Special Awards at the MFHA Annual Meeting

The MFHA recognized individual and hunt club contributions to our sport at the Annual Meeting in New York City two weeks ago.

Potomac Hunt (MD), Penny Denegre and Jeff Blue of Middleburg Hunt (VA), all received accolades for their dedication to preserving and promoting mounted foxhunting.

Ian Milne Trophy to be Presented at Staff Seminar in April

The Ian Milne Trophy is an award for professional huntsmen. At the Biennial Staff Seminar, the MFHA Foundation presents this honor to a huntsman, representing any MFHA member hunt, who has "distinguished himself or herself and has been recognized by their peers as an exceptional contributor to the sport of foxhunting." More than twenty well-respected professionals were queried to make recommendations that could not include themselves. The final selection was made after considering their proposals by a panel of Masters who also hunt their own hounds. The recipient will receive a trophy and a check for $1,000. Past recipients include Tommy Lee Jones of Casanova Hunt (VA) and Larry Pitts, Potomac Hunt (MD). The 2016 Biennial Staff Seminar, in Chantilly, Virginia, takes place April 22-24. For more information, click here.

2016 Hound Show Schedule Now Online

While several weeks of hunting still lie ahead, it's not too early to start looking forward to spring and the annual schedule of hound shows! The Southern Hound Show, hosted by Live Oak Hounds (FL), starts off the season on Saturday, April 9. For the full schedule, along with contact information for each competition and a reminder about registering to show hounds, please visit the MFHA website here.

MFHA Masters' Ball Gallery

On Friday, January 29, the Grand Ballroom at the Pierre Hotel on New York City's Central Park provided a sumptuous background for the ladies and gentlemen attending the Masters' Ball. Floor-length gowns and "scarlet, if convenient" tails created a colorful swirl of black, white, and red as attendees from all over the continent ate, drank, danced and were merry to wind up two days of MFHA Board and Annual Meetings and related events.

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