Orange County Hunt
P.O. Box V
The Plains, Virginia 20198.
Hunt Attire: Scarlet for staff only, no scarlet in the field, no hunt colors, buttons only. Evening–scarlet, white facings. MFHs: (1982) James L. Young, Old Denton, 7064 Young Rd., The Plains, VA 20198, Tel: 540-364-1831; (2001) John Coles, 3032 Bull Run Mountain Rd., The Plains, VA 20198-1744, Tel: 540-687-3905, (2004) Malcolm Matheson III, P.O. Box 307, The Plains, VA 20198-0307, Tel: 540-687-6836. Hon. Sec.: Mary Southwell Hutchison, 23368 Parsons Rd., Middleburg, VA 20117, Tel: 540-687-6885. Huntsman: (Prof) Adrian Smith. Whippers-In: (Prof) Steven Spreadborough. Kennelman: (Prof) Gene Hackley. Kennels: The Plains, Va. Foxhounds: 50 couples American. Hunting: Fox. Season: Mid-September–March. Meet: Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Visitors permitted to hunt by invitation only. Hounds went out 91 times last season.
The country is irregular in size but averages about 16 by 12 miles in Northern Fauquier County near Middleburg. Rolling, moderately wooded, paneled with coops, post and rails, logs on stone walls and crossed by two main streams from south to north.