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Online Stud Book


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 initiatives.


Hound Shows 2018

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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 (the five main ones are in bold and will also list their judges where known) are below:


2018 Date    (where known) Hound Show Judges (major shows only)
Thursday 7th June South of England


Sunday 24th June Blaston Hound Show  
Thursday 28th June Wales and Border Counties (Builth Wells)
Dogs: Mr. C.C. Frampton MFH and Mrs. J.G. Simmons MFH
Bitches: Mr. A.D. Osborne MFH and Countess Goess-Saurau MFH

Fell: Mr. I.R. McKie


Sunday 1st July Stradbally Foxhound Show (County Laois, Eire)  

11th  July

Great Yorkshire
Bitches:  .

18th July

Peterborough Royal Foxhound Show
Old English: 
Wednesday 25th July Dunster Country Fair and Hound Show  

2nd August

West of England
(Honiton )

Saturday  11th August


Thursday 16th August


To be Confirmed

Scottish Hound Show





Peterborough Royal Foxhound Show 2017 Results (including Old English)

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Hound Health

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Bovine Tuberculosis (bTB) was suspected in hounds at the Kimblewick in December (and subsequently confirmed at the end of January).  DEFRA has not imposed any movement or other restrictions, as it does not consider that there is any increased risk to wildlife and farm stock.  However, the Hunt immediately suspended hunting in the interests of farmers and landowners and the wider hunting interest.

There is only one recently recorded case of a dog with bTB in England, some four years ago.  The Kimblewick and Hunting Office are working closely with officials from DEFRA, Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), Public Health England and the Royal Dick Veterinary School (Edinburgh), other Vets with specialist expertise in bTB in order to determine the exact position and the best way forward.

The website will be updated when more information is known.

28th February 2017


Peterborough Royal Foxhound Show 2016 Results (including Old English)

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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 2015 Results (including Old English)

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Peterborough Royal Foxhound Show 2014 Results (including Old English)

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Peterborough Royal Foxhound Show 2013 Results

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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 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. 




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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.



Peterborough Foxhound Show 2012 Report

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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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