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Hound Show Cancellations

All 2020 Hound Shows have been canceled.

A Message from MFHA President Tony Leahy, MFH

Dave Kruger Named Huntsman for North Hills Hunt Club

David Kruger has been named Huntsman of the North Hills Hunt Club (IA).

Kruger was raised on the family farm in Eastern Nebraska. Following high school graduation, he served four years in the United States Coast Guard where he was stationed in Hawaii and Florida. Kruger returned home to attend college and served four years in the Army Reserves. He will obtain his bachelor’s degree in Business Management this fall.

Chapman Excels in Field Hunter Championships

"Grandma, you're too old to keep winning these things!" Carolyn Chapman certainly proved her thirteen-year-old grandson wrong this fall, winning the Virginia Field Hunter Championships October 25, following a third-place finish (and Most Suitable award) at the Theodora A. Randolph North American Field Hunter Championships the weekend before. Carolyn, a longtime member and whipper-in at Farmington Hunt (VA), earned the North American accolades on a homebred horse whose dam carried her to victory years earlier. 

The Horn is Passed at Potomac Hunt

After 35 years as professional huntsman of the Potomac Hunt (MD), Larry Pitts hands over the horn to Brian Keily. Brian had
previously hunted the Myopia (MA) and the Laois in Ireland for two seasons. Pictured at Potomac's Opening Meet, October 31, 2015.

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Will Coleman Crowned Champion of T.A. Randolph North American Field Hunter Championship

The Theodora A. Randolph North American Field Hunter Championships marked its 27th anniversary in 2015. Will Coleman, representing Keswick, was crowned champion of the large owner-rider division on his thoroughbred gelding Flying Aces, who is in his third season of hunting. Coleman hunts with both Keswick and Piedmont, and reminisces that he won the competiton on a horse called Big Boy about 10 years ago, "This is a great championship for foxhunters. Lots of good horses and good riders, and much more depth to the horses and riders than there was 10 years ago." He encourages people to take advantage of the opportunity, saying, "This is a wonderful week for the people to participate. Four great hunts in Northern Virginia. Kudos to all of the people who put in the hard work to make this happen, judges included."

Margaret Worrall Presented 2015 S. Bryce Wing Award

The Maryland Hunt Cup Association presented the silver trophy in honor of S. Bryce Wing to Margaret Howard Worrall for her outstanding contribution to Maryland timber racing.

Margaret Worrall is known for her accomplishments as an equestrian writer, an active environmentalist, and the owner of a Maryland Hunt Cup and Virginia Gold Cup winner. Yet, it is not well known that in 1995 after she and Jay Griswold co-chaired the 100th Anniversary of the Maryland Hunt Cup, Margaret was made the first female member of the Maryland Hunt Cup Committee. In 1998, she was made Secretary and served in that capacity until 2006. 

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