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Westport Hunter Pace
October 16, 2016
Westport, MA


The eighth annual Westport Hunter Pace will take place on Sunday October 16 (rain date: October 23rd). Located on Horseneck Road in Westport, MA, the pace will begin at 8:00 a.m. with the last rider out at 12:00 p.m. noon.

As in past years, the hunter pace course will offer 8 to 10 miles of terrain through open fields and wooded trails, most of which is usually not available to the general riding community. Spectacular views of the Westport River and historic farms may be enjoyed throughout the ride. We will once again offer a third division -- called Third Flight -- with a shortened course of 5 miles, which offers the same spectacular views to be enjoyed by riders.

Teams of two or three riders (participants under the age of 16 years-old must have an adult rider on their team) will compete in one of three divisions: First Flight, Second Flight or Third Flight. All divisions will encounter 20 or more inviting fences and stone walls not to exceed 3' 6" in height. A way around all obstacles will be available to all riders. Riders in all divisions may go around jumps at their own discretion.

The First Flight, Second Flight and Third Flight teams finishing closest to the pre-determined optimum time will be awarded blue ribbons. Ribbons will be given to the other 9 top finishing teams in each division.

Entry fee is $70 the day of the event, $60 paid in advance. Lunch is included. Spectators may purchase lunch on the grounds. Proceeds are used to support land conservation and farming in Westport as well as land conservation in the Charles River Watershed.

Last year's pace was a great success. Blue skies, light winds and safe footing were enjoyed by more than 180 riders. Mark your calendar for October 16th to enjoy the most beautiful hunter pace in New England!

Please direct all questions to huntpace@norfolkhunt.com or call Lisa Lewis at (508) 740-9270.


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