Agriculture

The Rapp for March 23

The News hosts its monthly Fourth Estate Friday discussion at Sperryville Trading Cafe & Market Friday morning, Kid Pan Alley is featured in Julie Andrew’s new Netflix series and more in this week’s The Rapp. […]

Horse/Equine News

Sperryville column for Nov. 3

Thornton River Grille/Corner Store complex new owner welcomes you, with his faithful canine at his side; Crystal Crown Series at Greenwood was blessed with sunny skies, faces and show places. […]

By Valerie Amster
Horse/Equine News

Equestrian team spirit

The Belle Meade Equestrian Team placed fifth in the junior division at the recent Bull Run Hunt Fall Hunter Pace held in Orange, including Alex Forte, Sofie Garcia, Alyssa Amster and Jharna East. […]

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Horse/Equine News

Meet, pray, love

At the 2015 Rappahannock Hunt Blessing of the Hounds/Opening Meet last Saturday at Red Hill, the start of the Rappahannock Hunt’s 89th year, the Hunt — with a presentation by Oliver Brown, MFH (right) — showed its appreciation with an honorary lifetime membership for the Rev. Jennings W. Hobson III (left), for his “41 years of service as Chief Spiritual Advisor and Blessor of the Hounds.” […]

Churches

Sperryville column for Aug. 6

An anniversary to remember at Sperryville United Methodist Church, Sperryville’s new brew crew, Burke’s new fire truck and a sad departure from the River District in this week’s Sperryville column. […]

Art

Sperryville column for May 21 

Flourish Root blooms in the River District Art flourishes in Sperryville — including art that is floral in nature. Thus Flourish Root, the outgrowth of Coterie co-owner Jen Perrot’s garden and landscape company, has now […]

From the Rappahannock News

The pasture and the present  

Lesley Arnold carries on with her lifelong love of horses, and hard work, at her Huntly Stage farm: here’s a thousand words, and pictures worth ten times as much, by photojournalist Andrew Councill. […]

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Business

News Briefs: Murdoch Sure-Foots it to Germany

Horse instructor and clinician Wendy Murdoch, who lives in the town of Washington, was in Germany last month for Equitana, the largest horse-related expo in the world — and was there because she and her Sure Foot Equine Stability Program had been nominated for one of Equitana’s prestigious Innovation Awards. […]

Dance

The Rapp for April 16

Steeplechase races at Thornton Hill in Sperryville, Burgers N Things is back, Audrey Andrist’s piano recital at the Theatre, a Reagan dinner, solar info session and Indian classical dance in this week’s The Rapp. […]

Horse/Equine News

Crowded field

For Saturday’s Old Dominion Hounds Point-to-Point races at Ben Venue Farm’s rolling race course, a finally spring-like weather forecast attracted an overflowing entry box for the day’s nine races which were run under sunny skies but with chillier-than-expected winds. […]

Entertainment

Point-to-point season: Sure cure for cabin fever

Cold and snow postponed the start of the point-to-point season, with Thornton Hill Fort Valley Hounds rescheduled to April 19 and Blue Ridge Hunt, second on the calendar, now running March 22. A preview of the racing season that Warrenton Hunt kicks off this Saturday. […]