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Dog Days of Summer!

Aug 21st, 2021 | Training Seminar

The iconic Beaver Valley Pointer and Setter Club, located in Rochester Township in western Pennsylvania, held its Annual Youth Trial and Clinic on Saturday August 14. This is the second year the club has hosted this event, and it has been a very successful event; this year was no different. Ten enthusiastic youth ranging in age from 5 years old to 17 years old attended and by all accounts had a fantastic time!  After a […]

Welcome Our Newest Sponsor!

Aug 11th, 2021 | Announcements, Sponsors

YFTA is proud to welcome Southern Bird Hunters Assoc. as our latest sponsor. SBHA’s Youth Initiative Program is a positive step in initiating and promoting youth events through its member clubs which are growing in number and throughout multiple states. Recognizing that horse ownership should not be an impediment to participation, some SBHA clubs are hosting walking as well as horseback trials for kids. So far slated for the 2021-2022 Field Trial Season are 8 […]

2 Great Fundraising Raffles!

Jul 12th, 2021 | Raffles

Youth Field Trial Alliance presents two great Fundraising Raffles thanks to our new supporter, US Amateur All-Age Derby Invitational and our long-time supporter Patty’s Custom Leather and Canvas Both are fantastic opportunities…limited ticket sales so your odds are great! Raffle 1: “Roosting Covey” Exquisite limited edition giclée print by artist Leah Brigham donated by our newest supporter U.S. Amateur All Age Derby Invitational. Signed (unframed) print is 28” x 22”, number 12/100. Maximum number of tickets to […]

YFTA Progress Report

Jul 9th, 2021 | Announcements

Youth Field Trial Alliance was launched in the summer of 2019 with the objective of establishing a national organization to support youth field trials and training events across the country and in Canada. Here is our Progress Report thus far and our goals for this field trial season coming up. We thank all our generous supporters and ask that you please continue to support us in our mission. We hope you agree, we’ve come a long […]

Minnesota Grouse Dog Association Youth Trial

Jul 8th, 2021 | Trial Results

Milaca, Minnesota — On June 19th, 2021, The Minnesota Grouse Dog Association, formed in 1979, gathered for the 4th annual summer field trial at Four Brooks WMA. Historically, all other MGDA events are conducted as coverdog trials on wild birds, however the club utilizes a 640 acre trial area in the WMA to hold a planted bird stake in June. Included in this summer event is the popular Youth Stake, which drew six girls and four boys […]

Alabama Youth Field Trial Assoc. 2021 Youth Field Trial Seminar

Jul 1st, 2021 | Training Seminar

The Alabama Youth Field Trial Association’s Seminar held on June 26, 2021 was on all counts a huge success. It was well organized and well attended. Most significantly, it marked a milestone in recent years of the sport of field trialing where some of the country’s most successful professionals and long-time amateurs came together with other field trailers and enthusiasts to impart of their years of knowledge to a large audience of eager to learn […]

Dixie Trace FTA Youth Handler of the Year Award

Congratulations to Brayden Renfroe for his win of the 2020 – 2021 Dixie Trace Youth Handler Award…and thereby the $1,000 scholarship! Unfortunately Brayden was not able to make it to the Dixie Trace Banquet. The Runner-Up winner, (and last year’s winner) Addison McDuffie was at the banquet with her family to accept the R-U award. Brayden and Addison have been at it for some time and we’re proud of them both. Watch out Field Trialers!!!

Bird Dog Training Seminar for Youth Field Trialers!

May 25th, 2021 | Training Seminar

Free-of-charge, this bird dog training seminar for Youth Field Trialers will be held at Greenway Sportsman Club, 231 Jan Drive, Union Springs, Alabama on Saturday June 26, 2021 from 9:00am to 3:00pm. This event is sponsored by Purina and the Alabama Youth Field Trial Association (AYFTA) and is free for youngsters under 18 years of age and their families. A free lunch will be provided by The National Open Shooting Dog Assoc., Sedgefields Field Trial […]

Establishment of Torben Hansen Scholarship Trust

May 19th, 2021 | Auctions, Scholarships

Announcing the establishment of the Torben Hansen Scholarship Trust which will award Youth Field Trial stake winners in the Northwest region of the US with financial assistance in the secondary education opportunity of their choice. Scholarship recipients may use the funds in pursuit of accredited university academics, trade school programs, and apprenticeships. Launched by the National Chukar Championship Association, their goal is “to incentivize participation in field trials and ensure a bright future for our […]

Oregon Youth Handler ~ Emily Deasy!

May 10th, 2021 | Trial Winners

Congrats to 15-year-old up and coming field trial star Emily Deasy for her 1st place shooting dog win with Strike! We’re confident we’ll hear a lot more from Emily this year. Thanks Mel Lueck and all the field trial folks out in Oregon who are mentoring and supporting Emily. Way to go! Emily and Strike

Support Youth Field Trial Alliance!

Youth Field Trial Alliance in a Strideaway Project. Founded in 2008, Strideaway is the online publication devoted to the great American sport of pointing dog field trials. We are entirely dependant on support from field trialers, field trial and bird dog enthusiasts. Please contact us if you are interested in corporate or major sponsorship. You can also donate through our secure Strideaway Store. We are deeply grateful to everyone who has placed faith in this project and given their financial support!