Save the dates: April 21 & 22, 2012. The 2012 Biennial Staff Seminar, a fundraiser to help save foxhunting for future generations, is rapidly approaching, and as always it is shaping up to be a unique and exciting experience. Back by popular demand, the Seminar will return to the Westfields Marriott in Chantilly, Virginia, where it was held in 2002 and 2006. Only 15 minutes from Dulles Airport, this prime location is nestled right in the middle of beautiful hunt country and less than 30 minutes from historic Middleburg, Virginia. Kennel tours will be available – more than 8 packs of hounds are within an hour’s drive – but you must coordinate your own transportation. Take a tour of kennels on Saturday, attend a Hunt’s races or visit some of the great tack stores in the area. Come early and stay late, you’ll have a ball!
The MFHA is introducing "The Fairly Hunted" award. This award is being established to acknowledge children under age 18, who participate in foxhunts but may not be a member of the United States Pony Clubs. The award will be given each year to any young person who hunts five times and is so acknowledged by a Master. No examination is given and no requisite skills are required - just having had the experience of participating in hunts. Click here for details.
MFHA is gathering information on rescues and unwanted horses used in the hunt field. Please take our survey here.
Thanks to our sponsors for the First Annual Hon. Whipper-in Seminar on May 25, 2013: Tri-County Feeds, Tennessee Pewter Company, Tucker Tweed, Mark Lexton, Royal Saddle Soap, Weatherbeeta, Hay Where's That, Noble Equine
Humane Education: Why it is not the right thing to do.
Click here to see the 2013 Hound Show Schedule.
The MFHA Foundation has several books available for purchase. Two recent publications include Goodnight Masters by Jim Meads and Our Penn-Marydel Hound by Dr. Todd Addis, MFH. Click Here to Order!
Annual Hunt Questionnaires have been sent out and are due back by Jun 15th.
For an electrionic copy, please email the office.