The mission of the MFHA is to set and maintain high sporting standards among our membership, encourage foxhunting, approve and register territories on official maps of fox hunting countries, settle disputes in regard to the same, register eligible foxhounds in a Foxhound Stud Book and improve the breed of Foxhounds. Read more about the MFHA
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.
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If you are new to foxhunting or just love learning about the history - you won't want to miss these:
Our Future National Headquarters - Middleburg, VA
Our new headquarters will be open to the public and you are a part of our expansion. Before we can move in, the property will require major renovations and we are asking for your support to help raise funds.
Whether you give $100.00 or $5,000, you can be a part of our new headquarters, foxhunting visitors’ center, educational facility and office space. If you prefer to pay in installments, please fill out the Pledge Agreement Form and return to us at the MFHA Office. Click here to follow our progress.
Help Create A Legacy For Future Generations
Never before has it been so important for foxhunters to look toward the horizon. By including the MFHA Foundation in your will, trust or beneficiary designation, you can pass on your love of foxhunting and conservation to future generations. Click here for more information.
- It's not too soon to begin planning to join us in NYC in January for the Masters' Dinner, MFHA Annual Meeting, and the popular Masters' Ball! The 2017 edition promises to be a very special occasion: Our President, Dr. Jack van Nagell, is handing over the reins after his three-year term to Tony Leahy, and Dennis Foster is stepping down after 24 years as Executive Director. Register today!
- Hunting Habitat Conservation Award - time is running out to nominate individuals, clubs, or organizations for the Hunting Habitat Conservation Award. The deadline for receipt of materials at the MFHA office is September 30, 2016. Previous nominees who did not win are encouraged to reapply. The winning hunt club receives a $5,000 cash prize as well as the trophy and recognition! Click here for guidelines and entry form.
- Support finding a second (or third!) career for ex-racehorses as foxhunters by attending the
Retired Racehorse Project's $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America, on October 27-30 at the Kentucky Horse Park. Along with Show Hunters, Barrel Racing, Polo, Dressage, Freestyle, Competitive Trails, and Eventing, the field hunters will compete for the title of "America's Most Wanted Thoroughbred." Click for more information
- Masters are reminded to nominate children for our Fairly Hunted Award. Anyone under age 18 who participates in at least five hunt meets during the season qualifies. The award was created to recognize young riders in the field, who may not belong to Pony Club or other organizations that are formally associated with hunt clubs. Recipients earn a certificate and pin from the MFHA, as well as a one-year subscription to Covertside. Click here for more information.
- Order Your 2017 Foxhunting Calendar Today! Great gifts for landowners, staff, and other hunting enthusiasts! The cost is $28 each, shipping and handling included. These beautiful calendars also make a great addition to your tackroom. Click here to order.
- Another amazing hound show season comes to a close. For a complete list of results from all 2016 shows please click here. Mark your calendars - the 2017 schedule has been posted.
- Keep up-to-date on animal rights legislation by visiting our Legislation page
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Covertside is a magazine for foxhunters published by the Masters of Foxhounds Association to help strengthen the unity of our foxhunting community. Learn more of the history of Covertside.
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Masters of Foxhounds 2016 Hunt Roster & Business Directory