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  • March Madness Joint Meet with Bull Run & Farmington

    March Madness Joint Meet with Bull Run & Farmington

    By R. Reynolds Cowles, DVM & Elizabeth H. Sutton

    Foxhunting Life
    April, 2018

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    • 2018
  • Farmington Accepts the Inevitable, Adds New Quarry

    Farmington Accepts the Inevitable, Adds New Quarry

    By Elizabeth H. Sutton

    Foxhunting Life
    February, 2018

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    • 2018
  • School Notes

    School Notes

    By Martha Drum

    Crozet
    Winter, 2018

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    • 2018
  • Stephanie Guerlain...from the Show Ring to the Hunt Field

    Stephanie Guerlain...from the Show Ring to the Hunt Field

    By Martha Drum

    e-Covertside
    Winter, 2018

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    • 2018
  • A Huntsman for All Seasons

    A Huntsman for All Seasons

    By Elizabeth H. Sutton

    Virginia Sportsman Magazine
    Winter, 2017

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    • 2017
  • I Ride Alone

    I Ride Alone

    By Barclay Rives

    In & Around Horse Country
    Fall 2017

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    • 2017
  • William Faulkner & The Farmington Hunt

    William Faulkner & The Farmington Hunt

    By Elizabeth H. Sutton

    Foxhunting Life
    August, 2017

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    • 2017
  • Faulkner Left His Mark on UVA

    Faulkner Left His Mark on UVA

    By Elizabeth H. Sutton

    C-Ville Weekly
    March, 2017

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    • 2017
  • Virginia Sport Horse Practitioner Installed as 2017 AAEP President

    Virginia Sport Horse Practitioner Installed as 2017 AAEP President

    By Albemarle Magazine

    Albemarle Magazine
    March, 2017

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    • 2017
  • Belle Meade Hosts Popular Foxhound Performance Trials

    Belle Meade Hosts Popular Foxhound Performance Trials

    By Martha Drum

    e-Covertside
    February, 2017

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    • 2017
  • Matthew Cook Is New Farmington Huntsman

    Matthew Cook Is New Farmington Huntsman

    By Elizabeth H. Sutton

    Foxhunting Life
    February, 2017

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    • 2017
  • The Virginia Trail Riders, Inc.

    The Virginia Trail Riders, Inc.

    By Elizabeth H. Sutton

    Albemarle Magazine
    October/November, 2016

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    • 2016
  • Eleanor L. Barnes

    Eleanor L. Barnes

    By Hill and Wood Funeral Home

    Daily Progress
    Fall, 2016

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    • 2016
  • Master and Director

    Master and Director

    By Barclay Rives

    In and Around Horse Country
    Fall, 2016

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    • 2016
  • Felix Nuesch Passes Away

    Felix Nuesch Passes Away

    By Virginia Thoroughbred Association

    Virginia Thoroughbred Association
    Summer, 2016

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    • 2016
  • From Passion to Service

    From Passion to Service

    By Martha Drum

    The Club
    Summer, 2016

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    • 2016
  • VTR: Looking Back & Moving Forward

    VTR: Looking Back & Moving Forward

    By Elizabeth H. Sutton

    Virginia Sportsman Magazine
    Summer, 2016

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    • 2016
  • Farmington Hunt Connects With 4-H Club

    Farmington Hunt Connects With 4-H Club

    By Martha Drum

    e-Covertside
    April, 2016

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    • 2016
  • Many Masters on the Mara

    Many Masters on the Mara

    By Martha Drum

    Covertside
    Spring, 2016

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    • 2016
  • Carol Easter Tribute Draws Hundreds to Farmington

    Carol Easter Tribute Draws Hundreds to Farmington

    By Elizabeth H. Sutton

    Foxhunting Life
    December, 2015
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    • 2015
  • In the Heart of America's Hunt Country

    In the Heart of America's Hunt Country

    By Beth Hester

    Virginia Wildlife
    November/December, 2015
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    • 2015
  • Chapman's Mariah Is Virginia Field Hunter Champion

    Chapman's Mariah Is Virginia Field Hunter Champion

    By Betsy Burke Parker

    Foxhunting Life
    December, 2015
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    • 2015
  • Rita Mae Brown: The Rebel with Many Causes

    Rita Mae Brown: The Rebel with Many Causes

    By Jennifer B. Calder

    Untacked
    November/December, 2015
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    • 2015
  • Chapman Excels in Field Hunter Championships

    Chapman Excels in Field Hunter Championships

    By Martha Drum

    e-Covertside
    November, 2015

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    • 2015
  • Seeing the Light

    Seeing the Light

    By Elizabeth Sutton

    Virginia Sportsman
    June/July, 2015
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    • 2015
  • Horsing Around for a Good Cause

    Horsing Around for a Good Cause

    By Charlottesville Daily Progress

    Charlottesville Daily Progress
    October 1, 2012
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    • 2012
  • The Healing Power of Pets

    The Healing Power of Pets

    By Martha Jefferson Hospital

    Martha Jefferson Hospital
    Fall 2012
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    • 2012
  • 2012 Maury River Hunter Trials

    2012 Maury River Hunter Trials

    By Elizabeth Sutton

    Albemarle Magazine
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    • 2012
  • April Hunter Trials in Central Virginia Provide Fun for Foxhunters of All Ages! 

    April Hunter Trials in Central Virginia Provide Fun for Foxhunters of All Ages! 

    By Elizabeth Sutton

    e-Covertside
    June, 2012
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    • 2012
  • Equestrian Legends: Ellie Wood Keith Baxter

    Equestrian Legends: Ellie Wood Keith Baxter

    By Equestrian Legends

    Equestrian Legends
    May, 2012
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    • 2012
  • Erin Bartle Dominates in Maury River Hunter Trials

    Erin Bartle Dominates in Maury River Hunter Trials

    By Elizabeth Sutton

    Foxhunting Life
    May, 2012
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    • 2012
  • 9th Annual Junior Field Hunter Championship is Bigger than Ever

    9th Annual Junior Field Hunter Championship is Bigger than Ever

    By Lauren R. Giannini

    Foxhunting Life
    November, 2011

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    • 2011
  • Thoroughbred

    Thoroughbred

    By Elizabeth H. Sutton

    Virginia Sportsman
    October, 2011

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    • 2011
  • Living Legend: Ellie Wood Keith Baxter Has Lived Her Life At A Rollicking Good Gallop

    Living Legend: Ellie Wood Keith Baxter Has Lived Her Life At A Rollicking Good Gallop

    By Molly Sorge

    Molly Sorge
    September, 2011
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    • 2011
  • Farmington Hunt Offers Foxhunters a Model for Conservation

    Farmington Hunt Offers Foxhunters a Model for Conservation

    By John Strassburger

    The Chronicle of the Horse
    Photos by Cathy Summers, B.Sutton, & E. Cowles
    March 7, 2011

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    • 2011
  • Feasts of Farmington Hunt

    Feasts of Farmington Hunt

    By Julie Bryant Fisher & Martha A. Woodham

    Covertside
    Spring 2011

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    • 2011
  • Piece by Piece

    Piece by Piece

    By Elizabeth Sutton

    Covertside
    Photos by Cathy Summers, B.Sutton, & E. Cowles
    Spring 2011
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    • 2011
  • Farmington Hunt & J.B. Birdsall Honored for Conservation Success

    Farmington Hunt & J.B. Birdsall Honored for Conservation Success

    By Norman Fine

    Foxhunting Life
    Photos by C.Microutsicos & B.Sutton
    February, 2011
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    • 2011
  • D. Haskell-Chhuy: An Artist of Multi-dimensions

    D. Haskell-Chhuy: An Artist of Multi-dimensions

    By Hay Hardy

    Virginia Sportsman
    January, 2011

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    • 2011
  • MFHA Board of Directors Meet at FHC

    MFHA Board of Directors Meet at FHC

    By Norm Fine

    Covertside
    October, 2009
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    • Archive
  • Foxfield & Farmington A Foxhunter's Legacy

    Foxfield & Farmington A Foxhunter's Legacy

    By Elizabeth H. Sutton

    e-Covertside
    Photos by Cathy Summers & Stephanie Guerlain

    Fall 2010
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    • Archive
  • Huntsman Daron Beeney

    Huntsman Daron Beeney

    By Elizabeth H. Sutton

    Virginia Sportsman
    Photos by Cathy Summers and Stephanie Guerlain

    January, 2011
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    • Archive
  • FHC Puppy Show 2010

    FHC Puppy Show 2010

    By Elizabeth H. Sutton

    Foxhunting Life
    August 2010
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    • Archive
  • Farmington Hunt Club's 80th Anniversary

    Farmington Hunt Club's 80th Anniversary

    By Elizabeth H. Sutton

    Virginia Sportsman
    Photos by Cathy Summers & George Barkley
    June-July 2010
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    • Archive
  • Spring 2010 Foxfield Races

    Spring 2010 Foxfield Races

    By Elizabeth H. Sutton

    e-Covertside
    Photo by S.Guerlain
    May 2010
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    • Archive
  • The Rise of Good Night Shirt & His Owners...

    The Rise of Good Night Shirt & His Owners...

    By Jane Porter Fogelman

    Virginia Sportsman
    April, 2009
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    • Archive
  • Ellie Wood Page Keith Baxter: A Classic Virginia Lady

    Ellie Wood Page Keith Baxter: A Classic Virginia Lady

    By Jane Fogelman

    Jane Fogelman
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    • Archive
  • Kelly Wilkinson Artist & Aviator

    Kelly Wilkinson Artist & Aviator

    By Elizabeth Spaulding

    Virginia Sportsman
    Photos by Kelly Wilkinson
    April, 2008
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    • Archive

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2012 May 5 Competitive Trail Ride at Millington

see results below. Also, see photos!

On Saturday, the 5th of May, riders came from as far as North Carolina to compete in the inaugural FHC-sponsored competitive trail ride, sanctioned by the American Competitive Trail Horse Association. The ride started at Millington, and went through Mint Meadows and Red Gate, with 6 judged obstacles, including opening and closing a gate (holding the gate the whole time), crossing a concrete bridge, backing through an L-shaped pattern of rails on the ground, getting some mail out of a mailbox, and carrying a board on a rope in a full circle without dropping the board off the end of a barrel. The feedback from competitors was extremely positive:

Trails

  • very well marked, and beautiful trail
  • Great trail markings.
  • Even I didn't get lost when I led.
  • This is the best trail markings I have had on any ACTHA ride and even my daughter didn't get us lost when she led.
  • Best trails ever. Gorgeous place and I would do this ride again!
  • Best Trails - beautiful place to ride with well marked trails.
  • We covered a lot of distance and never got lost. This was the most beautiful ride I have participated in ever! What gorgeous country and beautiful footing. I would recommend it to anyone.

Obstacles

  • good selection
  • Good choices
  • the obstacles were things that you might see on the trail. I love it when it's not too creative, but left natural

Judges

  • very friendly and professional
  • Seemed to know what they were looking at

Overall

  • Nice people, and great area to ride.
  • It was a great ride and very scenic. Very well planned.
  • The scenery was gorgeous, lots of different terrain, and great marked trail. My favorite ACTHA ride yet.
  • The place and people were great.
  • I would come back - staff was friendly and nice - location was beautiful and the trails were challenging and fun
  • The best trails I have been on over the last year. Beautiful vistas, well maintained trails and footing. All officials were friendly and helpful. This was a memorable ride!!
  • the location it was a TEN
  • location was great, ride was great

Volunteers who helped to run the event included Liz King, Shawnee Baker, Joy Crompton, Ken and Carolyn Chapman, Jennifer Cofield, Kim Morton, Nancy Howell, Judy Elias, Chris Middleton, Kim Gall, Kaitlyn Schmitt, Deborah Wray, Dale Dealtry, Mason Fogg, Stephanie Guerlain, and Paula McConnell. FHC members who competed included Agnes Clark, Shelly Thompson, and Jebb Cuthbert. And a huge thanks goes to the Fennell's and the Birdsall's for the use of their land.

Free Union Trail Ride

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RESULTS

Open Division

1st: Stephen Gregory riding Billy

2nd: Marjorie Chema riding Emmy Lee 


Pleasure Division

1st: Laura Miller riding TS Shaggin on Sundae

2nd: Donna Jennings riding Slick Zipper "Rose" 

3rd: Suzanne Olsen riding Sugar 

4th: Sherrie Mincks riding Leather and Lace 

5th: Agnes Clark riding Jack Daniels 

6th Jebb Cuthbert riding Thyme 


Junior Division

1st: Brianna White riding Zypher`s Verlette Rose 

2nd: Kira Kaseloo riding Stormy`s Rainy Delight 

3rd: Danielle Shannon riding Magnums Wimpy 


 

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