this.
I’m on the committee as I’m keen to help create opportunities for people to give the sport a go, through training and fun events and by supporting the running of competitions that challenge horse and rider combinations.
As Chair I love hearing views and ideas from our members and helping to create a Club we can be proud. A Club that welcomes and encourages all, to give this great sport a try and have some brilliant moments to share with friends and our wonderful horses.
I look forward to seeing you at an event soon!
To contact me please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07814 672884.