Winner Photos From the Sept. 19 Blue Ridge Point-to-Point Meet in Berryville

The Blue Ridge Hunt Point-to-Point was held at the Woodley Farm in Berryville September 19 on a gorgeous fall afternoon.

Ten races were contested including a $2,000 one mile flat race for Virginia-bred, sired & certified horses which was won by Morgan Ford Farms’ River Deep. The 6-year-old Arch gelding beat five other foes in the one mile Woodley Cup. River Deep has a lifetime bankroll of $302,330 and has won a trio of Virginia-bred stakes — the ’19 Edward P. Evans, the ’18 Bert Allen and ’18 Hansel.

Photographer Douglas Lees was on hand to document all the action. The fall steeplechase season continues with the Foxfield Races October 4, the Middleburg Races on October 10 and the International Gold Cup Races on October 24. A live video stream of all will be available at

Bercasa (#5) and rider Skyler McKenna captured the Restricted Young Adult Flat .
Cheers To Us won the Amateur/Novice Rider Timber. McLane Hendriks was up. Trailing is Angelos Walk with Matthew Bright.
Choo Choo and rider Bryan Cullinane prevailed in the Novice Rider Flat, named the Sheila Baldwin Memorial.
Detroit Blues and rider McLane Hendriks beat Pincer Movement with Archie Macauley in the Maiden Flat.

Junonia and Graham Waters won the Open Hurdle with Surprising Soul (McLane Hendrix) a close second.
Virginia-bred River Deep won the $2,000 Flat for Virginia-bred, sired & certified horses.
To Be Or Not To Be (on the right) with Brett Owings beat Mighty Mark and Skyklar McKenna in the Amateur/Novice Rider Hurdle.
Hafajay and rider Chris Gracie were best in the Novice Timber.