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.
The post holiday’s cold weather and winter doldrums are here but we have had some very good hunting in spite of the weather. Your Board met and started the ball rolling on several projects. Ebeth Brann will chair the membership survey committee and she will be seeking input from many of you experienced in this area. As you know we are very fortunate to have great computer skills in our ranks and Ebeth, Stephanie and Beth Sutton are super talented in this area. Our last membership survey was in 2010 so it is past time to give all an opportunity to weigh in on all matters.
The Hunt Ball Auction is scheduled March 21st. There are several ways to donate to the auction both online and submitting a donation form by mail. We appreciate businesses and friends who wish to contribute – goods, services, or recreational items. Click here to donate online. (For more information see event details) Our Board Strategic Planning Meeting is scheduled for February 15. We will be reviewing the past year’s activities and analyzing the good and the bad and laying out our next year’s plans. Please contact any of the Board members if you would like certain subjects to be addressed.
We have our conservation easement tax credits from the Commonwealth, and many thanks go out to Forbes Reback and his legal firm who donated the considerable time to obtain these. They will be sold in 2015 to those wanting to use them to off set state taxes. (More information is available on request.) Check the calendar for upcoming events in January and February! See you there.