On Sunday, April 1, the Orange County Hounds held their point-to-point at Middleburg’s Locust Hill Farm.

Originally established in Goshen, New York, in 1900, the hunt moved in 1903 to Windy Knoll near The Plains, Virginia, where their kennels remain today. The world-renowned hunt has enjoyed a history of success in Virginia where they have run their traditional “April Fools’ Day” races into the current century.

Middleburg Life was on hand during this year’s point-to-point to capture a few images of the event. ML

The Orange County Hounds Cup Novice Timber Georgetown Burning, owned by Lana Wright, trained by Neil R. Morris and ridden by Kieran Norris.

The Orange County Hounds Cup Novice Timber Georgetown Burning, owned by Lana Wright, trained by Neil R. Morris and ridden by Kieran Norris.

Fiona Anderson, honorary whipper-in, with her husband, Huntsman Reg Spreadborough.

Fiona Anderson, honorary whipper-in, with her husband, Huntsman Reg Spreadborough.

Mary Reed, George Chester, Laura Chester, Ross Reed.

Mary Reed, George Chester, Laura Chester, Ross Reed.

The Locust Hill Open Hurdle Hishi Soar, owned and trained by Randolph D. Rouse, ridden by Gerard Galligan.

The Locust Hill Open Hurdle Hishi Soar, owned and trained by Randolph D. Rouse, ridden by Gerard Galligan.

Josh Warren (whipper-in) with Kate Warren.

Josh Warren (whipper-in) with Kate Warren.