Biennial Staff Seminar 2016 - a fundraiser to save foxhunting for future generations

Biennial Seminar

Westfields Marriott Hotel - Chantilly, VA
April 22 - 24, 2016

Please join us for the 2016 Biennial Staff Seminar in Chantilly, Virginia, at the beautiful Westfields Marriott, only 15 minutes from Dulles Airport and less than 30 minutes from historic Middleburg, Virginia. Take a kennel tour, attend hunt races or visit some of the great tack stores in the area. Come early and stay late-you'll have a ball!

This year's seminar will feature dinner with special keynote speaker Jimmy Wofford, a 3-time Olympian, Olympic medalist & Eventing Hall of Fame member, and an evening of cocktails, dinner and music at Huntland, the lovely home of Betsee Parker, where the Ian Milne Award winner will be announced.

Don't miss eCovertside article, "15 Minutes with Jimmy Wofford"

Experience the charm and history of Huntland!

Huntland was the finest foxhunting estate in the country in 1910s and 20s, when Joe Thomas, MFH (Middleburg, Piedmont, Mr. Thomas', Grasslands) owned it. Thomas, prolific hound breeder whose influence can be found in almost every pack in North American, as well as the founder of the American Foxhound Club, turned the renamed Huntland into a stunning kennels and stables that housed Piedmont, Middleburg and his own pack. Dr. Betsee Parker lovingly restored the 1830s Federal-style property to its 1911 glory after it fell into disrepair. Visit Huntland’s stunning kennels, home and property during the MFHA Biennial Staff Seminar. This is a rare opportunity for a behind-the-scenes look at an historic foxhunting estate.

Educational highlights include "Hunting Across America," "The Hunt Horse," "A Year in the Life of a Foxhound" and a "Master's Focused Roundtable."

Schedule of Events subject to change


Pricing                                                 RSVP

Foxhunter's package:      $325/member price     $360/non-member price
Includes: Wofford dinner, Middleburg Hunt kennel tour, Huntland tour, “Hunting across America” and “The Hunt Horse” seminars, Huntland dinner, and the “Year in the Life of a Foxhound” seminar
Master's package:          $325/member price
Includes: Wofford dinner, Middleburg Hunt kennel tour, Huntland tour, “Hunting across America” and “The Hunt Horse” seminars, Huntland dinner, and the “Master’s Focused Roundtable”
Wofford Dinner only:     $100/member price     $135/non-member price
Huntland Dinner only:    $100/member price     $135/non-member price
              Attire: Jacket & Tie **Limited space available, priority will be given to members purchasing package**

Click the RSVP button to register. You will be taken to our online shop where you can add each event to your shopping cart or call the MFHA office at (540) 955-5680. No refunds will be made after April 12th.

Foxhunting Vendor Expo

Artists, hunt appointments and other vendors with a strong connection to foxhunting will be on hand for your shopping pleasure all day Saturday and Sunday. Any vendors who wish to participate should contact Hope Graves. Click here for a list of participating vendors

Silent Auction

Generously donated silent auction items (hunting experiences, paintings, apparel and more) will be available for viewing and bidding throughout the weekend. Final bidding will take place at 11:30am on Sunday, April 24th. Anyone wishing to donate to the auction should contact the MFHA office. Click here for a list of auction items


Westfields Marriott 14750 Conference Center Dr., Chantilly, VA 20151
Phone: (703) 818-0300
Cost: $99/night
Details: Reserve your room by March 25, 2016 and request the Masters of Foxhounds Association Seminar rate

Questions? Contact us at or (540) 955-5680.

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