The Masters of Foxhounds Association (MFHA) is the Governing Body for registered packs of Foxhounds and represents 171 packs that hunt within the law in England and Wales and a further 8 in Scotland.
The MFHA has strict Rules and Codes of Conduct that have been written to promote standards of best practice in kennels and the field, and to show the accountability of member packs. All Masters of Foxhounds packs are members of the MFHA and have to agree to abide by the Association's Rules, Codes of Conduct and Instructions.
The MFHA undertakes a rolling programme of kennel visits to ensure that all the rules are adhered to and standards are maintained. It also organises training for new Masters and hunt staff, training days on breeding and judging hounds, registers hunting countries, and produces the annual Foxhound Kennel Stud Book.
The MFHA administers the sport of Team Chasing and, with the Point-to-Point Authority and the BHA, Point-to-Point racing.
Since 19th February 2005 foxhunting has been restricted by the Hunting Act 2004. The MFHA advises its members on hunting within that law, whilst campaigning to have it repealed.