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.
October, 2014October is always a great month for FHC but this past two weeks was over the top. Hunting has been fabulous and the joint meet this past weekend with Blue Ridge and the Hound dinner was the best.
The joint meet was great hunting both with Blue Ridge's hounds on Saturday and ours on Sunday. The Blue Ridge showed us good sport on a great scenting day with the best foxes in the county. Sunday on a very tough scenting day The Farmington showed how to get it done in these conditions. No one had horse or personal energy left either day. What a great way to be exhausted! And then we had breakfasts by Mary Buford Hitz and fellow FHC members at Millington and by Mary Minor Henderson at Yadkin. Both were very much enjoyed by all and thanks to both of these ladies for their efforts.
The Hound Dinner was so fabulous and many thanks to all who worked on it. The overall chair was Carol Ham who knows how to organize an event and she had a great committee and coworkers, Bonnie Hanks, Evie Cowles, Jennifer Cofield and of course- dinner by Shelly and crew. There were many other workers and clean up people. It was a successful evening for our hounds grossing right at $11,000. Thanks go to our top bidders in the silent auction and to Peter Holloway and Bo Cofield as top bidders in our live auction. Our younger members who served dinner were an essential part of the evening. Thanks to all from your hounds.
We have the annual Fall Horse Show coming up at The Barracks followed by our Fall Hunter Pace the next weekend. Opening hunt is November 8th and quickly followed by Thanksgiving Hunt. Does it get any better?