EFSHR 10th Annual Hunter-Pace Event
Sunday, October 5th, 2014
Eddy Farm School
1815 South Street Extension
Middlebury, VT. 05753
Join us at the Eddy Farm during peak foliage and take advantage of our 115 acres of beautiful country. Teams of two or three riders will leave in four minute intervals to follow a well marked, five mile course through fields and trails at an “ideal pace”. The first 1.5 miles will take you through our cross country course where you will be exposed to various terrain and jumps of a range of heights. Jumps will all be marked with a way around them so you can jump all or none of them. The second part of the course will take you through 7-8 miles of pasture land and hay fields where you can leisurely enjoy the fall foliage or gallop to your hearts content.
Competitors don't know the ideal time and therefore will use their own good judgment depending on their horse and the conditions of the day to ride at what they believe to be an optimum time. Fastest is not necessarily the best. The winning team is the group whose time on the course is the closest to the optimum time. There will be two optimum times, one for those with a more competitive drive and one for those who wish to ride at a more leisurely pace.
There will be two levels of riders with teams in each division. Levels will consist of two groups, hunters and hackers, to satisfy the desires of all riders. The hunting time will be established by a veteran cross-country rider with experience negotiating over jumps and varied terrain while the hacking pace will be established by Eddy Farm's very own hacking enthusiasts.
The first team leaves the start at 10 am. Riders can ride the course again, unjudged, after each team has gone through once for $20. Boots and protective headgear are required. Any style of riding is welcome. Jumps not to exceed 3 feet. All jumps optional. All entrants must sign a liability release form. If an entrant is under 18 a parent or guardian must sign a release form.