Green Mountain Hounds to Host 2012 New England Championship Hunter Trials

The Green Mountain Hounds is proud to be hosting the New England Hunts Championship Hunter Trials this year. It will be held on Sunday, October 7, 2012 in Shoreham, Vermont. At the New England Master’s meeting in February 2011 we embraced this responsibility for 2012 and 2013. We have been busily constructing the course at our Lemon Fair fixture. This lovely property comprises open hayfields, wooded knolls, and spans both sides of the Lemon Fair River, joined by a private bridge.

113th Warrenton Horse Show, A Labor Day Tradition

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 The 113th celebration of the Warrenton Horse Show will take place August 29 – September 2, 2012.  Drawing many local and out of state exhibitors, this show remains to be a popular event over the Labor Day weekend. 

Some exciting features of the show include Hunter classes, Ladies' Side Saddle, Leadline, and Walk-Trot for children.  Saturday features the Thoroughbred and Non-Thoroughbred Hunter Breeding and the USEF National Breeding Championship for yearlings, two year olds, and three year olds.  Saturday night will host the $5,000 Hunter Classic sponsored by Warrenton Toyota and Miller Toyota and Sunday will present the very popular foxhunter classes, and Side Saddle.

Andrews Bridge Maidwell is Made Well at 2012 PMD Hound Show

Maidwell PMD etc 0502012 PMD Show Champion Andrews Bridge MaidwellOn Saturday, May 12, 2012, the Penn-Marydel Foxhounds, Inc. held its 58th Annual Penn-Marydel Foxhound Show at the pavilion at Fair Hill Maryland.  Six packs participated – Andrews Bridge (PA), Goldens Bridge (NY), Lewisville Hunt (PA), Marlborough (MD), Mt. Carmel (MD) and Reedy Creek (VA). 

This year’s show featured several changes.  First we held the Show on a Saturday rather than holding it on a Friday, which seemed well received by everyone.  Second, we previously named a Champion and Best of Opposite Sex in the Listed Division and in the Registered Division.  This year we decided to name a Champion Registered Dog, a Champion Registered Bitch and then a Grand Champion Registered Penn-Marydel Foxhound.  We continued naming a Champion and Best of Opposite sex in the Listed Division.  That change is also being instituted at the Virginia and Bryn Mawr Hound Shows.  That change also worked out well.

Southwest Hound Show 2012

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Champion Mystic

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Hound Show Results:

Single American Dog – Unentered

1st Place: Brazos Valley Aaron ‘12  M         BV Chinook ‘08                     BV Carol ‘06 

2nd Place: Brazos Valley Jett ‘12      M         Potomac Jefferson ‘05          BV Carolina ‘08

MFHA Staff Seminar: Characteristics of the Foxhound; the Good and the Bad

Foxhound discussion panelA highly spirited conversation, peppered with videos, photos, stories, jokes and jabs, occurred during the second half of the afternoon session at the MFHA Staff Seminar as five huntsmen, all fiercely dedicated to their packs, presented tremendous amounts of information regarding the history and characteristics of the breeds they hunt.

Opening with a photo presentation and in-depth history lesson on the development of the Old English Foxhound, Loudoun West Huntsman Martyn Blackmore heartily declared the thicker and heavier set Old English Foxhound is “built to last”.

Southern Hound Show, April 28, 2012

Judges: Mr. Richard Sumner, MFH Heythrop Hunt                   Champion LOH Hannibal. Photo by Jim MeadsChampion LOH Hannibal. Photo by Jim Meads

Lt. Col. Dennis Foster, Executive Director of the MFHA

Apprentice Judge: Lt. Col. Robert Ferrer, MFH Caroline Hunt

The sixth annual Southern Hound Show held on April 28th at Live Oak Plantation, Monticello, Florida was once again blessed with perfect weather. Ten packs from as far away as Tennessee and Palm Beach competed under the watchful eyes of Richard Sumner MFH of the Heythrop Hunt in England and Dennis Foster, Executive Director of the MFHA. Robert Ferrer MFH of the Caroline Hunt was apprentice judge.

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