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FHC lifetime member Ellie Wood Baxter congratulates Keswick Hunt's William Coleman Sr  and "Flying Ace",Winner of the 2016 Virginia Field Hunter Championship (R. Haschart photo)

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November 6 2016 FHC hosted the 2016 Virginia Field Hunter Championships at the hunt club kennels on Wesley Chapel Road, Free Union, VA on a perfect Sunday fall afternoon.A full crowd of friends and spectators watched Carolyn Chapman, 2015 champion as she led a field of 15 riders representing eight hunt clubs from around the state. Keswick had two riders: Jennifer Nesbit and William Coleman Sr,Bedford sent Sarah Baker and Lorin Shellenberger,Loudon Fairfax was represented by Larry Campbell and Astrid Harber,Middleburg's  Devon Zebrovious won the prize for "Best Turned Out" and Teresa Croce won Reserve Champion on Graylord Woods. Old Dominion was represented by Sarah Crocker,Piedmont's Mclelle Craig competed along with Rockbridge's Elizabeth Hall, Warrenton's Amy Robinson and Beth Woodson. Judges were previous FHC Virginia Field Hunter Champions Robert Ashcom, Mark Thompson, FHC President, Thomas Bishop former MFH, and W. Patrick Butterfield, FHC MFH. Farmington Hunt first hosted the inaugural Virginia State Field Hunter Trial championship in 1950. Photos by Robert Haschart

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Carolyn Chapman leads the field in a mock hunt, pictured here followed by Wm Coleman SR and M.Craig

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Coleman and Flying Ace in the hack class

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Devon Zebrovious-Middleburg(left) Best Turned Out award winner with Elizabeth Hall from Rockbridge

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Teresa Croce from Middleburg and Greyland Woods (owned by Karen Martz), Reserve Champions


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