Live Oak Hounds Huntsman Dale Barnett Injured While Deer Hunting

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Dale Barnett, Huntsman for Live Oak Hounds (FL) was injured while deer hunting the evening of Friday, November 3, 2012 and cut multiple tendons in his left wrist. He successfully underwent surgery the morning of Tuesday, November 6 and is expected to make a full recovery. Barnett will undergo several months of physical therapy following the removal of his cast. Although he will be sidelined, Barnett will be wheel whipping for quite some time.

Live Oak Kennel Huntsman Richard Daley will carry the horn while Barnett recovers.

Adherence to Tradition Continues as Charles Owen Becomes Sponsor of Master of Foxhounds Association of America

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Continuing its long standing adherence to tradition, Charles Owen announces its support of the Master of Foxhounds Association of America (MFHA).  Long known and well established as a leading manufacturer of protective helmets in the disciplines of show jumping, racing, eventing, dressage and show hunters, Charles Owen is pleased to expand its presence in the field of fox hunting. 

The Master of Foxhounds Association is dedicated to promoting, preserving and protecting foxhunting in America for future generations.  Formed in 1907, the MFHA is the governing body of foxhunting in the United States and boasts a membership of approximately 7,000. 

ELCR Announces New Advisory Council Members

ELCRRelease LogoThe Equine Land Conservation Resource (ELCR), recent recipient of the 2012 Equine Industry Vision Award for its dedication to the preservation of land for equestrian activities, announces the addition of Tom Daniels, Jan Hancock, and Cathy Laws to its team of experts on the ELCR Advisory Council. 

Consisting of leaders from the equine industry, trail groups, land conservation and stewardship organizations, government agencies, and equine-related business backgrounds, this Council provides invaluable support to ELCR's growth and development by advising staff and board members on complex or specialized issues, as well as general goals and direction of the organization. 

An Englishman in Virginia: Q&A with Virginia Hound Show Judge Henry Berkeley

The charming and dapper Henry Berkeley is MFH of the Berkeley Hunt, which traces its roots to the 12th century and Henry BerkeleyHenry Berkeley, MFH. Photo by KLM Images.are one of very few packs who are still family owned. Their territory lies in the West of England, in Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire between Gloucester and Bristol. Mr. Berkeley has family ties to Virginia and was kind enough to share his experience judging the Virginia Hound Show, held at Morven Park in Leesburg, VA on May 27, 2012. 

e-Covertside: How long have you been involved in our sport?

Henry: All my life! I suppose when your family owns a pack a hounds then you have no option but to be involved, however my parents never forced me into it. I was allowed to make my own path into hunting and I think that has made me enjoy it all the more. My greatest treat is sitting back and watching the hounds work and listening to their cry. No matter how many times I hear it I will always feel the hairs stand up on the back of my neck.

ELCR Wins 2012 Equine Industry Vision Award

ELCRRelease LogoLexington, KY— JUNE 1, 2012—The Equine Land Conservation Resource (ELCR) has been honored by American Horse Publications as the recipient of its 11th Annual Equine Industry Vision Award.  Sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health, the award recognizes innovation, leadership and service in the equine industry.

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