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Drag Seminar, Aiken, SC

Schedule of Events

*Welcome Reception

When: Friday, April 26, 7-9pm

Where: Location: TBD

*Seminar

When: Saturday, April 27, 2019, Hilton 9:00 am

Where: Hilton Garden Inn, 350 East Gate Drive, Aiken, SC 29803

Details:

o Field etiquette (dealing with unruly fields, thrusters and basic attire)

o The Field Master (distances kept between huntsman and hounds)

o Dealing with problem people and horses

o Landowner relations and programs for landowners

o Actions of the field at the check

o Horse and jumping considerations

o Pace considerations

o Innovative ways to find new members

o Lure composition

o Techniques for laying the drag

o Discussions on methods of laying drag

o Foot, horse, 4wheel considerations

o Drawing the drag

o Riot considerations

o What you look for in a drag hound, drafting, breeding (difference than live, babbling, dwelling considerations)

o Actions at a check

o Working with Landowners

o Whipper-in considerations and placement

o How you ensure good cry

*Lowcountry Boil

When: Saturday, April 27, at 5:30 pm

Where: TBD

*Aiken Hound Kennel Tour & Demonstration

When: Sunday, April 28, at 9:30 am

Where: Aiken Hounds Kennels

**Attire is business casual for all events**

For more information, please contact the MFHA Office at 540-955-5680.

Accommodations

The Hilton Garden Inn Aiken

350 Eastgate Drive, Aiken, SC 29803

Phone: (803) 641-4220

Cost: $119 +tax

Details: Reserve your room calling the number above and use MFHA Drag Seminar, Group Code DRA, OR online by clicking here.

First Annual Carolinas’ Performance Hunter Series

Join the Fun!

First Annual Carolinas’ Performance Hunter Series

We will have two award categories

  • Carolinas Performance Hunters Over Fences

  • Carolinas Performance Hilltopper

Earn points for winning the CPH classes at the above participating hunter trial. The horse with the most points, will win a Championship ribbon, a beautiful CPH Cooler, and $500 check for your hunt. Prize money will not be given to an individual. Reserve Champion will receive a ribbon. Grand prizes for the CPH Series will be given at the Carolinas’ Hound Show May 11, 2019.

QUALIFICATIONS: Horses participating in HTs in 2018 must have hunted at least 3 times during the 2017/2018 hunt season.Horses competing in HTs held during 2019 must have hunted at least 3 times during the 2018/2019 hunt season. (Master’s signature on entry blank, or by email).

Contact: Mr. Nick Ellis, MFH gepardieu@aol.com

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2019 Hound Show Schedule