Photo Contest Deadline Approaching!

Photo Contest Rules: 
Please read carefully. Entries submitted that do not conform will be immediately eliminated. 
 
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The 2nd Annual Covertside Photo Contest launches TODAY! 
 
Here are your instructions: 

 

Enter by April 30th
Your photos MUST BE 300 dpi. NO EXCEPTIONS. 

Entries in JPEG or TIFF only. (Tiff preferred) NO EXCEPTIONS. Do not upload BMPs, pngs, or other random types of photos. 

DO NOT SEND DISKS OR HARD COPIES. ONLY ELECTRONIC UPLOADS ARE ACCEPTED (sorry, folks. It's the 21st century). 

Your photos MUST include caption information (who, what, where). In Flickr, place caption info in the caption screen. In the upload form, upload a text or WORD document with caption info. Please rename your photos with your last name and category Esterson/portrait.jpg. Please do not submit photos with camera-assigned names (img_01234.jpg).
Don't forget your name and email so we can contact you. 

A single entry allowed in each of four categories: 

>Action (galloping horses and hounds, jumping, etc..)

>Portrait (hounds, horses, people, combination thereof--more static than above category.)

>Landscape (hunts interacting with the natural world, with mountains, lakes, desert, etc.) 

>Best photo taken by a Pony Clubber. Taken by a junior, but not necessarily OF a junior. 


Two ways to enter (for JPGs only)

https://covertside.wufoo.com/forms/covertside-photo-contest-entry/

Alternative link

or (using your facebook, gmail or yahoo account): 
http://www.flickr.com/groups/covertsidemagazine/

And now for the good part: Prizes!
Gift certificates to Dover Saddlery.
$200 Best in Show (best of all the photos)
$100 first prize (and possible inclusion in the MFHA Calendar)
$50 honorable mention (2 for each category).

Questions? Email the office: publisher@covertside.net

News from MFHA - September 2011

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!

News from MFHA - August 2011

Biennial Staff Seminar 2012 Comes to the Heart of Hunt Country

A fundraiser to save foxhunting for future generations

Back by popular demand, the 2012 Biennial Staff Seminar will return to the Westfields Marriott in Chantilly, Virginia on April 21st & 22nd. Chantilly is located smack in the middle of beautiful, Virginia hunt country, less than 30 minutes from Middleburg and 10 minutes from Dulles Airport where there are more than eight packs of hounds within an hour’s drive.

News from MFHA - July 2011

 

Unwanted Horse Coalition

Unwanted Horse Coalition Offers Unbiased Information On a Difficult Problem

As a member of The American Horse Council, MFHA is aligned with several groups dedicated to horse welfare. Executive Director Dennis Foster sits on the committee for horse welfare with the Unwanted Horse Coalition. In its recent Media Roundup, the Unwanted Horse Coalition provides a wealth good, unbiased, factual information on the various alternatives in dealing with unwanted horses.

If you’re interested in learning more about this difficult issue, please visit the Unwanted Horse Coalition’s website.

July 12 , 2011 – Edition 22   Media Roundup


This Unwanted Horse Coalition news summary is provided as an educational service to those interested in the issue of the unwanted horse. The articles do not reflect the opinions of the Unwanted Horse Coalition or any of its employees. The listing of events does not constitute an endorsement of a particular event. If you see an article or event that may be appropriate for inclusion in Media Roundup, please e-mail it to ecaslin@horsecouncil.org">ecaslin@horsecouncil.org.

MFHA News: Links Worth Reading - June 2011

 

Colorado group seeks to feed poor and hungry

http://www.united-horsemen.org/2011/06/13/support-welfare-cowboy-colorado-group-seeks-to-use-excess-horses-to-feed-poor-and-hungry/

 

Moran Amendment Roll Call Vote Tally

www.united-horsemen.org/2011/06/03/moran-amendment-roll-call-vote-tally/

 

Below is the roll call vote tally for the Moran Amendment which was added to the Agriculture Appropriations bill. If you would like to contact any of the Congress members to thank them for their ‘No’ vote, or to provide testimony and education to those who voted ‘Aye’ you can do that by looking them up on one or both of the following websites:

http://www.house.gov/ and  http://appropriations.house.gov/

 

It is important that they hear from as many people in the horse industry as possible.

 

Are wild horses native to US? BLM view challenged
http://tinyurl.com/3n3qpuw

MFHA News: Links Worth Reading - May 2011

From the Executive Director

This is a really good article from the Wall Street Journal (subscribers only)

While the subject is not hunting with hounds, it is about how the animal rights groups are successful in turning public opinion.  We help them by not educating the public on the value of what we do. In England, the anti movement took advantage of the lack of comment and defense by foxhunters for foxhunting. In England, the logic was that it was part of their history, a legal pastime and their God-given right.  The same thing is happening today in the USA and around the world: the animal rights groups are campaigning to close down animal farming and turn our children into vegans.  Animal Agriculture tried to ignore them and keep a low profile.  They, too, stayed away from other AR targets such as hunters.  Who would think animal rights groups would go after our food supply?  After all isn’t it our right to eat the food as we always have?  But, now with the wolf’s breath on their necks, animal agriculture has stepped up to the plate to join us.

HSUS and PETA have long targeted medical research using animals.  It started with trying to prevent using animals to test cosmetics.  It was easy for the public to agree that animals need not suffer for human vanity.  In the USA, the recent banning of horses for human consumption set the stage for such bans on other livestock.  If we shouldn’t eat horses, which are livestock and have been eaten for centuries, than why should we eat cows, pigs and chickens?

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