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Hillsboro Hounds Hunter Pace


Lead Line winner: Rose Voigt on Lady Jane Grey

Terrier Winner: Reba owned by The Kings
From Heather Dunham

The Hillsboro Hounds held their annual Hunter Pace on April 6, 2018 at Colonial Hill Farm in Lynnville, Tennessee. The Hunter Pace offered three divisions to accommodate a variety of riders: Tally Ho (jumping), Larking (option to jump), Hilltopping (non-jumping). 

There were also Handy Hunter classes in both the jumping and non-jumping divisions. A handy hunter is a horse or pony that is very easy to maneuver around a course – in the ring or in the hunt field. Different elements that might be seen in a handy hunter class include, but are not limited to, fences at the gallop, rollbacks, trot fences, a gate to open and/or close from the horse's back, etc.

Winners were: Jumping: First place Heather Dunham 

Non Jumping: First place Brooks Sneed 

Hunter Paces are ridden in pairs on a prescribed course through the countryside, vying for an ideal time appropriate for each division of the team’s choice. Ideal times are set by the field masters. The Jumping division consists of hunting coops, other natural jumps, rider gates, and creek crossings. Other divisions go through gates and navigate creeks, or jump at their discretion.

Hunter Paces Results:
Tally Ho: ideal time 30:32
1st: Gaye Talmey & Stephanie Ventura 28:46
2nd: Jennifer Walker & Dana Burke 28:34
3rd: Savannah Emerson & Megan Stout 36:49
Larking: ideal time 36:55
1st: Fiona King & Sarah Ann Johnson 34:07
2nd: Eleanor Parkes & Ashley Parkes 34:05 
3rd: Bill Andrews & Roman Kaul 40:21
4th: Emily and Hill McAlister & Tais Yancey  33:24
5th Ivy LeDonne & Damon Byrd  32:05
6th: Sharon McNeely & Katie Miller  45:29
7th: Heather Dunham & Natalie Dankmyer  48:00
8th: Becky and Lindsay McManus and Sinikka English  50:21
Hilltopping: ideal time 48:30
1st: Fiona King & Brooks Sneed 50:00
2nd: Eleanor Parkes & Leah Boatright 46:46
3rd: Rebecca Larson & Lorie Duke 51:30
4th: Eliza Milton & Savannah Emerson 57:36
5th: Brenda Speer & Betsy Dulin 58:04
Special Awards for Pace Divisions:
Best turned out pair — The John Templeton Memorial Challenge Trophy. Winner: Natalie Dankmyer and Heather Dunham 

Best turned out family pair — The Hooker Bowl Perpetual Trophy donated by the Hooker Family. Winner: Emily and Hill McAlister

The Tennessee Trifecta — The three local hunts – Cedar Knob, Mells and Hillsboro Hounds – created a year-end award for participation in all three hunts’ Hunter Paces. Points are accumulated by riders at each Hunter Pace based on their placement in a division. The Hillsboro Hounds Hunter Pace was the third and final event in the series. 

Tally Ho Trifecta Winners: Savannah Emerson & Megan Stout — these ladies placed at all three events! Hilltopping Trifecta Winners: Roman Kaul and Bill Andrews

There were also Terrier races! The overall terrier winner was: Reba owned by Fiona and Jim King.

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