16 Aug 2019 News > Announcements

Membership Renewal…it’s time!

With the new field trial season underway, NOW is a good time for individual members and those managing AFTCA member clubs to renew their memberships if you have not yet done so. Please login to your account and renew today…and good luck to all handlers and their dogs this fall!

13 Aug 2019 News > Top Amateur Handler

New AFTCA Competition: Top Amateur Handler!

The AFTCA is excited to announce the creation of the largest and most inclusive Amateur Handler Award in the organization’s history and in the sport of Field Trialing!

Over 100 years ago the Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America (AFTCA) was created to offer amateur handlers the opportunity to participate in Bird Dog Field Trials.

17 Jul 2019 News > Purina Awards

2019 Purina Awards!

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.

From The President’s Desk

As the ink is drying on the 2018-2019 field trial season, I hope each of you made some unforgettable memories of good dogs, good horses, good food, good venues, good performances, most importantly good friends. All too often our dogs’ best efforts are witnessed only by ourselves, when the most cherished ones are shared with friends.

06 May 2019 News > Purina Awards

2019 Purina Awards Program

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.