The Future of Hunting!
Welcome to the new MFHA Kids page!
As you can see we still have a long way to go, but check back often to see all the latest happenings!
Leaders of the U.S. Pony Clubs have maintained a close relationship with the world of foxhunting and this can be traced to the fact that most of the earliest Pony Clubs had direct ties to hunts and hunting people. They recognized the importance of embracing youth if hunting traditions were to thrive.
Fairly Hunted Award
The Fairly Hunted award was established to acknowledge children under age 18, who participate in foxhunts. The youth in this group may also be a member of the United States Pony Clubs. The award will be given each year to any young person who hunts five times that season and is so acknowledged by a Master. No examination is given and no requisite skills are required - just having had the experience of participating in hunts. The MFHA Board of Directors will present participants with a pin, certificate, a one-year subscription to Covertside, the Magazine of Mounted Foxhunting, and their names will be mentioned in an honor roll at the annual meeting.
MFHA has a long affiliation with the US Pony Clubs, which has a foxhunting badge program and includes foxhunting in its quiz programs. The board created the award as a way to reach out to horse-oriented young people who may not belong to a pony club but may be members of groups such as 4-H or other community horse organizations. Pony Club members are also eligible and encouraged to participate as are individuals with no club or group affiliation.
“This is the future of our sport and we’re excited to honor any young person who participates at least five times. There are no tests or requirements,” says MFHA Executive Director, Mr. David Twiggs. “They just have to participate.”
Please send in your nominations to the MFHA office email email@example.com
Junior Subscribing Membership
The MFHA established a Junior Subscribing Membership (JSM) that will cost $10 annually. The JSM will allow junior members access to many of the MFHA's resources, including a subscription to Covertside.
The MFHA Foundation has published its first coloring book for kids and it's now available to purchase in our shop! This is a great way for youngsters to learn about what happens at a foxhunt.
MFHA Junior North American Field Hunter Championship
Established in 2006, the Junior North American Field Hunter Championship continues to educate juniors on the importance of land conservation and develops safe foxhunting skills. The series is an opportunity to hunt new territory, make new friends, and to compete to be awarded the best junior field hunter team in North America! Visit www.jnafhc.com for more information.