Margaret Worrall Presented 2015 S. Bryce Wing Award

The Maryland Hunt Cup Association presented the silver trophy in honor of S. Bryce Wing to Margaret Howard Worrall for her outstanding contribution to Maryland timber racing.

Margaret Worrall is known for her accomplishments as an equestrian writer, an active environmentalist, and the owner of a Maryland Hunt Cup and Virginia Gold Cup winner. Yet, it is not well known that in 1995 after she and Jay Griswold co-chaired the 100th Anniversary of the Maryland Hunt Cup, Margaret was made the first female member of the Maryland Hunt Cup Committee. In 1998, she was made Secretary and served in that capacity until 2006. 

MFHA Announces a Third New Registered Hunt

MFHA is pleased to announce the registration of a third new new hunt for 2015: Cedar Knob Hounds, Cornersville, TN.

All groups interested in forming and operating a recognized hunting establishment must first be registered with MFHA. Registration is provisional for one year so that hunts have time to build their pack, organization and meet MFHA requirements prior to application for recognized status.

Rose Tree Hunt and Blue Mountain Hunt Merge

A new tradition is about to begin as the 2015-16 fox hunting season gets started. The Rose Tree Hunt (PA) and Blue Mountain Hunt (PA) were approved for merger by the Master of Foxhounds Association in May. The merger comes after the decision by RTH's Master Mike Shupp and Huntsman Justin Shupp to take a break from fox hunting after leading Rose Tree for nine years.

News from the North

Wellington-Waterloo Hunt in Cambridge, Ontario will celebrate their 50th anniversary this coming season. There are some personnel changes too, as Kris Baker has retired as Joint Master, a position she has held since 2003. Over the years, Kris has done it all: Master, president, huntsman and whipper-in. This year’s opening meet on September 27, 2015 will be a gala occasion reflecting the hunt's 50-year anniversary and guests from other hunts will be welcomed.

Colin Brown arrived from England to assume his duties as the new huntsman for the Eglinton and Caledon Hunt. Colin’s last position as a huntsman was in Northern Ireland with the Mid Antrim Hounds. Previous to that he was the Kennel Huntsman at Western Hunt in Cornwall, and previous to that at the Essex Farmers and Union Hunt, and the Waverley Harriers.

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