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 El Nino doldrums have had us off the turf for some time but when we have gotten out , hunting has been good. Certainly New Year’s Day was very good. Hounds were spot on! The new fixture at Greenfields delivered great sport and looks to have a lot of potential.
Your Board is in the process of developing guidelines to manage the business of the club. We look forward to replacing the steps on the west end of the clubhouse in the every near future. You have already seen the new heaters in the clubhouse and we have purchased a new refrigerator as the old one died.
It is with great sadness that we received word of the death of Hugh Motley, ex MFH of the Keswick Hunt. Hugh was a great advocate of hunting and active in all phases of horse sport. He will be missed in our community and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and the Keswick Hunt.
The annual Board of Governors strategic planning meeting is coming up in February and if any member has issues they want the Board to discuss please notify either me or Secretary, Connie Laudenschlager or any Board member. All aspects of FHC will be probed and discussed to give us a plan for the next year.
Jack and Missy Sanford will host a 5 stand skeet shoot at their farm this spring. This event was last held two years ago and was very popular. All you shooters dust off your guns and start practicing. We will let you know as soon as this event is scheduled.Good hunting.