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The Future is Bright at Deep Run Junior Hound Camp

Engaging Youth, Preserving Habitat, Funding Initiatives, Enjoying our Sport: Over the past seven years, Deep Run Hunt Club has hosted and organized a Junior Hound Camp. This program started with a conversation and blossomed into an annual anticipated attraction. In the next few paragraphs we will provide you with our experiences and offer you a template for your club to start a camp.

From Middleburg to Morven Park, a Celebration of Sport

Memorial Day weekend has long been synonymous with the largest hound show in North America, the Virginia Foxhound Show, with competitors and spectators arriving from across the continent. This year, the much-anticipated grand opening of the new MFHA Headquarters and Museum building was an additional reason to celebrate. The Board was able to conduct business in a purpose-designed space, visitors enjoyed the beautiful grounds, and a full day of spectacular hounds capped off the weekend with a dam-daughter duo taking the top spots on Sunday.

Beeman Receives Julian Marshall Award at Bryn Mawr

On May 31 at the packed Radnor Hunt Club (PA) clubhouse, Dr. Marvin Beeman, DVM, Master and longtime huntsman at Arapahoe Hunt (CO) was named the 2019 recipient of the Julian M. Marshall Award. Presenting the award with show President L. Stockton Illoway, MB, Betsy Marshall commented that Dr. Beeman has dedicated his life to hounds and hunting - just like her father. At the show the next day, Dr. Beeman also judged the overall Foxhound Champion and Best in Show, as well as the inaugural Foxhounds Huntsman's Performance Class.

Red Oak Foxhounds: Small Hunt, Big Results

We are a small hunt, so our hounds need to do it all - hunting, of course, and performance trials, and hound shows. I also just about have to do it all - huntsman, kennelman, vet, joint master, honorary secretary, and chief cook! We do have great friends, Barry and Linda Vanfleet, that come down from PA and live here September through April. Barry whips in and comes down every morning and helps me with kennel chores. Linda is a truck whip. We love it!

Theodora A. Randolph Field Hunter Championships Offers New Award, Prize Money

The 2019 Theodora A. Randolph Field Hunter Championship (formerly the North American Field Hunter Championship) will be held October 7-12, 2019. This event features four days of first field hunting privileges in beautiful Virginia hunt country with four outstanding packs: Middleburg Hunt, Bull Run Hunt, Loudoun Fairfax Hunt and Piedmont Fox Hounds. In addition, we have planned a wonderful week of social events.

Rocky Fork Headley Hunt Ball Brings Hound Enthusiasts Together

The Rocky Fork Headley Hunt Ball was held on May 11 and proved to be a rousing affair, capped off with a spontaneous horn blowing competition. We were thrilled to have representatives from three guest foxhunts in our region - Chagrin Valley, Miami Valley, and Camargo, as well as two basset packs - Three Creek and Okaw Valley. The night included dinner and dancing at historic Darby Dan Farm in Galloway, Ohio, owned in part by Rocky Fork member Debbie Phillips Bower.

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