The Farmington Hunt kennels and clubhouse are located in northwestern Albemarle County near Free Union. Our territory encompasses the rolling hills and fields at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where we have followed hounds since 1929, and reaches into historic southern Albemarle along the Hardware and James rivers. Our country’s diverse terrain presents constant opportunity for great sport with a wide variety of riding experiences.
Our hunting season will come to a conclusion in March. While the time has flown by, we have enjoyed lots of good sport and relatively mild weather throughout the year. Hopefully both will continue. Fortunately, the end of hunting does not mean that your spurs need to be hung up. On the contrary, the Horse Activities Committee is busy planning a full schedule of events for the Spring, Summer and Fall. These include hunter shows, jumper shows, combined tests, multiple hunter paces, fun shows, gymkhanas, a fox hunting clinic and the ever popular Walk and Talk Trail Ride Series. These are great low key and affordable events to hone your riding skills, improve horse/rider relationships and enjoy the company of fellow equestrians. The complete calendar will be published soon. Please plan to participate. These events are also a good way to introduce prospective members to fun activities offered by the club.At the recently held strategic planning meeting, we discusses our hopes for the future.We had great participation from a few of our junior members, and are incorporating many of their ideas into an active plan to attract more young riders to the club.There are a lot of fun activities at FHC in the coming months, please plan to join us.
As we look forward to horse and social activities, we wish you the best for 2017!
Mark Thompson, President