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.
December, 2014Merry Christmas. I hope everyone has a great Holiday Season and that along with family and friends we all enjoy the peace of the season. Let's also hope for good weather and great hunting.
In our recent board meeting we discussed the personal use of our electronic communications and enforced the policy not to advertise through email or Facebook groups. We have a very good classified ads section on our web site that is available to the public, and to the members through the mailed, printed newsletter Fox Tracks. Take advantage of that.
As we go into 2015 it is time for us to survey the membership to assess our needs and see what we are doing well and what needs improving. We have so many good activities and programs but what else do our members want, need or don't like? That survey will come in the early spring as we complete our annual planning sessions.
Upcoming is our Hunt Ball and Auction. Ann Horner is the auction chair and we look forward to another great event with everyone's help. This year we have an electronic donation form: see Upcoming Events. Please consider what you might contribute because as you know this Hunt ball and auction are our major fundraiser for the next year. The Hunt Ball is a joint event shared with ORH and hosted by Farmington this year and will be held on March 21st.
Congratulations to our members that received their colors on Thanksgiving- Katharine Birdsall and Priscilla Friedberg.
Happy Holidays and good hunting.Reynolds