Memorial Day weekend has long been synonymous with the largest hound show in North America, the Virginia Foxhound Show, with competitors and spectators arriving from across the continent. This year, the much-anticipated grand opening of the new MFHA Headquarters and Museum building was an additional reason to celebrate. The Board was able to conduct business in a purpose-designed space, visitors enjoyed the beautiful grounds, and a full day of spectacular hounds capped off the weekend with a dam-daughter duo taking the top spots on Sunday.

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Photo by Liz Callar.

Representatives of the MFHA leadership and the town of Middleburg gathered to cut the ribbon at the new headquarters and museum building's grand opening.

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Photo by Liz Callar.

Those who supported the Hark Forward iniative to provide the MFHA with a visible, welcoming home enjoyed the opportunity to visit the beautiful grounds around the historic building.

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Photo by Liz Callar.

The meeting room displays the well-thought-out design and sporting art that characterize the interior renovation. All work was completed under budget. Watch for more on the new building in the next issue of Covertside magazine.

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Saturday evening, a cast of huntsmen turned out to vie for the National Hornblowing Champion title. Spencer Allen of Live Oak Hounds (FL) was the ultimate victor.

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Bouncing back from the lightning strike at their kennels, Deep Run Hunt (VA) returned to winning ways with this entry and huntsman John Harrison had all his hounds looking sharp.

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Midland (GA) Shilo took the Benjamin Hardaway Trophy back home as the champion performance trial hound. Her daughter, Sapphire, then won overall champion for Green Spring Valley (MD).

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Huntsman Ashley Hubbard is all smiles as Sapphire earned the top trophy of the weekend. First whipper-in Tim Michel, whose daughter won the younger Junior Handler class earlier with Sapphire, has just begun his tenure as huntsman at Bull Run Hunt (VA).

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