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’s Professional Development Program is branching out. In May 2013, the PDP staff, including Tony Leahy, MFH (Fox River Valley) and Andrew Barclay, PDP instructor, will be organizing a one-day seminar on the Saturday before the Virginia Hound Show, to be held (tentatively) at Morven Park on Sat. May 25.