Category: Letters From the President

From The President’s Desk

As the field trial year draws to an end, I hope that it has been enjoyable on many levels and successful on a personal level.

As a commodity broker and speculator for 36 years, I have been able to justify my field trial expenses as the cost of sanity and an escape from the many pressures that have to be dealt with on a daily basis (if not hourly). You are welcome to use whatever excuse works for you.

 

From the President’s Desk

  AFTCA members and fellow Field Trialers, We recently held our AFTCA annual meeting in conjunction with the Purina Awards Program in Lexington, Kentucky. I would like to congratulate all the Award winners for their achievement. It did not come without hard work, sacrifice, and a lot of teamwork. All of us should be so lucky as to stand on that stage with a big smile and a joyful tear, while we…
22 Aug 2014 News > Announcements

President’s Comments – T-5 Recovery Device

Having had a few inquiries about the recent recommendation for approval of the Garmin T-5, hopefully the following will clear up any confusion on this topic.

The Garmin T-5 has been approved by both the Field Dog Stud Book and the AFTCA for use in competition during the 2014-15 field trial season.

President’s Comments

 A new season will “officially” open Monday, August 18, 2014 with the commencing of the National Amateur Pheasant Shooting Dog Championship in Circle, Montana. A great entry of 48 was drawn for this stellar event! Updates and results will be available on the AFTCA website as available.

President’s Comments

The last half of the current field trial season is well underway. We have had some severe weather to deal with all across the country this winter. As we move into late winter and spring events, no doubt weather related decisions will have to be made. I would suggest that erring on the side of safety is much preferred when issues arise relating to safe participation of all concerned.

President Jim Crouse’s Comments

With the field trial season approaching full swing, a review of some important procedures is appropriate as well as a few reminders.

After twenty-one plus years of service, Ms. Linda Hunt retired about two years ago. Believe it or not, she is still getting trial results and other AFTCA inquiries.

A Letter from the President

With the new website coming online, I will make periodic comments about AFTCA activity. They will be intended to keep the field trial community abreast of happenings within the organization.

First, let me say thanks to Torben Hansen, Frank LaNasa, Betty Shearhouse and Michael Shears for their tireless effort in helping put together the new AFTCA website.