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Hounds on Parade Horses on the Run

Hounds on Parade Horses on the Run

The Blue Ridge Hunt Point to Point at Woodley Farm in Berryville featured horses, hounds and hunts on April 21.

Huntsman Graham Buston arrives with the Blue Ridge hounds.

This year, in addition to the races, they held an Easter Egg Hunt and an Easter parade by the Nantucket Beagles both of which delighted the younger crowd. The day’s festivities included an antique car show for those who also enjoy a different kind of horse power.

Teresa Croce wins the Amateur-Novice Rider Hurdle on Virginia Envy followed by the trainer for both horses Carl Rafter on Tiz Tasty Too.

A new offering for 2019 was the pick-up picnic baskets. The organization partnered with L’Auberge Provençale to make tailgate picnic baskets available. Instead of packing, people could pick up a ready made basket on race day at the Blue Ridge Hunt Tent.

Antique car show was also present at the races.
A visit from the Blue Ridge hounds is always a hit.

The Easter Bunny made an appearance at the Blue Ridge Hunt races.
The excitement of the stick pony race was overwhelming for this little girl.
Izzy’s Mark won the Maiden Flat race trained by Susan Cooney followed by Somerset Rose and Gandhi’s Teardrop.

This article first appeared in the May 2019 issue of Middleburg Life.

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