Join us for a day of riding and FUN! Our 2017 Hunter Pace
It is a 78,000 acre forest, with 22 miles of riding trails
Picayune Strand State Forest
2121 52nd Ave SE
Sat, Feb 25th, registration starts at 8:30
Cost is $30 per horse/rider combo
Split is 50/50!
Call to register 239-963-7296 or go to Paypal and send funds to email@example.com
There are stalls and camping available if you would like to come the night before or stay after and enjoy the rest of the park.
All horses must have proof of coggins. Riders under 16 must wear helmets
What is a Hunter Pace is ? This is the definition per Wikipedia.
A hunter pace is a form of competition involving horses and riders. In a hunter pace a trail is marked for horse and rider to follow. On the day of the competition, early in the morning, the hosts of the event send an experienced horse and rider to ride the trail as fast as it is safely possible to do so. This morning ride is called “the dead body run”, and it establishes two things:
1. that the trail is clear and safe for the competitors
2. The “pace time”
The pace time is the ideal time to safely but quickly ride the set trail. When the competitors arrive they send out teams of three or four to ride the trail. Checkpoints set along the ride ensure that the riders are staying on course and are not overworking their horses. Each group of riders is timed. Riders are penalized for either riding too fast and beating the pace time, or too slow and taking longer than the pace time. The group to come closest to the pace time wins the competition, whether over or under the “pace” time.