The TREC Competition

The TREC Competition

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The TREC includes various equestrian proficiencies in three phases on 2 days. They are to make with the same horse and the same harness. The aim of this competition is the success of a pair in front of a lot of difficulties instead of the success in an only field.

In TREC,  the work of the horse can be do in hand : to overcome an obstacle, to overcome a gap, to back up in a corridor,...


The TREC became , since the beginning of the 90’s, a strong federative factor of the FITE. International championships are organised successively in every NETO affiliated to the FITE, according to the norms of the responsibility book corresponding.


He has to have 6 years minimum and have a good physical condition, calm, reception and complicity with his rider.


He has to have 16 years minimum. He is able to move in a natural environment, with a topographical map and cross in security all of the difficulties coming across in the nature. No official dress imposed, but a proper dress is required. The wearing of the horse helmet is compulsory on all of the phases.



The P.O.R.

Compas, map and chronometer are the essential instruments for this test. The competitors have to take itineraries from 30 to 50 kms corresponding to a route, discovered only 20 mn before the start. Controls of sections and controls of passing (which the competitors don’t know the site) are located in all of the route. These control centers permit to check the hour of the passing of the competitor, the exactness of the route took and le good health of the horse (veterinary control). The riders respect a speed required, between 6 to 12 km/h. A good control of the topography allows to anticipate the effort of the horse and to manage his progression..  



The P.T.V.

This tour from 1,5 to 5 km, has to do in an good period, at the speed of 12 km/h. It introduces a lot of natural difficulties or simulated difficulties : trunk, gap, footbridge, hedge, ford, gate, immobility, …. The judges mark the efficience,  the style of the pair, the selected pace by the competitor and the possible penalties. This phase, set the day after the POR, allows to estimate the aptitude of the horse to take over after an effort intensed and sustained.  


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The control of the paces

This phase is designated to promote the paces of the horse. In a materialized corridor of nearly 2 meters of broad, the horse must travel a distance of 150 m, first in the slowest gallop, and then in the most quickly pace. Put down a feet out of the corridor or do a break of pace lead the loose of all of the points, for the considered pace.

Centaure 2019

The legendary three days, three nights Raid Centaure POR will take place this year in Llagostera, Spain, from February 8th to 10th. All information at links below.




Fiches d'inscription/Registration form 

EuroWorld championship of TREC  

The TREC EuroWorld Championships took place on the 30 August to the 1st September 2018 in Bracciano, Italy.

This event gathered 90 riders from 18 nations. Two countries were represented off competition, China and Russia.

Details results of Seniors European championship can be found here.

Details results of Young riders World championship can be found here. 



European Championships of Working Equitation

The European Championships of Working Equitation took place in Eersel, Netherland from 23 to 26 August 2018. 

Four nations were represented in seniors and young riders levels for a total close to 40 riders in competition. 

All results can be found here. 


Sustainable development

The FITE made practical worksheets to help organisers to create sustainable equestrian events.

Find all complete sheet here


Memorandum of Understanding FITE-FEI


FITE - Parc Equestre Fédéral - La Colonie

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