Hunter Paces

Hunter Paces

 

RFHH invites you to enjoy hunter paces with us!  Hunter paces are fun, lightly competitive rides through our beautiful hunt territory.Teams of 2 or 3 riders choose from fast, moderate, or slow paces and attempt to ride the course in the optimal time for their chosen speed.  Riders generally encounter a variety of terrain, from open meadows to wooded trails, stream crossings and hills on the 4 to 6 mile long course.  A variety of jumps appear throughout the course, but jumping is strictly optional.

Ribbons are awarded to the top eight teams riding each pace. Come early and ride twice! Below are the division speeds and start times:

First Flight
First Flight 10 mph is for the most aggressive riders, and mimics hunting first field.  Average speed is a slow gallop with occasional breathers. These riders start on course in the first half hour between 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m so they won’t be passing slower riders.  If you start after 9:30 there will be slower riders on course that you will need to slow down for and ask permission to pass, which could result in your team not getting a ribbon.
Second Flight
Second Flight 7 mph is for moderate riders, like hunting second field.  Most riders trot and canter interspersed with short walks.  Note, you will be sharing the course with slower riders and, for safety, we ask that you slow to the walk or slow trot and ask permission to pass.  These riders start on course between 9:30 a.m. and noon.
Third Flight
Scenic Cruisers 4 mph is like our hilltopping third field.  Average speed is a brisk walk with occasional trot. Expect to be passed by faster teams and, where possible, you should move to the side and turn your horse’s head to face the other horses in a hunting maneuver called “making way”.  Scenic Cruisers start on course from 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.

Pace Information and Forms

Minors MUST have liability waivers signed by parent or guardian.Trainers signature is not acceptable.
Also, there are TWO waivers to sign, one for Rocky Fork Hunt (on back of entry form) and one for the hosting farm.

Pace EventRegistration & Waivers
June 9 - Spring Hill Farm
July 14 - Infirmary Mound
August 11 - Timber Run Farm
September 8 - Longhill Farm
October 6 - Crosswinds Farm
Series Point Standings

Thanks to all our competitors and volunteers for a fun competition year!

Completing your waivers and registration beforehand will get your team on course in an expeditious manner.  But if that does not work for you, forms will be available at the pace registration desk.

Questions?  Contact the Rocky Fork Pace Chair.