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Hunt Country Hustle

Welcome to the Hunt Country Hustle. We look forward to continuing the tradition of an endurance ride in the Camden Hunt Country. Huge thanks to Patricia Jackson and Lucie Hancock for all their hard work putting on the Hallelujah ride. On request we have changed the ride name and moved the date forward one week to April 25, 2025. 

Please check back for more information as the ride date gets closer. My hope is to work with Patricia on trail ideas and if possible make it a 3 loop 50. We are going to add a water stop with volunteers by the railroad tracks off Pine Rd. We hope to keep most of the details and the vets and volunteers the same as it's been before. 

While I am an experience ride manager I am new to running a ride in the South. I'm always open to suggestions and constructive criticism. I hope to make the ride as wonderful as it has been in the past. 


Photo Credit to Becky Pearman


Photo Credit to Hanna Bartnick

Base camp will be located just North of Camden, South Carolina off of US Highway 521. Physical Address of Camp is: 162 Hunt Trace, Camden, SC 29020 USE DIRECTIONS GIVEN HERE!!!!!!


I-20 West Bound from Florence, take exit 98 for Camden, Hwy 521 North. Proceed all the way through Camden towards Kershaw. After leaving Camden watch for AERC signs. You will be turning right onto Peckwoods Road (Newly paved road, formerly Dirt). Follow the signs to Camp.

I-20 East Bound from Columbia, take exit 92 at Lugoff, Highway 601 North. Proceed through Lugoff, cross the Wateree River and turn Left by Wal-Mart (Springdale Drive). Take Springdale though several Stoplights until you get to Highway 521 North, turn left on Hwy 521, go 1.1 miles to Peckwoods Road (Newly paved road, formerly Dirt). Follow signs to camp. Or use use exit 98 (see above).

On highway 521 from Kershaw, after you pass the Emergency Facility just before Entering Camden, you will go 1.4 miles (Look for AERC signs) and turn left on to Peckwoods Road (Newly paved road, formerly Dirt), Follow Signs to Camp.


Camping: Please bring your own drinking water and initial drinking water for your horses. Water will be available Friday afternoon. No camping in the tree line. You will need your own portable corral, high tie or containment system. No hook ups available. Camp area is mostly flat with easy parking. 

Trails: This is a beautiful Equestrian area used for Fox Hunting. The trails are wooded with nice sandy footing. There is very little rock or deep sand and it's mostly flat. There are streams and ponds available on trail for watering your horse. We will have one water stop with water troughs and a little hay. 

The town of Camden is a few minutes away and has lots of amenities. It has emergency services for humans and there is an emergency vet close by. Vet hospitals are located in Aiken and in North Carolina. Dogs are allowed but must be on leash at all times, no exceptions. 

The entry form will be available later here and the AERC site. We will be accepting online and mail entries.