Submit all requirements to Field Secretary on the day of the meet.
Farmington Hunt Club places high value on maintaining the health and well-being of all our members and participants. The following guidelines have been designed to increase overall enjoyment of our sport, maintain good relations with our Central Virginia landowners and community, promote foxhunting traditions, and maximize the safety of all participants.
Each applicant must be sponsored by two FHC active regular hunting members who will write a letter of recommendation to the Membership Chair.
Sponsors are responsible for introducing and educating new members. They are encouraged to accompany prospective or new members in the field, invite them to FHC events, and introduce them to other club members.
Full hunting and social privileges.
Invitation to all social events.
Must live outside Virginia.
Hunting members in good standing with another club and live outside the Farmington area.
Married, with or without children, or single with children under 21
Unmarried, no children under 21.
Full time high school, college or grad school. Must be under 21.
Everyone who rides in an FHC-sponsored horse show, hunt, trail ride, hunter pace, etc. needs to sign both a Farmington Hunt Club waiver (digital) and a Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority waiver (digital), as they own quite a bit of the land that we ride across in the Free Union area. These need only be signed once, they do not need to be signed every year.
During cub hunting season meets are traditionally at 8 am with later times as the season progresses. All times are subject to change, pending scenting conditions and weather. Formal season meet times are usually 10 am, or later as the season and weather require. For details consult the Fixture card, the Hunt line, the website or contact us.
In early cubbing season dress is informal and/or ratcatcher (tweed coat). Collared shirts such as “polo” shirts or turtlenecks, tucked in, are acceptable. Solid muted colors (except red) are preferred. Earth tone breeches, boots are preferred, and protective headgear (black or brown velvet covered cap with chin harness) are required for all riders.
For Formal Hunting Season, Formal Attire is required Tuesdays and Saturdays, and Ratcatcher on Thursdays. After January 1st Ratcatcher is allowed on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Visitors are welcome with permission from the Master (434) 293-4467. Capping fees apply, and a signed waiver form is required. All must carry a Virginia Hunting License. The Field Secretary accepts cap fees and waiver forms at the meet.
For members, log in to see the fixture card and maps. For Visitors, contact us or call the Master: 434-293-4467.
Yes, for more information contact Joy Crompton.
Hunting is a thrilling sport that is best enjoyed if both you and your horse are properly prepared. Become familiar with the Hunting Protocol, contact a Master to ask permission to join a hunt, and perhaps first try hunting on an experienced mount (several members offer experienced horses for a fee). Contact Master Elizabeth (Liz) King firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact Master Joy Crompton email@example.com to discuss.
Yes! Farmington offers a popular Walk and Talk trail ride series from mid May through August. Rides are Tuesdays and Sundays from area fixtures. For more information contact Master Kip Holloway firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hunt on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Cub hunting season is early September, usually Labor Day weekend through October. Formal Hunting season opens in late October or early November. For locations, consult the Fixture Card (membership login required) or contact us for more information. Always consult the Hunt Monitor Line: 434-978-1107 for last-minute changes and updates.
Yes, everyone who hunts (even just once) who is 12 years of age or older needs to buy an annual (or lifetime) Virginia hunting license and bring it with them to the meets. Annual rate is $23 if aged 16-64. Buy your license online or at stores such as Kmart.
Everyone who rides in a Farmington-sponsored horse show, hunt, trail ride, hunter pace, etc. needs to sign both a Farmington Hunt Club waiver (digital) AND a Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority waiver (digital), as they own quite a bit of the land that we ride across in the Charlottesville area. These need only be signed once, they do not need to be signed every year.