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AYFTA Bird Dog Training Seminar for Youth Field Trialers!

Greenway Sportsman Club
Union Springs
Region 16

Free-of-charge, this bird dog training seminar for Youth Field Trialers will be held in Union Springs, Alabama on Saturday June 26, 2021. Sponsored by Purina and the Alabama Youth Field Trial Association (AYFTA), the Seminar is FREE for youngsters under 18 years of age and their families. A free lunch will be provided by The National Open Shooting Dog Assoc., Sedgefields Field Trial Club, Conecuh Station Field Trial Club and the National Amateur Free-for-All Championship.

Pre-registration for the Seminar will be greatly appreciated so we can plan lunch. Please contact Darron Hendley by call or text at 334-300-5836 or email at

Complete information about this fabulous event here. 


South Carolina Youth Field Trial Seminar

South Carolina’s Governor’s School for Agriculture Field Trial Club
Region 3

POSTPONED…We’ll keep you posted as to the new dates.

SC Governor’s School for Agriculture is hosting a youth field trial seminar on October 2, 2021. The topics will be sportsmanship & etiquette, basic handling, scouting and judging criteria. For more information and to register by September 20th, please contact Hunter Morton

Don’t miss this great event to be held in McCormick, SC!

June Youth Training Seminar

Shadow Oak Plantation
Region 16

Youth Field Trial Alliance presents a hands-on training seminar by some of the region’s most successful field trial trainer/handlers — Judd Carlton, Jamie Daniels, Jason Loper and Chris Peek. No experience level is necessary (just a love of bird dogs!) and no dog or horse is required. The morning will consist of demonstrations followed by hands-on practice by each youth handler. Topics will include how to approach a dog on point, how to flush birds properly, when and how to shoot and handler conduct in backing situations. Lunch at the beautiful Shadow Oak Plantation lodge will be followed by Trainer/Handler Advice and a Question and Answer period.

The Seminar and Lunch are free of charge but limited to 20 youth handlers so everyone gets an opportunity to practice the morning’s demonstration. Please register to reserve your young handlers spot and give us their t-shirt size by May 14. Custom Seminar t-shirts for each participant generously donated by Purina ProPlan!

The event is full. If you’d like to sponsor this event by offsetting our costs of lunch and quail, please contact Chris at 207-615-2740 or email 

Ike Todd ~ Bird Dog Seminar

Region 16

Jam-packed morning of demonstrations by legendary field trial trainer Ike Todd!

To be held at Circle W Farm, 227 River Road, Heflin, AL 36264. Call Danny White to make your reservation: 205-966-5665

The morning session will begin in the field, and consist of starting, developing, training and handling field trial bird dogs with special emphasis on youth handlers.

We will take a break and have a great time of fellowship with a scrumptious lunch served!

The afternoon will consist of a question and answering session with Ike and several more field trial handlers and trainers. So, if you are interested in breeding (bloodlines), raising, starting, training, finishing and handling field trial bird dogs, don’t want to miss this awesome opportunity!

The seminar is filling up fast, hurry and call today to make your reservations! Cost for individual or family: $60.00
People will start to gather at 8:00 but the actual seminar will begin at 9:00 – 9:30.

The Alabama Youth Field Trial Association (AYFTA) has generously offered to pay for any youth under the age of 17 who has never run a dog in a trial. Contact Darron Hendley at: 334-300-5836.

Youth Field Trial Day

Rochester, PA
United States
Region 2


Come and learn all about bird dogs and how to handle a dog!
June 22, 2024 10 am – 3 pm to be conducted in Rochester, PA

This is a free event hosted by the American Red Setter Bird Dog Club and the Beaver Valley Pointer & Setter Club. Kids will learn to handle a bird dog in the field! Pointing dog to be provided for those who don’t have one. Prizes, fun and food! Partial credit for a BSA (Boy Scouts of America) Dog Care Merit Badge. Location: 239 Bonzo Road, Rochester, PA 15074. Come join the fun!

For more information, please contact: Conneaut Creek Red Setters
Register Here

Sponsored by the American Red Setter Birds Dog Club, the Beaver Valley Pointer and Setter Club, Purina and Youth Field Trial Alliance. Wanna help? Looking for adult volunteers and donations of prizes and food.