Contact: Masters of Foxhounds Association
Dennis Foster (540) 955-5680
Emily Esterson (505) 553-2671
Results of Masters of Foxhounds Association survey show that hunt staff horses are overwhelmingly thoroughbreds.
Millwood, Va.—The Masters of Foxhounds Association (MFHA) has released the results of its Rescue and Unwanted Horse survey of foxhunters in North America. The survey shows that two thirds of MFHA members ride formerly unwanted horses while foxhunting, and 77% of those are thoroughbreds.
The survey, conducted online and through Covertside Magazine with members of the MFHA, the governing body of mounted foxhunting in North America, showed that thoroughbreds are by far the most popular breed of rescue foxhunter. About 77% of respondents answered that they own and hunt rescue or unwanted horses hunt thoroughbreds. And 58.7% of those respondents currently own and hunt a former racehorse with a Jockey Club tattoo. The next most popular breed is the draft cross (18.6%), followed by the quarter horse (10.6%).