• Plan Ahead for Historic Dinner, Annual Meeting & Ball in NYC +

    It's not too soon to begin planning to join us in NYC in January for the Masters' Dinner, MFHA Annual Meeting, and the popular Masters' Ball! The 2017 edition promises to be a very special occasion: Our President, Jack van Nagell, is handing over the reins after his three-year term to Tony Leahy, and Dennis Foster is stepping down after 24 years as Executive Director. Put this historic event on your calendar now for January 26-27, 2017. The Union Club will again host the Masters' Dinner and membership meeting, while the elegant Pierre Hotel once more serves as the venue

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  • Tally Ho! A New Season Begins +

    Summer's hard work — many hours of walking hounds, legging up horses, clearing trails and sprucing up panels — has finally come to fruition as the season gets underway. Huntsmen are putting new hounds in with the pack and watching them learn the ropes, Masters are confirming plans with landowners, and members are eager to get their horses out in the field. Consider bringing a non-hunting friend or a child out with you this fall to introduce them to our sport.

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  • Deadline Approaching for Conservation Award Nominees +

    Time is running out to nominate individuals, clubs, or organizations for the Hunting Habitat Conservation Award. The deadline for receipt of materials at the MFHA office is September 30, 2016. Previous nominees who did not win are encouraged to reapply. The winning hunt club receives a $5,000 cash prize as well as the trophy and recognition! Consider whether someone in your club deserves to be nominated for making significant contributions to preserving rural land for foxhunting. Application requirements and other details are available online here.

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  • Field Hunters Return to Thoroughbred Makeover in October +

    Support finding a second (or third!) career for ex-racehorses as foxhunters by attending the Retired Racehorse Project's $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America, on October 27-30 at the Kentucky Horse Park. Along with Show Hunters, Barrel Racing, Polo, Dressage, Freestyle, Competitive Trails, and Eventing, the field hunters will compete for the title of "America's Most Wanted Thoroughbred." Seminars and presentations by top trainers, along with demonstrations, shopping, and opportunities to network with other OTTB enthusiasts are offered throughout the four days, and many of the entered horses are for sale. For more information and

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Huntsman Reg Spreadborough has the full attention of the distinctive Orange County Hounds (VA). Photo by Joanne Maisano.


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