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LOWCOUNTRY HUNT PRESENTS

FALL HUNTER PACE
October 12th, 2024

PART OF THE CELEBRATION HUNTER PACE SERIES

Lowcountry Hunt invites you to Longfield Stables at Palmetto Bluff

on October 12th for our Annual Fall Hunter Pace.

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You will enjoy winding trails, wildlife, and plenty of equine fellowship as you set out on a timed course throughout the property.

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Cost

 

Pre-Registration Cost before Oct 5th: Adults $65, Juniors (17 and under) $40

AFTER October 5th/Day of Event Pricing: Adults $75, Juniors (17 and under) $45

Lunch will be provided for all pre-registered riders and volunteers.

Proceeds will support the care of the Lowcountry Hunt hounds.

 

Register HERE

Awards for 1st and 2nd place will be given in each division as well as Best Turned Out and Best Team Name at the end of the event. Teams must complete the course by 1:00PM AND be present to win. Winners will be posted on the Lowcountry Hunt website and Facebook page following the event. 

 

What is a Hunter Pace?

A hunter pace is a low-key competitive event derived from foxhunting. Teams of 1-4 riders will follow an outdoor course laid out over terrain which is meant to simulate the riding conditions encountered during a foxhunt - that is, a mixture of gaits that a foxhunter typically uses as a fox's scent is found and followed by hounds through open country and along wooded trails. There is no set length for a hunter pace course, although courses in the Celebrations Hunter Pace series are typically around 6-8 miles and can take up to two hours to complete.

It is up to each team to guess what the organizers of the pace have decided is an ideal time to complete the course and to adjust its progress accordingly. The ideal time is determined by sending out one or more test teams to ride the course before the event. On the day of the event, the team which completes the course in a time closest to the ideal is placed first.

 

Most hunter paces are divided into two divisions, with different ideal times.

 

Lowcountry Hunt offers two divisions: Jumping and Hilltoppers.  

 

The Jumping division offers a division for those experienced in the hunt field who wish to take the course at a faster pace and incorporate a jumping pace.

 

The Hilltopper division for those who wish to travel more slowly. Jumps are found along both courses, taking them is always optional based on the horse and riders level of comfort during the event. If a rail or jump is damaged, please dismount to reset the rail or contact a coordinator to reset the jump for all riders behind you.

 

Even though there is a competitive aspect to a hunter pace, most riders simply regard it as an enjoyable way to spend a day in the countryside with their mounts and congenial company.

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We can't wait to see you on October 12th! 

 

    

Thank you to our 2023 sponsors!

If you have any questions please contact Lamy Buck at lamybuck@hotmail.com

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