Scenes From Rappahannock Hunt Point-To-Point March 7; Warrenton Up Next

The Commonwealth’s spring Point-to-Point season kicked off at The Hill in Boston, Virginia this past Saturday. Thanks to photographer Douglas Lees, you’ll be able to see photos here of all the action that takes place this spring. The second meet is at the Airle Racecourse in Warrenton Saturday March 14 with the Warrenton Hunt’s Point-to-Point.

Six races kicked off the Point-to-Point season at the Rapphannock Hunt meet on March 7. Photo by Douglas Lees.

Point-to-Point meets continue every weekend through April with the Piedmont Fox Hounds, Orange County Hounds, Old Dominion Hounds followed by the Loudoun Hunt, Blue Ridge Hunt and Middleburg Hunt. A complete schedule with all details is at

In order to help stimulate entries, the Virginia Equine Alliance (VEA) has implemented a Starter Rewards program. Every time a Virginia-owned or Virginia-trained horse makes a start in any Point-to-Point race, the owner will receive a $200 starter reward bonus. In 2019, a total of $31,800 in rewards were paid out from 159 Virginia horses that participated in seven scheduled spring meets.

Here’s a look at event winners at Rappahannock. All photos are by Douglas Lees.

#5 Withoutmoreado and rider Skylar McKenna will go on to win the Lady Riders Timber at the Rappahannock Hunt. Sweet Talking Guy and rider Erin Swope carry a slight lead here.
Georgie Hyphen and rider Willie McCarthy capture an Open Flat Division at Rappahannock.
Bodes Well, who won a race at Colonial Downs last summer, shows the way in the second Open Flat division (en route to victory).
Lawn Ranger and rider Parker Hendriks prevail in the Amateur & Novice Rider Timber Race.
Highway Prince with rider Eddie Keating was best in the 2 1/2 miles Maiden Timber at Rappahannock.
Stooshie (right) and rider Archie MacAuley shook off traffic to win the 1 1/4 miles Maiden Flat at The Hill.