TREC is an international equestrian sport that tests the skills, confidence, and abilities of riding and driving teams, over various terrains and obstacles. The sport of TREC originated in France to test the skills of guides working in the equestrian tourism industry.
The name TREC is the acronym for Techniques de Rondonee Equestre de Competition. The national governing body in the USA for the Sport of TREC is the United States National Equestrian Tourism Organization (USNETO). The USNETO is recognized by The International Federation of Equestrian Tourism (FITE), the international governing body.
Every four years the FITE hosts a TREC World Championship – the pinnacle of international trail competition. In past years TREC-USA members have participated the TREC World Championships as both competitors and judges.
The 3 phases of a Ridden TREC competition include:
The 2 Phases of a Driven TREC competition include:
- Driven Orienteering (navigating trails using map & compass)
- Driven Obstacles