ABOUT RAPPAHANNOCK HUNT

Rappahannock Hunt's territory is comprised of land in Rappahannock, Culpeper and Madison counties.  The membership of the Rappahannock Hunt is as varied as its territory. We come from all walks of life, all ages and all areas. We welcome all who wish to ride with us and we are very thankful and indebted to the generosity of our landowners who make foxhunting possible.

The hunt’s territory is a mixture of mountains, rolling hills, and open fields. The territory is paneled with coops and some old stone walls. The fixtures are full of astonishing views, jumps,and red and grey fox alike. We have even seen a hint of coyote or two. The territory is challenging but can be ridden with ease by the fairly fit horse and rider. 

Our hunting season begins in September with autumn hunting and continues into the formal season at the end of October with the old, time honored tradition of Opening Meet and the Blessing of the Hounds.  We go out Wednesdays and Sundays from the beginning of September  through the month of March. Guests are always welcome. We offer many types of memberships.

Rappahannock Hunt offers much more than hunting.  Please check out our events that are open to members and non-members.  Our events cover everything from trail riding to naming new puppies to dinners and dancing.  There are many ways to enjoy being part of Rappahannock Hunt.

We invite you to come ride with us or attend any of our hunt functions. For information on any of the Rappahannock Hunt’s activities, please feel free to call our Masters or Honorary Secretary.

Rappahannock Hunt Incorporated is a 501(c) 7 non-profit Virginia Corporation based in Rappahannock County, Virginia. Rappahannock Hunt Club was organized to engage in and promote the sport of fox hunting. In addition to fox hunting the corporation provides social activities for its members and the public. The corporation also provides trail riding, instruction and clinics for non-members.

The Rappahannock Hunt Experience

The Rappahannock Hunt is one of the most unique hunt experiences any rider can have. Our territory ranges from gentle rolling hills to rugged mountains. While it can be formidable,  there is nothing like making a run up Red Oak Mountain, reaching the top and looking down from that 360-degree view to see the fog filling in the valleys 1,400 feet below you.

That is what we see when we hunt.

Rappahannock Hunt is a small hunt. We number our fields in the tens, not the hundreds. With our small fields, our members are in the midst of the chase all the time. It’s a great experience to be checked up in the woods with the hounds working a covert within sight. When those first couple of hounds start to speak and the pack starts to move as one, it’s a thrill to watch.

That is what we feel when we hunt.

Rappahannock Hunt is fast hunt. Our hounds are a swift, all-weather pack. Galloping along and watching the hounds coursing through the woods at full speed creates quite an adrenaline rush. The hounds are flying, your horse is flying, and you’re flying along with them through the woods, up and down the hills and mountains.

That is how we hunt. That is the Rappahannock Hunt Experience.

Rappahannock Hunt's territory is comprised of land in Rappahannock, Culpeper and Madison counties.  The membership of the Rappahannock Hunt is as varied as its territory. We come from all walks of life, all ages and all areas. Some members drive over 2 hours to ride with us, bypassing other hunts along the way.  We welcome all who wish to ride with us and we are very thankful and indebted to the generosity of our landowners who make foxhunting possible.

The Hunt's territory is a mixture of mountains, rolling hills, and open fields. The territory is paneled with coops and some old stone walls. The fixtures are full of astonishing views, jumps, and red and grey fox alike. We have even seen a hint of coyote or two. The territory is challenging but can be ridden with ease by the fairly fit horse and rider. 

Our hunting season begins in September with autumn hunting and continues into the formal season at the end of October with the old, time honored tradition of Opening Meet and the Blessing of the Hounds.  We go out Wednesdays and Sundays from the beginning of September through the month of March. Guests are always welcome. We offer many types of memberships and packages including a book of discounted cap fees.

Rappahannock Hunt offers much more than hunting.  Please check out our events that are open to members and non-members.  Our events cover everything from trail riding to naming new puppies to dinners, dancing and chili cook-offs.  There are many ways to enjoy being part of Rappahannock Hunt.

We invite you to come ride with us or attend any of our hunt functions. For information on any of the Rappahannock Hunt’s activities, please feel free to call our Masters or Honorary Secretary.