Meadow Thornton ~ 2023 – 2024 NBHA Youth Handler of the Year

Jun 12th, 2024 | Awards and Scholarships, NBHA

By Tim Thornton Meadow won the 2023 – 2024 NBHA Youth Handler of the Year with the following placements:   NBHA National Free for All – Open Puppy (Cactus Jack) 1st place Indian Territory Bird Hunters Club – Open Puppy (Cactus Jack) 2nd place Indian Territory Bird Hunters Club – Amateur Puppy (Tiny) 3rd place Indian Territory Bird Hunters Club – Youth Stake (Sugar) 3rd place Fair Play Field Trial Club – Open Puppy (Cactus […]

Anna Katherine Schalk ~ 2023 – 2024 NBHA R-U Youth Handler of the Year

Jun 12th, 2024 | Awards and Scholarships, NBHA

By Mary Sue Schalk Anna Katherine Schalk, or AK, hasn’t lived a day in her life without interaction with a dog. Although she just turned three on February 2, 2024 she can name all the dogs in her granddaddy’s kennel of over 30 English Cockers, Pointers and a few English Setters. AK and her mother, Mary Sue Schalk, spend most days of the week helping Grandaddy, Mike Crouse, do the work necessary to care for […]

Alabama Youth Field Trial Association 2023-2024 Handler of the Year Award

From The Hartley Carter Foundation: The Alabama Youth Field Trial Association has another great year in the books! There were seven trials with 86 canine entrees. Eleven different handlers earned qualifying points towards the Handler of the Year award. This year’s top handlers epitomize all that is great about this wonderful sport. They always exhibit good sportsmanship and proper field trial etiquette. They are excellent equestrians, love the outdoors and animals. They are always willing […]

Dixie Trace Field Trial Association Handler of the Year Award

Congratulations to our Dixie Trace Youth Handler of the Year Addison McDuffie and to our Runner Up Youth Handler of the Year Ella Grace Montgomery. Runner-Up winner Ella Grace Montgomery with Dixie Trace FTA President Joe Rentz and Hunter McDuffie.

Dixie Trace Field Trial Association Presents First Scholarship Award

From Dixie Trace FTA: Six years ago, at our annual meeting, Dixie Trace Field Trial Association member clubs voted to start a youth handler of the year award. The winner would receive a scholarship when they graduate and move on to higher education. We have now had 5 seasons of youth competition. Last night we reached a milestone, when we presented our first scholarship award to Braden Renfroe. Congratulations to Braden and good luck in […]

2024 Minnesota Grouse Dog Assoc. Youth Stake

Jun 6th, 2024 | FT Results and Reports

Our spring quail trial was held on May 18 – 19 on the Four Brooks WMA, about 10 miles north of Milaca, MN. A highlight of this trial is the Youth Event where our club members’ children get an opportunity to handle dogs around a small course with birds planted in launchers. Some of the kids do all the handling of the dogs, flush birds and shoot their blank pistol while others rely on a […]

2024 Pinewoods BDC ~ John Abbott Youth Trial ~ Walking Stake 

Mar 17th, 2024 | FT Results and Reports

Sunday, March 17, 2024 Pinion Point Plantation, Quitman, GA  We were excited to have 6 kids compete in our 1st Annual John Abbott Youth Trial Walking Stake. This was a first-time experience for all of these kids to handle a bird dog. Our judges, who graciously gave their time to watch the dogs and young handlers, were Chris Mathan, of Pavo, GA and Carli McFalls, of Quitman, GA. Manager of Pinewoods Plantation and president of […]

2024 Pinewoods BDC ~ John Abbott Youth Trial ~ Horseback Stake

Mar 17th, 2024 | FT Results and Reports

Sunday, March 17, 2024 Pinion Point Plantation, Quitman, GA Pinewoods Bird Dog Club held our 1st Annual John Abbott Youth Field Trial at the glorious Pinion Point Plantation in Quitman, GA on March 17, 2024. 13 kids were drawn for the horseback portion of the trial and were eager to compete on that beautiful St. Patrick’s’ Day. Of the 15 dogs entered to run, we had 8 females and 7 males; all of which were […]

2024 Southern FTC Youth Field Trial

Mar 16th, 2024 | FT Results and Reports

March 16, 2024 Nilo Plantation, Albany, GA The Southern Field Trial Club held their first annual Youth Field Trial on the splendid Nilo Plantation in Albany, GA, on March 16, 2024. We were so excited to have 16 kids compete their dogs that glorious Saturday; some for their very first time. There were 19 Pointers and 2 English Setters that ran with their young handlers. All the kids did a superb job and were supported […]

2024 Butch Bennett Memorial Youth Trial

Mar 10th, 2024 | FT Results and Reports

Sunday, March 10, 2024 Old Meridian Plantation, Tallahassee, FL Once again this wonderful youth trial was blessed with perfect weather and another large gallery of enthusiastic supporters. Entrees included handlers who have run dogs here on Old Meridian Plantation (formerly Hales Place) since the trial’s inception in 2018 as well as several first time handlers. Youth field trials are really lighting up in north Florida and Southwest Georgia…due to the efforts of local field trial […]