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Hound Show Cancellations

All 2020 Hound Shows have been canceled.

A Message from MFHA President Tony Leahy, MFH

Will Coleman Wins Virginia Field Hunter Championships for Keswick

Photo by Bob Haschart.

Farmington Hunt Club hosted the Virginia Field Hunter Championships on Sunday, November 6, in western Albemarle County. This prestigious competition, founded at Farmington in 1950, follows a unique format. The Masters of each Virginia hunt are invited to select two of their members to compete, and the winning rider's hunt hosts the competition the next year. Will Coleman, representing Keswick Hunt, won the championship on his handsome chestnut, Flying Ace.

Tryon Warms up for WEG with Festival of the Hunt

Anita Crouse's Rickie impressed the judges at Tryon. Danielle Lamb photo.

Tryon International Equestrian Center, recently named as host facility for the 2018 World Equestrian Games, offered area equestrians a special series of events with its inaugural Festival of the Hunt. Taking place November 9-11, and featuring a $5,000 prize donated by Adequan, the Festival's schedule included several hunt meets with different packs, social activities, and finally the championship competition on TIEC's Derby Field.

Fort Leavenworth Hunt Celebrates 90th Anniversary

It was 90 years ago that the Fort Leavenworth Hunt (FLH) started as a military foxhunt, and with only two periods of a few years' inactivity due to war and changes in leadership, it has weathered many seasons of major U.S. Army transitions. In celebration of this accomplishment, FLH held several special observances on October 7-9. There were nearly 200 current and past members of the FLH and neighboring hunts from Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, Missouri, Kentucky, Arkansas, Illinois and Great Britain who spent the weekend commemorating the legacy and history of the last remaining military hunt in North America.

Do You Have the Best Field Hunter in North America?

Come celebrate the fall in Virginia and find out how your field hunter measures up. More than a competition, the Theodora A. Randolph Field Hunter Championships should be on every foxhunter's bucket list. Sixty horse and rider combinations from around the country gather for four action-packed days of glorious autumn hunting behind some of the best foxhound packs in Virginia, with social events interspersed in between. The week culminates with finals held at the Middleburg Fall Races.

Toronto and North York Farquhar '14 Triumphs at Canadian Hound Show

On June 18, 2016, the MFHA hound show season officially concluded at the Toronto and North York kennels in Creemore, Ontario, with the host club's English doghound Farquhar '14 earning Grand Champion honors. Judges included Mr. Richard Tyacke, MFH and huntsman of Sir Watkin Williams Wynn Hunt (whose country spans Cheshire, Shropshire, and Wales, United Kingdom) and Dr. Jon Moody, MFH, Mooreland Hunt. Katherine Selby, huntsman at Green Mountain Hounds, enjoyed the opportunity to be an Apprentice Judge.

Kiely Triumphs Again at National Horn Blowing Championship

Representing Potomac Hunt (MD), Huntsman Brian Kiely extended his streak to five years running as National Champion Horn Blower on May 28 at Morven Park in Leesburg, Virginia. Six other entries challenged him before a blind jury of past MFHA presidents (seated at a distance, with their backs to the blowers), Daphne Wood and Marvin Beeman, and current First Vice-President Tony Leahy, in addition to a large and encouraging crowd.

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