The RH Hunter Pace is coming up on April 17th at Greenwood Farm near Washington, VA at 10:00 AM. We used Greenwood a few years ago for the hunter pace and it was a great course. It has beautiful scenery, great terrain and fun jumps (if you are jumping). RH also has open divisions, so you can bring horses and riders that have not hunted. So, first of all, I want to encourage you all to come out and participate. The hunter paces are a lot of fun to do and great for young horses or riders looking to get some experience over natural terrain.
HUNTER PACE EVENT OVER FENCES - 10:00 AM
Horses and riders must have fairly hunted during the current season with any foxhunting or beagle pack or pony club. To be run in pairs over a 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 mile course (as weather and ground dictate) of natural hunting country. Three divisions: Adult Optimum Time, Junior or Adult/Junior Optimum Time, and Adult Fast Time. NO SCHOOLING - WALKING ENCOURAGED. The course will be flagged and maps available the Sunday prior to the race meet. Catch weights. NO POST ENTRIES. Entry fee $50 per pair. Points count towards year-end awards.
OPEN HUNTER PACE EVENT FENCES
Open to all. A Hunting Pace Event for pairs of horses or ponies. To be run in pairs over a 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 mile course (as weather and ground dictate) of natural hunting country. May be ridden in ratcatcher or formal hunting attire. Optimum Time only. Post entries and cross entries allowed. Entry fee $50 per pair.
HUNTER PACE EVENT ON THE FLAT
Open to all. About 2 miles over natural hunting country on the flat and to be run in pairs (horses, ponies or combination). Optimum Time Only. NO SCHOOLING ALLOWED. Post entries and cross entries allowed. Maps available the Sunday prior to the race meet. Entry fee $50 per pair. Points count towards year-end awards.
ADDITIONAL RACE INFORMATION
POST ENTRIES will be accepted but only pre-entries will be awarded points that count toward year-end awards.
Directions: From Warrenton take 211 West toward Sperryville. Turn RIGHT onto Gid Brown Hollow Road (622) just past the Blue Rock Inn. Go 1.8 miles to Freeman Lane (before the bridge). Turn LEFT. Follow signs to parking and maps.