Catch weights. Approximately three and a half miles over a flagged course. NO SCHOOLING PERMITTED.
Open to teams of three horses that have hunted the current season with an organized pack of hounds. In addition, school sponsored teams will be permitted to compete in the Full Cry event. To be ridden by regular followers of that hunt or students at that school in hunting or cub hunting attire. Racing tack is permitted; protective vests, approved helmets, overgirths are recommended. Any team that fails to negotiate the flagged course will be disqualified and must leave the course immediately.
Teams will start separately at three-minute intervals and will race against the clock. The fastest time wins the Foxhall Farm Trophy. All three members of each team must finish and the time will be counted when the team’s third horse and rider crosses the finish line. In addition, there will be the Full Cry Trophies, which will be awarded separately to the Junior and Senior teams coming closest to having the average of all times over the course.
The Foxhall Farm and the Full Cry Perpetual Trophies will be held for one year by the respective winning teams. All horses/ponies completing the chase will be awarded 1/2 point towards Governor’s Cup year-end awards. This race is to encourage everyone to have fun riding cross country as well as to introduce young horses and riders to pt-to-pt races.
Each team shall designate a Team Leader. The Team Leader will be responsible for (1) making the team entry(including a mandatory and binding Declaration as to which hunt or school that Team represents), (2) paying the team’s entry fee, (3) making sure all team members appear with proof of medical coverage to sign the insurance release, (4) pick up and distribute pinnies to Team members, and (5) return pinnies. Teams are to declare their entries 1 hour prior to their scheduled start time. This declaration must include which Hunt Club or school they represent. If a Team is late, their time will be moved to the last position to start. The Team Leader will be the contact person for the Team.
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Entries will be received by the Central Entry Office. Entries must include the name of the hunt or school represented and intended pace: Foxhall Farm Trophy (Fast) or Full Cry Trophy (Average; Junior or Senior). All entries must be acceptable to the Committee and the Committee has the right to refuse any entry.
Central Entry (540) 439-3820 between 7am-12pm
NO POST ENTRIES
Entries close at noon Monday, March 11, 2013
Scratches by noon Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Entry fee: $120.00 per team to start. The course will be flagged
and available for walking after Thursday, March 7, 2013. Course maps will be available in the tack room at the Green Spring Valley Hounds.
Adair B. Stifel
Michael T Wharton
Steward- J. W. Y. Martin, Jr.