2017 Hunter Pace - September 24th

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: $60 early registration (prior 9/2), $70 regular registration.

  • 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). Will be served 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM.

  • Online Registration:Preferred. 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.

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.lymetrailassociationr.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.

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


    Otherwise you must 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 Sarah Carlson 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.

    FOR SAFETY REASONS, DO NOT RIDE OFF MARKED TRAILS.

    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’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 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.


     

    PRIZES will be awarded to the three top scoring teams.


    A GRAND PRIZE will be awarded to the team that competes in both the Mounted Games Ride and the Lyme Hunter Pace on 9/24/17 and has the highest combined score.



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