LOWCOUNTRY HUNT PRESENTS
FALL HUNTER PACE
SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2024
PART OF THE CELEBRATION HUNTER PACE SERIES
Lowcountry Hunt invites you to Longfield Stables at Palmetto Bluff on September 21st for our annual fall hunter pace. You will enjoy winding trails, wildlife, and plenty of equine fellowship as you set out on a timed course throughout the property. Proceeds will support the care of the Lowcountry Hunt hounds. Two courses will be available, Jumping and Hilltopper.
Lunch will be provided for all pre-registered riders.
Awards will be announced at the end of the event and be posted on the Lowcountry Hunt Facebook page and website. Teams must complete the course by 12:30PM AND be present to win. Please bring a chair and a cooler with your drinks of choice. Water will be available.
Vendor Sponsors will be allowed to set up, and as always, please visit the Lowcountry Hunt Store while you are at the Hunter Pace!
Awards for 1st and 2nd place will be given in each division as well as a best turned out and best team name at the end of the event. Winners will be posted on the Lowcountry Hunt website and Facebook page following the event. Please bring a chair and cooler with your own drinks. Bottled water will be available for riders and a hose and a water tough available for horses.
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 Hilltopper. 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.
The Lowcountry Hunt Hunter Pace will take place on Saturday, September 21st, 2024 at Longfield Stables at Montage Palmetto Bluff.
The event address for you GPS is 24 Healey Rd, Bluffton, SC 29910.
Riders will park and sign-in from the large paddock that leads to the cross country course and trails before heading out on course. The stop and start line are the same so please make sure the volunteer timers know if you are coming in or going out AND have your team number! Please do not hesitate to reach out to Lamy Buck at firstname.lastname@example.org for further directions if needed. The cost for adult is $75 and juniors (17 and under) is $45.
Teams who register and pay BEFORE September 16th will receive $10 off each rider's registration fee AND lunch the day-of the event (adult $65, junior $35).
Lunch is included in all riders pre-registration pricing. If parents or guests wish to join a rider for lunch, the fee is $15 and MUST be paid for by September 18th.
Ride times will start at 9:00AM and every 4 minutes following. Riders are able to request ride times on their registration form, however, all riders must be registered and paid for the team to receive a ride time. Please check back on the Lowcountry Website the Wednesday before the event for final ride times.
Required forms/fees (1 per rider):
Send Payment and Waivers to Lowcountry Hunt (c/o Lamy Buck) at 290 Edgewood Rd, Guyton, GA 31312
Send Hunter Pace Fee via paypal to email@example.com
Pay FULL PRICE in-person at the event
Waivers and Coggins can be sent to Lamy Buck at 290 Edgewood Rd, Guyton, GA 31312 OR scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-Registration Cost: Adults $65, Juniors (17 and under) $35
AFTER September 16th/Day of Event Pricing: Adults $75, Juniors (17 and under) $45
Lunches are included for all pre-registered riders. If any parents, siblings, guests who are not riding would like a boxed lunch ordered for them, please reach out and let us know!
Thank you to our 2023 sponsors!
Upon Arrival: Please send only ONE person per team to the registration table. The team member who checks-in needs to bring all coggins/waivers/fees to the table in order to receive a number.
If you have any questions please contact Lamy Buck at email@example.com.