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Wednesday, March 27, 2024 11:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


Please join us in congratulating the following PAH Members who were recognized with awards and commendations by the Masters at our Closing Meet Breakfast:

The William A. Whitehurst Memorial Trophy

Robin Somers-Strom

The Mausteller Perpetual Award

Teresa Gregory


   Tim Watson

     Carolyn Fitzgerald

     Tim Porter


   Alex Cromer

     Claudia Sands

     Patrick McCarthy



The William A. Whitehurst Memorial Trophy was established in 1998 in memory of long-time supporter and former Master of Foxhounds, Billy Whitehurst, in recognition of his outstanding service and dedication to Princess Anne Hunt. His love of the sport of foxhunting continues to be an inspiration to us all. This trophy is given annually at Closing Meet to a member who has demonstrated outstanding service and dedication to Princess Anne Hunt.

1999 Lee and Tec Sease 

2000 W. Michael Adams, MFH 

2001 Cherylle Wornom (Lang)

2002 Miriam and James A. Daniels, Jr., MFH 

2003 Linda and Peter Ault 

2004 Bonnie Mershon 

2005 George A. Smith

2006 Cindy and David Chewning

2007 Jack Ferguson, MFH

2008 Paynie Tyler

2009 Linda and Joe DeFazio

2010 Mike and Dee Dee Mausteller, MFH

2011 Nancy and Dick Nance

2012 Christine Sweet

2013 Edward D. Mitchell, MFH

2014 Hester and Tim Coyne

2015 Thomas G. Vance

2016 Harrison R. Tyler

2017 James Raine, Huntsman

2018 Judee and Gil Calkins

2019 Jim Daniels

2020 Cynthia Long-Porter

2021 Mike Maddocks (in Memoriam) 

2022 Travis D. Gibson, MFH

2023 Katherine Mitchell

2024 Robin Somers-Strom


The Mausteller Perpetual Award is in honor of Ex-MFH Dee Dee Mausteller, who served as Master of Foxhounds with PAH from 2012-2023. Her ceaseless dedication to hounds, hunting and staff was remarkable. Dee Dee was the hero behind the scenes many times and enforcer of proper etiquette and codes of hunting. This trophy is given annually at Closing Meet to an Honorary Staff member who has demonstrated outstanding service and dedication to the hounds and hunting.

2023 Allison Harcourt

2024 Teresa Gregory


The privilege of wearing a hunt’s buttons and/or distinctive collar is awarded at the discretion of the Masters.  It’s an honor, and also brings with it responsibility for the wearer. It means the Masters consider you a valued member of the hunt, based on your participation year 'round in supporting the hunt, and your abilities in the hunt field. Other riders should be able to look to you for assistance in the field during a hunting day. You know the country, and the landowners, and help to keep them happy. Prerequisites may include hunting regularly to gain knowledge of the hunt country, participating in Hunt events, and assisting with the affairs of the Hunt.  Any member awarded colors should, in the opinion of the Masters, be a person knowledgeable of Foxhunting etiquette, and a proficient rider, who when hunting with any Hunt, would be a good representative for PAH.  Buttons and Colors may be awarded by the Masters at any time during the year.

Members who have been awarded BUTTONS are entitled to wear black “P.A.H.” buttons on their hunt coat.

Members who have been awarded their COLORS are entitled to wear the PAH colors (Apple Green) on their collar and “P.A.H.” buttons on their hunt coat.  Gentlemen and Staff can wear a pink coat, as well as different boot tops (brown for anyone wearing a pink coat and black patent leather for ladies). 


The MFHA Fairly Hunted Award acknowledges juniors 18 and under who participate in mounted hunting with hounds. 

Each year, the award is presented by the PAH Masters on behalf of the Masters of Foxhounds Association to any junior who has hunted with PAH 5+ times during that season. Recipients receive an MFHA pin, a Certificate of Achievement, and a 1-year subscription to the MFHA magazine: Covertside.

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