A presentation was made to chairman Stephen Lambert at the Masters of Foxhounds Association (MFHA) AGM earlier this month, as he steps down after 9 years.

Lord Mancroft, who takes on the role, praised Stephen for his unfailing dedication during his tenure.

The AGM was on 3 June at Cheltenham racecourse.

The Countryside Alliance’s Sir Barney White-Spunner reminded members of the importance of repealing the Hunting Act, while Ian Coghill, the chairman of the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust discussed ways in which hunting and shooting can continue to work together.

This article was first published in Horse & Hound on 19 June 2014.