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Belle Meade Performance Trials

This year’s Belle Meade Performance Trials in Thomson, Georgia, on January 17-18, were as exciting as ever.

The highest-scoring hound on day one was Tennessee Valley's Thornton Hill Fort Valley Belmont, a crossbred dog hound with a huge, booming voice thanks to his Penn-Marydel lineage. 

Inaugural Great Lakes Invitational Hound Show Brings Together Top Hounds

The Great Lakes Invitational Hound Show was hosted on the picturesque grounds of the Chagrin Valley Hunt in Gates Mills, Ohio on Saturday, July 13th. 2019. Exhibitors from Chagrin Valley Hunt (OH), Miami Valley Hunt (OH), Rocky Fork Headley Hunt (OH), Rolling Rock Hunt (PA), Three Creek Bassets and Okaw Valley Foot Bassets showed their foxhounds and basset hounds to perfection on this hot and sunny July day.

Rainy Day Blues (as in Ribbons): Rain Can't Dampen Spirits at Maryland Puppy Show

Despite being one of its wettest shows in recent memory, the Maryland Foxhound Club did not let the incessant rain slow the pace or dampen the enthusiasm of the judges, hounds and handlers who met on the lush and stately grounds of the historic Green Spring Valley Hunt Club (GVS) in Glyndon, MD on May 5 for the 44th annual Puppy Show. The show is held on a rotating basis among ten MFHA-sanctioned hunts in Maryland and is restricted to unentered hounds, and the stallion and brood bitches that produced them. It is considered by many as the dress rehearsal for the nationally known Virginia and Bryn Mawr hound shows.

New York/New Jersey Puppy Show Highlights Future Stars

The New York/New Jersey Interhunt Puppy Show was hosted by the Essex Fox Hounds and held in the courtyard of the Essex Stables in Peapack, New Jersey Saturday, May 11. Under a brilliant blue sky, Joint Masters Jazz Merton and Karen Murphy welcomed huntsmen and guests from Amwell Valley Hounds, Windy Hollow Hunt, Genesee Valley Hunt and local friends and subscribers of the Essex Fox Hounds. Lunch was served in the new Essex Hunt Room after which hounds competed.

Long- and Short-Legged Hounds Shine at Carolinas Hound Show

The 43rd Carolina Hound Show on May 10 once again provided an opportunity for hound enthusiasts from different backgrounds to get together and celebrate all types of sport with hounds. Held at Lyell's Meadow and the Implement Shed in Southern Pines, NC, the weather held off this year and participants enjoyed a fine spring day in the Carolinas. MFHA President Tony Leahy, MFH, Massbach and Fox River Valley, judged with MFHA Executive Director David Twiggs.

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