The Palm Beach Hounds founded in 1979 is a private group of riders dedicated to enjoying the traditions of fox hunting in South Florida. We have hunts, hunter paces, and cub primarily in Palm Beach & Martin Counties, in addition to Okeechobee & St. Lucie Counties.Recognized in 1984 by the Masters of Foxhounds Association of America (MFHA), the Palm Beach Hounds is an active member. Membership in the Palm Beach Hounds is at the discretion of the Master. To learn more about us, simply make use of the links on this website.

Hunter Pace

ATTENTION ALL RIDERS!
PALM BEACH HOUNDS
HUNTER PACE

(RAIN OR SHINE, BUT NOT LIGHTNING OR HURRICANES!) NO PRE-ENTRY REQUIRED

LOCATION: QUAIL LAND (also known as ATLANTIC RIDGE STATE PARK, STUART, FLORIDA
DIRECTIONS: From I-95 east on SR 76, right at second light on Cove Road, turn right immediately on
Gaines. Take the first left on Paulsen and follow to end trailhead. A Ranger will be at the gate.

PLEASE OBSERVE THE SPEED LIMIT ON PAULSEN, 5 MPH (in front of homes)!

TIME: RIDERS OUT FROM 8 AM TO 10 AM…No Exceptions!
COST: $40 PER RIDER

RIBBONS TO 6TH PLACE FOR EACH CLASS. High Point year-end awards – Buckles, ribbons, and gift cards!  Note: riders must compete in 3 of the 4 paces to be eligible for yearend awards.

CLASSES:

Class
Course
Riders
I
Cross Country English Flat (No Jumps and over the long course)
all ages
II
Cross Country Western (over the long course)
all ages
III
Hunter Course English (~ 20 Jumps not to exceed 3′ 3″)
IV
 Cross Country Short Course (English, jumps optional and Western)
all ages
V
Master’s Class (PBH Members only, jumps)

Note:  Long course will be approximately 7-9 miles and the Short course will be about 5 miles.

TEAMS OF 2-3 RIDERS WILL FOLLOW A FLAGGED COURSE AT A “TYPICAL” HUNTER PACE ATTEMPTING TO FINISH CLOSEST TO THE SECRET IDEAL TIME.

ALL RIDERS MUST SIGN A RELEASE (PLEASE CALL FOR JUNIOR RELEASE IF PARENTS NOT ATTENDING).

CURRENT NEGATIVE COGGINS REQUIRED FOR ENTRY. 

HELMETS REQUIRED FOR ALL RIDERS.

***PLEASE BRING WATER FOR YOUR HORSES***

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
Pat Ries  patriesdvm@aol.com
Or pbhsecretary@gmail.com

HUNT HOTLINE (FOR LAST MINUTE CHANGES): 772-933-HUNT

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