Farmington Hunt Club
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.
Message from the President
FHC President's report: Winter 2020
As we reflect on 2019 and move into a new decade, Farmington Hunt Club has much to be encouraged and glad about. Despite hot and dry conditions early on, this season has been one of the very best in recent memory. The hounds have performed extremely well, and we have had consistent sport at nearly every fixture in the territory. Many thanks to huntsman, Matthew Cook and all of the hard-working staff. It has also been very gratifying to see so many of our junior members out and enjoying themselves in the hunt field. The recent FHC social events have been very successful, with the Fall Horse Show Party, Hound Dinner and Christmas Celebration all having excellent participation. We look forward to the Spillwine Party and a number of Meet and Mingle gatherings in the next few months. The Horse Activity Committee is busy fine tuning the equestrian event calendar for 2020, and we anticipate another outstanding year of hunter paces, horse shows, trail rides and clinics. Likewise, the Officers, Board Members and Masters are working hard to ensure that Farmington Hunt Club continues to provide great service, value and enjoyment to our members, staff, landowners and the local community for many years to come. Please come and enjoy the fun. Check the events calendar for up to date schedules and details, and see news for all event reports, results and photos.
Mark Thompson, President