The 2019 Purina Awards were held in Nashville, TN on June 20 – 21 with the All-Age Awards presented on Friday and Shooting Dog Awards on Saturday. The Awards weekend are a great way to spend time with fellow field trialers, meet your AFTCA trustees and attend the AFTCA Open Meeting, and, of course, meet the wonderful people at Purina.
The AFTCA and the entire field trial community extend their thanks to Purina for the great products they make for our performance dogs and their long, continued support of our great sport of pointing dog field trials!
Here are a few photos of the event and the Amateur All-Age and Shooting Dog Awards. Congrats to the winners! Join the AFTCA Member Group on Facebook for a few videos of the presentations. If you’ve never been to a Purina Awards event, you’re missing out on a great time!
Greg Blair, Area Manager, Nestlé Purina, opening the Shooting Dog Awards.
Bernie Matthys, American Field Publishing/FDSB announcing the winners.
Purina Awards Committee
Purina Award Attendees
2018 – 2019 Amateur All-Age winner, Dialed In
2018 – 2019 Amateur All-Age winner, Dialed In with owner/handler Jim Pendergest, his wife Amy, Matt Pendergest, Megan Henry and breeder Cecil Rester and his wife Holly.
2018 – 2019 Amateur Shooting Dog winner, Waybetter Billy.
2018 – 2019 Amateur Shooting Dog winner, Waybetter Billy with owner/handler Thomas Brigman Jr. with his wife Pamela, friend Connie Riley, and breeder Carl Bishop and his wife Joyce.
Many thanks to Purina’s Melissa Miller for sharing these photos with us!