Charlottesville Horse Farms In The Farmington Hunt Country
The Farmington Hunt Country lies to the west side of the city of Charlottesville. If you head out of town on Barracks Road which turns into Garth Road, you will soon be in the middle of horse country. This is a beautiful drive with Charlottesville horse farms and equestrian properties on either side of the road.
The Farmington Hunt which was founded in 1929 and hunts a pack of mostly crossbred hounds. The kennels and clubhouse are located in Northwestern Albemarle County close to Free Union. On many a fall and winter morning you can see the hounds followed by Pink coated riders (I know, the coats look red) on horses galloping through the rolling hills of the Charlottesville equestrian properties.
Not all of the horse farms in Charlottesville are home to foxhunters. You will find show hunters and jumpers, dressage horses, three day eventers, trail riders, flat and steeplechase race horses, and even the occasional reining horse. The area is home to a variety of equestrian disciplines.
As you drive through the Farmington Hunt country you will enjoy the views of green pastures and rolling hills with the stately BlueRridge Mountains in the background. I think you will agree that to own a Charlottesville horse farm is to have a “little bit of heaven”.
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