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Orange County Kermit Can't Be Topped at Bryn Mawr

The one hundred and fourth edition of the Bryn Mawr Hound Show brought together foxhounds, bassets, and beagles for a weekend of festive celebration and friendly competition. Its unique Best in Show championship saw the finest individuals from these three different breeds move out under the scrutiny of judge Martin Wood, MFH. Ultimately, the spectacular American dog Orange County Kermit '15 (Potomac Kadillac '12 x Orange County Pernod '11) was named champion and, in Wood's words, "Probably the finest American foxhound I have ever seen."

Hillsboro Hounds Take Top Honors at Virginia Foxhound Show

The best hounds on the continent came together to compete over Memorial Day weekend, but at the end of the Virginia Foxhound Show, two from Tennessee took home the top trophies. Dr. Marvin Beeman, MFH, named Hillsboro Hounds' (TN) English bitch, Walnut, Grand Champion of Show, and placed her Crossbred kennelmate, Starlight, in the reserve spot before a cheering crown on the lawn at Morven Park. The previous evening, Millbrook Hunt (NY) huntsman Donald Philhower received the Ian Milne Award in recognition of his service as a mentor to fellow hunt staff.

Massengill Receives Shakerag's Doll Williams Sportsmanship Award

Shakerag Hounds (GA) continued their New Year's tradition of presenting the Doll Williams Sportsmanship and Service Award. This year's recipient is Beth Masengill, who has made numerous contributions to the club, including chairing both our silent auction and landowners' barbecue, volunteering with the hunt ball committee, and creating beautiful decorations for our opening meet.

Tejon Hounds Hosts Western States Hound Show

Eight hunt clubs brought hounds to Lebec, California, to attend the Western States Hound Show at Tejon Hounds. We had all six from the MFHA Pacific District: Santa Fe West Hills (CA), Tejon, Santa Ynez (CA), Los Altos (CA), Red Rock (NV) and Woodbrook (WA). Grand Canyon (AZ) came out from the Rocky Mountain District, and we also welcomed the Kingsbury Harriers from California.

Virginia Foxhound Show Highlights a Busy Weekend at Morven Park

The 70th Virginia Foxhound Show took place on Sunday, May 28 on the tree-lined lawn at Morven Park, just outside Leesburg, Virginia. The largest hound show in North America, organized by the Virginia Foxhound Club (VFC), capped a weekend of events celebrating hounds, huntsmen, and sporting life. At day's end, Orange County (VA) Kermit earned the Grand Champion title, with Bull Run (VA) Ella receiving the nod as Best Performance Trial Hound. 

Myopia Earns Top Honors at New England Hound Show

Hounds from six different hunts traveled to Vermont to attend the New England Hound Show, hosted on May 7th by Green Mountain Hounds (VT). Myopia Lupy bested her packmates and entries from Norfolk (MA), Tanheath (CT), North Country (VT), Wentworth (NH) and Old North Bridge (MA) to take Grand Champion Honors. Reserve went to Penn-Marydel Wentworth Yesman. Three divisions of junior handlers, a retired foxhound class and the hornblowing competition kept judge Andrew Barclay busy.

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