We want to hear from you!

Submit story ideas or reports here:

Submit to Covertside

An Englishman in Virginia: Q&A with Virginia Hound Show Judge Henry Berkeley

The charming and dapper Henry Berkeley is MFH of the Berkeley Hunt, which traces its roots to the 12th century and Henry BerkeleyHenry Berkeley, MFH. Photo by KLM Images.are one of very few packs who are still family owned. Their territory lies in the West of England, in Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire between Gloucester and Bristol. Mr. Berkeley has family ties to Virginia and was kind enough to share his experience judging the Virginia Hound Show, held at Morven Park in Leesburg, VA on May 27, 2012. 

e-Covertside: How long have you been involved in our sport?

Henry: All my life! I suppose when your family owns a pack a hounds then you have no option but to be involved, however my parents never forced me into it. I was allowed to make my own path into hunting and I think that has made me enjoy it all the more. My greatest treat is sitting back and watching the hounds work and listening to their cry. No matter how many times I hear it I will always feel the hairs stand up on the back of my neck.

ELCR Wins 2012 Equine Industry Vision Award

ELCRRelease LogoLexington, KY— JUNE 1, 2012—The Equine Land Conservation Resource (ELCR) has been honored by American Horse Publications as the recipient of its 11th Annual Equine Industry Vision Award.  Sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health, the award recognizes innovation, leadership and service in the equine industry.

New Website Serves All Sportsmen

US Sportsmens logo Columbus, OH – To help and educate all hunters, anglers, trappers, recreational shooters, and persons with an interest in the great outdoors and conservation, the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance has launched “The Sportsmen’s Daily”—a new website covering all things outdoors. The new site focuses on issues and news around the nation and is updated frequently.

Court blocks Philly dog breeder suit in victory for humane police

A federal judge has tossed out a suit by a Philadelphia dog breeder who alleges animal welfare officers violated her civil rights when they raided her Bassett Hound kennel in 2009.

The ruling by U.S. District Judge William Yohn last week blocking Wendy Willard from moving forward with her lawsuit against the Pennsylvania SPCA, said Willard "failed to allege a plausible claim for her deprivation of rights constitutional rights."

logo mfha smtiny

Subscribing Membership to the MFHA is open to anyone who cares about the future of country lifestyles and wants their voice and vote to make a difference. You will also receive Covertside magazine 4x a year!

MFHA Sponsors