Glenmore, one of the oldest
of the 169 Recognized and Registered Hunts in the United States,
was organized in 1930 and recognized in 1935 by the
Masters of Foxhounds Association.
It is named for the Glenmore Farm which was owned by our first Master of Foxhounds,
"Jack Todd." Our purpose is to enjoy the sport of organized fox hunting, social occasions
which are appropriate to the sport, and just to get together and have a good time.
Throughout Augusta County, we enjoy hunting the scent of both the
red and gray fox, and most recently, coyote, with a crossbred pack of foxhounds.
In the old English custom,
many hunts are followed by a "Hunt Breakfast." On occasion, we exchange hunts with
other hunt clubs, providing opportunity to meet with friends who share our love of the chase.
We annually share opening hunts with the Rockbridge
Hunt near Lexington and have joint hunts with a number of other hunts in Virginia.
We adhere to the traditions of fox hunting that have been passed down
as much as is practical. We hunt fox with hounds and follow hounds on horseback, because
it is a purposeful, fun and healthy winter sport. We are privileged to hunt such beautiful
territory because of the generosity of the landowners over whose farms we ride. It is
a compliment to the landowners and a credit
to the sport that we dress in traditional attire.
"Hunt colors" are awarded by the Glenmore Masters of Foxhounds, at their pleasure, to members who hunt regularly and have demonstrated
that they are an asset to the Club. Our colors consist of a Yale blue collar, tattersall vest, and buttons engraved with the
letters "GH." Our current Masters award colors at our seasons closing hunt or other formal occasions.
Glenmore's long history has provided material for many good stories related to foxhunting.
The History Committee is busy gathering stories, photographs and old Club records in
preparation for publishing a formal written history before the our 100th anniversary in 2030.
Glenmore's Cubbing Season is from September through mid - October.
Our official Hunt Season is from late October through late March. The Hunt goes out
two days a week, currently Tuesdays and Saturdays. In addition to the hunts,
there are many other hunt-related horse
activities that take place throughout
Calendar of Events & Fixture Card
long season, beautiful hunt country and warm Virginia hospitality make the
Glenmore Hunt an attractive destination for our Canadian and other northern friends.
There are several Bed and Breakfasts in the area, some with stabling facilities and
outstanding restaurants. Foxhunters interested in traveling to join
Glenmore for some great hunting experiences are always invited and most welcome.
in the Hunt is by invitation. Prospective members must hunt and/or attend
social events and be proposed to a Membership Committee by at least three current voting
members. To encourage and foster the younger enthusiasts of foxhunting,
Junior memberships are available. We also provide for School
Memberships to recognized academic educational facilities with a riding
By-Laws set a maximum of one hundred (100) voting
The Glenmore News is a monthly newsletter published for members
and selected friends of Glenmore. It features the news of the Hunt which includes the current calendar, hunting and
social activities, events results, committee reports, and regular columns including "The Master's Corner,"
"The Secretary's Corner," "The President's Message,"
and an occasional "Member Profile."
The Hunt also publishes numerous activity
fliers, announcements, horse show programs, invitations, entry forms,
maps, fixture cards, membership booklets and folders, etc. The Club maintains
an extensive database of over 2,200 local horsemen and women categorized by specific
interests. Occasionally we include fliers from other hunts or commercial
operations with our monthly mailings as a courtesy.
The Glenmore Hunt is a Virginia
corporation, but is operated in a unique manner dictated by its By-laws
and Constitution. It is governed directly by the membership which meets
monthly. Execution of the members' desires is carried out by a Board of Directors
and various committees. The Board consists of a President, Vice President (Hunt Committee Chair), Honorary Secretary,
Treasurer, Master(s) of Foxhounds, and four At-Large Members. There are many working committees
that handle everything from the Calendar and Finance to the individual Horse Shows and
Hunt Breakfasts. The hunt field is a traditional dictatorship under the Master(s) of Foxhounds.