MOORE COUNTY HOUNDS 27th ANNUAL HUNTER PACE

Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 Lyell’s Meadow
8:30 am – 2:00 pm 225 Mile Away Lane (off of May Street)
Rain or Shine Southern Pines, NC

Please come join us for a day of sport in the beautiful Walthour Moss Foundation.  Riders from all disciplines are cordially welcomed to join in the competition. The terrain is varied with excellent footing. Teams of two or three ride either a long course of approximately 9-10 miles or a separate short course of about 6 miles. The courses are clearly marked with arrows. While there are jumps of all sizes; jumping is optional with easy go arounds.  There will be a secret optimum time for each division.  Elegant Prizes will be awarded to the winners and ribbons given to the six teams in each division who finish with the times closest to the optimum.

Teams in all divisions are invited to compete on either the long or short course.  

Red Fox:  The optimum time will be as if following the hounds at Full Cry; teams will need to mostly gallop or canter.

Gray Fox: The optimum time will be moderately slower than Red Fox, but teams will need to move on at a brisk pace.

Hilltoppers: The optimum time allows teams to go at a leisurely pace.

Trail Blazers: The optimum time requires the team to ride at a moderate pace.

  • Riders should be comfortably attired. Hard hats are required if you plan to jump.
  • 8:00am Coffee and donuts will be served
  • 8:30 – 11:30 The Competition!!!
  • 12 noon to 1:30pm Luncheon (with a hearty lunch provided by Jordan’s Catering!!)

If possible make your entries and payment as a team. Note that juniors (under 18) are encouraged to ride, but there must be an adult on the team. For safety and comfort, teams will be sent out at four minute intervals. RED FOX teams will start between 8:30 and 9:30. Please arrive in ample time for registration. Entry fees are not refundable, but substitutions are permitted.

Proof of a current (within one year) negative Coggins test is required for each horse. Copies should accompany the entry, but if necessary may be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or presented at registration. There are no exceptions.

As we prepare for our 27th Annual Hunter Pace, the Moore County Hounds would like to thank you for your support. Your generosity helps tremendously towards the maintenance of our outstnading pack and the sport we enjoy during the foxhunting season. Today we ask for your continued support through Sponsorship or Patronage of the 2018 Hunter Pace.

PATRON:  For a contribution of $275, this year's Patrons will receive:

  • Entry fees for a team of three
  • Preferred start time
  • Three Patron badges
  • Three lunches
  • Recognition on the board at Lyell's Meadow and in the Hunter Trial Program.

SPONSOR:  For a contribution of $175, this year's Sponsors will receive:

  • Entry fees for a team of two
  • Preferred start time
  • Two Sponsor badges
  • Two lunches
  • Recognition on the board at Lyell's Meadow and in the Hunter Trial Program.

Please help make this year's Hunter Pace our most successful ever by joining the Patrons and Sponsors circle. We thank you and look forward to seeing you on Nov. 11th.

For those  not chosing to be Patrons or Sponsors, the entry fees are as follows:

  • Entry Fee: $ 75 per adult rider if received by Nov. 8th. Post Entry $85
  • $ 30 per junior under 18. Post Entry $ 35

  • Additional Lunches may be purchased for $15 per person.

For more information: email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Rhonda Dretel at 910-246-9962 or Betsy Rainoff at 910-315-8424.

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