Drag Seminar, Aiken, SC, 26-28 April 2019

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 Hitchcock Woods Tour

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.