Quiet Valley Road, Shoreham Vermont
October 12, 2013
The Green Mountain Hounds regularly hunt at this fixture during the season. This is a marvelous opportunity to see and ride this lovely property, replete with mountain views, jumps, the meandering Lemon Fair, woods, and fields. During the hunt season, the hounds pursue a drag scent, followed by the field of riders. While the hounds seek out the line, the pace is slow and the riders watch the hounds at their work. When the hounds find the scent they explode with a musical cry and the ride may be very fast indeed!
In the Hunter Pace, riders, typically in teams of two or three, will traverse the same territory, and attempt to mimic the pace of a typical hunt. The trail will cover approximately eight miles, with some 20-25 optional jumps. The route will cross fields and a bridge, and wind through wooded trails. At the end of the ride everyone gathers together for prizes for the teams most closely mimicking the official hunter’s time for each of the divisions. Lunch and soft drinks will be supplied.
There will be three Divisions. For those preferring a slower pace there is the Hilltoppers. A faster time will be ridden by the “Second Field.” Those who prefer a rapid clip should ride in the First Field.Starting times between 9am and 11am
For entry form Hunter Pace Entry