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: Spring 2020
Wow, so much can change in just a few short weeks! Was it really just one month ago that we rode to the hounds for our final meet at Millington? By all reports it was a wonderful hunt showing great sport for the 37 member riders and 5 guest riders who turned out that beautiful Saturday. How lucky were we to be able to hold our final hunt! The weather cooperated this year allowing us to hunt 79 times! Our hounds, under Matthew’s outstanding tutelage worked hard and the foxes and coyotes cooperated to give us many merry chases and several views. We also got to explore new territory thanks to our many new landowners.
Sadly, our Final Meet was also our final gathering for the season and probably into June. Our usual end of season SpillWine party had to be canceled, so we are yet to hear the poems and stories from those unfortunate members who had unexpected “dismounts” in the hunt field this year. But never fear, our illustrious Social Chair, Trina Player, will be calling upon those members to reveal their mishaps at a time and place soon to be determined.
Our joint Hunt Ball hosted by Oak Ridge Fox Hunt Club this year had to be rescheduled for June 27 at the Oak Ridge Estate. We are all keeping our fingers crossed that will still be able to happen. For both clubs, our alternate year Hunt Ball is an important fundraiser, so if we are released from our Stay at Home orders, I hope to see many of you there. And don’t worry ladies, we can all break out last year’s ball gowns and reveal our true hair color if dress shops and hair salons cannot open in time for us. Perhaps we could all just wear our hairnets!
Hope to see everyone in June when horse activities will resume. Please check the calendar regularly for updates.
Your new President, Jebb Cuthbert