MFHA - (Masters of Foxhounds Association)

Online Stud Book

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The online studbook is available to members of the MFHA and others, from all countries, who are involved in the breeding of stud book foxhounds. Apply to the MFHA for access with this form.

Hunt Staff Benefit Society

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The Hunt Staff Benefit Society (HSBS) provides personal pension schemes specifically for hunt staff. Find out more about how to join the HSBS, or how to support the HSBS through various Fund Raising intiatives.

News

Is there a Side Saddle in your Attic

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Click here to see the Press Release from the Side Saddle Association

 

Peterborough Royal Foxhound Show 2014 Results (including Old English)

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Hound Shows 2014

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rosettesStud book foxhounds from registered packs can be shown at a series of hound shows throughout the country during the summer months. Dogs and Bitches are judged separately and there are classes for unentered hounds, entered hounds, and hounds used for breeding. The dates for this summer's shows are below and where known also the dates for the 2015 Shows:

 

2014 Date Hound Show Judges (major shows)
Thursday
5th June
South of England
(Ardingly)
Dogs:  
Bitches:  
Thursday 26th June Wales and Border Counties
(Builth Wells)

 Dogs: Di Pyper and Tom Holt
Bitches: Ian Farquhar and Tim Allen

Sunday 29th June

Blaston  
Sunday 6th July East Anglian Hound Show (Horseheath Point to Point Course)  

Wednesday
9th July

Great Yorkshire
(Harrogate)
Dogs:  William Wakeham and Tim Coulson
Bitches:  Martin Scott and Andrew Cook

Wednesday
16th July

Peterborough
Dogs: Anthony Sandeman and Andrew Sallis
Bitches:  Alastair Jackson and Rory Innes
Old English: Richard Sumner and Oliver Hill
Wednesday     30th July Dunster  

Thursday
7th August

West of England
(Honiton )
Dogs:  Ian Farquhar and Mike Lane
Bitches:  Charles Frampton and Richard Spendlove

Saturday
10th August

Lowther  

Thursday
15th August

Rydal  

Saturday
16th August

Scottish Hound Show

Stud Book:  Tim Easby and Ian McKie
Hill:  Roddy Bailey and Phillip Fergus

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2015 Date    (where known) Hound Show Judges (major shows)
Thursday 11th June South of England
(Ardingly)
Dogs:  
Bitches:  
Thursday 25th June
 
Wales and Border Counties
(Builth Wells)

 Dogs:
Bitches: 

Sunday 28th June

Blaston  
Sunday East Anglian Hound Show (Horseheath Point to Point Course)  

Wednesday
15th July

Great Yorkshire
(Harrogate)
Dogs: 
Bitches: 

Wednesday
22nd July

Peterborough
Dogs: 
Bitches: 
Old English: 
Wednesday  Dunster  

Thursday
6th August

West of England
(Honiton )
Dogs:  
Bitches: 

Saturday
 

Lowther  

Thursday
 

Rydal  

Saturday
 

Scottish Hound Show

Stud Book:  
Hill:  

 

 

Peterborough Royal Foxhound Show 2013 Results

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RESULTS - PETERBOROUGH ROYAL FOXHOUND SHOW 2013

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Happy Birthday to the Banwen Miners

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This week we bring you an excellent new short film, made in conjunction with our friends at Fieldsportschannel.tv and presented by former Countryside Alliance board member and seasoned hunting campaigner, Nicky Sadler. The film is a true celebration of hunting, marking the 50th anniversary of the Banwen Miners Hunt in South Wales. The Banwen Miners Hunt has it all: history; characters; youngsters coming into hunting and a friendly, community spirit. We are treated to some vintage footage of the miners in their work clothes heading off to get ready for the meet and setting off on horseback from the pit, and there is also plenty to enjoy from the commentary of two of the Hunt's Masters, Jeff Evans and Peter Astle.

Nicky clearly enjoys her day with the Banwen Miners, attending the meet at what used to be a pub but is now the Rasoi Indian Kitchen. The enthusiasm of the staff at the restaurant and the warm welcome the hunt enjoys is a constant and is wonderful to see. One of the waiters also talks about his enjoyment of hunting. The only thing not to enjoy, it seems, is the high scent of the trail being laid.

Happy Birthday to the Banwen Miners, and here's to the next 50 years. Watch their film here and please send it on to others to enjoy. Members of the CA will also be able to enjoy Nicky's companion Banwen Miners article in the CA Spring membership magazine, out in March. 

 

 

RSPCA Vs HEYTHROP

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RADIO AND PRESS ARTICLES

The media interest in the RSPCA as a result of the Heythrop prosecution remains very strong, several weeks after the case closed.  Below are a number of links to newspaper articles and radio interviews which you may find interesting.

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Hunting Museum Relaunch

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Warm praise for the newly refurbished Hunting Museum at foxhunting’s historic “capital”, Melton Mowbray, was expressed by Baroness Mallalieu when she performed its official re-launch on October 9th.

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Peterborough Foxhound Show 2012 Report

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PETERBOROUGH ROYAL FOXHOUND SHOW 2012 REPORT

The VWH for the first time won both championships in the modern Foxhound section of the 124th Peterborough Royal Foxhound Show (July 18th, 2012).  Martin Scott has continued to breed  this pack since he was Joint Master and huntsman from 1977-83.

The  124th Royal Foxhound Show was a remarkable display of quality at all levels.  It was notable for the rare absence from the championships of the Greencoats,  Duke of Beaufort’s and Heythrop, but their benign influence on modern breeding was evident.    President of the show was Mr. C.E.W. Saunders who has been a member of the East of England Show Council since 1966, and previously on the Peterborough Show Council.

Special thanks were expressed by the MFHA Director, Major T.R. Easby,  to the Secretary of the Show, Mr David Ralley-Davies, and his staff for the great success of the Festival of Hunting at the East of England Showground, Peterborough, which includes the Royal Foxhound Show.

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Symposium on Wildlife Diseases and Conservation

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vawm logoFollowing successful symposia in 2006, 2008 and 2010 a fourth Veterinary Association of Wildlife Management (VAWM) symposium is to be held at The Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE on Thursday, 15th November, 2012
         
Topics will include:

The “Big society” and conservation
“One health” – integrating human, domestic animal and wildlife health
Life in the Wild – contrasting the life of wild and domestic animals
Disease threats from animal imports and pet travel
Bat disease surveillance
Cetacean strandings
Avian reintroductions and poisoning
 
A number of distinguished speakers have already been secured for what promises to be another influential and important meeting on wildlife diseases and conservation. Full programme and details will be published on the VAWM website

 

Hunting, Wildlife Management and the Moral Issue

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foxThe Veterinary Association for Wildlife Management (VAWM) has updated its report "Hunting, Wildlife Management and the Moral Issue" and is required reading for supporters of hunting with dogs.

The group has 570 supporters who are general veterinary practitioners and are spread across England , Wales, Scotland and Ireland . Many have had years of clinical experience with all common species of domestic and wild animals. Some are, or were, in the pharmaceutical industry, some are academics with a wealth of research experience, five are veterinary professors and six are fellows of the Royal College of Pathologists.The objectives of the Association are to promote the sensible management of British wildlife by methods that are advantageous for the welfare of wild animals and which promote or sustain the health and vigour of their species.

Read "Hunting, Wildlife Management and the Moral Issue" on the VAWM website

 

Why the hunting ban should be overturned

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two houndsEx-Countryside Alliance Head of Policy Nigel Burke writes in the Daily Express: "My colleague Ann Widdecombe has suggested that animal rights activists should be sent out with video cameras to monitor hunts to make sure that they stay within the terms of the Hunting Act and she paints a picture of them as a benign Neighbourhood Watch for foxes.

"I’m afraid that when she was an anti-hunting MP, valuable to animal rights campaigners, Ann won’t have had the chance to meet activists as they truly are..."

Click her to read the full article