Hunt Recognition – from the MFHA Guidebook
When a Registered Hunt becomes eligible to apply for the status of Recognition, an Officer or a Master of the Registered Hunt shall write a formal letter applying for Recognition to the Executive Director of the Association. This letter shall state that the applicant Hunt feels it is qualified for Recognition and that it has fulfilled all requirements for such status.
The Executive Director of the Association shall give the application to the Representative of the District in which the applicant Hunt is located, with the request that he or she inspect the applicant's hunting establishment and hunting activities. The Hunt should provide a suitable horse for the Director to ride. After the inspection has been accomplished, the District Representative shall report a recommendation to the Board of Directors for appropriate action.
When a Hunt is notified that it has been Recognized, it shall pay the standard fee (and an initiation fee) within thirty (30) days and each year thereafter shall pay an annual re-Recognition fee. All Masters of newly Recognized Hunts must sign a statement that they will comply with all rules and guidelines of the Association.