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Hounds 2013 spring trail rides

Green Creek Hounds (GCH) spring trail rides are back. This is our way of giving those in the community curious about fox hunting an opportunity to join us for five days in April and May. Riders will ride with Green Creek Hounds members.

GCH members will gather at the trailers afterwards for questions and recaps. Bring a chair, snack and drink for socializing. We have a great time.

There will be three groups of riders:

First – walk, trot, canter, jump at speed.

Second – walk, trot, canter, some jumping at a slower pace.

Third – Mainly fast walk, a lot of trot, and no one left behind.

Upcoming trail rides are on private land. The trails are only accessible during these GCH events. They are not to be ridden on at any other time. Riders must stay with a trail ride group.

The trail ride schedule

Saturday, April 13, Coxe Rd.

Saturday, April 27, Green River Farm.

Thursday, May 2, Coxe Rd.

Thursday, May 16, Coxe Rd.

Saturday, June 1, Green River Farm.

All rides start at 10 a.m.

There is a guest fee for those who attend. All guests must RSVP to Master Ketcham at kemketcham@yahoo.com or by phone at 828-817-5691.

Visit greencreekhounds.com to download release form and find directions to locations. It helps if you put signed release with name and address (snail and email) in an envelope with payment and present to a Master or the Field Secretary on the day of the ride. ASTM Helmet and Negative Coggins required.

– article submitted by Deborah Bundy, MFH