Rappahannock Hunt Point-to-Point Kicks off 2024 Racing Season in VA

The Rappahannock Hunt Point-to-Point (PTP) Race took place over the weekend, and it was an exciting event for equestrian enthusiasts and fans of steeplechase racing. The race took place on Saturday, March 2, 2024, in Boston, Virginia.

The Rappahannock Hunt is one of the oldest Point-to-Point races in Virginia, dating back to 1951 when the first races were held. The event attracts riders and horses from all over the region, and it has become a popular fixture in the local equestrian calendar.

The spring PTP season continues at the Airlie Racecourse March 16 with the Warrenton Hunt Point-to-Point, followed by others at the Salem Course in Upperville March 23 (Piedmont Fox Hounds), the Woodley Farm in Berryville April 30 (Blue Ridge Hunt), the Ben Venue Farm in Ben Venue April 6 (Old Dominion Hounds), Morven Park in Leesburg April 21 (Loudoun Hunt) and Glenwood Park in Middleburg April 28 (Middleburg Hunt).

Overall, the Rappahannock Hunt Point-to-Point Race was a great success, with a lively atmosphere, and some fantastic racing action. Equestrian fans will no doubt be eagerly anticipating next year’s event, which promises to be even bigger and better than ever before.

Thanks to Douglas Lees for the Exceptional Photography!

Large Pony Race winner Bailey ridden by Tessa Tullock
Abby Taylor won the medium pony race on Spur of the Moment
Rappahannock Hunt Flag
Small Pony Race (left to right) 2nd place finisher Gilbert ridden by Pauly Aquilera, and winner Roger ridden by Abby Taylor
Maiden Flat race winner #6 Bohemian Dancer ridden by Felix Astudillo
Maiden Flat winner Bohemian Dancer in winners circle with owner/trainer Jeremy Gillam with trophy and race chairman Oliver Brown, MFH
Open Flat winner #3 Prince Khozan ridden by Manuel Aquilera
Open Timber and Foxhunter races combined winner Barrister ridden by Forrest Kelly
Forrest Kelly receiving trophy and congratulations for Open timber win on Barrister
Maiden Timber race winner #11 Pleasecallmeback ridden by Virginia Korrell
Maiden Timber winner Pleasecallmeback ridden by Virginia Korrell post-race
A close finish in the Maiden Timber race between Pleasecallmeback and Karl Cares
Maiden hurdle winner Go Take Charge, with trainer Kathy Neilson