On Friday, January 29, the Grand Ballroom at the Pierre Hotel on New York City's Central Park provided a sumptuous background for the ladies and gentlemen attending the Masters' Ball. Floor-length gowns and "scarlet, if convenient" tails created a colorful swirl of black, white, and red as attendees from all over the continent ate, drank, danced and were merry to wind up two days of MFHA Board and Annual Meetings and related events.
Here are a few images capturing the glamor and gaity of the evening. Photos by Martha Drum, except as noted.
The Grand Ballroom at the Pierre.
Siblings Grace and Graham Lyle, children of Cortney and Shane Lyle, MFH Bear Creek Hounds (GA).
Enjoying cocktails before the Ball in the Pierre's elegant interior.
Two past MFHA Presidents flank our Executive Director: Dr. Marvin Beeman, MFH Arapahoe Hunt (CO), Lt. Col. Dennis Foster (USA, Ret.), ex-MFH, and Jack McDonald, MFH London Hunt (ON).
The appealing desserts rewarded those who worked off a few hundred calories on the always-crowded dance floor.
David and Andrea Herr, MFH Radnor Hunt (PA), with MFHA First Vice-President Tony Leahy, MFH Fox River Valley Hunt (IL).
Green Mountain Hounds (VT) had a handsome turnout: Terry Hook, MFH, Christa Kemp, MFH, Dick Kellogg, Andrea Hook, Pam Kellogg, Marten Van Heuven, Ruth Van Heuven, Jeff Bennett. Photo by a friend of Green Mountain Hunt.