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Brandywine Hills Point to Point to run on April 7

The Brandywine Hills Point to Point races, the oldest point to point races in the Delaware Valley, will run this year on Sunday, April 7 at the H. E. Myrick Conservation Center located in Pocopson Township along Route 842.

The Brandywine Hills point-to-point races are presented by Radnor Hunt Foxhunters and The Hounds Foundation, and the proceeds will benefit the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance’s environment education and watershed conservation programs.

Besides being a great opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful Chester County countryside, Brandywine Hills race day offers spectators the thrill of horse and pony races as well as the fun of family friendly activities like the bouncy pony races and attractions like the parade of foxhounds and antique car display.

Part of what makes Brandywine Hills so special is the longtime participation and support of many local families and businesses. 

There are many pieces to put together to ensure safe and successful racing and all of the loyal sponsors help make race day possible. The sponsors include the following:

  • Livestream, ad and promo Sponsor: West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.
  • Program Printing Sponsor: Brown Advisory
  • Safety Sponsors: Nancy Swayne and also an anonymous donor
  • Course Maintenance Sponsor: Franny & Franny Abbott
  • Hang Tag Sponsors: Sally Hagele & Hank Lloyd
  • Photography Sponsor: Maripeg Bruder and Volterra Farm
  • Trophy Sponsor: James A. Cochrane Inc.
  • Best Turned Out Pony Sponsor: Iron Spring Farm.

The Junior Field Master Chase kicks off the day at noon and is sponsored by Charles S. Fitzgerald Jr. The excitement of the pony races on the flat begin with the Small Pony Race, sponsored by Unionville Small Animal Associates and is followed by the Medium Pony Race sponsored by Brandywine Valley Heating and Air Conditioning. The Large Pony Race, sponsored by R. Phillips Service LLC., and the Leadline Pony Race, sponsored by Stephen J. Devine Esquire, follow.

The featured jump races begin at 1:45 p.m. with the Ladies Race sponsored by Nancy Swayne and Jim and Diana Perella, followed by the Amateur Apprentice Race sponsored by Patricia Scott Equine Insurance Specialist.The Novice Timber Race is sponsored by Margot Mohr Teetor/ReMax Preferred and Mr. & Mrs. Dale Krapf is next. Then the Open Race is sponsored by Radnor Capital Management. The day of racing concludes with the Side Saddle Race sponsored

by Clee Edgar.

Gates open at 11 a.m. off Route 842 with preferred parking near the finish line. General admission parking is $25 per car. Refreshments may be purchased on site from Saloon 151.

Children’s activities, which include Bouncy Pony Races and jewelry making, are sponsored by Fylicia Barr Eventing and E. Murdoch Family Foundation.

For more information and to purchase parking passes, visit