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Spring Hunter Paces in CT,MA,RI and NY??

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  • Spring Hunter Paces in CT,MA,RI and NY??

    So I've browsed the local BB for spring Hunter paces in the CT,MA,RI and NY(CT/MA border) area. There are far and few between that I could find.

    Anything I'm missing?? I'd love to get out to a few hunter paces this spring.

    Thanks!

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    Originally posted by LookinSouth View Post
    Anything I'm missing?? I'd love to get out to a few hunter paces this spring.
    Depends on what you've found! Here's a schedule from EquineSite:

    05/18/2008 - 18/08/2005 : CANTER New England Hunter Pace
    KING OAK Farm, 185 College Highway, Southampton, Massachusetts
    Courses run through the King Oak Trails and Cross Country Course!DIVISIONS: Fences or FlatIncludes HOT food and prizes!All Proceeds go to horse welfare efforts; no CANTER New England volunteer is salarie.http://www.canterusa.org/newengland/
    Contact: Laura McCarthy tel: 617-851 6404 laurabsanda@gmail.com

    05/18/2008 - 05/18/2008 : Myopia Spring Hunter Pace
    Myopia Schooling Field, www.myopiahunt.com, Hamilton, Massachusetts
    Enjoy a leisurely ride or a gallop through the beautiful countryside. Jumping and non-jumping divisions. OPEN TO EVERYONE. Fun for the whole family! Awards and picnic included with entry!
    Contact: Hunt Secretary, Mrs. Linda Donovan tel: 617-888-4843 ljdonovan2@verizon.net

    06/21/2008 - 06/21/2008 : Piscataqua Hounds Hunter Trials
    Houston Farm, 422 Bauneg Beg Hill Road, North Berwick, Maine
    A friendly competition over a X-C course that showcases your Hunt Horse and its abilities.Courses from 18” to 2’11”Six Ribbons in each division- Champions and Reserve Champion in each division
    Contact: Michelle Hart tel: 603-502-3524 mhart@eastern.com

    Norfolk Hunt Hunter Pace @ Norfolk Hunt Steeplechase Course
    Contact huntpace@norfolkhunt.com Sunday, June 8

    It's too bad both Myopia and CANTER are on the same day. Know of any more?
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    • #3
      June 3 -- ONBH Hunter Pace, Great Brook Farm State Park, Carlisle, MA
      www.onbh.org/upcomingevents.htm

      If you would like to be added to the ONBH data base (to recieve notifications of Hunter Paces and other events), please call Meta Greenberg at (617) 332-9265 or email her at meta@comcast.net.

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      • #4
        In NY there is the Bedford Hunter Pace which is usually on Memorial Day.
        June 1st is the Goldens Bridge Hounds Pace in North Salem, NY. I did that pace last year. Beautiful territory!
        May 18th--Spring LKTA pace in Rhinebeck, NY
        April 27th: Woodbury-Litchfield Hills Hounds Hunter pace

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        • #5
          GMH Hunter Pace Series-VT

          www.greenmountainhounds.com

          Hunter Pace series:
          June 15th
          August 2nd
          October 4th

          location: Shoreham, Vermont
          "pack in!"

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          • #6
            A good starter pace is the BSTRA hunter pace the first Sunday in May. I loved the Oxford pace run by Tanheath the week after, but it's likely they made a good decision to do another event instead as the ranger informed me the country is still under water in oxford. It's been a very wet winter here in NE.

            The paces will be posted. If you check out the websites for each of the hunts they will have their events and paces posted. Have a great time~! Don't miss the September pace at the Big Apple . It's a wonderful pace and there is that secret recipe for the BBQ chicken .
            Live life to the fullest-ride a standardbred!!!

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              #7
              Thanks everyone for the suggestions! There are quite a few here I was not aware of. I have the list from the Equinesite but there is only one on that list that I can attend in the Spring. The King Oak, which we are planning on attending.

              Prom- The BSTRA pace... where is that held? Douglas?

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                #8
                Originally posted by linquest View Post
                Norfolk Hunt Hunter Pace @ Norfolk Hunt Steeplechase Course
                Contact huntpace@norfolkhunt.com Sunday, June 8

                It's too bad both Myopia and CANTER are on the same day. Know of any more?

                I know! Although does anyone know if the Myopia pace has jumps for the more wimpy people? I prefer 2'9 and under and I've heard that many (if not all) of the Myopia jumps are 3'6 +...???

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by luise View Post
                  In NY there is the Bedford Hunter Pace which is usually on Memorial Day.
                  June 1st is the Goldens Bridge Hounds Pace in North Salem, NY. I did that pace last year. Beautiful territory!
                  Glad these are both still running I did them decades ago.
                  Janet

                  chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).

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                  • #10
                    Please remember that all proceeds from the CANTER hunter pace benefit the horses. Racing at Suffolk Downs begins again in May . . . So if you have to choose, please go to King Oak!

                    CANTER is an all-volunteer organization, so you know your money is helping the horses, not lining someone's pocket. There have been several threads recently about rescue scams with the "rescuers" lying about what they have done with the collected funds. CANTER is a great organization that is completely above board.
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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Bogie View Post
                      Please remember that all proceeds from the CANTER hunter pace benefit the horses. Racing at Suffolk Downs begins again in May . . . So if you have to choose, please go to King Oak!

                      CANTER is an all-volunteer organization, so you know your money is helping the horses, not lining someone's pocket. There have been several threads recently about rescue scams with the "rescuers" lying about what they have done with the collected funds. CANTER is a great organization that is completely above board.

                      Hi Bogie, thanks for the info. Myself and a few friends are definitely attending the King Oak! How long is the pace going to be?

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                      • #12
                        >>I know! Although does anyone know if the Myopia pace has jumps for the more wimpy people? I prefer 2'9 and under and I've heard that many (if not all) of the Myopia jumps are 3'6 +...???<<

                        This used to be the case, but over the past few years they've really been encouraging the junior hunt riders, and have built a ton of additional jumps with them in mind. It used to be a little dicey starting a new horse (or rider) there (imho, anyway), but now there are lots of options at all different heights, from 2' on up (including the big, scary stuff for which they're known <G>). I don't know what will and won't be included in the pace, but would think that you'd have plenty of jumping options. Enjoy!

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by GoneAwayFarmCT View Post
                          >>I know! Although does anyone know if the Myopia pace has jumps for the more wimpy people? I prefer 2'9 and under and I've heard that many (if not all) of the Myopia jumps are 3'6 +...???<<

                          This used to be the case, but over the past few years they've really been encouraging the junior hunt riders, and have built a ton of additional jumps with them in mind. It used to be a little dicey starting a new horse (or rider) there (imho, anyway), but now there are lots of options at all different heights, from 2' on up (including the big, scary stuff for which they're known <G>). I don't know what will and won't be included in the pace, but would think that you'd have plenty of jumping options. Enjoy!
                          Thanks so much! Great to know. A former trainer had told me that their jumps were of very significant size so I always avoided their paces. I am going to try to make their pace this fall.

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                          • #14
                            The Bstra pace is the first Sunday in May. The canter pace is the 18th and the Nashoba pace is the next weekend. I don't know if anyone is doing one on the 11th (the usual THH day).

                            Lookin South you have hunted with THH , right? Talk to Leslie (on the palimino QH) about the Myopia pace and she'll fill you in. I believe she did their pace last fall. I did a New England Hunts day with Myopia and have gone to hound shows there. Wonderful territory-you will have a good time.

                            Re: choosing one pace over an other... I don't want to get flamed here but hunter paces were and still are the products of hunt clubs and hunting. These are a major fund raiser for many hunts and supports their hounds . I do think that groups that choose to do paces should be sure not to conflict with the hunts if at all possible.
                            Live life to the fullest-ride a standardbred!!!

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                            • #15
                              The divisions for the Myopia Spring Pace are: Non-jumping, Junior Non-Jumping, 20", and 3'0". The jumps are all pretty inviting.

                              If you email the Hunt Secretary, Linda Donovan, she's got answers to every question you could have, and she's really nice. You can also go to their website http://www.myopiahunt.com

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                              • #16
                                OP, did you end up at the BSTRA pace? Low level jumps due to the weather and it's their style (it did rain here in MA) but the footing was great in most places and we had a blast!

                                CANTER in 2 weeks. Here's hoping diesel prices remain stable.
                                Live life to the fullest-ride a standardbred!!!

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                                  #17
                                  Anyone from Norfolk know how I can get ahold of a prize list for the Norfolk Field Hunter Horse show?? (not the USEF H/J show) I've tried contacting the person listed on the website several times and have yet to hear back. I'm really curious about the field hunter show classes. Any help would be appreciated!!!

                                  Prom- I didn't end up going to the BSTRA pace, I had a late night at a wedding on Sat. Fortunately I did end up going out for a nice long ride when the weather cleared up later in the afternoon today. Sounds like the pace at Douglas was a success though!

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                                  • #18
                                    Mon. May 26 Norfolk Field Hunter Show
                                    The Steeplechase Course
                                    Opposite 243 North St., Medfield
                                    Contact Ms. Martha E. Drum at martha.drum@norfolkhunt.com 10:00

                                    http://www.norfolkhunt.com/V2/Fixtur...ngFixtures.htm
                                    there are phone #s listed on the fixture card, as well as in the 4/08 newsletter

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                                    • #19
                                      THe website has the information I think you are looking for. If the link doesnt' work, go into the calendar of events.

                                      http://www.norfolkhunt.com/NHHS/2008...scriptions.pdf

                                      Good luck!!
                                      Live life to the fullest-ride a standardbred!!!

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                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by promlightshine View Post
                                        THe website has the information I think you are looking for. If the link doesnt' work, go into the calendar of events.

                                        http://www.norfolkhunt.com/NHHS/2008...scriptions.pdf

                                        Good luck!!

                                        Thanks but that is actually a link for the Norfolk Hunt Horse show. I am specifically looking for the Field Hunter show. Ray gave me some info below, although I already tried emailing the listed contact 3 times with no response...but I guess I will try calling.

                                        Thanks for the help!

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