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. […]

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 […]