Category: National Amateur Championship Reports

2021 National Quail and Derby Championship Report by William Smith

Quail and Derby Championship William Smith   The 100th Running of the National Amateur Quail Championship began on March 1st on the historic grounds formally known as Dixie Plantation in Greenville, Florida. The name has been changed but to field trailers this extraordinary place will always be known as Dixie. This is the second year that the trial has returned to Dixie after a two year absence to allow for…

2020-2021 National Amateur All Age Invitational Championship Report

                                   NATIONAL AMATEUR ALL-AGE INVITATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP                                                                      By: Jim Atchison The Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America (AFTCA) sponsored the 40th running of the National Amateur All-Age Invitational Championship on the historic grounds of the Ames Plantation December 7-9.  Of the 12 dogs initially invited, 11 accepted and the roster was filled by inviting the next most qualified dog.  Qualifications for invitations were based on points earned from placements in…

2020 National Amateur Grouse Championship

NATIONAL AMATUER GROUSE CHAMPIONSHIP BY RUSSELL OGILVIE LITTLE MISS BELLA-CHAMPION  GROUSE HILL ANNIE-RUNNER UP   This year’s National Amateur Grouse Champion came out of the 11 brace. Little Miss Bella, owned and handled by Tim Cavanaugh was paired with Grouse Hill Pepper (Capocci) on Moosehorn. Moosehorn is a tough course for dogs. Not only is it thick making it hard to find dogs, it is has some twist and turns…

2019-2020 National Amateur Quail & Derby Championship Report

The National Amateur Quail Championship returned to the historic Dixie Plantation after an absence of two years to allow maintenance on the field trial courses. This trial is considered by many to be the creme de la creme of amateur trials. There was a collective sigh of relief by the field trial community when permission was granted for this trial to return to Dixie. Fifty-six were drawn to compete—55 pointers, seven being females, and one setter.

2019-2020 National Amateur Shooting Dog Derby & Shooting Dog Championship Report

The tradition of the National Amateur Shooting Championship once again made its way to Camp Robinson Field Trial area. These two traditions kind of belong with each other, the finest amateur dogs in the country taking on the challenge of the famed grounds were the champions have run for more for more than sixty years. The excitement started with the National Amateur Shooting dog Derby Championship. The jewel for the young at heart got going in fine fashion.