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All paces require approved protective headgear (safety helmets) and suitable riding footwear (boot with heel). There will be four divisions (hunt, pleasure or hacking, junior and western) and all paces will be held rain or shine. Western teams must have at least one western rider and junior teams must have at least one junior rider. All fences will have go-arounds and all paces will award ribbons for first through 10th place. Riders can accumulate points towards series awards.


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 – The Putnam Horse Council will present the Family Hunter Pace on Sunday, September 3, from 9 am to 12 noon, at Putnam County Park on Gipsy Trail Road in Carmel, New York. The course is six to seven miles long and starts from the park. It will include fields, dirt roads, hills, and trails, Most jumps are two to two-and-a-half feet high and all have go-arounds. Teams will start at three-minute intervals and starting times will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis upon receipt of entry contribution. Pre-registration is $30 for adult ($25 for PHC members) and $25 for juniors ($20 for PHC members). Registration on day of the race is $5 more. Water will be available on the grounds for horses. Bring your own picnic lunch. Call Jean Arledge at 1-845-628-3853 for further information.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 – The Bedford Riding Lanes Association will present its Fall Pace on Sunday, September 10, from 8 am to 12 noon, at the John Jay Homestead on Route 22 in Katonah, New York. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Water is available, but bring extra hay. A buffet luncheon will be served from 12 noon to 2 pm and awards will follow. Fees are $65 for adults ($75 for non-members) and $45 for juniors ($55 for non-members). Call Caroll Bancel at 1-914-533-2561 for further information.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 – The Middlebury Bridle Land Association will host its Fall Hunter Pace on Sunday, September 24, at Larkin’s Farm on South Street in Middlebury. Ribbons will be awarded in four divisions and all jumps have go-arounds. Cost is $40 for MBLA members ($50 for non-members) and $30 for junior members ($40 for non-members). Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. Call Sylvia Preston at 1-203-758-8637 for further information.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1 – The Lewisboro Horseman’s Association will host its Fall Country Pace on Sunday, October 1, at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Route 121, in Cross River, New York. Time is 8 am to 12 noon, with a buffet luncheon to be served from 11 am to 2 pm. There are no jumps. Cost is $45 for LHA member ($55 for non-member) and $25 for LHA junior member ($30 for non-member). The fee includes entry for towing vehicles, trailers and horses. People arriving in separate cars will be charged normal parking fee. Pre-registration and payment required by September 27. Call Virginia Clark at 1-914-763-9193 for further information.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15 – The Greenwich Riding & Trails Association will hold its Hunter Pace on Sunday, October 15, at Hughes/Wonham Field in Greenwich. Start time is 8 am and cut-off time is 12 noon. Senior riders will be $60 and junior riders $40 (lunch included). Pre-registration and payment are required. Call Claire Reed at 1-203-637-8684 for further information.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29 – The Newtown Bridle Lands Association will hold its annual Pumpkin Pace on Sunday, October 29, from 8 am to 12 noon, on Mount Nebo Road. Hard hats are required (no exceptions) and horse must be in good physical condition (NBLA officials have the authority to disqualify any animal that is in distress). Times will be issued on first-come, first-served basis. For further information, call Beverly MacMillan at 1-203-270-0202 or email zipsnitmom@aol.com with questions. Cost is $50 for NBLA members are $55 for non-members.

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