About the MFHA
The Masters of Foxhounds Association of North America (MFHA) was founded in 1907 and is the governing body of mounted hunting with hounds. MFHA works to improve the breed of foxhounds. Each year, MFHA registers an average of 800 eligible hounds in the Foxhound Stud Book.
MFHA manages the application process and recognition of hunts that meet established standards. Masters of registered and recognized hunts are members of the MFHA and follow its rules, guidelines and pursue the sport according to the best possible customs and traditions. The MFHA welcomes individuals, youth and supporters as members of The Pack.
The preservation of land for hunting and conservation efforts are critical to the sport. MFHA records countries and boundaries for organized hunting establishments.
Hunting has opened the earth to me and let me sense the rhythms and hierarchies of nature.
The Masters of Foxhounds Association of North America’s mission is to promote, preserve and protect the sport of mounted hunting with hounds.
The Masters of Foxhounds Association of North America welcomes a diverse and growing membership of foxhunters and supporters of all ages while fostering relationships and partnerships with likeminded organizations and the community. Emphasis is placed on animal health and habitat conservation for the betterment of the sport. MFHA promotes, preserves, and protects the sport of mounted hunting through a tradition of high standards and education to empower its members.
Our Core Values
- Sportsmanship – advocate best practices in the sport of mounted hunting, horsemanship and competition
- Excellence – uphold the high standards of foxhound breeding, care and kennel management; support research for the improvement of hound and horse health
- Inclusion – welcome a diverse, multigenerational membership of foxhunters and supporters
- Empowerment – enhance education and communications about hounds and mounted hunting, land and habitat preservation to the membership the and community
In 2000, the MFHA Foundation was established as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization with a mission to help preserve the sport of fox hunting for future generations.