Thank you AFTCA!

Jul 28th, 2023 | Amateur Handlers

Thank you Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America for selecting YFTA as a recipient of 20th Century Fund monies. We look forward to partnering with the AFTCA to help facilitate an easy path for youth field trailers to become amateur handlers and members of the AFTCA when they reach 16 years of age. Whether you’re an amateur or professional, becoming a member of the AFTCA strengthens our field trial sport for all who participate. Your […]

YFTA’s Ambassador Program

Apr 19th, 2023 | Announcements

Our biggest goal this year is the expansion of youth field trials and other opportunities for kids to get involved with bird dogs to many more areas of the country. With that goal in mind, YFTA is looking for field trialers to act as ambassadors helping to promote youth trials and training days in their regions (AFTCA). We believe that having representatives throughout the country will help build a network of individuals, clubs and organizations […]

Bird Dog Training Seminar for Youth Field Trialers!

May 25th, 2021 | Seminars

Free-of-charge, this bird dog training seminar for Youth Field Trialers will be held at Greenway Sportsman Club, 231 Jan Drive, Union Springs, Alabama on Saturday June 26, 2021 from 9:00am to 3:00pm. This event is sponsored by Purina and the Alabama Youth Field Trial Association (AYFTA) and 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 […]

Gun Dog Standard

Feb 6th, 2021 | Standards and Rules

Gun Dog Standard for Youth Field Trials Most field trialers*/upland bird hunters have a good idea of what a Gun Dog Standard is aside from the dog not requiring to be steady to flush and shot. In Youth Field Trials, young handlers are evaluated on their ability to handle their charges. They are permitted a helper who on occasion may have to round up a dog that has strayed too far in the enthusiasm to […]