The 2016 Hunter Paces Dates are:
AUGUST 6, 2016
Saturday October 8, 2016
The Hunter Pace to Benefit the Tioughnoga Ruritan Club has moved to HIDDEN SPLENDOR
FARM LLC 3375 HUGHES RD MORRISVILLE, NY! Logging in DeRuyter has forced us to make this change. If you love
a beautiful scenic trail ride this is the event for you. This year we will be having a Hunter Pace Championship Series.
There are 2 Hunter Paces in the Series. To be eligible for Championship Series Prizes the same team of riders must ride at
both Hunter Pace dates. You may ride at only one of the Hunter Pace dates, you will not be eligible for Championship Series
Prizes, but if you can only make one it's OK. Please note the earlier start time of 8 am for the August
pace. We are offering this in case the weather is hot that day and you want to beat the heat. The course offers
a unique experience providing excitement and a challenge for riders of all ability. Novice riders can enjoy the thrill
of riding their horse on a variety of different terrain, while more experienced riders can challenge themselves to clear all
of the many fences that the pace offers. The choice is yours, that is the beauty of a pace, you ride at the pace YOU
want to go. Regardless of your competitive nature, the breathtaking scenery and incredible venue make this an event you
won't want to miss. You may ride English or Western. Attire
is casual but all riders must wear an ASTM Hard Hat with Harness and riding boots or shoes (something with a heel).
The Tioughnioga Ruritan Club, Inc is a member of the National Ruritan, a nonprofit 501 C3 organization. Each
Ruritan Club surveys the needs of its community and then works to meet those needs. Here is a snap shot of the Tioughnioga
Ruritan Club's service to the comminity, monthy blood drives, highway clean up, emergency victim A$$I$TANCE, scholarships
to local students, support of the local food bank, and hanging of flags and Christmas lights. They helped put in a
sidewalk to the local store, and put up speakers and lights at the local fairgrounds. They also help out at the Madison
County Childrens Camp with both donations and maintenance of one of the cabins, and many more projects.
Thanks to the huge success of the Hunter Paces The Ruritan has been able to add many new projects to our already long list
of projects. The Club was able to donate money to the music department to buy more instruments for kids in need. We also made
a donation to the school for playground equipment to replace unsafe equipment. We have also purchased more than $2000
worth of food gift certificates for families in need. The Club has also been able to purchase DeRuyter Welcomes You signs,
if you come the Hunter Paces via Rt 13 you will see the signs. The Tioughnioga Ruritan has 2 other fund raisers each
year, a Car Show in June and an Auction in July, please click on the Other Club Events and Car Show pages on the
left of the screen for more information.
This is a great organization
so please come ride a spectacular Hunter Pace. The Hunter Pace courses run through beautiful hunt country. The trails are
very nice and the footing is GREAT rain or shine. There is a nice mixture of woods, fields, hills, and water crossings.
We are building more jumps this year. Jumps range is size from 2' to 3' and all jumps are optional.
The optimum time will be set by Hunter Pace Chairman Jill Higgins. I have 15 years of fox hunting experience and I have a
lot of experience running Hunter Paces. The courses will be very well marked for a fun, entertaining, and easy to
navigate ride. Riders in the Field Hunters Pace must ride the course twice from start to finish. The Hunter Paces
will run RAIN OR SHINE. Please note that Teams may be composed of 1 or 2 riders. Teams with more thn 2 riders will only
be awared 2 prizes.
Please respect the landowners and only ride on the marked courses the days of the paces only. Do not come back and
ride on your own. Keep checking back as I will continue updating this website. As always if
you have any questions call e-mail me.