Hunter Pace June10th

Farmington Hunt Fun Hunter Pace at Mint Meadows
Results and Report, and photos courtesy of event manager Nancy Howell
June 10, 2017

The Farmington Hunt Club would like to thank the following landowners for allowing us access through their beautiful property on Saturday: John and Mary Scott Birdsall, Wick and Carter McNeely, Alesandro Valmarana and Grey and Sarah McLean. The 5 mile trail ride took us through some of the prettiest views and natural beauty in all of Albemarle County.
I want to thank all the volunteers who brought that delicious food (which was completely devoured by the time the last guest left). Robin Ellis generously gathered a bounty of desserts, which I thought was over the top. The tables were blessed with gorgeous flower arrangements by Melissa Morrison (Maggies’s Mom!!) Karen Bull was my drink gal again this year, thank you for keeping us hydrated after a particularly warm day on the trail! Brian Barquin, Janet and Robert Deane and Bobbie Wells were my jump spotters, photographer and water station volunteers (along with Ruby and Missy!).
My secretaries were Jebb Cuthbert, Mary Minor Henderson and BJ Korol who kept the line short and riders moving on. Chris Cuthbert, Michelle Fultano and Linda Hashcart were our timers and instructors for the day.
Liz King set up a wonderful trail and kept us from crossing that high, deep and flowing river that was sure to be a challenge after all that rain the previous week. She knows her way around all the properties in our hunt country but Mint Meadows is her backyard and she uses every acre if she can!
Matthew, Julie, Tommy and Grady once again put up that darn tent in a perfect spot to keep us cool. I always appreciate the amount of work it takes to put a big tent like that up and then pull it down again in a day. Grady weed-eated around many of the trails and jumps for us too. Thank you, we really appreciated it!
A double shout out to Michelle and BJ who helped me set up and stayed to help clean everything up at the end of the day. Thank you BJ for being my “second arm” for the day............Oh did you not notice?
I planned this Hunter Pace with one arm!!!!
Here are the results and 1st place winners will receive a Certificate in the mail for (1) free Hunt/Pace or Walk and Talk with FHC during the 2017 season.

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Sid Trimmer and Karen Grove with Karen and Ed Bullock our #1 and #2 Hunter Division winners.Photo by Robert Deane

Hunter Division:
1. Sid Trimmer and Karen Grove 2. Karen and Ed Bullock 3. Jennifer Campbell and Racheal McMahon 4. Meghan Custer and Becky Birnbaum
Pleasure Division:
Pleasure Wnners

1. Paula McConnell and Dale Dealtrey  2. Ellen Miller, Lisa Moseley and Tommy Clements 3. Erica and Aymarie 4. Liz Wilson, Shawnee Baker, Martha Drum and Kelly Van Scooter

Junior Division:

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Juniors at the Hunter Pace had a great time!
1. Taylor Overman and Kaitlyn Schmitt 2. Josie Galvin, Claire Thompson, Jeni Galvin and Emily Sears 3. Meghan Murray, Rachel Murray and Delaney Jones
Junior Winners pictured above: Schmitt and Overman, photo by Robert Deane

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Galvin  and Sears family with L. Haschart

Spring Horse Show Report

Another Great Spring Horse Show!
June 5, 2017 Event report and results by Stephen Bickers, show manager

Photos will be posted as soon as they are available! Share your event photos and comments-please join our group, Farmington on Facebook

Another horse show in the books! We had the most beautiful weather ever, and what a nice chance to get together with great friends. About 50 entries competed at the beautiful Brookhill Farm, and I want to take this chance to reiterate to Lynne and Mark Gebhard how grateful we are to be able to hold the show there. Many of the exhibitors have been long time supporters of the show, but there were some new faces as well. Hopefully everyone had a good day, and we look forward to seeing them back next year. It was very bittersweet and touching to present the Muffin Barnes Memorial Trophy for the first time. I know she was smiling down on a show that she supported and attended since it started in 1976.

Sure it is a lot of work, but it would not be possible without my volunteers. BJ Korol and Robin Lundgren were great secretaries, my parking guru, Earle Betts kept things running smoothly down below. Shelley Thompson, Sally Powers, Kip Holloway and Chris Cuthbert were a very efficient and quick jump crew. Jebb Cuthbert very ably handled a long afternoon of announcing, and she did the hunt club proud.

Mary Harp was totally my gal Friday, organizing the jump changes, being an efficient starter, and just overall keeping things in line from the start of the show until the bitter end.

Thanks to all our sponsors who made it possible to raise close to $4000 for the hunt club.

Most of all thanks to my long term partner, and best friend, Drew Perkins for being all in this year. He painted, lets just say, a "few jumps", he put up with the clutter around the house that precedes a show, he helped not just with set up, but as tired as we were, helped break down and pack up. He was invaluable as secretary from start to finish, and as I said, was cheerful and willing the entire time.

All the boxes are packed back in the attic, and I feel relieved to hand off the baton to the next event planners. Put June 2, 2018 on your will be here before you know it.


June 3, 2017
Judge: Mr. Mark Wonderly
Schooling Hunter Champion: Barrister, Kim Short, (Jackson Schurtz)
Res: Piper, Toni Durham
Green Hunter Champion: C'Mon Carmen, Stephanie Guerlain
Res: Secret Soldier, Lynne Gebhard
Working Hunter Champion: Medal of Honor, Lynne Gebhard
Res: Secret Soldier, Lynne Gebhard
Childrens/ Adult Hunter Champion: Prize, Jenn Daly, (Katie Define)
Res: Medal of Honor, Lynne Gebhard (Summer Smith)
VHSA Thoroughbred Hunter Champion: Firebee, Tiffany Snell, (Nicole Hill)
Res: Mesmerize, Equinox Farm, (Becky Reid)
Short Stirrup Hunter Champion: Diamond Jubilee, Britni Cash, (Henry Lesko)
Res: Captain Butler, Baily Hale Dent, (Maggie Kittrell)
Pony Pleasure Champion: Oakfields Peridot, Isabella Karr
Res: Sunny Delight, Annie Bourke
Junior Horse Pleasure Champion: Captain Butler, Baily Hale Dent, (Maggie Kittrell)
Res: Excalibur, Lynne Gebhard, (Caroline Daugherty)
Adult Horse Pleasure Champion: Descant, Mary Harp, (Anne Grachus)
Res: Miss Madelaine, Todd Wever
Low Hunter Champion: Coco Chanel, Todd Wever
Res: Skipping Along, Julianna Mallia
Pony Hunter Champion: Point 'N' Shoot, Lily Lynch
Res: Oakfields Peridot, Isabella Karr
Grand Champion Pleasure: Captain Butler, Baily Hale Dent (Maggie Kittrell) & Descant, Mary Harp, (Anne Grachus)
Grand Hunter Champion: Medal of Honor, Lynne Gebhard
Leading Hunter Rider: Lynne Gebhard
Best Child Rider: Isabella Karr
Leading Equitation Trainer: Lynne Gebhard
Schooling Hunters: 1. Barrister; 2. Piper; 3. Half Mask, K C Meadows, (Mary Quinn Ferguson); 4. Zeus, Karen Bull; 5. Elation, Rebecca Smith, (Jenn Daly); 6. Chris's Symphony, Margaret Nash.
Schooling Hunters: 1. Barrister; 2. Half Mask; 3. Zeus; 4. Piper; 5. Penny, Smallwood Farm, (Louise Carelsen); 6. Duchess, Lynne Gebhard, (Shannon Critzer).
Schooling Hunters under saddle: 1. Barrister; 2. Elation; 3. Piper; 4. Duchess; 5. Half Mask; 6. Box Office Smash, Charlotte Delany.
Green Hunters: 1. Secret Soldier; 2. Staccato, Equinox Farm, (Becky Reid); 3. C'Mon Carmen; 4. Mesmerize, Equinox Farm, (Becky Reid); 5. Ludwig, Rebecca Ogborne, (Baily Hale Dent); 6. Runaway Dame, Joy Cromptonl.
Green Hunters: 1. Ludwig; 2. C'Mon Carmen; 3. Runaway Dame; 4. Secret Soldier; 5. Staccato; 6. Mesmerize.
Green Hunters under saddle: 1. C'Mon Carmen; 2. Secret Soldier; 3. Ludwig; 4. Runaway Dame.
Working Hunters: 1. Medal of Honor; 2. Secret Soldier; 3. Brooklyn; 4. East of Eden, Rebecca Smith, (Jenn Daly).
Working Hunters: 1. Medal of Honor; 2. East of Eden; 3. Secret Soldier; 4. Brooklyn.
Working Hunters under saddle: 1. Medal of Honor; 2. Secret Soldier; 3. Brooklyn; 4. East of Eden.
VHSA Equitation on the flat (14 and under): 1. Nicole Hill; 2. Ginger Umstadler; 3. Julianna Mallia; 4. Laney Butler; 5. Isabella Karr; 6. Dylan Schultheis.
VHSA Equitation on the flat (15-17): 1. Katie Define; 2. Summer Smith; 3. Anesia Fowler.
VHSA Equitation on the flat (Adult): 1. Stephanie Guerlain; 2. Toni Durham; 3. Shannon Critzer.
VHSA Associate Children's Equitation (Black Cat Farm Trophy): 1. Summer Smith; 2. Laney Butler; 3. Nicole Hill; 4. Anesia Fowler.
VHSA Associate Adult Equitation: 1. Toni Durham; 2. Sasha Reinhold; 3. Shannon Critzer; 4 . Sarah Ragosta.
VHSA Children's Medal: 1. Katie Define; 2. Summer Smith; 3. Anesia Fowler.
VHSA Adult Medal: 1. Stephanie Guerlain; 2. Charlotte Delaney; 3. Toni Durham.
Children's/ Adult Hunters: 1. Prize; 2. Medal of Honor; 3. Firebee; 4. Piper; 5. Believe and Receive, Leah Scully, (Sarah Ragosta); 6. Calm and Collected, Sasha Reinhold.
Children's/ Adult Hunters: 1. Piper; 2. Prize; 3. Medal of Honor; 4. Finn, Tara Reddy, (Anesia Fowler); 5. Cricket, Jenn Daly, (Laney Butler); 6. Firebee.
Children's/ Adult Hunters under saddle: 1. Finn; 2. Medal of Honor; 3. Prize; 4. Piper; 5.Believe and Receive ; 6. Firebee.
VHSA Thoroughbred Hunters: 1. Staccato; 2. Firebee; 3. Mesmerize.
VHSA Thoroughbred Hunters: 1. Firebee; 2. Staccato; 3. Mesmerize; 4. Coco Chanel.
VHSA Thoroughbred Hunters under saddle: 1. Firebee; 2. Mesmerize.
Leadline: 1. Virginia Lesko.
Short Stirrup Hunters: 1. Diamond Jubilee; 2. Captain Butler; 3. Excalibur; 4. Sunny Delight; 5. Two to Tango, Hannah Buss; 6. Double Trouble, Dylan Schultheis.
Short Stirrup Hunters: 1. Captain Butler; 2. Double Trouble; 3. Sunny Delight; 4. Excalibur; 5. Diamond Jubilee; 6. Two to Tango.
Short Stirrup Hunters under saddle: 1. Diamond Jubilee; 2. Excalibur; 3. Double Trouble; 4. Two to Tango; 6. Captain Butler.
Pony Pleasure - Walk, Trot: 1. Oakfields Peridot; 2. Two to Tango; 3. Sunny Delight.
Pony Pleasure - Go As You Please: 1.Oakfields Peridot; 2. Sunny Delight; 3. Two to Tango.
Pony Pleasure: 1. Oakfields Peridot; 2. Sunny Delight; 3. Two to Tango.
Junior Horse Pleasure - Walk, Trot: 1. Captain Butler; 2. Excalibur; 3. Double Trouble;
4. Leo, Lynne Gebhard, (Lillian Byrd).
Junior Horse Pleasure - Go As You Please: 1. Captain Butler; 2. Excalibur; 3. Leo; 4. Double Trouble.
Junior Horse Pleasure: 1. Captain Butler; 2. Excalibur; 3. Double Trouble; 4. Leo.
Adult Horse Pleasure- Walk, Trot: 1. Descant; 2. Miss Madelaine; 3. Bear, Shelly Thompson, (Hannah Rice); 4. Lucy, Andra Tarleton, (Madeline Maciel).
Adult Horse Pleasure- Go as You Please: 1. Descant; 2. Bear; 3. Lucy; 4. Miss Madelaine.
Adult Horse Pleasure: 1. Descant; 2. Miss Madelaine; 3. Lucy; 4. Bear.
Low Hunters: 1. Coco Chanel; 2. April, Lynne Gebhard, (Lindsey Henry); 3. Skipping Along; 4. Kool Kat; 5. Barley Smith, Lynne Gebhard, (Courtney Starr); 6. Star Medal, Jenny Rosner.
Low Hunters: 1. Skipping Along; 2. Star Medal; 3. April; 4. Coco Chanel; 5. Lil TNT, Jenny Rosner; 6. Kool Kat.
Low Hunters under saddle: 1. Coco Chanel; 2. April; 3. Skipping Along; 4. Barley Smith; 5. Kool Kat.
Pony Hunters: 1. Point 'N' Shoot; 2. Oakfields Peridot; 3. Bart Simpson, Lynne Gebhard, (Violet Wiley); 4. Breezeway Moonflower, Jenny Furlow, (Ginger Umstadler).
Pony Hunters: 1. Oakfields Peridot; 2. Point 'N' Shoot; 3. Bart Simpson; 4. Breezeway Moonflower.
Pony Hunters under saddle: 1. Breezeway Moonflower; 2. Bart Simpson; 3. Point 'N' Shoot; 4. Oakfields Peridot.

Virginia Hound Show

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Farmington Hounds compete at Morven Park

May 29, 2017 Morven park, Leesburg, VA
event report by Julie Cook, photos courtesy of Dr. J. Chris Middleton

Farmington Hunt made club history this weekend with a successful showing at the Virginia Hound Show in Leesburg, VA. Here are the results:

Crossbred unentered dog: Warlock 1st place.(shown above with MFH Joy Crompton and Huntsman Matthew Cook)

Penn-Marydel entered couple dog:
5th place

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American Stallion hound and get:
2nd place

Crossbred unentered bitch: Wicked
5th place

Crossbred unentered bitch couple:
Wishful & wildfire 1st place
Wiggle & wicked 4th place

Crossbred brood bitch: Keeper 4th

Because Warlock won his class Matthew made it into the championships, which involved going in two more times, he showed well and we were so proud to get this far up against all the big show packs in the country.
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Warlock won the Crossbred do hound division, showing excellent form, handled by Matthew Cook
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Thank you to Carolyn and John for the hours they put in practicing in all weather! And showing all day yesterday.

Ms Joy had a pleasant surprise having to go in and collect the silverware that Warlock won!

Thank you to all our great members, making the trip up to support Farmington's hounds.


Puppy Show 2017

Puppy Show  Success!
report by Liz King

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Huntsman Matthew Cook and Kennel assistant Grady Collier with the FHC Hounds at the Kennels, Sunday, May 21 2017

WOW, What a great Turn out for the Puppy Show with the Farmington Beagles!!
THE WINNER "Wicked" Thank you to so many who helped make it such a festive event!! Matthew Cook our Huntsman who put so much time in to making the Event happen, Kennelman Tommy and assistant Grady and Carolyn Chapman! To the Judges Barclay Rives and Mike Gottier, for doing such a wonderful Job!! Forbes Reback and Sherry Buttrick for putting on the Pimms and bringing the Beagles!!
Dale Dealtrey for organizing the Club House and the Pot Luck food,( which I believe Carolyn Chapman had a major hand in that also)
There were so many of you who helped out and pitched in, THANK YOU!!!

The Junior handlers were: # 21 Tenpe Tatun; Hattie 22 Willie Tatun: Icecup 23 Mason Grusty: Yankee 24 Lilly Janison: Glimmer "THE WINNER" 25 Georgina Wiley: Bounty 26 Hugh Wiley: Calico 27 Sarah Kate Kangas: Halo
28 Madeline Harp: Garmish
29 Hannah Harp: Starling
30 Pippa Cook: Greyleg (Pippa's own Beagle)
31 Charlotte Bassett: Gander
32 Lake Bassett: Gosling
Then Matthew brought all the hounds out to show us how pretty they are!!!
Then up to the Club House for a feast!!!!

Photo courtesy of Liz King, look for more coming soon:


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