The Botetourt County Horseman’s Association will be host a Hunter Pace at a local private farm in Buchanan on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. Members and non-members of BCHA are welcom.
The event will be held at Belle Haven Estates in Buchanan, 5300 Lithia Road. Divisions will include:
- Open Division begins at 11 a.m. and includes w/t/c – jumps NTE 2’. Honor system with course requirements for walking down big hills, jumping 15 of 17 fences.
- Pleasure Division begins at noon and includes w/t/c – jumps NTE 2’ with option of 10 of 18” or lower. Honor system with course requirements for walking down big hills, jumping 10 of 17 fences.
- Trail Division begins at 1 p.m. and includes w/t and canter at your option. Course requirements will include (1) 18” natural log jump as well as walking down big hills.
All divisions are judged on optimal time with walking down the mountain mandatory for safety.
Check in begins at 10 a.m. The course will be cleared by 4 p.m. Additional schooling time is available for an additional $5 charge after the trail division has been completed. There will be awards of four ribbons per team – Juniors (Under 18 years old) and seniors may ride together but will be judged in separate category. Helmets and heels are required.
The cost is $35 per senior rider and $25 per junior rider with a limit of 4 per team. Lunch is on your own or order with us for an additional $10. Apples and water available for horse and rider courtesy of BCHA.
For more information, contact Debbie Mooty at 540-312-8393 or Jen Ward at horses@BCHA-VA.com.
- Submitted by Botetourt County Horseman’s Association