Whipper-in Seminar - May 23, 2015 (Leesburg, VA)

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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. 

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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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Featured Information

  • Join us for the National Horn Blowing Championship. This year's event will be held at Morven Park in Leesburg, VA on Saturday, May 23rd at 7pm. For more information...
  • Congratuations to Michael Wager, MFH Woodbrook Hunt Club (Lakewood, Washington), who won the Hit Air Advantage air vest. The air vest was donated by Hit-Air for the MFHA Drag Hunting Seminar held April 24 - 26th in Gainesville, Florida at the Misty Morning Hounds' Perry Plantation. Proceeds from the raffle were split between the MFHA and Misty Morning Hounds.
  • Photographer, Allene Rachal, has some great photos from the Drag Seminar. Click here to check it out
  • Looting in the Aftermath - HumaneWatch detailed several incidents in which HSUS profited off of high-profile events. After Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey and New York, HSUS raised over $2 million-yet according to documents it filed with the NY attorney general, HSUS only spent one-third of that money on Sandy relief. HSUS also raised money after the 2010 Haiti earthquake because "Haiti's animal survivors desperately need care"-despite admitting elsewhere that "no animal issues are here that are related to the event of the earthquake." There are countless other cases where HSUS took advantage of disasters to raise money and used very little on none for the event.
  • 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.
  • The MFHA Foundation is hosting a Whipper-in Seminar on the Saturday before the Virginia Hound Show, to be held at Morven Park in Leesburg, Virginia (in the Carriage Museum) on Saturday, May 23rd from 8:00am to 12:00pm. The seminar will be hands-on with lots of audience participation. Click here for more information and to register...
  • Don't miss the Lady Masters Roundtable at the National Sporting Library and Museum on Saturday, May 23rd from 1-3pm.
  • 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!
  • How PETA Targets Your Kids. This should be required reading for all adults.
  • Guidebook Feature - This month we talk about the recently released update to the "MFHA Guidebook & Rules.” The rules and customs of mounted foxhunting are difficult to set out in detail. This guidebook is not intended to be definitive in every detail, but it does contain rules, regulations and procedures that the MFHA has adopted in an effort to guide its members and its member hunts toward achieving that objective. The revised version covers the most important concerns on issues that have an impact on our sport. 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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