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: Fall 2019
After a summer full of enjoyable equestrian and social activities at Farmington, the hunting faithful turned out in force at Millington Stables for the traditional Labor Day Opening Meet. It was exciting to see all of those smiling faces and exuberant horses, ready for the upcoming season, and they were not disappointed. Huntsman, Matthew Cook has the hounds well prepared, and the hunting has actually been quite good so far, despite dry conditions and record high temperatures in September. As we transition into the glorious Virginia fall season, Farmington Hunt continues to offer a full lineup of activities, in addition to three day a week hunting. The Fall Horse Show and Jumper Night will be held on October 26th, at the lovely Barracks Farm, while the FHC Hunter Pace is scheduled for November 3rd. Our formal hunting season begins on Saturday, November 16th, followed that evening by the annual Hound Dinner and Auction. This is a fabulous party and one of the club’s most important fundraisers of the year. There is something for everyone this fall at FHC. 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