Establishment of Torben Hansen Scholarship Trust

Establishment of Torben Hansen Scholarship Trust

Announcing the establishment of the Torben Hansen Scholarship Trust which will award Youth Field Trial stake winners in the Northwest region of the US with financial assistance in the secondary education opportunity of their choice. Scholarship recipients may use the funds in pursuit of accredited university academics, trade school programs, and apprenticeships. Launched by the National Chukar Championship Association, their goal is “to incentivize participation in field trials and ensure a bright future for our great sport while encouraging young people to achieve excellence in all areas of their lives through the development of dedication, work ethic, persistence, patience, and good sportsmanship learned from bird dog training and competition.”

To get this program off to a fantastic beginning, Youth Field Trial Alliance and long-time Strideaway supporter, renown upland bird dog artist, Ross Young has generously donated for auction a 16″ x 22″ framed oil on canvas painting of the auction winners’ dog of choice. Wow! Huge thanks to Ross for his support of our sport and youth field trials.

Auction Details
• Starts May 18, 2021 with a starting bid of $500
• Concludes June 30, 8 pm (Pacific Standard Time)
• Winner (highest bid) will be contacted on July 1 and announced on the National Chukar Championship Association Facebook page

How to Bid
• Easy! Place your bids by clicking on this link  Bookmark the link to see the highest bid and bid again! 
• Good luck and thanks to all participants for supporting our sport and youth field trials!

The Trust is named in honor of a true long-time giver to our sport, Torben Hansen. A highly successful field trailer in his own right, Torben served as AFTCA Region 11 Trustee for over 2 decades as well as AFTCA President for the 2015-2017 term. He mentored dozens of newcomers to the sport…no one could be more deserving of this honor.


Torben Hansen judging the 2016 Florida Open All-Age Championship.