2019 Hunter Pace - September 29th

Click here to view official results.


*Ribbons and prizes can be picked up at High Hopes Therapeutic Riding in Old Lyme, CT.*


Register/pay online by clicking one of the options to the right (preferred and secured).  **New this year** For your convenience, you can upload your Coggins and Rabies on your on-line registration. Please have a digital copy available for all team horses you are registering for.  Or register via snail-mail with this FORM.


To Benefit: Lyme Trail Association, High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Connecticut Valley Pony Club

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 Pace per rider fee: $55 early registration (prior 9/2), $65 regular registration (9/2 or later).

  • 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.
  • Best Conditioned Horse: Vet check will be immediately following the finish.
  • Best Matched Team: Will be judged during the safety check.

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: $65 per rider; early registration discount of $10 until Sept. 1st. Lunch- is not included in your entry fee and can be purchased from Curb Your Appetite. Food can be purchased 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

  • Online Registration:Preferred. Follow the prompts to the right for registration. **New this year** For your convenience, you can upload your Coggins and Rabies on your on-line registration. Please have a digital copy available for all team horses you are registering for.
  • Register via mail: Checks payable to Lyme Trail Association. Mail entry to: Megan Ellis c/o High Hopes, 36 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme CT. 06371.

TIME OF GO: Will not be guaranteed unless accompanied by the entry fee, received by Sept. 25.

  • Starting September 26th check the Lyme Trail Association website at www.lymetrailassociationr.org. For additional questions, email:mellis@highhopestr.org.
  • Proof of a negative Coggins and rabies within 12 months are required with entry. It is preferred that you upload (during registration) a copy of your proof of current Rabies and Coggins.
  • Entry fees will be refunded in full until Sept. 15. After Sept. 15 no entry fee will be refunded without a note from a doctor or veterinarian.
  • Contact: Megan Ellis, mellis@highhopestr.org, Ph: 915-526-4335, Fax: 860-434-3723

    To register online (preferred) please click on the appropriate Register button listed to the right.  

    Otherwise, download the entry form and open it in Adobe Acrobat to fill it out.  Send the completed form and payment to Lyme Trail Association. Mail entry to Megan Ellis c/o High Hopes, 36 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme CT 06371. Download an entry form.


    DIRECTIONS

    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.

    SAFETY RULES

    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.

    8. FOR SAFETY REASONS, DO NOT RIDE OFF MARKED TRAILS.


    Tack Sale

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

    Silent Auction

    CT Valley Pony Club will have a drawing for an equestrian themed basket.

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