There are two divisions- Hunting (faster) and Hacking (leisurely). The optimum time is set beforehand. The time is not known by the riders, who should set their own pace according to good sense and the horse’s condition.
Schedule: Check-in begins at 7:00am. Riders must be on grounds by 8:30am for the pre-ride briefing. The pace will begin at 9:00am. We will not assign ride times. Check in with the timer when you’re ready to go, and your team will be given a slot. Teams are sent out at 3-minute intervals.
Holds: There will be a hold roughly half way with water for your horse and water/snacks for the rider. You do not need to stop for any specified time, but the Optimum Time for each division does include an extra 10-minutes for this hold.
Meals: A light breakfast and hot lunch will be provided.
Stabling: A day stall is provided with your entry. You can purchase additional stabling if needed.
Awards: Prize & ribbons 1-6 awarded in each division. Placings are based on how close each team gets to the optimum time for their division. Optimum time will be shared when the results are final.
**Rain Date: Sunday, August 18. If we opt for the rain date, we will post it here on Friday, August 16. All entries will receive an email confirming the change.