Turas Trec



Turas TREC was formed in July 2011 to join the growing number of groups forming and people interested in the sport of TREC. We are based primarily in Counties Clare, Limerick and South Galway.  We don't have a specific (riding school) base, as the club originated through people with common interest rather than common location.  People from other places are very welcome.

We will be running events throughout the year including training sessions on all aspects of TREC (novice to advanced, mounted and unmounted). We're a friendly lot and the main aim is to enjoy ourselves!

POR Competition - July 16, 2017 Slieve Aughty Equestrian Centre

POR Competition

Preparing for the Young Rider or British Championships? Want to practice those orienteering skills and have fun? There will be a Level 2 and 3 POR course where riders will be riding within extensive forestry trails surrounding the equestrian center.  There will be a Level 1 course. Beginners wishing to compete must be paired with an experienced rider.


16 July 2016

Slieve Aughty Equestrian Centre, Kylebrack West, Loughrea, Co. Galway

Times sent out on July 13th


Horse hire available from center. Contact directly (090) 9745246.


Entry Cost: Trec Ireland Members: €25 / Non Trec Ireland Members: €35


Entries and more information from turastrec@gmail.com before July 11th. Contact Cassie O’Connell 085 7104137 with any questions. 

Fun Rides - July 30, August 13 and August 30 2017

Turas TREC is organizing a fun ride to raise funds for international travel. Kate Ryan is traveling to France at the end of August to participate on the Irish TREC team in the European Young Riders Championship. We will have a series of three fun rides throughout in the upcoming weeks. The routes will be mainly on quite country roads, with a some forest trails and even a lake. The first ride will be about 15kms, and then next two will be progressively longer; 20kms and 25kms. There will be refreshments along the route.

 We welcome riders that are new to TREC. Experienced TREC riders will be available to provide guidance on orienteering and map reading. In a fun and relaxed atmosphere, you can get an introduction to the sport. We welcome everyone as we would like to raise funds to send Kate to France. Go Team Ireland!

 Fun Rides will be from Tulla, Lough Graney and Quin. Cost to participate will be €20 for TREC Ireland members and €28 for non-members. Entries will go towards supporting Turas TREC international travel. 

For more information or to join the fun ride, please contact turastrec@gmail.com. Hope to see you there.  

Bearings Training - on foot: Feb 28, 2016

We had a beautiful day for the on foot Bearings Training. A group of us met in Moohaun Woods in Newmarket-on-Fergus. There were absolute beginners to more experienced level 2 and 3 riders from Leinster, Midlands, Galway and Turas TREC.

We started off measuring our strides. Then moved to a short bearings course where the destination spot was marked so that we could calibrate our steps and practice our bearings. We then moved to another short bearings course but with no markers! Everyone was getting the hanging of taking the bearing and striding out the distance.

We then stepped things up and did the Level 4 2015 Championship bearings! While it sounded daunting, we applied the knowledge we gained from the start of the training and we all made it to the finish line! A big THANK YOU to Bambi Carroll and Dede Clune who provided the training.

Traceur Training

The first day of Tracuer Training was held on Nov 15, 2015 in a classroom setting. Under the wise tutelage of Bambi Carroll, five students took their first steps to tracing level 1 and 2 routes. Brenda Brown, Trix Brower, Mary Elliot, Fin Carroll and Cassie O'Connell all listened in rapture as Bambi outlined the responsibilities of the Traceur and the techniques to trace a safe and fun route.

The students all left with homework - To  practice getting maps printed for competitors and to design a Level 1&2 route in the Newmarket-on-Fergus area.

The second day (Nov 29, 2015) was a practical day. After having explored the area in the interim, everyone prepared a route starting from the crabtree tavern. Bambi (trainer) reviewed our routes and we discussed the challenges and strengths of each of our routes. We drove out to Moohaun woods and Bambi showed us how to set out tickets and checkpoints.

For anyone interested in learning how to plan a route in your own area, please let us know and we can schedule another Traceur Training early next year. We would like to have as many Traceurs as possible in order to be able to enjoy as many routes as possible.

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