Thanks to Kathleen and Kevin Kelly of the wonderful Kevin’s Fine Outdoor Gear and Apparel for inviting us back again to participate in the 5th annual Kevin’s Southern Game Fair held on the gorgeous campus of Greenwood Plantation in Thomasville, Georgia. This year’s field trial pointing dog demo included pointing and backing, training collars, field trial horses and roading dogs off horseback. A PDF handout on the topics of scent, nutrition and conditioning dogs, along with information on Youth Field Trial Alliance and Purina ProPlan products was handed out to those seeking more information pertaining to the demonstration. YFTA 2021 Kevin’s Southern Game Fair_Handout
Thanks to our talented young handlers: Daley Dalton, Dalton Drew, Noah Popiel and Annie Seward. The demo could not have been accomplished without the generous help of Jason Loper, Tommy Rice and Shane Drew. We thank them for their support, especially during a particularly busy time of the year — the beginning of hunting season and during field trial season.
Thanks also to supporters Patty Ewer Sanderson and Hope Doolittle for their help — all day! As always, Purina comes through with their support of our sport…and of youth field trials — the future of our sport. Please support our supporters. Patty’s fantastic chaps and beautiful rattlesnake cuffs are available on her website: Patty’s Custom Leather and Canvas
Above photo: Daley Dalton with Annie, Dalton Drew with John, Annie Seward with Maxine and Noah Popiel with Tex.
Daley Dalton flushing for Annie.
Dalton Drew’s dog John has a find.
Tommy Rice explains pointing and backing.
Annie Seward with Annie backing a silhouette dog.
Noah shooting after flushing the bird in front of the silhouette dog.
Audience of onlookers.
Noah demonstrates the fitting of a combined training/GPS collar.
Tommy Rice demonstrates proper fit of saddle-pad, saddle and bridle with the help of Dalton, Annie and young field trial enthusiast, Hannah Wright.
Tommy demonstrates roading a dog off horseback.
Patty Sanderson and our Purina tent where people visited throughout the day and asked questions about nutrition, youth field trials and other topics.