National Horn Blowing Championship at Morven Park

The 2016 National Horn Blowing Championship will take place Saturday, May 28, at Morven Park in Leesburg, Virginia. This is the day before the Virginia Hound Show, and the same location as the Hound Judging Clinic with Marty Wood, MFH. Championship rules allow any MFHA member hunt staff to compete, regardless of if they've won another hound show competition. The MFHA will provide the 1st place winner with an engraved hunt horn, their name on the perpetual silver horn trophy and prize money. Plan to compete, or come watch and hear this popular event! For more details on the national championship, please click here.

MFHA Executive Director Search

The Masters of Foxhounds Association seeks an executive director to manage a 109-year-old membership-based organization dedicated to mounted hunting with hounds. The executive director works closely with a board of directors and reports to the president. He or she manages the association and its budget, finances and fundraising.

Recognize Your Juniors: Fairly Hunted Award

As hunting winds down, members are encouraged to submit names of juniors who have hunted at least five times this season, to your Masters. These children will be recognized by the MFHA with our Fairly Hunted Award, which includes a certificate, pin, subscription to Covertside, and having their names published on our website. Juniors are eligible each year that they hunt, so let your Masters know if your young rider is eligible. For more information, please click here.

Staff Seminar Feature: Year in the Life of a Foxhound

One of the featured topics at next month's Biennial Staff Seminar is "A Year in the Life of a Foxhound," moderated by Tommy Lee Jones, huntsman, Casanova Hunt (VA). The panelists include Ken George, Midland Fox Hounds (GA); Brenda Yost, Mill Creek Hunt (IL); Reggie Spreadborough, Orange County Hounds (VA); John Eaton, Shakerag Hounds (GA); and Peter Wilson, Grand Canyon Hounds (AZ). They will discuss an array of subjects, such as breeding philosophies, annual routine, puppy walking, entering hounds, and maintaining a healthy pack. This is just one of several informative discussions scheduled for the full weekend, April 22-24. To register, please click here.

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.

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