A race, but not a race. A day for fun with friends and horses on a beautiful green course. Want to jump? Go ahead and jump. Don’t want to? Then just to around the thing.
In spite of the sweltering heat, people trailered in their Hunter Pace teams. Some with matching colored clothing, others more individualistic.
The Hunter Pace has several different levels from beginners to Masters. Each with increasing length and difficulty on the course. The team that wins is not the team that gets back first. Each team is individually timed on the course.
You see, the winning time is secretly timed before the day. The ideal time to arrive back to the finish line without going over. No one knows the secret time except the time keepers. The winners aren’t announced until all teams in the category complete the course.
It can be great fun, horses and girls gone wild. Some horses were great about jumping over fences.
Others, not so much.
The Hunter Pace is a favorite for those wanting to enjoy the day with friends, family and horses. And if you’re curious, nope, Remy and I didn’t race this year. We just enjoyed others having fun.