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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

2021 Black Belt FTA Youth Field Trial

Apr 13th, 2021 | Youth Field Trial Reports

Winners: 1st. Hammering Hank, Noah Tomlinson, handler, 2nd. Ellie, Flint Hendley, handler, 3rd. Goldie, Daley Dalton, handler Held on what became a bright, sunny and warm March day, the Black Belt Field Trial Association’s first youth trial was a huge success with a good entry and a slew of gallery well-wishers. Hopefully this will become an annual event. The drawing and stake took place after the conclusion of the amateur shooting dog stake on the beautiful Burnt […]

2021 GA/FL Invitational FTC’s Youth Trial

Apr 10th, 2021 | Youth Field Trial Reports

The second annual youth field trial hosted by the GA/FL Invitational Field Trial Club was again held on the beautiful Hale’s Place Plantation in the Red Hills area north of Tallahassee, Florida. The first event was held in the spring of 2019, last year’s cancelled due to Covid. The club and those who participated are grateful for the generosity of landowners, the Chuck Roberts family to allow the youngsters to handle their charges over their […]

2021 Shenandoah Youth Trial

Apr 9th, 2021 | Youth Field Trial Reports

Report by Lisa Littell 1st: Rook, Braden Renfroe, handler, 2nd: Bell, Ella Grace Montgomery, handler, 3rd: Red, Addison McDuffie, handler The Shenandoah Youth Trial, historically one of the largest in Alabama, drew 20 entries for the one-day continuous course trial held on March 13, 2021. The Shenandoah trial is the most recent iteration of the longest consecutively run youth trial in the United States. Previously known as the Fitzpatrick and Cross-Keys Youth trial, the trial began […]

Panther Creek Youth Field Trial Report

Mar 25th, 2021 | Youth Field Trial Reports

Report and photos by Morgan Brewer It takes a village to put on a field trial and when it comes to our youth the village was in full force. First and foremost there are not enough thanks for the graciousness of Frank and Colleen Rutland for hosting such a great trial for our young handlers on their celebrated grounds. Mrs. Colleen prepared a planning team to make all of it possible; this include Steve Hutto, […]

Quail Hollow Youth Trial

Unfortunately due to the deluge of rain Southwest Georgia has received in recent weeks, the grounds are not suitable to conduct the trial. Stay tuned to find out if the trial can be rescheduled. Thanks to everyone who worked hard to organize the upcoming event…all are sorry it can not proceed but safety comes first!

2021 Sedgefields Youth Field Trial Results

Feb 15th, 2021 | Trial Winners

1st – Bud Braden Renfroe 2nd – Rex Katie Belle Varner 3rd – Jane Claire Street Thanks to Mike and Jan Green for hosting the trial at Greenway Sportsman Club again this year…it was wonderful! Thank you Tony Gibson and Chris Sellers for judging and to everyone else who helped make this cold dreary day a success! Thank you to our sponsors Purina Pro Plan, Patty’s Custom Leather, SportDog, Jack and Fran Miller, Plantation Supply […]

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!