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 Butch Bennett Memorial Youth Trial Report

Mar 28th, 2023 | FT Results and Reports

A more pleasant spring afternoon could not have been dreamed of to complete the Red Hills field trial calendar. This was the second annual youth trial named in memory of beloved field trialer/plantation manager Butch Bennett who succumbed to a long illness in 2021. This was, however, the 5th running of this popular youth trial hosted by the GA/FL Invitational Field Trial Club on these beautiful grounds—manicured for quail, owned by the Roberts family of […]

2023 Sedgefields Youth Field Trial Report

Mar 1st, 2023 | FT Results and Reports

Reporter: Maria Bassham Sedgefields Youth Trial was held at the beautiful Greenway Sportsman Club grounds on February 18, 2023. 18 canine athletes were entered and run by 9 enthusiastic kids. Of the 18 entries, 16 were Pointers and 2 were GSPs. We want to thank Mike Green for allowing these kids to run on the club grounds. Jan Green provided us with a wonderful warm lunch and birthday cake was served to celebrate Addison McDuffie’s […]

Tommy Traylor Memorial Youth Trial

Nov 20th, 2022 | FT Results and Reports

The 2nd annual Tommy Traylor Memorial Youth Trial was held November 12, 2022 on the beautiful grounds of Conecuh Station. Eight 20-minute braces consisting of 9 youth handlers, (3 of which were in the 12 and under Alabama Junior Division) and 16 bird dogs (1 Setter, 2 German Shorthairs, & 13 Pointers) ran that Saturday.  In attendance for this memorial trial was Tommy Traylor’s wife, Kay Traylor;  brother, Toby (Uncle Doc) Traylor;  daughters Melissa Lewis and […]

2022 Muckalee Creek FTC Youth Stake ~ Report

May 23rd, 2022 | FT Results and Reports

The second annual youth stake hosted at Burnt Branch Plantation in Ocklochnee, Georgia was run during the Muckalee Creek FTC’s trial. Back to back trials are held on the beautiful grounds of Burnt Branch each spring through the generosity and hard work of Eddie Sholar with help from his wife Carole, Greg and Ashley Shepherd, and Kojac Wynn. The southwest Georgia field trial community is deeply grateful to Eddie for his love of and active […]

2022 Butch Bennett Memorial Youth Field Trial ~ Report

May 23rd, 2022 | FT Results and Reports

The Butch Bennett Memorial Youth Field Trial was held on March 19, 2022. Hosted by the Georgia/Florida Invitational Field Trial Club it was run for the 4th time on the beautiful Hales Place Plantation outside Tallahassee, Florida. The trial was renamed this year in honor of Butch Bennett, great friend to many a field trialer in the southwest Georgia region. On October 21, 2021, Butch sadly succumbed to an illness he had fought for a […]

Minnesota Grouse Dog Association Youth Trial

Jul 8th, 2021 | FT Results and Reports

Milaca, Minnesota — On June 19th, 2021, The Minnesota Grouse Dog Association, formed in 1979, gathered for the 4th annual summer field trial at Four Brooks WMA. Historically, all other MGDA events are conducted as coverdog trials on wild birds, however the club utilizes a 640 acre trial area in the WMA to hold a planted bird stake in June. Included in this summer event is the popular Youth Stake, which drew six girls and four boys […]

2021 Black Belt FTA Youth Field Trial

Apr 13th, 2021 | FT Results and Reports

Winners: 1st. Hammering Hank, Noah Tomlinson, handler, 2nd. Ellie, Flint Hendley, handler, 3rd. Goldie, Daley Dalton, handler Held on what became a bright, sunny and warm March day, the Black Belt Field Trial Association’s first youth trial was a huge success with a good entry and a slew of gallery well-wishers. Hopefully this will become an annual event. The drawing and stake took place after the conclusion of the amateur shooting dog stake on the beautiful Burnt […]

2021 GA/FL Invitational FTC’s Youth Trial

Apr 10th, 2021 | FT Results and Reports

The second annual youth field trial hosted by the GA/FL Invitational Field Trial Club was again held on the beautiful Hale’s Place Plantation in the Red Hills area north of Tallahassee, Florida. The first event was held in the spring of 2019, last year’s cancelled due to Covid. The club and those who participated are grateful for the generosity of landowners, the Chuck Roberts family to allow the youngsters to handle their charges over their […]

2021 Shenandoah Youth Trial

Apr 9th, 2021 | FT Results and Reports

Report by Lisa Littell 1st: Rook, Braden Renfroe, handler, 2nd: Bell, Ella Grace Montgomery, handler, 3rd: Red, Addison McDuffie, handler The Shenandoah Youth Trial, historically one of the largest in Alabama, drew 20 entries for the one-day continuous course trial held on March 13, 2021. The Shenandoah trial is the most recent iteration of the longest consecutively run youth trial in the United States. Previously known as the Fitzpatrick and Cross-Keys Youth trial, the trial began […]