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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. 

MFHA Announces a Third New Registered Hunt

MFHA is pleased to announce the registration of a third new new hunt for 2015: Cedar Knob Hounds, Cornersville, TN.

All groups interested in forming and operating a recognized hunting establishment must first be registered with MFHA. Registration is provisional for one year so that hunts have time to build their pack, organization and meet MFHA requirements prior to application for recognized status.

Rose Tree Hunt and Blue Mountain Hunt Merge

A new tradition is about to begin as the 2015-16 fox hunting season gets started. The Rose Tree Hunt (PA) and Blue Mountain Hunt (PA) were approved for merger by the Master of Foxhounds Association in May. The merger comes after the decision by RTH's Master Mike Shupp and Huntsman Justin Shupp to take a break from fox hunting after leading Rose Tree for nine years.

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