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Hunt Staff Benefit & Development Foundation


Founded July 27, 1938, The Hunt Staff Benefit & Development Foundation (HSBF) recognizes and appreciates the integral part that professional hunt staff play in mounted hunting with hounds. Most professionals choose this career and lifestyle for their love of hounds and hunting.

The mission is to provide financial assistance or other relief to hunt employees and persons who are in need of financial assistance.

The HSBF also assists the educational mission for professional development for hunt staff, via the Professional Development Program.


It is emphasized that this is not a retirement fund. In order to qualify an individual must have financial difficulties. Once those difficulties cease to be a problem or the individual’s income rises to a level sufficient to cover expenses the financial assistance will cease.

Candidates must meet the following qualifications:

  • Have been in the employment of the Association or a member hunt of the Association for a period of one year or more.
  • Have become either physically or mentally incapable of performing their duties by reason of illness, accident, disability or old age, OR
  • Are a widow and children of deceased professional hunt staff, who qualify, that need financial assistance due to illness, accident, disability or old age. 

Apply for Grant

MFHA Foundation
Attn: Hunt Staff Benefit Foundation
PO Box 207
Middleburg, VA 20118


The HSBF Directors

Orrin Ingram, MFH


Stephen Portch, MFH


Mason Hardaway Lampton, MFH