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Hound Show Cancellations

The organizers of the following hound shows have announced these cancellations: 

Southern Hound Show
Central States Hound Show
Southwest Hound Show
Carolinas Hound Show
New England Hound Show (possible reschedule to later in the summer—check with the New England organizers)
Virginia Hound Show

A Message from MFHA President Tony Leahy, MFH

ELCR Announces New Advisory Council Members

ELCRRelease LogoThe Equine Land Conservation Resource (ELCR), recent recipient of the 2012 Equine Industry Vision Award for its dedication to the preservation of land for equestrian activities, announces the addition of Tom Daniels, Jan Hancock, and Cathy Laws to its team of experts on the ELCR Advisory Council. 

Consisting of leaders from the equine industry, trail groups, land conservation and stewardship organizations, government agencies, and equine-related business backgrounds, this Council provides invaluable support to ELCR's growth and development by advising staff and board members on complex or specialized issues, as well as general goals and direction of the organization. 

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.

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