Hound Shows

The Guide for Hound Shows, Puppy Shows & Performance Trials (Masters of Foxhounds Association of America [MFHA], 2013) tells us that the purpose of Hound Shows is to provide the opportunity to evaluate the quality of hounds, gain knowledge, and exchange ideas not only about breeding and showing hounds but also relating to many other areas that are essential to the sport of foxhunting.

A huntsman seeking to add to her kennel’s gene pool may use hound shows as a time to view and compare foxhounds, evaluating merits and traits that she might like to introduce to her pack.

Hound shows are also a social time for masters, huntsmen, hunt members, and attendees to discussion foxhounds and hunting in a relaxed and open setting.


(Photo courtesy of Jim Mertz, Suddenly Still Photography)


2022 Hound Shows

Our wonderful hounds will be attending three hounds shows in the spring of 2022 and we need your help!

  • Want to help get the hounds ready? We prep the hounds the day or two before each show. Click here for information.
  • Want to attend the hounds shows? You are very welcome! Hound shows are fun! Here is your chance to celebrate hounds and huntsmen while also having the opportunity to talk hounds and hunting with fellow enthusiasts. Click here for information.
  • Want to be a handler? Rachel is happy to show you the ropes and provide you with a lovely hound to show! There are even special division for juniors: ages 3-10 and ages 11-16.

Please contact Rachel Duffy, our huntsman, or any of our masters, Sue Levy, Marilyn Mariano, or Linda Fernald.


(Photo courtesy of Jim Mertz, Suddenly Still Photography)

The Shows!
We’ll be attending the following hound shows (click on the show name or scroll down for more information)

Please contact Rachel Duffy, our huntsman, or any of our masters, Sue Levy, Marilyn Mariano, or Linda Fernald if you are interested in attending any of the hounds shows. You are very welcome and encouraged to attend (and you’ll have FUN!).

Pre-Show Hound Prep

Please come to the kennels at Tuckway Farm in Lee, NH, to help prepare the hounds for the shows. There are many ways you can help, including bathing our wonderful hounds! Please stop by and lend a hand. Click on a link below for more information.

Please contact Rachel Duffy, our huntsman, or any of our masters, Sue Levy, Marilyn Mariano, or Linda Fernald if you are interested in helping the hunt prepare for the hound shows.

New England Hound Show
The New England Hound Show will be held on Sunday, May 22, at Tyrone Farm in Pomfret, CT. This is our local show, about 2 hours from our kennels in Lee, NH. Please consider driving down for the day and helping or cheering on our hounds. Juniors are strongly encouraged to attend!

Want to help get the hounds ready? We’ll be preparing the hounds for the show on Saturday, May 21. There are many ways you can help! Any and all help is greatly appreciated!! Click here for more information.

Please contact Rachel or any of our masters (Sue, Marilyn, or Linda) if you are planning to attend so we may coordinate carpooling, volunteer opportunities, and anything else that pops up before the show.

Click here for more information about the this show.

Virginia Hound Show
The Virginia Hound Show will be held on Sunday, May 29, at Morven Park in Leesburg, VA. This festivities begin on Saturday, May 28, including:

  • A talk by author Marian Eason on the North Cotswold Hunt
  • The Huntsmen’s Room induction ceremony
  • Hound show cocktail and dinner under the tent on the lawn at Morven Park (for a very reasonable fee)
  • National horn blowing contest

The hound show begins at 9:00 am on Sunday. Junior handler classes begin at noon.

Cocktails will open to all during pack classes, championship classes, and post-show. There will also be vendors at this show if you’d like to do some shopping.

Want to help get the hounds ready? We’ll be preparing the hounds for the show on Friday, May 27. There are many ways you can help! Any and all help is greatly appreciated!! Click here for more information.

Please contact Rachel or any of our masters (Sue, Marilyn, or Linda) if you are planning to attend so we may coordinate travel arrangements (driving or flying), lodging, dining reservations for Saturday, picnic lunch for Sunday, volunteer opportunities, and anything else that pops up before the show.

Click here for more information about the Virginia Hound Show.

Bryn Mawr Hound Show
The Byrn Mawr Hound Show will be held on Saturday, June 4, at the Radnor Hunt Club in Malvern, PA. The show traditionally opens on the Friday evening preceding the show with a cocktail reception, a horn blowing competition and whip cracking contest, followed by an informal dinner.

The hound show begins at 8:30 on Saturday morning, with junior handling classes scheduled to begin at noon. Luncheon is available on the day of the show in the Radnor Hunt clubhouse, and a food truck will be available all day starting at 7:30 am. There will also be vendors for your shopping pleasure!

Want to help get the hounds ready? We’ll be preparing the hounds for the show on Thursday, June 2. There are many ways you can help! Any and all help is greatly appreciated!! Click here for more information.

Please contact Rachel or any of our masters (Sue, Marilyn, or Linda) if you are planning to attend so we may coordinate travel arrangements, lodging, dining reservations for Friday, volunteer opportunities, and anything else that pops up before the show.

Click here for more information about the Bryn Mawr Hound Show.


2020 Hound Shows

Due to COVID-19 recommended safety precautions, the 2020 Virginia Hound Show and the 2020 New England Hunts Hound Show have both been canceled.

However, Wentworth Hunt entered two hounds in the International Virtual Hound Show. Entered in this virtual show was a diversity of hounds across the thirty rings drawn from seven countries including over 250 hunts. The results of the show are available by clicking here to access the International Virtual Hound Show’s website. You will need to create a user id and password, but all members of the public are welcome to do so.


2019 New England Hunts Hound Show

Hosted by Norfolk Hunt
May 5, 2019

Thanks to Norfolk for a beautiful show and wonderful food and hospitality. Very special thanks to Rachel Duffy, our Huntsman, and our dedicated hound staff both for today and for spending the winter prepping our hounds. The results speak for themselves!

2019 Best In Show and
American Champion Hound

Wentworth Archer!

Additionally, Wentworth was Second in the Pack Class and Second in the Horn Blowing Class.

Below are the individual results for Wentworth Hunt:

American Single Dog Unentered:

1st Agave
2nd Avocado

American Single Dog Entered:

1st Wentworth Archer

PennMaryDel Single Dog Entered:

3rd Wentworth Yesman

PennMaryDel Couple of Dogs Entered:

2nd Wentworth Yesman/Wentworth Yellowstone

Couple of Dogs:

1st Agave/Avocado

American Bitch Entered:

1st Wentworth Apple
2nd Wentworth Aiko
3rd Wentworth Vera

American Brood Bitch:

1st Wentworth Acorn
2nd Wentworth Vera

PennMaryDel Single Bitch:

2nd Dollop
3rd Daisy

Couple of Bitch:

1st Wentworth Aiko/Wentworth Apple
2nd Daisy/Dollop

American Championship:

Champion Archer
Reserve Acorn

Retired Foxhound:

2nd Wentworth Artichoke