• Benjamin H. Hardaway, III, MFH Midland Fox Hounds, Passes Away +

    Dear Members:

    It is with great sadness I inform you that Benjamin H. Hardaway, III, MFH, past president of the MFHA passed away this morning. Ben served as the MFHA President from 1981-1984 and as a member of our Hunt Staff Benefit Foundation Board of Directors for seven years. As a Master of Foxhounds for 67 years, he had a profound influence internationally on foxhounds and hunting. As we are saddened by our loss, we equally celebrate a life well lived. Mr. Hardaway was a true icon of our sport.

    A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, October 24th, 2:00pm at

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  • Hark Forward Series Charges Ahead +

    Our season-long celebration of foxhunting in support of the new MFHA headquarters in Middleburg is off to a great start. Enjoy this month's eCovertside articles about the Hound Performance Trials and Field Hunter Trials from the past few weeks. Mark your calendars for the coming month's events: Hound Performance Trials at Bull Run and Rappahannock, Field Hunter Championships at Arapahoe and Keswick, and the Junior North American Field Hunter Championships at Belle Meade. To see all of the year's activities, visit our Hark Forward page.

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  • Plan to Support the Hunt Staff Benefit Foundation +

    While it seems like the season is just getting underway, it will soon be time to begin planning for the holidays, and many hunts ask their members to consider supporting the Hunt Staff Benefit Foundation. This fund provides financial assistance to professional hunt staff and their families facing urgent financial need. Grants are considered on an individual basis determined by need. For more information on how to support this important foundation, please click here.

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  • Order Your 2018 MFHA Calendars +

    Order our beautiful 2018 MFHA calendars to share your favorite sport with family and friends! A useful and simple gift. Just $28 includes shipping and handling. To order, visit our website, call 505-553-1576 or mail your check (payable to Covertside) to P.O. Box 9144, Albuquerque, NM 87119.

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  • Save the Dates for Our NYC Events in January +

    Save the dates for our traditional Masters' Dinner, Annual Meeting, and Masters' Ball in New York City! The dinner will take place on Thursday, January 25, at 8pm. On Friday, January 26, the membership meeting begins at 9am. Later that evening, the Masters Ball gets underway at 8pm. Watch our website for registration details coming soon.

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October 2017 Photo of the Month


Windy Hollow Hunt (NY) huntsman Chris Burrows-wood waits to move off at their opening meet, assisted by whipper-in in training, Miss Quinn McEachern, age three. Photo by Emily Wiley.


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