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 […]
Congrats to the newly established Pinewoods Bird Dog Club near Monticello, FL. The new club was voted on to become part of the Dixie Trace Field Trial Association at their annual meeting this month. Jeffery Arnold, manager at Pinewoods — a big supporters of youth field trials — is planning to host 2 Dixie Trace FTA Points Youth Trials on Pinewood Plantation, one this November and one March, 2024. Stay tuned for the details!
YFTA regrets to announce that an alternate date for the 1st Annual Round Pond Youth Classic could not be found. The needed club members to put on the event are not be available during February’s busy field trial schedule and the club does not want to conflict with other regional youth field trials in March. Thanks to all the junior handlers who entered…everyone was excited about the great entry. The date for the 1st Annual […]
Unfortunately due to the deluge of rain Southwest Georgia has received in recent weeks, the grounds are not suitable to conduct the trial. Stay tuned to find out if the trial can be rescheduled. Thanks to everyone who worked hard to organize the upcoming event…all are sorry it can not proceed but safety comes first!
Recently I came across some photos I had long been looking for and which I thought I had as digital files. Low and behold, the other day, while going through a box of old snapshots, I found them. I believe they were taken in the fall of 2002 or 2003. The pictures were taken in Penobsquis, New Brunswick, Canada at since retired field trailer, Paul Devereaux’s camp. The Black Brook Hunt Club hosted the trial […]