Scotsgrove Fall Hunter Pace and Trail Ride results

Published 8:00 am Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The Scotsgrove Fall Hunter Pace and Trail Ride, sponsored by the Middle Tyger Ruritan Club for the benefit of Southeastern Children’s Home and other community programs, took place Sept. 22.

With visions of WEG still in the air, there were 71 riders on 37 teams. The weather cooperated, with clear skies and a nice breeze coming through the woods.

The trail was 9.6 miles. Riders started in the arena and finished there as well. The trails led riders through the woods and out into open spaces.

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There was a total of 18 riders in 11 teams in the Field Hunter Division. The Optimum Time, set by Tot Goodwin, was one hour, 33 minutes.

The first-place ribbons were awarded to the team of Jesse Ames, from Asheville, and Karolin Eichler, from Rock Hill, with the time of one hour, 33 minutes, 10 seconds. They were a mere 10 seconds off the Optimum Time.

Second-place honors involve a three-way tie. Debbie Croft, from Anderson, and Diane Hicks and Rebecca Tolson, from Pendleton, crossed the finish line with the time of one hour, 32 minutes, 31 seconds.

Fifth place was awarded to Dorothy Bayer and Beth Fiszer, from Roebuck, with the time of one hour, 30 minutes, four seconds.

Rounding out the Field Hunter Division placements, in sixth place, was the duo of Anna Davis, from Asheville, and Kate Martin, from Black Mountain. Their time was one hour, 44 minutes, 52 seconds.

In the Trail Rider Division, there were 44 riders in 23 teams. The Calculated Optimum Time was two hours, 30 minutes, one second.

First-place honors were awarded to Carol Callahan, from Union Mills, and Jennifer Wilson, from Mill Spring. Their time was two hours, 30 minutes, 30 seconds.

The second-place red ribbons were awarded to the duo of Demetrio Alvarez, from Landrum, and Jamie Roof, from Greer. Their time was two hours, 31 minutes, 18 seconds.

Another duo, Lacy Westle and Diane Wilson, from Asheville, took third place, with the time of two hours, 28 minutes, three seconds.

Fourth place was awarded to Elizabeth Lister, from Greer, and Ella Grace Skipper, from Boiling Springs, with a time of two hours, 33 minutes, 57 seconds. Fifth-place honors were taken by lone rider, Kathe Burklow, from Mill Spring, with the time of two hours, 34 minutes, eight seconds. 

Rounding out the placements in the Trail Rider Division in sixth place was the trio of Kelly Cannon, from Roebuck, Heather Sarrer, from Pauline, and Emily Wojcik, from Boiling Springs. Their time was two hours, 23 minutes, 26 seconds.

The next event on the 2018-2019 Hunter Place Series was the Tryon Hounds Annual Fall Hunter Pace, which took place Sunday at Cothran’s Field off of Campbell Road in Landrum.

Those interested in reading additional results or looking for more information on the Hunter Pace Series may visit

– Submitted by Missy Bright