The running of the 77th Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point is set to open at 11 a.m. April 7 at the Myrick Conservation Center, 1760 Unionville-Wawaset Road, West Chester, Pennsylvania.

This annual event is an opportunity to see steeplechase racing on a 318-acre property overlooking southern Chester County, including as many as 17 jumps.

In addition to the chance to watch the horses and riders traverse the course, there are various children activities including a “Pennies in the Hay” search, mural painting, photo booth, lead line, stick races and pony rides

Races begin at noon with the Field Master Chase. It is followed by the children’s races, with the adult Ladies Race resuming at 1:45 p.m. after the parade of hounds. The Heavyweight race is at 2:15 p.m., the Novice Race is at 2:45 p.m., the Open Race is at 3:15 p.m., and the Owner-Rider Foxhunter’s Race closing out the day at 3:45 p.m.

Visitors are encouraged to purchase $10 raffle tickets for chances on prizes that range from artwork and restaurant meals to tickets for other horse events including Devon Horse Show box seats.

The Brandywine Hills Point to Point races are sponsored by the Radnor Hunt. Food will be available for purchase. General admission parking is $20, with preferred parking near the finish line for riders, owners and trailers and sponsorships

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