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Join us at the Symposium on Hunting with Hounds on July 26-28!

MFHA Symposium on Hunting with Hounds

 

JOIN US!

The MFHA Symposium on Hunting with Hounds is taking place on July 26-28, 2024 at Boar’s Head Resort in Charlottesville, Virginia. Current members receive a personal invitation via email where you can RSVP and purchase your tickets (prices below). Be sure your membership is up-to-date to receive your invitation! Click here to renew your membership online.

Ticket Prices:

Symposium Ticket
$425.00
Symposium Ticket + Tot Goodwin Award Dinner
$520.00
Active & Retired Professional Staff Ticket
$275.00
Active & Retired Professional Staff Ticket + Tot Goodwin Award Dinner
$370.00
Youth Ticket (Under Age 30)
$275.00
Youth Ticket (Under Age 30) + Tot Goodwin Award Dinner
$370.00

 

RESERVE YOUR ROOM

MFHA has secured a room block 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.

 

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

(Times subject to change)

Friday, July 26

  • 2:30 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 (Bus transportation provided back to Boar’s Head at 8:30 PM)

 

Saturday, July 27

  • 9:00 AM – Welcome and Opening General Session “The Future of Hunting with Hounds in America: Politics, Youth, Social Media” (Featured speaker: Evan Heusinkveld, President and CEO of Sportsmen’s Alliance)
  • 10:45 AM – Breakout Sessions
    • Where In the World Is That Perfect Hunt Horse?
    • Where Did All the Hunt Country Go?
  • 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” (Featured speakers: Cody Feureisen, Ken George, Ashley Hubbard, Erin McKenney, Paul Wilson)
  • 3:00 PM – Breakout Sessions
    • What Do You Wannabe? How to Be a Good Member/Field Master/Whipper-In/Huntsman/Master
    • The Latest in Hound Health Research and Disease Prevention with Dr. Christine Petersen
  • 6:00 PM – Ticketed dinner and silent auction 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

  • Sunday on your own to enjoy Boar’s Head Resort and historic sites in the beautiful Charlottesville area!
  • 10:00 AM – Option to attend kennel tour of Bull Run Hunt (No transportation provided)

 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Would you or your company be interested in sponsorship recognition at the event? Please see the sponsor levels below and the benefits of each. Email office@mfha.com for more information.

Gold Level Sponsor – $5,000

  • Full page ad in printed event program
  • 6 tickets to the Symposium
  • 8 tickets (one table) at the Tot Goodwin Award Dinner on Saturday

 

Silver Level Sponsor – $2,500 plus a Donation to Silent Auction

  • 1/2 page ad in printed event program
  • 2 tickets to the Symposium
  • 8 tickets (one table) at the Tot Goodwin Award Dinner on Saturday
  • Recognition on table placard at dinner

 

Hunt Staff Benefit Foundation Table Sponsor- $1,200

  • Company name on sponsor list in printed program
  • 8 tickets (one table) at the Tot Goodwin Award Dinner on Saturday
  • Recognition on table placard at dinner

 

 

Date

Jul 26 - 28 2024

Time

All Day
Category