First Team on Course: 9:00 a.m.
Last Team on Course: 11:00 a.m.
Distance: Approximately 5-6 mile course of marked trails through rolling hills and beautiful woods
Teams: 2, 3, or no more than 4 riders. Bring your friends or we can pair you with another group
Divisions: Field Hunter (Trot/Canter/Gallop) & Hill Topper (Walk/Trot/Canter)
Cost: $50/Adult, $25/Junior, $100/Family
Location: 6900 Pioneer Creek Rd., Independence, MN
Enter Quaas Cut-Off Rd and park facing north on Pioneer Creed Rd. or west on Quaas Cut-Off Rd.
Lead Hound Pony Club will provide snacks and a light lunch. Donations are appreciated!
Ribbons are given to each team member in First, Second, Third and Fourth in each Division.
Each member of the 1st place team in each Division will be awarded a $40 gift certificate to Hartley Woodward
Each member of the 2nd place team in each Division will be awarded a $20 gift certificate to Hartley Woodward
Hunter Pace Season Champion: New this year will be the Hunter Pace Season Champion. One ticket to the Hunt Ball in November at the Wayzata Country Club ($125 value) will be awarded to an individual or team that competes in all 3 paces (Spring, Summer and Fall) and has the lowest cumulative deviation from the pace times.
About the Hunter Pace:
A hunter pace is a form of competition involving horses and riders in which a trail is well marked for teams of two, three or no more than four to ride the trail. Long Lake Hounds sends the Masters to ride the trail at the speed that the Field Hunter (trot/canter/gallop) and Hill Topper (walk/trot/canter) flights would go if they were fox hunting. The pace time is the optimal time set by the Masters to safely, but quickly, ride the set trail taking into account the footing conditions based. All jumps are optional. Riders are penalized for either riding too fast and beating the pace time, or too slow and taking longer than the optimal time for the pace. The group to come closest to the pace time wins the competition.
For more information on fox hunting and other activities:
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By e-mail: thelonglakehounds@ gmail.com
Or contact one of the Joint Masters:
Nancy Bizzano, Jt. MFH, (612) 859-1160, nbizzano@ gmail.com
Jon Martinson, Jt. MFH, (763) 242-9477, jalmartinson@ gmail.com