Our Mission

MFHA This website was created for educational purposes and to support the strategic plan. The mission of the MFHA is to set and maintain high sporting standards among our membership, encourage foxhunting, approve and register territories on official maps of fox hunting countries, settle disputes in regard to the same, register eligible foxhounds in a Foxhound Stud Book and improve the breed of Foxhounds. 

Introduction to FoxhuntingNew to Foxhunting?

If you are new to foxhunting or just love learning about the history, click to watch a 20-minute introduction to mounted hunting with hounds written by Dennis Foster, narrated by Brian Munn.

Also, take a look at the new Introduction to Foxhunting guidebook and A Kid's Introduction to Foxhunting guide!

Watch the MFHA introduction to foxhunting interview with Horse Talk Live.

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Covertside is a magazine for foxhunters published by the Masters of Foxhounds Association to help strengthen the unity of our foxhunting community. More information

Missed the latest issue?...click to order your copy today

Hunt RosterThe Masters of Foxhounds 2014 Hunt Roster & Business Directory (flip pages).

Help Create A Legacy For Future Generations

Never before has it been so important for foxhunters to look toward the horizon.

The MFHA Foundation invites you to consider a legacy gift. To learn more about leaving a legacy for foxhunting's future generation - click here

Featured Information

  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Gray family and friends. Rachel Lynne Gray passed away on June 25th. Rachel was a long standing member of the Piedmont family. As a young woman she whipped in to her father, Huntsman Butch Gray and later she ran the barn and whipped in to her husband, Spencer Allen. She served Piedmont with a fierce commitment and passion. Click here for more information
  • Summer is a great time to get the kids involved in foxhunting--here's a little video for you to cross-post and download to use to promote foxhunting to youth.
  • The Summer edition of Covertside has shipped - you should be receiving yours shortly! Click here to read the digital edition.
  • Call for calendar photos! We are looking for photos for the 2016 MFHA Foxhunting Calendar. Send raw or TIFF photos to our Covertside publisher, Emily Esterson. Calendars will be available for pre-order mid-July and will ship in October.
  • Aspiring whipper-in? Here's a bit of advice (video link) from Richard Roberts of Deep Run. This was shot by Emily Esterson during the recent whipper-in seminar at Morven Park during Virginia Hound Show weekend.
  • The MFHA has been a member of Equine Land Conservation Resources (ELCR) since its beginnings. Foxhunters are leaders in conservation - we need to encourage everyone to be. This guide is very useful to assist landowners and land trusts who desire to create conservation easements that permit various equestrian-related activities. In addition, “The most comprehensive information on conservation easements is available through the Land Trust Alliance. The Alliance provides exceptionally valuable resources and helpful information on its website.“ Feel free to pass on!
  • Now Available - Whipper-in Polo Shirts!! These 100% cotton polo shirts feature the NEW whipper-in logo designed by Col Foster and Mary Williams. Multiple color options available. Click here to order yours today.
  • Guidebook Feature - The MFHA Guidebook Feature for June is Developing a Plan to Manage Anti-hunting or Animal Rights Demonstrations. This guide has a wealth of information on how to prevent a demonstration and, if you have one, what to do before, during and after a demonstration against a fox hunt. The advice is good for any organization planning an event that might result in a physical protest and includes information on: developing a plan, public relations, law enforcement, media relations, how to handle the media and their questions, dealing with animal control as well as many other related topics are all there for your hunt to organize and utilize. Click here to purchase your copy today.
  • How PETA Targets Your Kids. This should be required reading for all adults.
  • Featuring the new Rhymes Honoring Horses & Hounds (audio CD) donated and narrated by Brian Munn. A wonderful tribute to our sport through classic poems. Click here to purchase your copy today!
  • Keep up-to-date on animal rights legislation by visiting our Legislation page
  • Click here for a variety of related links

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