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VanillaBean 09-09-2010 06:11 PM

Hunter Pace!!
 
I am going to a hunter pace this weekend and im am SOO EXCITED!! It us eight miles. who else has been?

wren 09-09-2010 09:05 PM

oh i love hunter paces! They are always so much fun. Its like an exciting trail ride (not that trail rides aren't exciting on their own).
Is a hunt club putting it on?

franknbeans 09-09-2010 09:15 PM

We have them monthly at our barn in the summer....in fact, have one sunday. Everyone loves them. We typically have anywhere from 50-75 horses/riders, who leave in pairs about every 5 minutes. Our course varies-6-7 miles, typically. We have water, woods, wide open fields, hills. Our jumps are optional, since we have a wide variety of riders. We have 4 divisions, 3 are optimal time, one is fastest (and we only run that one when the weather and conditions permit.)
have a great time!

MyBoyPuck 09-09-2010 10:52 PM

Got a 10 mile one in 2 weeks. They are sooooo fun! Trail ride with on steroids!

VanillaBean 09-10-2010 07:03 AM

awesome! seems like it will be a blast!!
Wren-A local Pony Club is putting it on.

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MIEventer 09-10-2010 10:31 PM

Have a great time! Our local Fox Hunt barn puts them on yearly, and I've always thoroughly enjoyed doing them!

wren 09-11-2010 06:26 PM

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My favorite is the October one...everyone dresses up and stays for a big bonfire at the end.
Our paces are also put on by the local hunts. They are usually 6-8 miles, and usually have lots of fun jumps. There are three paces, but if you are a member of the hunt there is a fourth options sometimes...its called a point to point and i guess it tests how well you know the fixture.

Here are a couple pics from the Oct. ones..
Couple of years ago we were "cowgirls"
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"bats out of hell" (we ride the fast pace usually...)
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Here are a couple pics from the Oct. ones..

Hoofprints in the Sand 09-13-2010 12:02 PM

LOL wren Bath Pony Club does a Haunted Hunter Pace too! I can't wait!!! :) There are some cool pics of Sandie and I at our last hunter pace (we got 4th, only 2 mins slower than the optimum time, yay!!) and I COULD put links to their site on here, but I don't know whether that would violate the forum's terms on copywritten photos?? Anyone know? Could I just link to it, and not actually display the photo itself on here? :)

MyBoyPuck 09-26-2010 10:45 PM

WooHoo, we got 5th place at our hunter pace this weekend out of about 30 teams. I am so sore I think I'm dead, but that was soooo fun. Someone was taking pics, so hopefully I'll have a few jumping shots to post. Puck was more than into it. He wanted to jump everything including the novice stuff. I had to overrule a few of them out of self preservation. He's such a goofy horse.

Hoofprints in the Sand 09-27-2010 12:11 PM

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YAY for hunter paces!!! We just did one yesterday and ended up with SECOND PLACE, only 21 seconds off the optimum time!!! :D The first place team only beat us by 3 seconds, amazingly close! Here's some pics of my friend and I with our ribbons, we were so proud of our ponies, they hauled some serious a$$ and jumped almost everything, they were so good!


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