15 Jun 2023 News > Announcements

Purina Event Sponsorship Program

Purina and the Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America (AFTCA) are excited to announce a new program that will provide field trial support DIRECTLY to member clubs. The new Purina Event Sponsorship Program will launch in time for the 2023-2024 field trial season and offer a variety of field trial products including awards, branded gear, judge’s gifts, and other dog-related items through a new AFTCA online store.  We’re pleased to…
11 Apr 2023 News > Announcements

AFTCA Individual Membership Fee

Dear Members, Effective for the 2023-2024 upcoming season, the Individual Membership fee will be increased to $50 by a unanimous vote of the Board of Trustees in a special meeting held on March 30th, 2023.  Club fees will remain at $100.  We are all experiencing rising costs to run a household, business, or hobby, and field trialing is not immune from those same pressures. As a volunteer, nonprofit organization, we…
19 May 2022 News > Announcements

2021-2022 Top Handler Award Winner and Regional winners

         Rodney Shoemaker wins the 2021-2022 AFTCA Top Handler Award Handling his four derbies to seven different club derby events Rodney Shoemaker of Kearney Kansas accumulated an impressive 355 total topping all amateur handlers during the just concluded amateur season.  Rodney placed his HP Social Distancing three, HP Dirty Dancing three times, HP Shockwave twice and HP Shots Fired an impressive five times for a total of…
20 Apr 2022 News > Announcements

Top Amateur Handler 2021-2022

Announcement April 20th 2022:   With less than two weeks to the official end of the Top Amateur Handler Season the contest is extremely tight.  Only trials by member clubs that begin on or before April 30th 2022 will be counted in this season calculations.  Please have the Essential Data Forms in to the AFTCA office before May 15th 2022.  Essential Data Forms received after May 15th 2022 will be…
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…