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. Read more about the MFHA

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.

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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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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

  • The Fall edition of Covertside with complimentary Hunt Roster has shipped! Click here to view electronic edition while you wait for yours to arrive.
  • 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.
  • Want to know more about hound pedigrees? Click here to read, It's Easy to Begin Learning About Hound Pedigrees" by Martha Drum.
  • Hunting Habitat Conservation Award applications due September 30, 2016. The Hunting Habitat Conservation Award recognizes foxhunting clubs, individuals and organizations that have made a significant and enduring contribution toward the preservation of rural countryside. Award winners will receive a conservation trophy, recognition at the annual Members Meeting and a $5,000 cash award. Click here for guidelines and entry form.
  • It's midsummer now, but autumn hunting and the fall season aren't too far away! The 2017 MFHA Foxhunting calendar is available for pre-sale. The cost is $20 each, and for a limited time there's no shipping and handling charge. This special rate ends August 15th. These beautiful calendars look great in the tackroom and also make terrific gifts. Click here to order.
  • Share our Introduction to Foxhunting Guidebook! Autumn hunting is just around the corner and many of us have friends who are considering riding to hounds for the first time this fall. Now is a great time to share the MFHA Foundation's Introduction to Foxhunting Guidebook, written by our Executive Director, Lt. Col. Dennis Foster. The Guidebook, which is online in an easy-to-read format and may also be purchased in our online store, is a straightforward, illustrated guide covering the basics of our sport without overwhelming a newcomer. In fewer than 50 pages, it covers history, quarry, Foxhunting 101 and 102, basic rules in the field, and insight into the role of the MFHA. Appendices include correct attire and a glossary of hunting terms. Take advantage of this member resource, provided by the MFHA Foundation, and share with potential foxhunters at summer trail rides, clinics, and hunter paces!
  • Online Performance Trial Manager (PTM) - Attention Performance Trials organizers — consider signing up to use our PTM program. Once you have created an account, you'll be able to login and create a customized page to share details, entry forms, and results from your event. Click here for more information.
  • 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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