MFHA Must Continue to Champion the Countryside Point of View

David Twiggs, Executive Director: Headwaters Hounds in Colorado is experiencing a nasty dispute with some relatively new neighbors who have initiated an online misinformation campaign designed to influence the local government and restrict non-commercial agriculture practices. This could impact sporting dogs, horse keeping, and small home farming all the way down to the local 4-H Club projects. The MFHA will continue to support Headwaters Hounds in all ways possible.

Great Plains Summer Hunt Seminar Delivers Education and Entertainment

Mission Valley Hunt Club (KS) hosted visitors from across the central region of the country on August 8 at the Great Plains Summer Hunt Seminar in Kansas City, Missouri. Organized by Jane Jeffries, DVM, MFH, the day's panelists included experts across a variety of hunt-related fields. Attendees appreciated the information as well as the opportunity to share experiences and ideas with others, sometimes a challenge during the season due to the vast geographic distances between hunts in this area.

Order Your 2018 MFHA Calendars

It's time to plan ahead for landowner and staff gifts. Order a few of our beautiful 2018 MFHA calendars with gorgeous images from the field and plenty of room to write down fixture dates, farrier appointments, and hunt parties! Just $28 includes shipping and handling. To order, visit our website, call 505-553-1576 or mail your check (payable to Covertside) to P.O. Box 9144, Albuquerque, NM 87119.

Plan to Attend Hark Forward Events

We are continuing to add dates to our season-long Hark Forward celebration, connecting foxhunters across the continent. Hound performance trials, hunter trials, and joint meets will offer something for everyone in every region. As dates are confirmed, we're adding them to our interactive map so you can plan ahead to attend and be part of the excitement. To view the map and get more information on upcoming activities, visit our website's Hark Forward page.

MFHA Offers Guidance for New Foxhunters

If you're starting to leg up your hunt horse with some summer trail rides, consider inviting a not-yet-hunting friend to join you! It's a great opportunity for newcomers to introduce their horses to hounds and to ask questions in a casual atmosphere. We have a number of resouces available for potential foxhunters on our website, including the Introduction to Foxhunting guidebook. Children might enjoy watching their peers describe the excitement of hunting in the video at this link, and we have a guide available just for kids at our website.

Register for the Great Plains Summer Hunt Seminar

Save the date: August 5, 2017, for the Great Plains Summer Hunt Seminar in Kansas City, Missouri! This event will be a special opportunity for foxhunters in the central region of the country to get together, share ideas, and hear some terrific presentations. Speakers will include MFHA President Tony Leahy, famed huntsman and Professional Development Program coordinator Andrew Barclay, equine veterinarian, Master, and huntsman, Dr. Marvin Beeman, University of Iowa professor, Dr. Christine Petersen, equine physical therapist, Rhonda Martin and MFHA Executive Director David Twiggs. To reserve your tickets, click here.

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