Drag Hunting Seminar - April 24 & 25, 2015 (Gainesville, FL)

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Featured Information

  • Don't miss the Lady Masters Roundtable at the National Sporting Library and Museum on Saturday, May 23rd from 1-3pm.
  • The MFHA is conducting a Drag Hunting Seminar - April 24th - 26th, 2015, hosted by Alexis and Walter Macaulay at Misty Morning Hounds in Gainesville, FL. Guests should plan to arrive Friday April 24th. There will be a party that evening at the Manor House beginning at 6:30pm featuring traditional English fare. Saturday will begin at 7:00am with a drag hunting demonstration at the Misty Morning kennels followed by the seminar (lunch included). The cost of the seminar is $150 pp. Registration through April 17th or until space fills up. Click here for more information and to make your reservation today!
  • Register Today - the next Whipper-in Seminar is scheduled for Saturday, May 23rd from 8am - 12pm in Leesburg, VA. Click here for more information...
  • The Belle Meade Performance Trial Results are in! Click here to see all results.
  • Guidebook Feature - This is the first in our MFHA guidebook feature series. This month we talk about the recently released update to the "Code of Hunting Practices.”

    This guide is aimed at ensuring that everyone who participates in our sport understands that it is their absolute obligation to maintain the highest standards of sportsmanship and good behavior at all times. The "Code of Hunting Practices" is essential to good sportsmanship and to our public image. Every staff member should have it memorized. It is condensed, easy to read and your members should know it. The revised version covers the most important concerns on issues that have an impact on our sport. Click here to purchase your copy today!
  • The spring issue of Covertside has shipped. Click here for the digital version.
  • First Side Saddle Race in the US since the 1930's - April 12, 2015 at Oatlands Plantation. Click for more information.
  • Masters, be sure to nominate juniors who hunted at least five time with your hunt this season for the Fairly Hunted Award. Click here for more information.
  • Guidebook Updates - the MFHA just released four guidebook updates (Code of Hunting Practices, Guidebook & Rules, Guide to Being a Master of Foxhounds and Guidelines for Developing a Plan to Manage Anti-hunting Demonstrations). Click here to purchase your copies today.
  • Looking to get your kids involved in Foxhunting? Click here to learn more...
  • Keep up-to-date on animal rights legislation by visiting our Legislation page
  • Humane Education: Why it is not the right thing to do
  • Not sure of the difference between Animal Rights and Animal Welfare? Click here to view a slideshow compiled by Dennis Foster and narrated by Brian Munn
  • Unwanted Horses Video Introduction - view an introduction video by Brian Munn to the Unwanted Horse presentation by Jeri Dobrowski.
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