A hunter pace is derived from foxhunting & can be described as a combination of fox hunting (without the fox), trail riding and cross country jumping (fences are optional). Individuals or teams of two or more riders follow an outdoor course laid out over terrain which is meant to simulate the riding conditions encountered during a foxhunt, often through open country and along wooded trails.
Each rider/team will be given a map which indicates the layout of the farm and the locations where riders will find a bucket hanging from a tree. In the buckets are poker chips which are color coordinated per division. Each team is required to retrieve a chip from each bucket to show they have been to each location. The riders/teams are timed but this is not a race. We have adapted our hunter pace so you may ride at a pace that is comfortable to you. Winners are based on the closest to optimum time. The times are determined the day previous to the hunter pace by a test rider. The walk division is timed at walk with time allowed to approach each bucket and retrieve the chip. The trot division is timed at trot between each location, but with time allowed to approach the bucket and retrieve the chip at walk. The same is true for the canter division with cantering between bucket locations. All chips must be collected to be eligible to win. Jumps are always optional and there is plenty of room to avoid jumps if desired.
Riders of any age and horses and ponies of all types are able to compete in this hunter pace. English, western and gaited horses are welcome. If you don't have a partner and want to ride as a team, we will try to find a partner who is willing to ride with you.
Enjoy a day of riding and competing in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. We want the day to be enjoyable for every horse and rider!
Registration is open at 9:00 a.m. Riders may compete at any time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. You will be sent out on course in order of arrival and/or depending on division. No rider or teams may enter past 2 p.m.
Hunter Pace divisions include Walk, Trot and Canter courses. You may ride as an individual, pair or in a group. Awards for individuals and teams in each division for those closest to the optimum time.
A trail course will be offered and you may ride it at any time. Fees is $10 per ride. Mounted or unmounted. Western, english or gaited. Order of go is first come, first serve. Awards for winners in each division - Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.
You may pre-enter or enter the day of the event. You can click on this link to pre-register. Pre-registrants will take preference in order of go. Refunds only in case of cancellation which would only be due to severe weather.
Safety is paramount at Fox Run Farm. Helmets and heeled boots must be worn at all times when mounted at Fox Run Farm. This will be strictly enforced. A negative coggins is required and can be shown on the grounds or texted to 270-498-9890 for pre-entries. This is also strictly enforced.
We want everyone to have a good time. Please be courteous to other other riders on course, especially those that are walking. Abusive behavior toward horses, inappropriate language, or racing/riding too fast in the warm up area or on course will not be tolerated. Let's all have a great day with the people and horses we love!
From I-24 in Kentucky take Exit 65 (Hwy 68-80) west towards Cadiz. Go to 2nd caution light (Hwy 139) and turn left (south). Go to 1st caution light, turn right (Hwy 272). Tanyard Road is first road on the left – approximately 1/2 mile. Fox Run Farm is .4 miles on the left. Look for signs. From Hwy 68-80 east - turn right at caution light (Hwy 139) and proceed as above. From Hwy 120 in TN – 120 north turns into Hwy 139. Turn left at Hwy 272 and proceed as above.