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A spectacular point-to-point at Ben Venue

Murphy partnered Gordonsdale Farm's Canyon Road to win the three-mile open timber, an impressive wire-to-wire score over the Ben Venue oval, and an athletic jumping display, in the fastest time of the day at the distance.
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.
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.
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.
Cubbing into fall

Jeff Woodall, huntsman for Old Dominion Hounds, is shown on a cubhunting (or “cubbing”) — run last Thursday at Poes Run, a property on North Poes Road.
Have you seen this horse?

This red roan mare was last seen near Hackley's Mill and Rappahannock Lakes in Amissville last weekend; she's new to the area, and the owners want very much to find her.
The pace to be

Belle Meade School riding students participated in the Bull Run Hunt Family Hunter Pace this fall and placed third in the junior division.
Spirited start

The hounds are blessed at Thornton Hill Fort Valley Hounds’ opening meet Sunday morning (Nov. 1) at Bill Fletcher’s Thornton Hill in Sperryville,
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…
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.
Sperryville column for May 28

An excellent party at Joe and Jackie Meuse's Revel Farm, Valley Green Naturals goes national, Old Rag Photography's "Country Roads" exhibit and more in the Sperryville column.
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 outgrown the confines of Coterie…
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.
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…