What is a HUNTER PACE?
If you are a rider, assemble a team of two to four and come join us for an unbelievably fun experience. The BRLA hosts a Spring and a Fall Pace based out of the historic John Jay Homestead in Katonah a Hamlet of Bedford. A hunter pace is a form of competition involving horses and riders in teams. The pace trail is marked for horse and rider to follow. On the day of the competition, early in the morning, the BRLA send an experienced horse and rider to ride the trail as fast as it is safely possible to do so and set the pace. Our courses are exciting with beautiful views, a variety of terrain, jumps, go-arounds, galloping fields and walking treks, water-crossings and more. You can register in the Hunt, Pleasure, Western, Junior...it's an amazing day for participants. We Welcome members and spectators to come enjoy beautiful horses, festive teams a we all enjoy a splendid brunch, silent auction and awards ceremony to culminate the day.
Paces are terrific social fun and also benefit the maintenance of the trail systems and encourage equestrian activities that are open to all types of horses and riders of all abilities. We strive to maintain the open spaces in our communities which are set aside for equestrian and trail hiker member use.