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 […]

Dixie Trace Youth Handler of the Year!

Jun 3rd, 2023 | Awards and Scholarships

Congratulations to Reese Green for her Dixie Trace Youth Handler of the Year award and Kira Jenkins for Runner-Up Youth Handler of the Year! The awards were presented at the Dixie Trace Annual Banquet held on June 3rd in Albany, GA.

Dixie Trace FTA Youth Handler of the Year Award

Jun 5th, 2021 | Awards and Scholarships

Congratulations to Brayden Renfroe for his win of the 2020 – 2021 Dixie Trace Youth Handler Award…and thereby the $1,000 scholarship! Unfortunately Brayden was not able to make it to the Dixie Trace Banquet. The Runner-Up winner, (and last year’s winner) Addison McDuffie was at the banquet with her family to accept the R-U award. Brayden and Addison have been at it for some time and we’re proud of them both. Watch out Field Trialers!!!

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 […]

Dixie Trace FTA Youth Field Trial Scholarship Program

Jan 31st, 2021 | Awards and Scholarships

A scholarship of $1000 will be awarded to the Youth Handler of the Year. Handler points will be  calculated in the same manner as other handler awards are determined. The scholarship will be payable upon that student’s graduation from high school and enrollment in an institution of higher learning. • All youth trials must be advertised in the American Field. • Students must be 17 years and under to participate as a youth handler. • Our season is […]

Dixie Trace FTA Youth Handler Award

Oct 6th, 2020 | Awards and Scholarships

Congratulations to the winners of the first annual Dixie Trace FTA’s Youth Handler Award. The Winner is Addison Mcduffie from Cecil, Alabama, the Runner-Up is Bennett McFay from Blakely, Georgia. In the middle is Joe Rentz, President of the organization. The Dixie Trace Field Trial Association represents 37 field trial clubs in the Southeastern United States. Several of the member clubs in Georgia and Alabama host youth field trials for which points are calculated for the […]