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.
We are completing a good year of hunting and we give thanks to our staff, hounds, and very generous landowners. It has been a tough winter weather wise and with the loss of good members and friends, the most recent being the loss of Ann Via. Our hearts go out to Sonny and his family. It should also be noted that our beloved Evelyn Carr has stepped down as one of our field secretaries. She has been a fixture at meets for so long that it will be strange not seeing that bright smile welcoming us. We thank her for her great service to the club and wish her good health and still expect to see that smile at all events. Your Board has nominated three new members for election at our April meeting. Going off the board are Bonnie Hanks and Jay Fennell. Nominated to come on are Ebeth Brann, Carolyn Chapman, and Robin Lundgren. We know these new members will bring a lot of talent to the group. Please come out to the annual meeting on April 30th.
The spring and summer bring many social activities and horse and hound events, keep up to date by visiting our online calendar! (See Events for details.) For a report of our recent strategic planning meeting, visit the members section.