MFHA Symposium on Hunting with Hounds


Join us on July 26-28, 2024 at Boar’s Head Resort in Charlottesville, Virginia for the MFHA Symposium on Hunting with Hounds!




(Times subject to change)

Friday, July 26

  • 1:00 PM – Meet to load bus at Boar’s Head Resort for kennel tours of Farmington and Keswick Hunt Clubs
  • 6:00 PM – BBQ dinner at Keswick Hunt Club


Saturday, July 27

  • 9:00 AM – Welcome and Opening General Session “The Future of Hunting with Hounds in America: Politics, Youth, Country”
  • 10:45 AM – Breakout Sessions
  • 12:00 PM – “Tall Tales from the Field” Luncheon with Guest Speaker Adren Nance, MFH, Juan Tomas Hounds and MFHA Rocky Mountain District Director
  • 1:15 PM – Afternoon General Session “What the Heck Are Those Hounds Doing? And How Can You Tell”
  • 3:00 PM – Breakout Sessions
             Breakout session topics to include:
    • Why Hasn’t the Perfect Hunt Horse Been Born Yet?
    • Where Did All the Hunt Country Go?
    • What Do You Wannabe? How to Be a Good Member/Field Master/Whipper-In/Huntsman
    • The Latest in Hound Health Research and Disease Prevention


  • 6:00 PM – Ticketed dinner and fundraiser for MFHA Foundation at Boar’s Head Resort. Tot Goodwin, MFH, Goodwin Hounds will be presented with the inaugural MFHA Distinguished Lifetime Retired Professional Staff Award. Cocktail hour begins at 6:00 PM; Dinner begins at 7:00 PM.


Sunday, July 28

  • Morning kennel tour (time TBD) of Bull Run Hunt (No transportation provided)
  • Sunday on your own to enjoy Boar’s Head Resort and historic sites in the beautiful Charlottesville area!


** Full session and speaker details coming soon! Email invitations will go out on May 1st **

You can reserve your room in advance at Boar’s Head Resort. There are 2 ways to book: click here to reserve online or call their reservations desk at 866-996-7504. If booking by phone, make sure to reference Masters of Foxhounds to receive the group rate or reference the group code 9944. Please note there is a 2-night minimum stay, and you must reserve by June 11 to receive the group rate.

Looking forward to hosting everyone this July in Charlottesville!




Jul 26 - 28 2024


All Day