Goshen Hounds offers several types of annual memberships
Individual (35 and up): $2350
Young Adult (25-35 years old): $1300
Junior (under 25 years old): $445
Associate (6 hunts): $675
Non-members and Contributor members may cap up to 3 times in a season, cap fees should be given to the field secretary upon arrival.
Adult Cap: $100
Junior Cap: $30
*All Membership types (except Contributor) are invoiced for annual MAWC membership dues of $25 and for annual MFHA membership dues of $50 (adults) and $20 (juniors).
Maryland Association for Wildlife Conservation is an organization concerned with Maryland legislation relative to hunting with hounds/dogs. Their task is very difficult and requires a paid professional lobbyist to keep anti-hunters and deer hunters at bay so that we can safely enjoy our sport. The legal challenges are endless, and each legislative session brings new issues that must be met. The fact that we rarely hear of these measures is a testament to the effectiveness of this activity. Your individual MAWC dues are used almost totally to cover this expense. Our senior master, Dr. Mess, is our representative to the MAWC Board. He or Master Pardoe would be happy to answer any additional questions you may have. Here is the link for more information:
The Masters of Foxhounds Association of North America (MFHA) is the governing body of organized mounted hunting with hounds in the United States and Canada. The club recognizes 135 member hunts.
The MFHA works to:
To promote, preserve and protect the sport of mounted hunting with hounds.
Establish and maintain standards of conduct for mounted hunting with hounds.
Register eligible foxhounds in the “Foxhound Stud Book” and improve the breed of foxhounds.
Registration of hunts as a preliminary step toward recognition.
Record countries and boundaries for organized hunting establishments.
Recognition of organized hunts which have met MFHA standards.
To appy for membership with Goshen Hounds, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Contact Info (name, mailing address, phone number)
Type of membership being requested
Names of 2 sponsors (sponsors must be current members, we can help with sponsors if needed)
General Riding experience
Experience with Goshen (Have you attended a trail ride? Capped with us? Attended a social event?)