Hunter Trials

Myopia Joint-MFH, Ted Mehm

Myopia Former Joint-MFH, Ted Mehm


Myopia Hunter Trials in Honor of Patrick Keough

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Date 10/23/2016

Location    Bradley Palmer State Park

Rating/Level/Time   all levels; judged at each fence, depending on class, fences range from 2’7″ – 3’3″; 9:00am – 11:30am

Contact Information Pam Mehlman, Hunt Secretary,

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Or enter online here:

2016 Hunter Trial Entry Form

Entry Fees per Division:
- $40 Juniors - all divisions
- $50 Adults – all divisions

Entries and payment: Due by 5:00 p.m., Thursday, October 20, 2015. Late/Day of Entries: $15 Late Fee

Checks payable to Myopia Hunt Masters’ Account

Mail Entry and signed Myopia Hunt Secretary The Liability Waiver* to:
P.O. Box 265
Hamilton, MA 01936

*Liability Waivers may be obtained here

Junior divisions are open to riders under 18 years of age as of January 1, 2015.
Typing your name above constitutes an electronic signature (Parent or guardian must sign if entrant is under 18 years of age)


The 2016 Myopia Hunter Trials are scheduled for Sunday, October 23rd at Bradley Palmer State Park.  The Trials begin at 9:00 am.

The Myopia Hunter Trials offer an opportunity to gallop across country and negotiate hunt field obstacles. The courses are inviting and consist of fences and obstacles typically found in our hunt country.  As with all Myopia Hunt events, proceeds from the Hunter Trials entries help build and maintain trails throughout your riding territory.

The goal of the Trials is to demonstrate your horse’s suitability for the hunt field. Horses are judged at each obstacle based on their form and style of jumping, their manners and way of going, and their obedience and efficient execution of the tests described below. Participants should remember that the hounds are running and these obstacles should be dealt with in a timely manner.

  • GATE OPENING: Mounted riders will open, pass through and close a paddock gate. Time limit of two minutes
  • LEAD OVER: Riders will dismount, take the reins over the horse’s neck, run-up the stirrups, lower the top rail of a paddock fence, walk or jump over the remaining rail, replace the top rail and re-mount.
  • HOLD HARD: Upon being instructed to “hold hard” by Hunt Horn and voice at a random point on the course, riders will come to an immediate halt and remain halted until released.
  • GONE AWAY: The gone away consists of “begin” and “end” flags 100-150 yards apart. Horses will demonstrate a marked acceleration in pace at the “begin” flag and show their obedience as they decelerate at the request of the rider at the “end” flag. Hunt Field attire is appropriate. Casual, neat riding attire is acceptable for classes 9, 10, 11 and 12.

Beautiful courses for all levels of competition.

If you do not already have a signed Equestrian Release on file with the Hunt, you must do so before entering the Hunter Trials.

Download the Myopia Adult Equestrian Release, the Myopia Minor Equestrian Release, and the Myopia Release of Landowners.  If you have signed these in the past, you do not need to do so again.

We need VOLUNTEERS of all ages!