The BRLA hosts two annual hunter paces, one in the spring and one in the fall. Our partner, John Jay Homestead in Katonah, becomes the starting point for over a hundred horses and riders. In teams of two to four people, riders follow a set course laid out in advance to highlight our beautiful trails, covering miles of ground. Early in the morning the day of the competition, the BRLA sends an experienced horse and rider to ride the trail as fast and as safely as possible to set the pace. Our courses are exciting with beautiful views, a variety of terrain, jumps, go-arounds, galloping fields and walking treks, water-crossings and more. You can register in the Hunt, Pleasure, Western or Junior divisions. We welcome members and spectators to view the teams and join us for lunch, a silent auction and an awards ceremony following the race.
Paces are opportunities for groups to ride together while benefiting the BRLA’s ability to maintain the trail system. The event is open to riders of all ages and abilities, Western and English, quarter horses and thoroughbreds. Our paces are just one BRLA initiative designed to support and maintain open spaces for our members—riders and hikers alike.