Hunter pace is an equestrian event that tests a horse and rider's ability to maintain a consistent, controlled pace over a cross-country course. The objective of the event is to complete the course in the allotted time, while maintaining a pace that is as close as possible to a predetermined time, known as the "ideal time."In a hunter pace, riders set out in small groups at timed intervals and are expected to maintain a pace that is appropriate for the terrain and conditions of the course. Riders are not allowed to run or gallop, and they must complete the course within the designated time limit. The event is typically judged on a combination of time and horsemanship skills, including jumping, balance, and control.Hunter paces are often held as a recreational event for riders who enjoy cross-country riding and may not be interested in the competitive aspects of traditional equestrian events. They are also used as a training tool for riders and horses to improve their skills in a more relaxed and supportive environment.