June 1, 2015

Competing in This Year's Bedford Pace

Time for the annual Bedford Pace!

Twice a year, a horse competition fundraiser is held in the northern Westchester, New York area called the Bedford Pace. It’s run by the Bedford Riding Lanes Association (BRLA), which is a publicly supported, non-profit organization that maintains and develops more than 100-miles of historic equestrian trails running through beautiful private properties near my Bedford home.
The Pace is divided into four categories: hunt, junior, pleasure and western. The participants follow a set course and attempt to beat the unknown time established by an official in each category. My stable manager, Betsy Perreten, enjoys participating in the Pace every spring, and recently, she competed with two friends in the pleasure division.

Enjoy these photos…