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Western Carolina Hunter Pace Articles 2017 - 2018 Season
  Event Name Event Date PDF File Download (New Window)

Year End Gathering @ Scotsgrove June 16, 2018

FENCE Spring May 13, 2018

RVPC Spring April 22, 2018

Green Creek Hounds Spring March 18, 2018

Cannon Eq Benefit Ride for the Rowleys February 18, 2018

Foothills Riding Club February 03, 2018

SCUEC January 13, 2018

Windridge Winter December 03, 2017

RVPC Fall November 19, 2017

FENCE Fall November 05, 2017

Green Creek Hounds Halloween October 22, 2017

Tryon Hounds Fall October 15, 2017

Windridge Fall October 01, 2017

SE Children's Home Benefit September 09, 2017

Current Series Standings

Western Carolina Hunter Pace & Trail Ride Series

Final 2017-18 Series Standings

Reported by: Jan Smith

Although 16 events were originally scheduled, weather took its toll and there were actually thirteen in the 2017-18 Western Carolina Hunter Pace & Trail Ride Series. The ties have finally settled leaving the final standings as follows:

Total # Riders:        539

Field Hunters:         216 

·         Grand Champions - Marcia Headrick & Rich Neel with 62 Series points

·         Reserve Champion - Debbie Croft with 60 points

·         1st Place - Rebecca Tolson with a count of 52 Series points

·         2nd Place - Amy Christensen with 44 points

·         3rd Place - Beth Goldizen with 43 points earned

·         4th Place - Nicola Deines with 42 points

·         5th Place - Linda Plummer with an accumulation of 40 Series points

·         6th Place - Christina Goen and Emily Mitchell  with 38 points earned.

·         7th Place - Amanda Aiello with 37 points

·         8th Place - Lisa Clements with 34 Series points

·         9th Place - Richard Putnam with 30 points

·         10th Place - Susan Haslam has 26 points

·         Karolin Eichler and Gabrielle Grubic have earned 23 Series points apiece.

·         Mary Livesay has an accumulation of 22 points.

·         Holly Bacola, Joy Griffin, and Jessica Thomas have earned 19 points apiece.

·         Pam Burrows has 18 Series points.

·         Tim Giles and Diane Hicks each have an accumulation of 16 points.

·         Jessica Ames, Sara Jackson, and Shannon Jackson have 15 points apiece.

·         Barb DiPalma, Danielle Lamb, Faith Wanicka, and TJ Vore have earned 14 Series points.

·         Susan Haldeman earned 13 points.

·         Brandon Blankenship, Anita Crouse, Stephanie Easler, Reiss McKinney, Brandon Spencer, and Stephanie Wanicka are tied with 12 Series points apiece.

·         Kristen Brown, Jutta Echevarria, Jennifer R Smith, Jenny Taylor, and Jacqueline Wasniewski have earned 11 points each.

·         Karen Brockway, Reagan Burrell, and Nancy Mason have earned ten points apiece.

·         Candice Carr, Susannah Cord, Amy Gantt, Kinsey Jamerson, Amanda McDonald, Dorothea Mercer, and Erin O’Dwyer have each earned nine Series points.

·         Amelia Nowicki, Maddie Rogers, and J Rutlege have each earned eight points.

·         Mike Bass, Anna Dalton, Audrey Haines, and Hyland Sheffron have accumulated seven Series points apiece.

·         Irene Backer, Lydia Cox, Carla & Caprice Fullam, Gena Meredith, Karen Merrill, Cynthia Milligan, Molly Nowicki, Elise Rogers, Daniel Short, and Teresa Snyder have each earned six points.

·         Chloe Bosshard, Kate Dilworth, Alice Dobbs, Ann Fratcher, Francesca Hattaway, Pam Hilsman, Megan McCoy, Reed & Roanne McNutt, Janine & Tom Stenson, Chelsea Troutman, and Tara & Terry Wyatt each have five points earned.

·         Mike & Roberta Axelrod, Sara Borkosky, Baiba Bourbeau, Anna Davis, Eliza Fredrick, Elizabeth Galloway, Martha Hall, Beatrice Lamb, Carol Land, Sydney Langley, Elizabeth Love, Sadie Mann, Katie Martin, Catherine Mooneyham, Stephanie O’Neill, Neil Parnes, Arden Pierce, Jane Patten Polk, Peter Shanahan, Sara Sinno Emily Thomas, and Marianne Williams have an accumulation of four Series points apiece.

·         Ally Forstka, Amy Jo & Ashly Guinn, and Maddie Waugh have three points each.

·         Two Completion points earned by: Savannah Adkins, Trilby Allen, Tiffany Aurelt, Lisa Baugh, Jared Beasley, Brooke Boutwell, Haley Brakefield, Jack & Nancy Brigmon, Amy Brucksch, Tammi Bruning, Stacy Calvert, Samantha Cason, Melissa Champion, Caroline Coates, Julie Cook-Walker, Mary Cullen, Alyssa Davidson, Leslie Davies, Leah Edwards, Katya Engalichen, Kate Fosberry, Kat Fraboni, Julie Frederick, Emelia Fredrick, Avery Freeman, Carolyne Groves, Jennifer Gruhn, Stacy Guerra, Bernie Harberts, Kelly Hart, Rebecca Hedges, Betty Hill, Desiree Hill, Lucy Hooper, Molly Hunt, Brittany Husband, Laura James, Donald S Jefferis, Katie Keever, Dawn Kennedy, Olivia Kuo, Hilary Lakey, Keri Lewis, Meghan Linder, Bette Mann, Kaiya Mann, Nikki McGinnis, Will McIntyre, Elizabeth McLean, Roy D McMillan, Tess McNally, Sydney Miles, Claire Moore, Connie Moore, Kay Mott, Cheryl & Stagg Newman, Paula Nguen, Maria Oglesby, Mary Oliphant, Ashley Oliver, Kaitlyn & Shawna Owen, Lyn & Ted Owen, Natalie Owens, Erin & Reine Pagliano, Harold Pfeiffer, Monique Ravesloot, Angela & Caleigh Reichardt, Allison Rhyne, Sylvia Riaale, Janna Ritacco, Diane Roemer, Trinity Ross, Addison Sama, K.C. Scott, Bailey Sheehan-Watson, Emma Skelton, Christine Slagle, Katharine Stancliff, Kirsten & Tom Stanley, Lisa Steele, Caroline Stone, Kendra Taylor, Donna Thomas, Heidi & Tom Trull, Rachel Turner, Samantha Vaugh, Jari Walther, Courtney Weeks, Fontana Westall, Felicia Wichtman, Lisa & Shane Woodson and Sanders Wyatt.

·         Bryan & Melanie Baire and Catherine Gillet have each earned one Series point.


Trail Riders:       323

·         Champion - Jennifer Smith with 51 Series points earned.

·         Reserve Champion - Lynn Fitch with 48 points.

·         1st Place - Missy Bright and Ronnie Mann with a count of 47 points.

·         2nd Place - Nikki Hynes with 46 points.

·         3rd Place - Debbie Knebel with 43 Series points.

·         4th Place - Darleen Bullock with 38 points.

·         5th Place - Bobby Turner with 35 points.

·         6th Place - Llyn Josef with 28 points.

·         7th Place - Arlene Lulavage and Molly Watson with 24 Series points apiece.

·         8th Place - DeAnna Norton and Boots Plyler with 23 Series points.

·         9th Place - Kristin Hiller Ahlum and Jennifer Wilson with 22 points each.

·         10th Place - Laura Hendley and Diane Wilson with 21 Series points apiece.

·         Valaria DeVine and Lori Kunkel have an accumulation of 20 Series points.

·         Peggy Horton, Kay Mott, and Sherry Wyatt have each earned 16 Series points.

·         Michelle Drum, Erin Fletcher, and Forrest Samuels earned 15 points apiece.

·         Janet Burzlaff, Jan Smith, Greenlee & William Taylor have 14 Series points earned.

·         Erin O’Dwyer and Hyland Sheffron have 13 Series Points apiece.

·         Tara Boyce, Kathy Davis, Ryker Sheffron, Jerah Sowinski, and Melissa VanDoren have each earned 11 Series points.

·         Ciara DeNardo, Kristen Hughes, Lin Martin, Karen Merrill, Connie Moore, Paula Moore, Teresa Snyder, and Stacie Wadsworth have each earned ten points.

·         Jeremy Ahlum, Susannah Birch, Linda & Wayne Farris, Elizabeth Gregory, Tracey Hudson, Natalie Hyatt, Kinsey Jamerson, Susan Knickerbocker, Gena Meredith, Meaghan Morris, Emily Northey, Barb Oklesen, Gene Pitts, Cheryl Thorp, Lenore & Leslie Threlkeld, and Lacy Westle have each earned nine points.

·         Lisa Alford, Katelyn Bearden, Chloe Bosshard, Julie Frederick, Caren Harris, Kathy Knutson, Mitzi Mayhew, Hannah & Sarah McClintock, Nicole Mills, Debora Pearl, Kim Randall, Taylor Reed, Annette Spencer, Jenna Stutts, Jennifer Trilk, Lisa Trojan, and Nancy Wiggin have earned eight Series points apiece.

·         Jacklyn Bonner, Andrea Davis, Charla Draper, Suess Fraser, Susan Haslam, Susie Justus Hill, Jaclyn McElhaney, Amy Meyer, Cynthia Milligan, Kathleen Nebel Sandy Rhodes, Leslie Shealy, and Jess Wright have earned seven Series points apiece.

·         Brittany Annis, Kristen Brown, Sharon Capps, Anna Dalton, Ann Fratcher, Sandra Hyder, Valerie Quinn, Karim Shihata, and Emily Wampler have six points each.

·         Nicole Aguilar, Caroline Coates, Bob & Terri Davenport, Lisa Kotallik, Heidi Trull and Jillian Woolridge have five Series points.

·         Auburn Bailey, Gail Bolt, Baiba Bourbeau, Cam Brandon, Cheyenne Davis, Jill Davis, Kevin Ester, Amanda Fisher, Caprice & Carla Fullam, Rita Garrison, Clara Hale, Mary Beth Herbert, Skylar Hill, Ann & Tony Hubbuch, Elaine & Michaela Hughes, Ginny Jennings, Grace Karegeannes, Nancy Klouda, Beatrice Lamb, Reiss McKinney, Reed & Roanne McNutt, Mallie Merck, Amy Mims, Marianne Moore, Beverly Ozmon, Reuben Parton, Nancy Patterson, Janna Ritacco, Diane Roemer, Ivey Sumrell, Josie Thompson, and Glenda Wolf have each earned four points apiece.

·         Michelle Townsend Boles, Maddie Brown, Carol Callahan, Kimberly Hannu, Lucy Hooper, Ann Jordan, Debra Kennerly, Carla Langley, Sally Rock, Samantha Seay, and Paula Stathakis each have a count of three Series points.

·         Two Series points each have been earned by: David & Jeanne Ahrenholz, Korie Albright, Jordan Anderson, Zane Annis, Ashley Autrey, Roberta Axelrod, Becky Barnes, Margo Barrett, Becky Baucum, Karen Benson, Vicki Bertsch, Laura Bierly, Matt Boles, Chris Bonary, Alexis Botchie, Marcia Bowen, Tammi Bruning, Kathy Bucks, Jeanie Burrell, Pam Burrows, Elizabeth & Grace Caldwell, Stacy Calvert, Kelly Cannon, Sheila Coppersmith, Debbie Craycraft, Natalie Crombie, Janet Cummings, Benay Daniel, Kat Dooley, Katheryn Eilders, Chris Ellington, Elizabeth Galloway, Sherry Garnes, Terra Garrison, Andrea Gentry, Danelle German, Sara Gibbens, Kayla Gonzalez, Katie Gordon, Joy Griffin, Jennifer & Kathryn Gruhn, Amy Jo & Ashly Guinn, Susan Haldeman, Paula Hammond, Cindy Hansult, Emory & Tatum Heider, Jana Hinely, Harper Hockaday, Sandra Hunter, Patricia Iacomini, Cindy James, Lori James, Brandy Johnston, Jen & Kate Keilman, Claire Kennedy, Cathy Kirkland, Lydia Kolbas, Lily Krause, Danielle Lamb, Sydney Langley, Yara LaPointe, Anna & Daniel LaVigne, Janet Leatherwood, Rhonda Lewis, Geraldine u/d Mark, Kristen McAuster, Amanda McDonald, Cindy McNeely, Lauren McRae, Bridget Mercer, Sydney Miles, Laura Sophia Mitchell, Crystal Montoya, Hailey Moore, Jessica Nelson, Rachel O’Brien, Anna Oglesby, Ashley Outlaw, Karyn Owen, Amy Palmer, Neil Parnes, Elizabeth Peacock, Ditte Phillips, Anne & Richard Pierce, Jane Patten Polk, Laurel Pyatt, Jaime Robertson, Leslie Scott, Johnna Sharp, Paul Sloan, Cindy Smith, Jennifer R Smith, Lisa Spriggs, Kayla Stacy, Suzanne Stettler, Shelby Stewart, Yasmin Straitiff, Olynda Stretcher, Mandy Su, Kristi Suber, Sydney Swenson, David & Donna Taylor, Emily Thomas, Jessica Thomas, Christy Anne Traylor, Joseph Vasquez, Susan Wallahora, Di Wang, Dawn Ware, Dan, Kay & Laura Wellbaum, Laurie Whitaker, Tracie Williams, Carolina & Robin Wilson, Emily Wilson, Maxine Winesett, Kris Wynne, and Mary-Ladd Yatts-Yonkman.

·         One point apiece has been earned by Julie Alexander, Karl Alexander, Meg Allen, Vicki Beilharz, Barrie Coffin, Anthony Cone, Mary Cullen, Karinn Delap, Joleen & Thomas Eizembor, Jennifer Evans, Helen Firby, Eliza Fredrick, Francine Gillam, John Hicks, Yana Hills, Elaine & Hugh Hobbs, Baylon Hubbs, Anna Jordan, Barbara Ketcham, Cindy King, Deb Kornacki, Beth & Craig Looper, Beth McGregor, Ron Piccari, Richard Putnam, Nathan Rabensteine, Allison Rhyne, Denise Ritacco, Wendy Schonfeld, C.R. & Carol Stanley, Alexander & Janet Stone, Tom Trull, and Gloria Verrecchio.


         The Series is on summer break now, but we’ll be setting up the new schedule and expect to start back up on Sunday, August 26th.  So keep safe and cool over the summer, but be sure to check the schedule and come play with us next fall!!

Always remember to check the website WCHPace.org for all upcoming events, news, articles, photos, placements and contact information.

Thanks to our photographer, Lou Smith, for being at every event to capture the riders and their mounts as they fly over jumps, canter through the fields and enjoy the beautiful area trails.  Hit “Store” on the website to view the pictures.  If you like, you can place an order online.