10th annual Hunter Pace for HOPE

Published 9:14 am Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Historic Greenspace of Fairview will be the setting for the annual Steps to HOPE Hunter Pace this Sunday, May 5. This sanctioned event will be held on more than 1,300 acres of the former Del Guercio thoroughbred horse training facility including the existing racetrack and exercise trails. There are more than 20 miles of exclusive trails by a lake, streams, open land and hardwood forests. More than 125 riders and horses are expected for a unique day of hunter pace competition.

Rachel Ramsey, executive director of Steps to HOPE said, “We are so grateful to the generous owners of Greenspace of Fairview and Golden Hills of Fairview for giving the public an opportunity to ride their land to support Steps to HOPE. Because of their ongoing generosity we are better able to provide shelter, counsel and support to the community’s victims of abuse and domestic violence.”

Volunteers from the upstate of South Carolina and Polk County will begin registering competitors and directing trailer parking at 9 a.m. The official start of the pace begins at 10 a.m. late competitors may start the ride at 2 p.m. A luncheon – donated by The Hare and Hound and Costco – is included in the entry fee, carrots are provided for all horses and riders of all capabilities and disciplines are encouraged to compete.

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