In conjunction with the cancellation of the AFTCA Annual Board Meeting in Montgomery, AL, the presentation ceremonies for the 2019-2020 Purina Outstanding Bird Dog Award have also been cancelled. We do congratulate this year’s winners, who have worked extremely hard to reach the pinnacle of the sport, and look forward to recognizing them all at next year’s ceremony.
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, meet the wonderful people at Purina.
Congrats to this year’s Purina Amateur All-Age Award winner: Dialed In
Owner/Handler: Jim Pendergest
…and to this year’s Purina Amateur Shooting Dog Award winner: Waybetter Billy
Owner/Handler: Thomas Brigman Jr.
Congratulations to owner/handler Kieth Wright for his Top Amateur All-Age Award win with Touch’s Fire Dancer. May is pictured on the left in the lovely painting by Ross Young!
Congratulations to owners Joe & Tricia Rentz on their Top Amateur Shooting Dog Award win with Redland’s Jacked Up handled by Joe and scouted by Tricia. Jack is pictured on the right in the beautiful painting by Ross Young.