The Fairly Hunted Award

Youth Incentive Program

The Fairly Hunted Award

The Masters of Foxhounds Association now offers a youth achievement badge for participating in foxhunting.

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.

Please send in your nominations to the MFHA office email

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