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 […]

2024 Pinewoods BDC ~ John Abbott Youth Trial ~ Walking Stake 

Mar 17th, 2024 | FT Results and Reports

Sunday, March 17, 2024 Pinion Point Plantation, Quitman, GA  We were excited to have 6 kids compete in our 1st Annual John Abbott Youth Trial Walking Stake. This was a first-time experience for all of these kids to handle a bird dog. Our judges, who graciously gave their time to watch the dogs and young handlers, were Chris Mathan, of Pavo, GA and Carli McFalls, of Quitman, GA. Manager of Pinewoods Plantation and president of […]

YFTA 2023 Accomplishments

Recapping some of YFTA’s 2023 accomplishments: •  Maintained Events & archived News web pages, published reports and photos from youth stakes we attended as well as those we could not. •  Maintained Social Media pages: YFTA FB and Instagram, FB Strideaway Group. •  May/June 2023 issue of Sporting Classics, YFTA story by outdoor writer Tom Davis. •  Reached out to field trialers around the country re: youth trials, Ambassador Program, initiated Youth Judging Apprenticeship Program. […]