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Several fall paces, including the Newtown Bridle Lands Association Frost on the Pumpkin Pace, will be held in the area in September and October, as follows:
Sunday, September 10, Bedford Riding Lanes 31st Annual Fall Pace & Luncheon, John Jay Homestead State Historic Site, 400 Cantitoe Street, Katonah, N.Y. Advance registration, signed release, payment, and negative Coggins required for each horse and rider. Includes luncheon. Nonriders welcome for lunch and as spectators. Entry forms are available at bedfordridinglanes.com. Registration due by September 8; $10 surcharge for same-day registration if space permits. Questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, September 17, Middlebury Bridle Land Association Fall Hunter Pace, Larkin’s Farm, South Street, Middlebury. Prepayment and advance registration required with proof of negative Coggins; $10 late fee charged for registration on day of the pace. Entry forms are available at middleburybridle.org. Adult riders: $50 members, $65 nonmembers. Junior riders: $35 members, $45 nonmembers. Lunch included, additional lunches $20. For more information call Shawnalee at 203-598-0065 or e-mail email@example.com.
Sunday, September 24, Putnam Horse Council Family Hunter Pace, 9 am to noon (rain or shine), Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park, Gipsy Trail Road, Carmel, N.Y. Cost is $35 for members with preregistration, $40 day of event, and $40 nonmembers preregistration, $45 day of event. Negative coggins required. Ribbons and a plaque for the overall winner will be presented after the last riders have returned. Light picnic food and snacks will be offered. For more information, call Jean Sweezey at 845-528-0662 or visit putnamhorsecouncil.org for information and entry forms.
Sunday, October 1, Lewisboro Horsemen’s Association Fall Country Pace, Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. Start times 9 am to noon. Adults: $65 member, $75 nonmember. Juniors: $45 member, $55 nonmember. There will be a $10 surcharge for registering the day of the pace. Hot buffet lunch is included. Negative Coggins required. Additional lunches $30. Advance registration and payment required to receive a start time. Start times will be e-mailed. Ribbons will be awarded when the last team returns. For further information and entry form visit lhatrails.org. Pace results will be posted on website.
Sunday, October 8, Greenwich Riding & Trails Association Hunter Pace, June Hill Farm, 238 June Road, Stamford. Advance registration, payment, signed releases, and negative Coggins required to receive a start time. There will be a $10 charge for registering the day of the pace. Lunch is included and nonriders are welcome. Entry forms are at thegrta.org. Questions may be e-mailed to Claire Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org. No division changes will be made the day of the pace. As requested by the landowner, please leave your dogs at home.
Sunday, October 29, Newtown Bridle Lanes Association 39th Annual Frost on the Pumpkin Pace, Mt Nebo Road. Pace 9 am to noon, buffet lunch 11 am to 2 pm. Entries close October 24 or when full. Early registration is encouraged. This special pace encourages riders to ride in costume. Prizes are given for best costumed team, the oldest horse and rider combination, and the “Peanut Award” goes to the youngest rider. Cost is $65 for NBLA members and $80 for nonmembers. Junior Rider: NBLA member $40, nonmember $50. Payment is required in advance of pace day. Any payments outstanding on Pace day will have a $10 charge added per rider. To request a registration form or for more information, e-mail email@example.com or visit nblact.com.
*Require approved protective headgear (safety helmets) and suitable riding footwear (boot with heel).
*Have four divisions: Hunt, Pleasure or Hacking, Junior, and Western.
*Western teams must have at least one western rider.
*Junior teams must have at least one junior rider.
*Will be held rain or shine.
*Will have go-rounds at all fences.
*Will award ribbons for first through tenth place.
*Riders accumulate points towards series awards.
*Teams consist of 2-3 riders; single riders are not permitted.
For more information, visit associatedbridletrails.org.