Boxing Day, Work Day at the kennels, Hunting at Cumberland

Happy New Decade! Boxing Day was moved to January 1st due to all the rain. We hunted from the kennels and the footing was pretty good, as was the whoopee wagon (those Guinness cupcakes made by guest Michelle Millsap were AMAZING!). It was also Ugly sweater day and Laura Allen won over some stiff competition           […] Continue Reading

Landowner gifts

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays =) Huntsman Dave declared this the weekend of Landowner Gift making and Giving ! His parents, Steve and Jana opened their home, bought all sorts of gift bags, made carmel corn and a whole host of cookies and other tasty edibles (not Steve). MFH Dave Keffeler donated boxes and will pay for the shipping of […] Continue Reading


Hello everyone,   Once again, Burwell does not disappoint. The weather was PERFECT! About 45 degrees while we had a little brunch provided by Brit and Adam G and Marcella T-N  prior to hunting. Hunting was at noon and dinner was a long ways away   Huntsman Dave, the NHH hounds and 19 excited riders headed west out of Packards. […] Continue Reading

Junior Hunt Weekend

Hello =) Junior Hunt Weekend was a great success! Saturday we changed the beagle hunt from Yutan-too many crops were still in the fields-to The Farm at Butterflat Creek. It was a lovely day, sunny with a bit of a brisk wind. Thirty three riders came out to enjoy the beagles, the sunshine and the kindness of everyone. Our youngest […] Continue Reading


Welcome back! After a LONG hiatus from hunting, we came back with a BANG ! Burwell never lets us down. Always beautiful, challenging and exciting. The MFHA Hound Performance Trials were originally scheduled for this past spring, but due to the awfulness of the flooding, they were rescheduled for fall. The Performance Trials is the brain child of Epp and […] Continue Reading


Hello, What a great weekend in Burwell! So much was accomplished =) All the coops (except 3) were cleaned up, repaired and made ready for the Performance Trials. Today we hunted from The Matranga’s. Huntsman Dave, Professional Whipper-in Bre, whips Catherine, Jubilee and Jay. I was the FM and the field was Diane A, Brit and Adam Gengenbach, Michelle and […] Continue Reading

Burwell: workday/hunting

Hello! It’s been a long time since I’ve visited with everyone. Summer has zoomed by, the beans are turning, the days are getting shorter  and hunting season is fast approaching! A small group traveled to Burwell to get the hounds out and to work on our hunt country in preparation for the Performance Trails that we will be hosting in […] Continue Reading

RIDERS Profile – Lindsay Osborne

Let me tell you a little about RIDERS. RIDERS influenced one of the most invigorating moments of my life, while opening up many opportunities that I didn’t think were possible for me, such as the thrill of galloping through fields while on a chase. I was able to foxhunt during the 2017-2018 season, and that was one of the most […] Continue Reading

RIDERS Profile – Daryl Jensen

Being a part of the rider program helped me further my love of horses and hounds.  I was so thankful and fortunate to be a part of the program because my passion for horses and foxhunting grew and grew.  I was given opportunities to meet new people with the same interests as mine.  The hard work I put forth at […] Continue Reading

RIDERS Profile – Jubilee Miller

RIDERS is such a great program. Without it I would not have started hunting. It gave me the opportunity to hunt. From there I was hooked and continued on hunting and getting involved. I now hunt as a whip with North Hills Hunt and if it hadn’t been for RIDERS I would not be here today. I am so thankful […] Continue Reading