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Massengill Receives Shakerag's Doll Williams Sportsmanship Award

Shakerag Hounds (GA) continued their New Year's tradition of presenting the Doll Williams Sportsmanship and Service Award. This year's recipient is Beth Masengill, who has made numerous contributions to the club, including chairing both our silent auction and landowners' barbecue, volunteering with the hunt ball committee, and creating beautiful decorations for our opening meet.

Tejon Hounds Hosts Western States Hound Show

Eight hunt clubs brought hounds to Lebec, California, to attend the Western States Hound Show at Tejon Hounds. We had all six from the MFHA Pacific District: Santa Fe West Hills (CA), Tejon, Santa Ynez (CA), Los Altos (CA), Red Rock (NV) and Woodbrook (WA). Grand Canyon (AZ) came out from the Rocky Mountain District, and we also welcomed the Kingsbury Harriers from California.

Virginia Foxhound Show Highlights a Busy Weekend at Morven Park

The 70th Virginia Foxhound Show took place on Sunday, May 28 on the tree-lined lawn at Morven Park, just outside Leesburg, Virginia. The largest hound show in North America, organized by the Virginia Foxhound Club (VFC), capped a weekend of events celebrating hounds, huntsmen, and sporting life. At day's end, Orange County (VA) Kermit earned the Grand Champion title, with Bull Run (VA) Ella receiving the nod as Best Performance Trial Hound. 

Myopia Earns Top Honors at New England Hound Show

Hounds from six different hunts traveled to Vermont to attend the New England Hound Show, hosted on May 7th by Green Mountain Hounds (VT). Myopia Lupy bested her packmates and entries from Norfolk (MA), Tanheath (CT), North Country (VT), Wentworth (NH) and Old North Bridge (MA) to take Grand Champion Honors. Reserve went to Penn-Marydel Wentworth Yesman. Three divisions of junior handlers, a retired foxhound class and the hornblowing competition kept judge Andrew Barclay busy.

Fort Leavenworth Hounds Compete Away and at Home

Fort Leavenworth Hunt (KS) has been on the road this spring, attending hound shows near and far as the season gets underway. In April, they traveled to the Southwest Hound Show, hosted by Brazos Valley Hounds (TX), and then returned home to host the Central States Hound Show last weekend. Dr. Steven Thomas, Master and huntsman, shared his report.

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