UNIONVILLE, Pa.--The Delaware Valley Point-to-Point Association will still name champions in a number of divisions despite only having the Foxhall Farm Cup Team race and two race meets, the Cheshire Foxhouds and the Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point races.
With Fair Hills undergoing renovations, including a new race track and a new 5* Eventing course, the Fair Hill Point-to-Point had to be cancelled this year.
To be eligible for a championship, horses will have to have competed in at least two of the three meets,
Trophies will be awarded 5, 3, 2, 1 for placement and 1/2 point for each race competed in, with trophies awarded to small, medium and large ponies, novice, ladies, open, foxhunters' and amateur apprentice races with an Overall High Score Horse.
The amateur apprentice race is recognized by the National Steeplechase Association and is open to riders who have reached their 15th birthday.
In addition, there will be leading rider, leading trainer and leading lady rider awards as well as the Robert McG. Tindle Perpetual Award to the person who has contributed the most to the Association.
THE WINNING team at the Team race is responsible for hosting the next year's race, and with the team organized by Joe Davies having won last year, this year's team race will be held Sunday, March 22 in Monkton, Md.
Cheshire will be held Sunday, March 29 at Plantation Field in Unionville with pony races beginning at 11:30.
Post time for the Louis Neilson III Amateur Apprentice race is 1 p.m., followed a half hour intervals by novice, open. amateur and apprentice flat and open flat races with the finale being the side saddle field master chase scheduled for 3:15.
Brandywine Holls race is Sunday, April 5 at the Myrick Conservation Center in Northbrook with a junior fieldmaster race at 12 noon followed by small, medium and large pony races and a lead line pony race.
Post time for the ladies race is 1:45 followed at half hour intervals by the amateur apprentice race and novice, open and owner-rider foxhunters' races.
Go to Betsy@ bstefferud@brandywineredclayorg or 610-793-1090, or visit www.brandywineredclay.org for more information.