Dear Masters, Huntsmen and Members,

This year our show is Sunday, May 29th at Morven Park, Leesburg, VA.

We are excited about this year’s Show. We have been working diligently to make this a very special weekend for exhibitors and spectators alike. Let me share with you some improvements for this year’s show. Our web page has all necessary information on the show to include entry forms, schedule and prize list. Our on-line entry process is simple to complete and we require entries to be
submitted on line and paid on line.

Regrettably we have had a large number of hunts that have not returned trophies to the show. Our least expensive trophy is valued at $2000 and range up to over $25,000. More importantly they capture the history of foxhound performance and breeding for just under a century in America. We ask hunts take care to return the trophies, shined and prepared to award to the next fortunate recipient.The Saturday before the show includes: A talk at 11am at the Carriage Museum by Marian Eason on her new book, The Best Little Hunt in England, A history of the North Cotswold Hunt which has been reviewed in Country Life and Hounds magazines

The Huntsmens Room Induction at 4pm on the steps of the Mansion honoring Tommy Lee Jones, and David E. Wendler, ex-MFH and the late John J. “Jake” Carle, ex- MFH.

Our fabulous dinner on the lawn below the Mansion at 6pm with open bar, camaraderie, and the National Horn Blowing contest. We are pleased to report that we will also accept reservations on-line for the dinner as well as payment on line. Reservations that can be accommodated by the caterer after the rsvp date will incur a late fee so we encourage all to reserve on time. As before, we will have a catered buffet and open bar. PROFESSIONAL HUNTSMEN, EXHIBITING HOUNDS WHO RSVP ON LINE BY THE DUE DATE WILL BE OUR GUESTS THAT EVENING AT NO COST.

This year we will again have the Knights of Columbus assisting with parking and we will be hiring a shuttle bus to shuttle exhibitors and spectators from the parking area designated by Morven Park all day until the end of the Show.

For those with questions on completing entries, contact our Show Secretary, Ms. Stuart Sanders at 11279 Old Ridge Road, Doswell, VA  23047. Please feel free to also email your questions to her at [email protected] If you have any questions you may contact my Show Chairman, Bob Ferrer, at 703-447-2816 or you may email him at [email protected] You can download entry forms, prize list and the dinner invitation from our website www.virginiafoxhoundclub.org. All entries must be completed on line by May 1, 2022.

Your Parking Pass will be mailed to the name, address of the person in your Hunt you designate when you enter on line. You may also renew your Virginia Foxhound Club dues of $35.

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.

The Show Conditions permit entering four (4) hounds per class, any two (2) of which may be shown. If more than four hounds are listed for an individual class, only the first four (4) will be entered.

Our Secretary’s tent opens at 7:00am. You may make a maximum of five (5) substitutions per ring. The Secretary’s tent closes at 8:30am for any additional scratches or substitutions. Please be aware that your scratches and substitutions must be made before 8:30am on the day of the show. As we did last year, we will hold the Junior Handlers Class in the English Ring and the Over 35 Couple Crossbred Ring at noon on Sunday. The two Divisions (10 and under and 11-16 years old) will run simultaneously. We encourage pre-entering but will accept entries that morning but no later than 10am.

There is no food available on the show grounds except water, coffee, and small snacks in the hospitality room located at the end of the lower kennels. We suggest everyone bring a picnic lunch. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call the number listed above.

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Joan Jones, President
Virginia Foxhound Club

Dinner & Cocktails RSVP  will be available online soon.

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