Last Chance to Register for NYC Events

This Thursday, January 18th, is the final day we can accept registrations for all of our annual events later this month in New York City! The new Masters' lunch and meetings and the Masters' Dinner (January 25th), and our membership meeting and the Masters' Ball (January 26th) are fun celebrations and opportunities to connect with foxhunting friends from across the continent. Don't miss out - to save your place, visit our registration page.

Hark Forward Initiative Builds Momentum into the New Year

Our season-long series of Hark Forward performance trials, joint meets, hunter trials, and other special events continues right into hound show season! If you've already attended, you know how much excitement is building to bolster our sporting community. If you haven't joined us yet, check out the calendar of upcoming opportunities, including performance trials at Belle Meade and Tejon, joint meets at Mooreland and Live Oak, and many more. The full schedule is available here.

Hark Forward Performance Trial at Hillsboro Raises Funds for New Headquarters

We want to thank all the organizers and participants at last weekend's successful Hark Forward Performance Trial at Hillsboro Hounds (TN). In addition to some great hunting and socializing, the weekend raised more than $60,000 towards renovation of our new headquarters in Middleburg, VA! Well done to all. Following the success of this fall's previous performance trials, joint meets, and hunter trials, our Hark Forward initiative continues to build friendships in support of a new home for the MFHA. If you haven't already, be sure to put an event near you on the calendar and enjoy meeting fellow sporting people. Again, thank you to the Hillsboro organizers and supporters. To see full results, click here.

Just Two Weeks Remain to Apply for Professional Development Program

Applications are due January 31, 2018, for the next class of our Professional Development Program. This popular program's goal is to enhance the experience of professional hunt staff by encouraging professionalism, improving competence in the hunt field and the kennels, and allowing hunt staff the opportunity to network through exposure to other hunts, other staff and their styles of hunting and kennel management. For more information, please click here.

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

Benjamin H. Hardaway, III, MFH, influential hound breeder and past president of the MFHA, passed away on October 19. 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. Read more in the upcoming print issue of Covertside, and read his full obituary here.


Take Advantage of Special Rates for Our NYC Events

Don't miss your chance to attend our annual Masters' Dinner, Annual Meeting, and Masters' Ball in New York City! Hotel reservations must be made with the Pierre Hotel by December 23 to get our discounted rate. The Masters' Dinner will take place on Thursday, January 25, at 8pm at the Union Club, which will also host Friday's membership meeting at 9am. Later Friday evening, the Masters' Ball gets underway at 8pm at the Pierre. For new Masters, the events begin with a luncheon at the Pierre on Thursday. Find all the details and register on our website

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Subscribing Membership to the MFHA is open to anyone who cares about the future of country lifestyles and wants their voice and vote to make a difference. You will also receive Covertside magazine 4x a year!

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