Red Mountain Hounds Horse Show:

Field Hunter Trials
Go for the Blue Ribbon Day in the Country Event

April 13, 2013

@ Fox Lair Farm

2844 Leasburg Road, Roxboro NC

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Please join us for a fun day of lively competition!
Plenty of classes for both jumping and non-jumping riders!
This year you don’t even have to bring your horse to participate!

Show off your best tailgate decorations to win at the Hunter Trials.
Tailgate Competition. Be creative!
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1. Entry fee: $15.00 per class. Ribbons are awarded for 1st through 6th places.
2. The committee reserves the right to change courses or classes or to reschedule classes if necessary. Classes with insufficient entries are subject to cancellation.
3. (Ratcatcher) Hunt attire is optional, but recommended for all classes. (Coats may be waived depending on the weather. )
4. Juniors are riders who have not reached their 18th birthday by January 1 of the current year. Adults are riders 18 years old or older.
5. Entries in all classes are judged on performance, manners, way of going, hunting soundness and suitability of mount to rider in the hunt field.
6. Red Mountain Hounds, Inc. its employees or members, or the officials are not responsible for any accident or injury that might occur to persons, horses or property while attending this event.
7. Proof of negative Coggins within the last 12 months is required. All riders must sign a RMH release form.

Red Mountain Hounds Horse Show: Hunter Trials Classes

1)Hunter Under Saddle: open to everyone to compete on the flat. Walk, Trot, Canter and Halt.


2)Hill Topper Class: open to all riders that are not entered in any jumping classes

2)Junior Hunter: Juniors compete over a course that simulates hunting


3)Field Hunter: Open to everyone to compete over a course that simulates obstacles found in the hunt field. May be asked to trot, cross a ditch, and hand gallop.

4)“Staff” Class: Open to ALL ADVANCED RIDERS that have the skills to ride as Hunt Staff. Riders may be asked to Gallop, Halt, Trot a fence and negotiate a series of obstacles.

5) Hunt Pairs: Open to all horses & riders. To be judged on performance, manners, way of going & appearance as a team.

6)Hunt Teams: Open to all horses & riders. Teams of 3. To be judged on performance, manners, way of going & appearance as a team

7)Tailgate Competition: Open to anyone who would like to attend and watch the day, you will be judged on your tailgate/display. Judged at Lunch Break, about 12:30.


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The Judge this year is Myrna Harris from Winston-Salem.   She has hunted for over 25 years with the Yadkin Valley Hunt.  Prior to moving to NC, Myrna also had extensive experience showing hunters on the West Coast.  We are honored Myrna has agreed to join us and participate in such a fun day.

The Tailgate Judge this year is the Honorable Merilyn Newell, Mayor of Roxboro. A proclaimed food Guru and chef in her own right.

Riders should plan on arriving early @ 9AM to begin registration so we can start promptly at 10AM. Please download a copy of the release/wavier forms and bring the signed copy with you. This is especially important for the Juniors since they will also need their parents signature. This will make the registration process run more smoothly. When arriving at Fox Lair (2844 Leasburg Road,Roxboro), gooseneck trailers should be sure and swing wide upon entering the driveway.

Spectators should plan on tailgating or try to join up with others. Tailgaters should set up along the fence line but need to be respectful when a rider is on course. Plan on bringing enough food & drink to share with others.

Parking will be a concern, so “carpooling” with spectators and horses is encouraged. Volunteers will be assisting with the parking during the morning. Large/long horse trailers are encouraged to park at the barn and hack up to the house.

Remember this is less about competition and more about a fun day in the country with your friends!

I hope everyone will have a great time!


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Under North Carolina law, an equine activity sponsor or equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in equine activities resulting exclusively from the inherent risks of equine activities. Chapter 99E of the North Carolina General Statutes.

For more information, contact:

Steve Long   336-599-5894

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