2023 Hound Show Weekend May 28
Photo by Richard Clay
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Dear Masters, Huntsmen and Members,
The Virginia Foxhound Club welcomes you to our 75th Annual show to be held on Sunday, May 28th at Morven Park, Leesburg, VA.
We have been working diligently to make this a very special weekend for exhibitors and spectators alike.
Saturday dinner reservations, and the show prize list. Our on-line entry and payment process is simple and required for all entries no later than May 1, 2023. Exhibitor Parking Passes will be mailed to the contact designated at entry. You may also renew your Virginia Foxhound Club dues of $35.
The Secretary’s tent opens at 7:00am and closes promptly at 8:30am. During this time all scratches and substitutions (maximum of five (5) per ring) must be made. We encourage pre-entering junior handlers but will accept entries until 10am at the Secretary’s tent.
There is no food available on the show grounds except water, and small snacks in the hospitality room located at the end of the lower kennels. We suggest everyone bring a picnic lunch. Regrettably we must remind all hunts to return trophies shined and ready to present to the next winner no later than first thing in the morning of the Show. Please help us to have trophies prepared to award to the next fortunate recipient.
The Saturday before the show includes the finals of the MFHA Field Hunter Championship and the Show Dinner featuring the National Horn Blowing Contest.
Thank you to all our sponsors:
- American Ring - $500
Sponsored in memory of James L. Young, Jr. MFH, Orange County Hunt
- Crossbred Ring (small pack) - $500
Sponsored by Sarah Monaco, MFH, Norfolk Hunt Club
- Crossbred Ring (large pack) - $500
Sponsored by Linda Jenkins Armbrust, Ex-MFH
- English Ring - $500
Sponsored by The Museum of Hounds & Hunting, North America, decidated to preserving and presenting the rich North American tradition of hunting with hounds through the sport's historical sociological and cultural heritage.
- PMD Ring - $500
Sponsored in loving memory of Bull Run Hunt's Magnum (1999-2010) by Thomas and Adrianna Waddy
- Performance Trial Hound Class - $1000
Sponsored by Dr. Sarah Willard, in honor of Tennessee Valley Hunt Umber - 2014
- Grand Champion of the Show - $1000
Sponsored by the Virginia Foxhound Show in appreciation to Mrs. Joan Jones, Ex-MFH, for her many years of hard work as MFH, Exhibitor, Show Volunteer, Show Chairman, and President of the Virginia Foxhound Club
- Junior Handlers Classes
Sponsored by Clinton Kelley and Jill Marshall in recognition that the future of our sport depends upon our youth
Sponsors will be listed in the program and on the corresponding ring the day of the show. Thank you to those who have already committed to sponsorships!
In another effort to maintain ticket prices, we will no longer be providing an open bar during the Saturday Show Dinner.
Reservations must be made on-line by May 15 th. Late reservations that can be accommodated by the caterer after the RSVP date will incur a $15 late fee per ticket, so we encourage all to reserve by the deadline.
PROFESSIONAL HUNTSMEN, EXHIBITING HOUNDS, WHO RSVP ON-LINE BY MAY 15, WILL BE OUR GUESTS THAT EVENING AT NO COST.
For those with questions on completing entries or Saturday Dinner reservations, contact our Show Secretary, Ms. Stuart Sanders at [email protected] or 804-436-4389. If you have any other questions or interest in becoming a sponsor please contact Show Chairman, Bob Ferrer, at 703-447-2816 or [email protected].
We regret to advise you that pets are not allowed on the show grounds the day of the show and no animals may be left in trailers or vehicles unattended that weekend. Animal control will be on the grounds that weekend.
Joan Jones, President
Virginia Foxhound Club