It’s a casual environment that will allow horsemen to meet one another, have fun and raise money to support a good cause. A hunter pace has been organized to benefit the Child Advocacy Center, and will be held at Three Runs Plantation on Nov. 10. The event will start at 9 a.m.

Teams composed of two and four members are encouraged to participate, and there will be two divisions, the walk-trot and the walk-trot-canter, said Pat Kirk, the hunter pace organizer, who has been working on the event since May.

Several of the area hunts helped Kirk generate exposure for the event by sending out a series of e-mails, and that included the Why Worry Hounds and Aiken Hounds.

“The hunter pace is going to be very casual, and the horsemen will have an opportunity to meet other people, while finding out more about the Child Advocacy Center,” said Kirk.

The event will also include a drawing, and lunch for the participants.

The pre-registration fee to participate in the hunter pace is $35, and the cost to register will be $45 the day of the event.

The drawing items include a Louise Mellon signed print, six bags of new horse feed from Aiken Saddlery and two nights in a Charleston loft.

Those interested in participating should make checks payable to the Child Advocacy Center, and send the checks to Pat Kirk at 1749 Dibble Road SW, Aiken, S.C. 29801. Registration forms and signed waivers should be included, and can be downloaded from the Three Runs Plantation website. For more information contact Pat Kirk at 644-7433.