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FALL HUNTER PACE
PART OF THE CELEBRATION HUNTER PACE SERIES
Lowcountry Hunt invites you to scenic Palmetto Bluff on October 2nd 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.
A "Grab and go" 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. You do not need to be present to win. Please bring a chair and a cooler with your drinks of choice. Water will be available.
Awards for 1st and 2nd place will be given in each division as well as a best turned out and spur award (slowest) at the conclusion of the event. Winners will be posted on the Lowcountry Hunt website and Facebook page; you do not need to be present to win. Please bring a chair and cooler with your own drinks. Bottled water will be available for riders and a hose and water tough available for the horses.
What is a hunter pace?
A hunter pace is a low-key competitive event derived from foxhunting. Teams of two or three riders 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 5-8 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 (more trotting and canters) when available. 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.
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, October 2nd, 2021 at Palmetto Bluff. Participants can google "Longfield Stable" for specific driving directions, please do not hesitate to reach out for directions if needed. The cost for adult is $75 and juniors are $45.
Teams who register and pay BEFORE September 28th will receive $10 off each rider's registration fee AND a boxed lunch the day-of the event (adult $65, junior $35).
A boxed to-go lunch is included in all riders pre-registration pricing. If parents or guests wish to join a rider for lunch, the fee is $20 and lunches MUST be pre-ordered and paid for by September 28th.
Ride times will start at 9:00AM and every 3 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):
Pay Online at www.thelowcountryhunt.com/shop (Use Promocode: EarlyBird for discount)
Send Payment and Waivers to Caitlynn Winborn at 3 Harmony Ct., Pooler, GA 31322
Send Hunter Pace Fee via Venmo
Pay FULL PRICE in-person at the event
Pre-Registration Cost: Adults $65, Juniors (17 and under) $35
AFTER September 28th/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 go to our registration form and select "lunch bunch" as your team name and division. Extra lunches are $20 and are only guaranteed if pre-ordered.
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.
Longfield Stables has asked that you leave your dogs and stallions at home. There is no smoking during this event.
All Mounted riders must wear an ASTM approved helmet at all times.
If you have any questions please contact Gayle Curtiss at (301) 814-2766
or email .