Live Oak Fanfare Makes an Impression at 2015 Southern Hound Show

The ninth annual Southern Hound show was held at Live Oak Plantation Monticello, Florida on April 11, 2015. Captain Ian W. Farquhar, MFH of the Duke of Beaufort, who judged at this show seven years ago, was joined in the ring by John J. Carle II, ex-MFH of the Keswick Hunt in Virginia.

Ian Farquhar, who also served as huntsman for thirty eight seasons, judged his first show forty two years ago and has bred nineteen Peterborough champions. Jake Carle, who hunted hounds for twenty eight seasons, has judged for over forty years at all the major hound shows in the United States. Over the course of the weekend these two very senior judges enjoyed each other immensely and got along famously in the ring despite their English and Bywaters leanings. Interestingly, thirty four ribbons were won by Crossbreds and twenty went to English hounds.  Two Champions were Crossbred and two were English.

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Still Time to Register for the Drag Hunting Seminar - April 24th - 26th, 2015

The MFHA is conducting a Drag Hunting Seminar - April 24th - 26th, 2015, hosted by Alexis and Walter Macaulay at Misty Morning Hounds in Gainesville, FL. Guests should plan to arrive Friday April 24th. There will be a party that evening at the Manor House beginning at 6:30pm featuring traditional English fare. Saturday will begin at 7:00am with a drag hunting demonstration at the Misty Morning kennels followed by the seminar (lunch included). The cost of the seminar is $150 pp. Registration through April 17th or until space fills up. Click here for more information and to make your reservation today.

Washington Update From the American Horse Council

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