Our Mission

MFHAThe 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. 

New to Foxhunting?

If you are new to foxhunting or just love learning about the history - you won't want to miss these:

  • 20-minute introduction video to mounted hunting with hounds written by Dennis Foster, narrated by Brian Munn. click to watch
  • Introduction to Foxhunting Guidebook click to read
  • MFHA introduction to foxhunting interview with Horse Talk Live click to watch
  • Kid's Introduction to Foxhunting Guide click to read
  • Foxhunting and Kids - youth entry video click to watch

Covertside follow us

Covertside is a magazine for foxhunters published by the Masters of Foxhounds Association to help strengthen the unity of our foxhunting community. More information

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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.

Featured Information

  • Renovations Coming Soon at the New MFHA Headquarters

    Thank you to everyone who has reached out to us about our new headquarters in Middleburg, VA — we are grateful for all the encouragement and feedback. There is a lot of hard work ahead before we can move in, as the property requires major renovations — we'll share plans and progress as changes get underway.

    We are asking for your support to help raise funds; whether you give $50 or $5,000, you can be a part of our new headquarters, visitors' center, educational facility and office space. Please donate today!
  • The Summer 2016 issue of Covertside magazine is now available! This issue's features include sporting art; transitioning ranch horses to the hunt field; Piedmont Fox Hounds' new kennels; the popular Ask the Kennelman and Fare & Flask sections, and more. Covertside is mailed to all Subscribing Members of the MFHA (you do not need to be a Master or staff to join — learn more). An online version of the latest issue is available here.
  • Another amazing hound show season comes to a close. Click here for a complete run down of results and champions. Mark your calendars - the 2017 schedule has been posted.
  • Performance Trial Manager (PTM), a software program developed to help manage and score performance trials, is now available for use on the Hounds Page.
  • An excellent video from HumaneWatch.org exposing HSUS for what they are really after - your money, not animal welfare.
  • 10 Things Foxhunting Teaches You, article by Nancy Ambrosiano, USPC Advisory Member
  • Keep up-to-date on animal rights legislation by visiting our Legislation page
  • Click here for a variety of related links

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