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Irish Hunter Pace in western New York

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  • Irish Hunter Pace in western New York

    The North East Region of the IDHSNA is running it's first Hunter Pace of the year on May 20th, at the Batzing Farm in Caledonia, NY.
    The course is about 6 miles long, going through farmland, woods, a couple
    streams, the Genesee Valley Greenway, along the Genesee Valley River with
    optional jumps ranging from inviting logs to some interesting questions!
    There will be 4 divisions, Adult and Junior Optimum, with the time being determined by averaging the times of 2 teams riding the course before the Pace.
    Hilltoppers with the time being the median time of all the Hilltopping Teams and
    Fast Time which is self-explanatory!
    Teams can start any time between 10am and 2pm. Fast Time teams can start at 9am, to have a clear shot at the course!
    $30.00 per rider, IDHSNA Members $20.00.
    There will be ribbons to 6th place and prizes for winners through 3rd. place.
    Winning prize for 1st. place in the Optimum Divisions is a Clinic with Aidan O'Connell in August, Hilltoppers will win vouchers to the next Irish Pace of their choice and Fast Time will win a Hunt in Ireland with Mr. O'Connell, which includes a horse and a capping fee!
    Prizes will be awarded at a Picnic at the Batzing home following the Pace.
    You can contact me,
    Ann Morss
    annmorss@msn.com
    585-704-0985
    Eveyone is welcome!

  • #2
    This is a great hunter pace. I was lucky enough to snag a clinic with Aiden at the last one (can't wait to use it!). Lovely path, well marked and very inviting for young horses. My partner was on her young event prospect and we switched throughout the ride who was leading, if he had an issue at a fence, i had plenty of room to give her a lead over with my horse. Unfortunately, I will be off on my honeymoon and cannot attend the spring one, hopefully many others will attend!

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    • #3
      Darn it, already busy that day.

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      • #4
        Thanks

        Thanks for the kind words, Heliodoro. We loving doing it for grateful riders like you.

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        • #5
          It sounds like fun. Too bad neither my horse nor I am even remotely ready for anything like this. Maybe if there is another one this fall.


          Christa

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Christa P View Post
            It sounds like fun. Too bad neither my horse nor I am even remotely ready for anything like this. Maybe if there is another one this fall.


            Christa
            You wanna take mine? He loves paces, if there was a discipline called "Hunter Pacers" he would excel! Seriously, let me know.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Heliodoro View Post
              You wanna take mine? He loves paces, if there was a discipline called "Hunter Pacers" he would excel! Seriously, let me know.
              Thank you for the great offer , but note the "Nor I" in my post. I am HOPING I get full clearance to start riding again tomorrow morning after my collarbone surgery 8 weeks ago. Also due to various circumstances I have hardly ridden in the last 18 months so I just don't think it would be a good idea, possibly entertaining , but not good.


              I plan to spend the summer getting me back in shape and getting my new horse (Bayshore Gal from FL) trained, starting with trail rides and flatwork and going on from there.

              Christa

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                #8
                People are so generous here!!!!!!!!!!

                I hope you all get better, fitter, motivated to come to our later Paces
                August 5th and October 28th!

                Heliodoro, Aidan will be coming August 15th-21st!
                I hope you can come during those days to claim your Aidan Clinic!
                The schedule will be coming out in July, so save the days!!!

                You can check out our website: irishdraughtne.com for the plans for
                the season!

                Thanks for the good feed-back everyone!
                Ann

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                • #9
                  I've always wanted to do a hunt pace but we're not nearly ready to do something like this!

                  Ann, I have a half-RID mare. Is there much of an ID following in WNY?

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                    #10
                    Snowflake, there are several RIDS & RIDSHs (Registered Irish Draught Sport Horses) around here!
                    My RID mare is from Ireland and she has produced two babies by Tbreds
                    so far. She is due with her third sometime in the next two weeks!
                    I am the Regional Chair for the North East Region of the Irish Draught Horse
                    Society of North America, if you want to check us out!
                    irishdraught.com
                    and our North East website is
                    irishdraughtne.com

                    Where are you located?
                    What is your horse's breeding?!

                    We don't have much local stuff with strictly IDs, we do use them to compete
                    in everything else around here! The Events, the Derbies, Foxhunting, etc.

                    The Hunter Paces can be easy, as in the Hilltoppers division, or more competitive in the Optimum divisions. It's a nice ride around the country-side
                    at the least! We have folks coming in western tack!
                    Ann

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by awm View Post
                      Snowflake, there are several RIDS & RIDSHs (Registered Irish Draught Sport Horses) around here!
                      My RID mare is from Ireland and she has produced two babies by Tbreds
                      so far. She is due with her third sometime in the next two weeks!
                      I am the Regional Chair for the North East Region of the Irish Draught Horse
                      Society of North America, if you want to check us out!
                      irishdraught.com
                      and our North East website is
                      irishdraughtne.com

                      Where are you located?
                      What is your horse's breeding?!

                      We don't have much local stuff with strictly IDs, we do use them to compete
                      in everything else around here! The Events, the Derbies, Foxhunting, etc.

                      The Hunter Paces can be easy, as in the Hilltoppers division, or more competitive in the Optimum divisions. It's a nice ride around the country-side
                      at the least! We have folks coming in western tack!
                      Ann
                      I board in East Aurora. My mare is out of a Golden Warrior mare by an appy stallion (most absurd cross ever!) I would love a full ID as my next horse.

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                      • #12
                        She must be out of Golden Rose. I was wondering where this filly ended up. Would love to see pics of her.

                        Best wishes,
                        Liz
                        Ainninn House Stud
                        Irish Draughts and Connemaras
                        Co. Westmeath, Ireland

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                        • #13
                          I sure wish it wasn't over 5 1/2 hrs. away!

                          I just looked at google maps thinking that I could stop or perhaps overnight near the NJ Inter Hunt Puppy Show which is being hosted this Sunday by Windy Hollow Hunt in NY.... Little did I know that the Irish Pace is another 5+ hours away.

                          How does one go about adding a category to an existing Hunter Pace????

                          I wish everyone much luck! It looks like it's going to be a FABULOUS weekend.

                          Kick on!
                          http://www.pleasantmeadowfarm.org

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                            #14
                            Snowflake, we must meet up at some point!
                            What do you do with your horse?

                            Liz, did you breed a mare from Golden Rose? Small world here!
                            That would be cool if it's the horse you know!

                            Our Hunter Pace was a great success last Sunday, we had 61 riders,
                            the course was an easy 4.9 miles for the first one of the year (the next ones
                            will be longer, as the season progresses!) and we had lots of grins coming
                            thru the finish flags!

                            Our next one is August 5th, come on out & play with us!
                            Ann

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                            • Original Poster

                              #15
                              [QUOTE=pleasantmeadowfarm;

                              How does one go about adding a category to an existing Hunter Pace????

                              I wish everyone much luck! It looks like it's going to be a FABULOUS weekend.



                              Hay J.! What catagory would you like to see? The Team that comes
                              the farthest?!!!
                              How did the Puppy Show go?
                              If you come to the August & October Paces here, you can hunt with
                              GVH before & after the Irish Pace!!!!!!!!!!
                              Ann

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                              • #16
                                Didn't even make it to the puppy show...

                                Ann, forget about adding a division to an existing hunter pace... For the first time in several years, the AVH is hosting a Hunter Trial - YIPPEE! I'm wondering if I could sponsor a class for Irish bred horses.. We have several here in the Amwell Valley, and I'm sure more in nearby area... thoughts?
                                http://www.pleasantmeadowfarm.org

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                                • Original Poster

                                  #17
                                  J, we could certainly talk about sponsoring some classes!
                                  I'll email you------

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by awm View Post
                                    Liz, did you breed a mare from Golden Rose? Small world here!
                                    That would be cool if it's the horse you know!
                                    Hi Ann,

                                    I never owned Golden Rose, but I did follow her career as she was one of the first ID mares imported to this country and was one of only two mares from the direct Kildalton Countess mareline in North America. In addition to a large number of RID stallions, this mare family produced the late Brandenburg's Windstar, sire of Allison Springer's 4* horse Arthur, who was recently named to the US eventing short list for the 2012 Olympics.

                                    Best wishes,
                                    Liz
                                    Ainninn House Stud
                                    Irish Draughts and Connemaras
                                    Co. Westmeath, Ireland

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