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 […]

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 […]