Group of horse riders going fox hunting riding down gravel road in fall.

Foxhunting in Northern Virginia

The Warrenton Hunt welcomes visitors who may hunt with the permission of the Masters up to 3 times each season. Please read below for more information on capping with The Warrenton Hunt.

 

Hunting with the Warrenton Hunt

Request permission.

The Warrenton Hunt welcomes visitors who may hunt with the permission of the Masters up to 3 times each season.

Arrive early in correct attire.

Guests are encouraged to arrive at the meet at least 30 minutes before hounds move off.  Please introduce yourself to the Field Secretary and provide the needed paperwork before you mount.

Attire Rules

What: Ratcatcher or Informal
When: Cubbing season and Weekdays during the regular season

  • Tweed Jacket
  • Shirt with colored stock or necktie
  • Turtleneck shirts or shirts with chokers only permitted prior to Opening Meet
  • Buff or tan breeches
  • Rust breeches permitted during cubbing
  • Black Dress or Brown Field Boots
  • ASTM approved helmet


What:
Formal
When
: Saturday meets & Holidays

  • Black or navy jacket
  • White stock tie
  • Buff, tan or canary breeches
  • Black Dress boots
  • ASTM approved helmet

Submit required documents & fees.

The Field Secretary will need your signed waiver and capping fee as well as a Negative Coggins for your horse. Minors must have a waiver signed by a parent or custodial adult.

Capping Fees

$100 – week days
$150 – Saturdays & Holidays
$30 – Juniors (must be accompanied in the field by an adult)

Warrenton Hunt Huntsman and hounds

Do you have your hunting license?

Guests 12 years or older who fox hunts even once are required to have a current Virginia hunting license. Licenses are available online. They may also be purchased at many sporting goods stores.

The Territory

Northern Virginia's piedmont region.

The rural countryside of Fauquier County, Virginia is lovely and picturesque. With rolling hills, horse farms, and quaint small towns, it is easy to see why so many people are drawn to this area.

There is a strong sense of community in the county and a focus on preserving the natural beauty of the landscape. Residents here enjoy a slower pace of life and plenty of opportunities to get outdoors and enjoy all that nature has to offer.

We are deeply grateful to the landowners who graciously continue to allow us access to their properties. Without their support, the future of foxhunting would be in jeopardy. We are committed to doing our part in preserving the rural landscape for future generations.

hunt galloping in field

We value a sporting lifestyle.

We strive to provide an exhilarating, trustworthy, and healthy outdoor experience that stewards the land we love.

Preserve traditions.

As one of the oldest fox-hunting organizations in the country, we are committed to preserving the tradition of foxhunting for future generations.

Provide camaraderie.

Our subscribers enjoy the company of other like-minded individuals who share a love of the outdoors and of foxhunting.

Support local agriculture.

We support the goals of Fauquier County to remain an agricultural region and encourage business with local farmers.

Ethical sportsmanship.

Subscribers follow a strict code of ethics that includes respecting the environment and treating animals humanely.