SEDGEFIELD HUNT PERFORMANCE TRIAL
The Sedgefield Performance Trial hosted 10 packs and nearly 150 people, including over 100 riders on Oct. 9-10.
ANDREWS BRIDGE FOXHOUNDS PERFORMANCE TRIAL
At the Andrews Bridge Performance Trial, held Sept. 24-25, Elkridge-Harford took first and second place.
MIDDLEBURG BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION
The Masters of Foxhounds Association (MFHA) hosted the Middleburg Business and Professional Association’s (MBPA) September Biz Buzz meeting at the MFHA headquarters.
WHO HAS THE BEST FOXHOUND IN NORTH AMERICA?
This season, hounds will compete in nine regional performance trials with the hope of qualifying for the MFHA Performance Trials Championship in Hoffman, North Carolina, on March 26-27, 2022.
PERFORMANCE TRIALS SERIES TO NAME NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPION HOUNDS
The late Ben Hardaway gave a gift to all foxhunters when he modeled his foxhound performance trials after those held for field trial foxhounds. In 1996, Hardaway and co-master Mason Lampton premiered performance trials for mounted foxhunters and the concept has brought new depth to the sport. Performance trials help validate breeding practices for hunting traits.
Biz Buzz is a monthly networking event held by the Middleburg Business and Professional Association.
NO REST FOR HUNT STAFF DURING THE SUMMER
After the final hunt of the season, there is not much time to take a breath. For hunt staff, summer vacation is not in the cards. At hunts like Hillsboro Hounds and Midland Fox Hounds, summer is the time for getting hounds and horses fit in preparation for the next season.
ADULT SUMMER CAMP: KEEPING A GOOD THING GROWING
If you ask Virginia “Ginny” Perrin what she thinks of summer camps, she’ll tell you they aren’t just for kids. For her, as MFH at Deep Run Hunt, sometimes camp is more fun when it’s adults only.
THOUGHTS OF A FOXHUNTER
Often, I can relate good reading to good fox hunting. The favorite book of my adulthood has been A Sand County Almanac, written by Aldo Leopold and published in 1949. This author is one of the naturalists who understood the interactions of nature and wrote elegantly. The Almanac is a series of short stories and in one short story, Leopold writes about “Wildlife in American Culture.”
SUBMIT 2021 HUNT ROSTER PHOTOS
Would you like to showcase your hunt in this year’s Hunt Roster? If so, please share your favorite hunt photos! You can submit photos here. Photo Specifications: Must be full-color high resolution 300 dpi or greater JPG or PNG file type up to 10MB.
RESULTS OF A TWO-PART DECADE-LONG MFHA FOUNDATION-FUNDED STUDY PRESENTED
Foxhounds are 20 times more likely to contract Leishmaniasis than other sporting dogs due to the prevalence of ticks in their working environment.
DEDICATION DAY OF THE NEW CAMARGO HUNT KENNELS
The dedication of the new Camargo Hunt kennels was held June 5 at their home in Owen County, Kentucky. After years of planning and preparation, the kennels, the barn and the huntsman’s home are complete according to the design. Carmargo Hunt’s huntsman Andy Bozdan designed the new facility and described it as the fulfillment of a dream.