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On December 26th, 2016, Janie Davison passed away peacefully in her sleep in her room with a view of the river and picnic point out the window, surrounded by family and friends passing through the day of.  She had a wonderful, fulfilling and long life enriched by the love for and from all of you and many others.

A group from Lyme Land Conservation Trust enjoys
taking in the beautiful vistas at Lord Creek Farm.

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Official 2017 Lyme Hunter Pace Results:

Thank you to all who participated in this years Lyme Hunter Pace to benefit Lyme Trail Association, High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc. and Connecticut Valley Pony Club.  We hope that you all had a great day and are glad that everyone made it back safely. 


Teams may have been disqualified if they did not pass through the mandatory check point.


Questions or concerns, please contact Sarah Carlson  at scarlson@highhoepstr.org

Auction to Benefit Connecticut Valley Pony Club!

Three SIGNED prints by renowned local artist, Jan Royce Conant will be for sale by auction. You do not need to be present to bid or win! You can send your bid to Ann Guptill, via Facebook or e-mail . Bids Close at 12 noon on Sunday, 9/24. Download the more information about the prints, including images, click HERE.

 "Lord of the Manor", by Jan Royce Conant Valued at $250

LYME HUNTER PACE at Lord Creek Farm 

Sunday, September 24, 2017

A HUNTER PACE is a cross-country ride with a partner over a marked and timed course of up to 9 miles that includes 2-3’ jumps that riders may go over OR around.


  • Hunter: Experienced in the hunt field and want to take the course at a faster pace, traditionally a fox hunt pace.
  • Hilltopper: A more leisurely pace than Hunter, about 25% slower for the novice horse and/or rider.
  • Don Siluk Memorial Award: awarded to a youth pony clubber and their parent/guardian riding as a team and is closest to the ideal time for the division in which they entered.
  • Grand Prize: To the team that participated in both the Mounted Games Ride and Hunter Pace with the most winning overall score.
  • Best Conditioned Horse: Vet check will be immediately following the finish.

Ribbons sponsored by Joanne Ives in Loving Memory of Wild Bill Ives.

TEAMS will be limited to a time of go between 8:00 and 11:00 AM.

  • All Hunters MUST leave before Hilltoppers and will assigned a time of go between 8:00 and 9:30 AM.
  • Hilltoppers will be assigned times of go after Hunters.
  • Be on time. Unfortunately, if you miss your time of go, we cannot guarantee you another starting opportunity.
  • There is a mandatory safety check prior to start.
  • Please indicate your preferred time of go on the entry form and we will try to accommodate you.

CHECKPOINT: Riders must check in for a mandatory 3-minute hold.

ENTRY FEE: $70 per rider; early registration discount of 10$ until Sept. 1st. 

Lunch- included in your entry fee and will be provided by Old School House Deli. Additional lunches can be purchased $10 per person (in advance or the day of while supplies last). 

  • Online Registration Preferred: Registration. Payment options are PayPal or credit card.
  • Register via mail: Checks payable to Lyme Trail Association. Mail entry to Sarah Carlson c/o High Hopes, 36 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme CT 06371. ENTRY FORM HERE

TIME OF GO: Will not be guaranteed unless accompanied by the entry fee, received by Sept. 18.

  • Starting September 21st check the Lyme Trail Association website at www.lymetrailassociation.org, Email:scarlson@highhopestr.org or call Sarah Carlson at High Hopes, 860-434-1974 x 115.
  • Proof of a negative Coggins and rabies within 12 months are required with entry.
  • Entry fees will be refunded in full until Sept.14. After Sept. 14 no entry fee will be refunded without a note from a doctor or veterinarian.

Questions: Contact: Sarah Carlson, scarlson@highhopestr.org, Ph: (860) 434-1974 x115, Fax: (860) 434-3723.


From I-95 South – Exit 70, at the end of ramp, go straight ΒΌ mile to Tee; turn right on Rte. 156 North; go 2.6 miles; Lord Creek Farm is on left.

From I-95 North - Exit 70; at end of ramp go left onto Rte. 156N; go 2.6 miles; Lord Creek Farm is on the left.

From Rte. 11 South to Rte. 82 West - go south on Rte. 156 for 6 miles, farm on right.


1. Horses must be sound; all equipment must be in good repair.

2. ASTM Safety helmet and shoes with heel required for all participants.

3. A safety check will be made prior to the ride. If helmet, tack or mount are considered unsafe, entry fee will be refunded.

4. No minor child may be left on the grounds unattended.

5. Pink ribbon and the arrows will mark the direction of the ride.


6. Please do not bring pets.

7. Please rebuild any jump you might knock down because a fallen down jump can be very dangerous for those who are still to come.

Tack Sale

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding will be hosting a tack sale of gently used tack the day of the event.

Silent Auction

CT Valley Pony Club will hold a Silent Auction of three Jan Royce Conant prints

Proceeds from the Mounted Games and the Hunter Pace will support Lyme Trail Association, High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc. and the Connecticut Valley Pony Club.

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Spring 2017

As soon as the snow clears volunteers will be out cleaning the trails. If you would like to help or see anything on the trails that needs to be removed, contact us at info@lymetrailassociation.org 

Keep the Trails in Lyme and Lord Creek Farm Open for Equestrian Use!

The Lyme Trail Association (LTA) is dedicated to the maintenance, stewardship and enjoyment of trails in Lyme and the surrounding area. We support a community of horseback riders and non-riders who appreciate the rural character of Southeastern Connecticut and understand the importance of preserving the area’s rustic nature.

This is a membership only organization, with trails open to all who pay an annual membership fee. Trail use is limited to equestrians, nature walkers, hikers and cross-country skiers. No bicycles or motorized vehicles are permitted. All members are required to wear or carry member identification.

Thanks for visiting, we encourage you to join the LTA, and welcome your support of our efforts through donations and volunteering your time.

Two Convenient Ways to Join

Apply for Membership Online

Download (print and fill out) Membership Form


Whether you apply online or mail in your membership form, a liability release must be signed and submitted. The release form can be found here.

Mailing Address: Lyme Trail Association, 95 Cove Road, Lyme, Connecticut 06371
@2014 Lyme Trail Association

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