Biennial Staff Seminar 2014 - a fundraiser to save foxhunting for future generations
April 12th and 13th
Register for events below
Back by popular demand, the 2014 Staff Seminar will return to beautiful Lexington Kentucky at the magnificent Griffin Gate Marriott, where it was held in 2004 and 2010. It is just a few miles from the Kentucky Horse Park where the 2010 World Equestrian Games were held. We are also just minutes away from the famous Keeneland race track. The whole area is a horseman’s paradise with barn tours available of the famous stud farms (you must make your own arrangements with the hotel) and three hunts in close proximity. Golfers have many beautiful courses to choose from and just driving around the area is a sightseeing joy. It would be wise to arrive early Friday and take advantage of these offers.
You must be a Subscribing Member to attend, and unless you live in the area, we request that you stay on-site to attend the Seminar. The Griffin Gate Marriott is a five-star hotel with numerous amenities, including upscale and casual dining, indoor and outdoor pools, gym, sauna, tennis courts, and access to the beautiful Griffin Gate Golf Club. We suggest you make your reservations early as the rooms fill up fast - simply click here to make your reservations online or contact the Marriott at (859) 231-5100 and request the Master of Foxhounds Associations Seminar rate. We were able to negotiate an excellent rate of $149 per room, as well as other discounts, by agreeing to fill our room quota. Please help us keep expenses down by staying at the Marriott.
The MFHA and Covertside will be offering a foxhunting-specific trade show at the seminar location. Covertside advertisers will be exhibiting their wares in person in the lobby outside the seminar rooms on Saturday and Sunday. Artists, hunt appointments and other vendors with a strong connection to foxhunting will be on hand for your shopping pleasure. Vendors who wish to participate, please contact Hope Graves. A list of participating vendors coming soon.
Events will begin early Saturday, April 12th, with your choice of a Gainesway Farm tour (must use own transportation) or a visit to the Iroquois Kennels (transportation provided to this event). Later that afternoon at the Marriott, the MFHA will host a Master's seminar at 1pm. Typically a Master’s only event, this program has been updated so that Masters who wish to bring someone key to their hunt (someone being groom to take responsibilities, hunt secretary, etc.) may bring them to the Master's Seminar. Click here for a list of topics. Note: Early registration for all events will begin at 10am.
On Saturday evening, the festivities continue with a dinner and party at the Marriott beginning at 6:30pm and will include a silent auction, which is a fundraiser for the MFHA. During the dinner, the recipient of the Ian Milne Award will be announced.
On Sunday, the educational program will be sure to educate and entertain everyone. Click here for seminar topics, the trade show and other special workshops.
Schedule of events
Register before December 31st and receive a 5% discount (discount code: ER2014SEM)
Professionals, don't forget to use your discount code to receive
20% off your registration.
If you don't have your discount code, please contact the MFHA office.
Gainesway Farm Tour (must use own transportation)
When: April 12, 2014 at 9am
Cost: No charge
Details: The farm is located one exit south of the Marriott, 2.5 miles off I-75. You may go to the website for a preview — www.gainesway.com. This 1,500-acre commercial TB breeding farm is a spectacular facility, and in April they will have many foals on the ground and the breeding shed will be fully operational.
Iroquois Kennel Tour (transporation provided, bus will leave hotel at 8:15am)
When: April 12, 2014 at 9am
Cost: No charge
Details: Jerry Miller always puts on a great show and you don’t want to miss it if you love hounds.
When: April 12, 2014 at 1pm (early registration for all events will begin at 10am)
Cost: $75/pp (must be a Master to attend)
Details: Speakers and topics coming soon...
When: April 12, 2014 at 6:30pm
Cost: $100/pp or $280/pp for Seminar and Dinner package (a $20 savings)
Details: The festivities continue with a dinner and party and will include a silent auction fundraiser. During the dinner, the recipient of the Ian Milne Award will be announced.
Biennial Staff Seminar
When: April 13, 2014 at 9am (registration will begin at 7am)
Cost: $200/pp or $280/pp for Seminar and Dinner package (a $20 savings)
Details: Includes a light continental breakfast and buffet lunch. Topics and speakers coming soon.
Please note that this is not a tax-deductible event.
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (540) 955-5680.