Fairly Hunted Award
The Fairly Hunted Award was established to acknowledge children under age 18, who participate in foxhunts but may not be a member of the United States Pony Clubs. The award will be given each year to any young person who hunts five times that season and is so acknowledged by a Master. No examination is given and no requisite skills are required - just having had the experience of participating in hunts. Children who qualify may receive the award each year.
Recipients will receive a commemorative pin, certificate and a one-year subscription to Covertside, the Magazine of Mounted Foxhunting.
The MFHA has a long affiliation with the US Pony Clubs, which has a foxhunting badge program and includes foxhunting in its quiz programs. The Board created the award as a way to reach out to horse-oriented young people who may not belong to a pony club, but may be members of group such as 4-H or other community horse organization. Pony clubbers are also eligible and encouraged to participate as are individuals with no club or group affiliation.
“This is the future of our sport and we’re excited to honor any young person who participates at least five times. There are no tests or requirements,” says past MFHA President Ed Kelly. "They just have to participate."
If you are a Master and wish to nominate someone for the award, please send an email to the MFHA Office with the recipients name, contact information, and a brief blurb about them.