Established in 1859, the Irish Masters of Foxhounds Association (IMFHA) represents the interests of 41 foxhunting packs in Ireland. It governs all matters connected to foxhunting legislation, regulation, conservation, education, communications and finance.
About the IMFHA
The Huntsmans Challenge in November was a massive success both on and off the track and Punchestown are inviting the hunts of Ireland back for an even bigger and better Hunt Hooley on Tuesday 24th April.
To celebrate the opening of the brand new €4 million Hunt Stand who better to kick off the festival than the Hunts of Ireland. We are offering half price €20 reserved enclosure tickets to hunt members and supporters for the opening day of the 2018 Festival, Tuesday 24th April.
Enjoy truly brilliant racing, live music, trackside viewing, fantastic new facilities and perhaps a tipple or two! Remember to bring your dancing shoes!
To be part of the Big Hunt Hooley at Punchestown all tickets must be booked directly with your Hunt Secretary before April 20th and Sue Wilson will be delighted to take your order. Sue can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org or call +353 (0) 45 897704 for further terms and conditions.
- For the attention of all Point to Point Committees -
UCD CENTRE FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SCIENCE IMMEDIATE CARE TRAUMA COURSE (IRISH HORSERACING REGULATORY BOARD)
DATE: Saturday 12th May 2018
VENUE: Midlands Park Hotel, Jessop Street, Portlaoise, Co Laois
This course has been provided by UCD Centre for Emergency Medical Science since 2010 and brings the IHRB trauma training course in line with the range of Immediate Care Courses delivered by UCD. Underpinning the course are the Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) of the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC).
For course information, fees and details on how to book please download the PDF.
The IMFHA invite applications to the apprenticeship scheme for the season 2018/2019.
The apprenticeship scheme is aimed at those who are interested in pursuing a career in hunt service. The successful candidate should have a genuine passion for hunting and a desire to learn all aspects of employment within a hunt, by working with an experienced huntsman in a well run kennel.
All applicants must be over 18 and be committed to spending a year with a carefully selected hunt.
The start date is 1st May 2018.
Please forward your CV and a covering letter detailing all relevant experience and up to date references to email@example.com or IMFHA Office C/o New Thatch Farm, Scarteen, Knocklong, Co. Limerick.
Closing date for applications is the 15th March 2018.
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