MFHA Kids! - 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 but may not 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.
All youngsters taking part in hunts are eligible to receive the Fairly Hunted Award from the MFHA. There is no fee or skill requirement — just have a Master confirm that the child has gone out at least five times this season. Recipients will be sent a large certificate and pin from our office.
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 online store. This is a great way for youngsters to learn about what happens at a foxhunt.
Kid's Guide to Foxhunting
This great new Kid's Guide to Foxhunting booklet is perfect for parents looking to get kids involved in foxhunting or for kids that want to learn more. It's beautifully illustrated and is a quick and easy read.