Trail Events

The weather is still not cooperating so we are cancelling the Fant’s Grove Ride. We are looking at some future dates and will be in touch.


*Field Hunter (all jumps optional)

*Trail Rider

*Mini Trail Rider  (approximately 4 miles)


Adults:  $40

4-H,  Pony Club & Youth (under 17):  $15 (Youth 12 & under must ride with paying adult)

Lunch: 11am to 2pm;    Riders: Free    Non-Riders: $6

Awards: Ribbons thru 6th place per division. Points accumulated for WCHP series members  (HP & TR only)

*Protective Headgear Required for All Riders that are jumping and all riders under 18 – No Exceptions!

*Negative Coggins Required (within 12 months)

Checks Payable to SCUEC – PO Box 391, Sandy Springs, SC 29677

 Last Minute Weather-related information: Kathy 864-275-9842 (day before or morning of the ride ) or check the SCUEC website or the WCHP website.

Download the 2020 Hunter Pace Flyer here

In association with Western Carolina Hunter Pace & Trail Ride Series. Details at: or

*** We send out regular email updates about our rides but due to anti-spam measures, some do not get our emails. We are also posting updates on Facebook. If you have a Facebook page, please send a Friend Request to our account and you should see our  regular updates.

Many thanks to everyone who participated either as a competitor or volunteer at the SCUEC Hunter Pace & Trail Rides over the past years. Hope to see you on the trails this year!

Fant’s Grove Trails System is just outside of historic Pendleton, SC and directly behind the T. Ed Garrison Arena. It is part of the Clemson University Experimental Forest which is 8,000 acres of protected woodland.You will travel well maintained, clearly marked trails through forests & fields.

SCUEC is dedicated to the upkeep and improvement of these trails. 

The Jan. 13, 2018 Clemson Hunter Pace and Trail Ride was a great ride! It started out cold but turned into a lovely sunny day by 11 am. Trails were mostly solid with only a couple of soggy spots. Our Hunter Pace leaders chose these trails because they are so ridable in all kinds of weather.

Everyone that participated had a good time and thanks to so many wonderful volunteers that provided the best food.

Unfortunately we had to cancel the 2019 ride due to weather conditions and CU working in the forest.

Visit our Gallery Page for more pictures of the ride.

If you are interested in more information about the Fant’s Grove Trails, follow this link:

FRIENDLY REMINDER:  Organized events on Clemson University trails require a permit from the Forest Manger, Russ Hardee.  Please pass this requirement along to those you know who may be considering a trail event.  We must be considerate of this benefit of the beautiful trails that Clemson allows us to use!  To obtain a permit for a trail event, contact Russ at rhardee@clemson.ed

Here is another link to the trails at Fant’s Grove, maintained by Clemson University.

Clemson University requires anyone that is volunteering to work in the CU Experimental Forest to sign the following waiver.

CU Trails Volunteer Release Form

Are you interested in planning an event in the CU Experimental Forest? CU requires an application of use to be submitted.

Application for Temporary Event use of CU (Fant’s Grove) trails