Category: Announcements

08 Sep 2021 News > Announcements

The Purchase of the American Field/FDSB

Dear Members, By now most of you are aware of the purchase of the American Field/Field Dog Stud Book (FDSB) by United Kennel Club (UKC). Founded in 1898, the UKC has a long and successful history of supporting all sporting dog breeds second in age only to the FDSB which was founded 24 years earlier in 1874. No youngster ourselves, the Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America (AFTCA) started in 1917,…
09 Aug 2021 News > Announcements

AFTCA Votes to Allow Power Load Blanks For 2021-2022 Season

                        AFTCA Votes to Allow Powerload Blanks for 2021-2022 Season Due to the current lack of retail availability of either .32 caliber blanks or 209 primers the AFTCA has voted to allow the use of #2 or greater rated .22 caliber PowerLoad crimps (also referred to as Powder Loads) for the 2021-2022 field trial season. These blank crimps are…
05 Jun 2021 News > Announcements

June 24, 2021 AFTCA Open Meeting

The AFTCA Open Meeting will be held Thursday June 24, 2021 at 5:00 PM ST via conference call. If you would like to be a part of the Open Meeting please call: Dial-in number, 978-990-5075 Access Code, 1484155 If you don't get on the call first try please try again. There will be a lot of people calling in at the same time. I encourage you to call the number…
25 Aug 2020 News > Announcements

2020-2021 Field Trial Season Announcement- Covid 19

The AFTCA has NOT required a Covid document be released to participate in any AFTCA amateur events or any amateur stakes. This was NOT a requirement to hold the amateur championship by the AFTCA. Re: 2020-2021 Trials This was stated, “One additional, we have required all parties, including gallery riders to sign a Covid document that releases all club members, officers, landowners, aftca, ect, from any liability whatsoever should they…
29 Jun 2020 News > Announcements

Minimum Requirements by American Field/FDSB & Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America

The Minimum Requirements shows:    “As adopted by The American Field Publishing Company/FieldDog Stud Book and the Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America.”   Requirement No. 1 addresses the announcement of an upcoming trial appearing in the  Fixtures in an issue dated a minimum of fourteen (14) days before the trials are to be run.   No issues being printed. New wording has to be agreed on by the American Field and the AFTCA.  …
16 Apr 2020 News > Announcements

American Field & FDSB: An Update (April 16)

Chicago, Ill. — It is more than three weeks since the governor of Illinois and the mayor of the city of Chicago issued “stay at home” mandates in the face of the coronavirus outbreak. These are tentatively scheduled to expire on April 30. If such did occur, the American Field would be up and running “full speed” by Monday, May 4.

01 Apr 2020 News > Announcements

Spring Update – Covid 19 Response

To all Club and Individual Members,

Most of all, we all want to extend both sympathies and our very best wishes to all effected by this pandemic, it has gotten big and will most certainly get bigger in the short term. Each and every person’s health and well being is our priority.

These are difficult and unusual times for all of us.   With a geographically spread out membership the situation regarding Covid 19 is very fluid and very different for some of us. We trust that each area will manage their situations as they see best.