2024 Sedgefield Youth Field Trial Report

Feb 25th, 2024 | FT Results and Reports

By reporter Katie Bell Varner This year’s annual Sedgefields Youth Field Trial ran on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at the Greenway Sportsman’s Club in Union Springs, Alabama. The trial is run over two beautiful courses that meander smoothly over the gorgeous hunting preserve owned by the Mike Green family. A special thanks goes out to everyone who put in their time, energy, and money into making this youth trial possible. Bob Johnson with B&B Tack, […]

YFTA 2023 Accomplishments

Recapping some of YFTA’s 2023 accomplishments: •  Maintained Events & archived News web pages, published reports and photos from youth stakes we attended as well as those we could not. •  Maintained Social Media pages: YFTA FB and Instagram, FB Strideaway Group. •  May/June 2023 issue of Sporting Classics, YFTA story by outdoor writer Tom Davis. •  Reached out to field trialers around the country re: youth trials, Ambassador Program, initiated Youth Judging Apprenticeship Program. […]

2023 Panther Creek/Mike Reynolds Memorial Field Trial

Dec 9th, 2023 | FT Results and Reports

1st place – Bo handled by Addison McDuffie 2nd place – Mae handled by Sterling Woodruff 3rd place – Ted handled by Shelby Street Top Dog Junior division – Jack handled by Hayes Green Thank you to our judges Morgan Brewer and Ted Roach and Anna Grace Tompkins-reporter Mindy Taylor Mcduffie

Bama Quail Youth Trial Report

Dec 7th, 2023 | FT Results and Reports

Bama Quail Youth Trial December 3, 2023 Bama Quail Club, Tuskegee, Alabama Congratulations to all the kids that participated in the Bama Quail Youth Field Trial on Sunday, December 3, 2023 in Tuskegee, Alabama. This was the 21st consecutive Bama Quail Youth Trail on these grounds making it the longest consecutively run youth field trial on the same grounds in America! We had a great turnout of support for the kids and the sport they […]

2023 Black Belt Youth Field Trial

Nov 15th, 2023 | FT Results and Reports

Another fabulous youth stake held on Burnt Branch Plantation, Ochlocknee, GA thanks to Eddie and Carole Sholar and crew…Greg Shepherd, Kojac Wynn and Andrew Campbell. Thanks to Jim and Mary Ann Womack for judging. This was the second youth trial of the weekend of November 11-12 giving youth handlers another opportunity to learn to handle their bird dogs. For Kira Jenkins of Boston, GA, it was her third day bird doggin’ as she and Daley […]

2023 Nancy Pearce Youth Field Trial

Nov 14th, 2023 | FT Results and Reports

Dixie Trace Field Trial Association’s newest member, Pinewoods Bird Dog Club, held their inaugural running of the Nancy Pearce Youth Field Trial on November 11, 2023 at the beautiful Pinewoods Plantation Jeff Arnold in Monticello, Florida.  7 dogs were entered to run with their youth handlers that Saturday morning. It was a bit unseasonably warm when we turned the first dogs loose, but birds were in abundance which made for an exciting morning for the […]

2023 Kevin’s Southern Game Fair

YFTA thanks Kathleen and Kevin Kelly for their tremendous support of our field trial sport over the past eight years, ever since the very first of their successful and tremendously popular “Southern Game Fair” that celebrate our wonderful sporting life! 4 years ago after the launch of YFTA, was the first time youth handlers were invited to participate in the Pointing Dog Demo that was part of the first game fair in November of 2016, […]

Field Trials Come to the Sunbelt Expo!

The Sunbelt Agricultural Expo is an annual trade show held in Moultrie, Ga. Referred to as “North America’s Premier Farm Show”, it boasts approximately 1200 exhibitors showcasing the latest in farming technology as well as livestock and equine demonstrations. Thousands of visitors come from all over the country. The 45th Expo was held from October 17 thru 19th, 2023.  All time favorite field trial enthusiast and avid horsewoman Maria Bassham (Quitman, GA) through her position as […]

NBHA…More Opportunities for Youth Handlers!

Oct 25th, 2023 | NBHA, Trial Info

YFTA’s mission is to grow youth field trials around the country and promote young people’s involvement with bird dogs. As in adult stakes, most youth trials in the southeast where they are most prolific, dogs are handled off horseback. Many of the participants are the children of parents who field trial, bird hunt, manage private quail plantations or shooting preserves. Many have access to horses and grow up riding.  Walking trials are increasingly popular around […]

Ask the Pros: Podcast Episode 6 ~ A Field Trial Dog’s Prime Competitive Age

Thanks to professional trainer/handler Tommy Rice Jr. for the answer to this “Ask The Pros” question from youth handler Sterling Woodruff! Tommy Rice and his son Solon…we hope a future youth trailer!