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Congratulations 🎉 to the 2018 graduates of our Professional Development Program! Receiving their plaques at our Board meeting earlier today are Melissa Rice, Lisa Tartaglia, Ryan Beer, Rosslyn Balding, and Rebecca Tilson, flanked by MFHA President Tony Leahy, left, and Program Coordinator Andrew Barclay and MFHA Executive Director David Twiggs.

Hardaway Trophy Carries Special Significance This Year

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Hardaway Trophy Carries Special Significance This Year Details Edgar S. Wilson, MFH, Belle Meade Hunt The Benjamin H. Hardaway III Perpetual Cup is awarded annually at the Virginia Foxhound Show to the winner of the Performance Hound Class. Given in 2000 by Edgar S. "Epp" Wilson, MFH, Belle Meade Hu...

This Sunday will mark the first time the Benjamin H. Hardaway III Perpetual Trophy for Champion Performance Trial Hound at the VA Foxhound Show has been given since Mr. Hardaway passed away last year.

Ian Milne Award Will Be Presented at National Hornblowing Contest

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Ian Milne Award Will Be Presented at National Hornblowing Contest Details Martha Drum On the eve of the Virginia Foxhound Show, the Masters of Foxhounds Association will announce the recipient of this year's Ian Milne Award. Honoring Milne, an individual who excelled not only in the field but as a g...

Do you have a favorite memory of Ian Milne? In his honor, the Masters of Foxhounds Association of America will present the Ian Milne Award to a select professional huntsman next Saturday evening at Morven Park.

"Athleticism and Personalities:" Artists Capture 25 Packs for Museum of Hounds & Hunting Exhibit

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"Athleticism and Personalities:" Artists Capture 25 Packs for Museum of Hounds & Hunting Exhibit Details Martha Drum The Museum of Hounds & Hunting North America will host an exhibition and sale of works by select members of the American Academy of Equine Art, opening in conjunction with the Virgini...

Buzz is building for this exhibition and sale, featuring select The American Academy of Equine Art (AAEA) artists' works created through the 2017-18 season. The opening reception at the Museum of Hounds and Hunting North America is Saturday, May 26, the eve of the Virginia Foxhound Show (you'll have time to make the national hornblowing contest and Ian Milne Award presentation - more on that tomorrow). The exhibition will remain open Saturdays and Sundays through June 24. Pictured: Linda Volrath, "Tenor Solo," 2018, oil on linen, 20 x 20 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Brazos Valley Hounds (TX) are bringing a pair of champions to compete in the American ring at the Virginia Foxhound Show on May 27. Master and huntsman Sandy Dixon is pictured with Brazos Valley TwoStep '16, left, selected Grand Champion by judge Jordan Hicks at the Southwest Hound Show in April, and at right, Brazos Valley Playboy '16, Grand Champion before judge John Tabachka at the Central States Hound Show last weekend. Photos courtesy of Sammy and Kim Buczkowski.

Wouldn't you love to get insights on transitioning OTTBs to the hunt field from the trainer of last weekend's Virginia Gold Cup winner, Zanclus? You can! Conditioner and Orange County Hounds MFH Neil Morris will moderate our Biennial Seminar session on "Retooling the Thoroughbred Racehorse: Using the Almost Unlimited Source of Prospective Foxhunters" on June 24th. Click here for registration details (hotel rate deadline is May 22): https://mfha.com/events/2018-biennial-seminar Thanks to photographer Liz Callar for this image and congratulations to owner Sara Colette and rider Kieran Norris.

This weekend is a busy one for hound shows! The Central States Hound Club's 2018 show runs on Saturday at the home of Fort Leavenworth Hunt (KS) joint Master and huntsman Steven Thomas. John Tabachka, huntsman at Sewickley Hunt (PA), will judge. Pictured is Fort Leavenworth Vixen '13 (Brazos Valley Baxter '08 x Fort Leavenworth Piper '07) winning Best in Show in 2016. Photo by Angela Fain.

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