Hunter Paces

Wentworth Hunt’s hunter paces are a great opportunity to ride our beautiful hunt territories with your own group at your own pace. All hunter pace locations provide riders with up to ten miles of beautiful wooded trails and fields with plenty of natural hunt-sy jumps off to the side of the main trail for those who wish to jump.

Wentworth Hunt offers three hunter paces each year: A spring pace in June, a summer pace in August, and a fall foliage pace in October. Please click on the pace name below for details and for the results from 2022.


The Details

Participants ride out in teams of up to six riders. Don’t have a team? Contact our wonderful Secretary at Secretary@WentworthHunt.org and she will help find a team for you.

Riders choose competitive competitive field (faster pace), hilltop (slower pace), or non-competitive divisions (any pace!). All pace courses include a five minute stop in the middle for Stirrup Cup with water (for humans) provided.

Ride Out Times
Ride out times for all our paces is 8:00am to 12:00pm. Request a ride out time when you enter. Final ride out times will be emailed to registered participants and posted here on our website a few days before the pace.

Prizes and Lunch!
You read that right! Ribbons are awarded in the competitive field and hilltop divisions for the top 6 teams based on ride times that are closest to optimal hunt time. Top 3 teams get swag! We hope to be able to score the event and distribute prizes at the conclusion of the pace, but don’t worry if you have to get home to do whatever it is you do when not riding. We’ll get the prizes to you and your team!

We also have series end awards! Ride in the competitive division in all of our paces and be eligible for fabulous series end awards.

And of course, we’ll have food for you throughout the day! Didn’t have time for breakfast? We have you covered. Want a snack or light lunch after your ride? We’ll have something for you. Need to ride and dash, but want a snack for the road? Check that off your list, thanks to Wentworth Hunt. We’ll even have treats for your hard working horses.

Want More Info?
For more information about our hunter paces, clinics, and hunting, follow us on Facebook or subscribe to our Mailing List on the right side of this page.

Have any questions or requests? Our secretary, Sarah, has all the answers (she’s kind of awesome)! Contact her at: Secretary@WentworthHunt.org.


Fall Foliage Hunter Pace

The Fall Foliage Hunter Pace, our final hunter pace in our 2022 series, was held on Sunday, October 9th, at Tuckaway Farm in Lee, NH. Weather was perfect, foliage was lovely, course was super fun, and riders and horses had a wonderful time!

More About this Pace
Tuckaway Farm is an incredibly beautiful territory offering a course alongside babbling brooks and working farms, through wooded trails, and across large open riding fields. This course offers wonderful views of fall foliage throughout. The footing is always great, the jumps are plentiful and of all heights (and gappable, of course), and the fall weather always provides horses and humans with the best riding conditions.

Results
The results for our Fall Foliage Hunter Pace competitive Field and Hilltop divisions are below. Congratulations to all!

Fall Foliage Pace Results

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Here is our Hilltop winners showing you how much they enjoyed this pace!


Conservation Hunter Pace

Our second hunter pace in our 2022 series is our Conservation Hunter Pace at wonderful Fine Nest Farm in Raymond, NH, on Saturday, August 6th.

More About this Pace
Why is this called our “Conservation Hunter Pace”? Hunt members Cody Cramer and Dana Zulager have developed a territory that has interconnected trails through wooded areas that cover conservancy land along the Pawtuckaway River, known locally as the Stingy River. One loop runs through land protected by the Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire, and we enjoy riding around several hay fields at the neighboring Sullos Farm. Over 150 acres of Fine Nest Farm is in conservation with the Bear-Paw Regional Greenways. This is a very special territory and a treat for all riders.

Results
The results for our competitive Field and Hilltop divisions are below. Congratulations to all!

Field Division Results

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Hilltop Division Results

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Spring Hunter Pace

Our first pace in our 2022 series was held at Branch Hill Farm, Milton Mills, NH, on Sunday, June 12th. Riders experienced a wonderful ride through woods and fields with many riders jumping a variety of natural, hunt-type jumps.

Results
The results for our competitive Field and Hilltop divisions are below. Congratulations to all!


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