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marion thorne

hugh robards expert


marty wood

jerry miller


Members of Foxhunting Life's Panel of Experts respond to a reader's question. (Clockwise from the top: Masters and huntsmen Marion Thorne, Hugh Robards, Jerry Miller, and Marty Wood.)

A  reader asks, “If a member who has quit the club returns to cap, is it appropriate for he or she to wear the colors of that club?”

A good question—simple and practical—yet I couldn’t think of any published rule of attire that addressed the subject.

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# Nancy Mitchell 2019-01-31 09:24
I have always wondered about staff who are hunting in another hunt's field, as well, if colors are appropriate.
# Guest 2019-01-31 10:38
Ratcatcher in Spring or Autumn & Black in the season
# Guest 2019-01-31 15:05
I believe one needs to be invited by the Masters, to do so.
+1 # C. Thompson Pardoe 2019-02-01 15:10
As for the issue of former members right to wear colors, the Goshen Hounds by-laws clearly state that colors are awarded for life and can always be worn in the Goshen Hunt field. We really welcome the return of former members in colors.
TomP, MFH Goshen Hounds
+1 # C. Thompson Pardoe 2019-02-01 15:14
When away at a joint meet, the visitor should always ask permission of the Masters to wear colors. Frankly, at Goshen it is always granted. Where is the harm? In addition, it is a pleasure for me to quickly recognize an experienced visitor,

TomP, MFH Goshen Hounds

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Panel of Experts

Hugh Robards, ex-MFH

Huntsman, Author

Dr. Roger Scullin, MFH

Veterinarian, Foxhound Breeder

Jerry Miller, MFH

Huntsman, Foxhound Breeder

Paul Striberry

Foxhunter, Horseman, Trainer

Nigel Peel, MFH (UK)

Hunstman, Breeder, Judge

C. Martin Wood III, MFH

MFHA President 1990-1993
Huntsman, Breeder, Judge

Steve Price

Author/Editor of 25 books, including The Whole Horse Catalog and 1001 Best Things Ever Said About Horses

C. Martin Scott, ex-MFH (UK)

Foxhound Breeder, Judge, Writer

marion thorne

Bill Gamble Photo

Marion Thorne, MFH

Huntsman, Foxhound Breeder



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