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!
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.
The AFTCA Secure Membership Renewal system has been updated and greatly simplified. Simply login to your Individual Member Account and click on your Member Profile.
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.
Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America, Inc.
June 21, 2019
President David Williams welcomed all the Trustees to the 102nd Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America Annual Meeting of 2019.
For detailed information on AFTCA Individual and Club Membership, please visit the new AFTCA Membership page on this website. The page is located in the dropdown menu of About AFTCA.
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.
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 all the Winners of the 16 National Amateur Championships of the 2018-2019 Field Trial Season. Congrats extend also to the winners of all Amateur Regional Championships and those who won amateur stakes across the US, Canada and Japan!
The Field Trial Sportsmen’s Association grounds near Grovespring, Missouri are well known to all mid-western field trialers given the number of important trials — open, amateur, shooting dog and all-age — held on that venue throughout the season.