If you have a desire to ride in a race (even just once) why not live the dream Oct. 1 at the Essex Foxhounds’ Masters’ Chase.
The competition at Natirar in Peapack is for riders from the area (don’t confuse it with next month’s sanctioned Far Hills Race Meeting at Moorland Farms, which is for professional jockeys and top horses.)
The Masters’ Chase is run on the great lawn at the former estate, now a county park. Jumps are low, but there are also flat races for different age groups and abilities. If you just want to watch, general parking is $40, and there also are opportunities to tailgate.
For more information, go to www.essexfoxhounds.org.