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Archive: Bill Allen


Horse Tales

It may be difficult for modern field trialers to visualize a time when few, if any, competitors brought their own horses to the competition. Nowadays there are special trailers to haul several horses and as… Read article


What Is A Derby?

Without misquoting Tennyson and without attacking or impugning the motives, character, literacy or parentage of anyone living or dead, this writer would like to relieve himself of a burden of thought that has been abuilding… Read article


The Manitoba Interloper

It was the third or fourth year I reported the prairie field trials that I was invited by Carl Duffield Jr. to ramble around the Duffield grounds near Elkhorn, Manitoba where the storied Manitoba Chicken… Read article


The First Point

One claim I lay to uniqueness in this Life is the way my first sight of a bird dog pointing affected me. It was existence-changing. That shock…that frisson of awe…was only matched by one other… Read article


Is It Ever Too Late?

Somewhere in the Book of Isaiah, the prophet says that before one may expect righteous redemption one must experience the very depths. This is in harmony with Old Testament parameters: the concept of “justice” on… Read article


A Runaway Christmas

Our best Christmas ever was painted by a runaway white and black “Commander” setter that Carl Duffield Jr. gave me. His name was “Nip”. Carl and I had a long, hilarious friendship that began when… Read article


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ABOUT STRIDEAWAY

Strideaway is an online publication founded in 2008. We are dedicated to promoting the great sport of American pointing dog field trials, in particular American Field sanctioned trials for pointers and setters. Our objective is to present the voices and ideas of experienced trainers, handlers, breeders and other knowledgeable participants and enthusiasts from the past to the present — amateurs and professionals alike. Whether All-Age or Shooting Dog, Horseback or Walking Trials, we place particular emphasis on wild bird field trials and the dogs that compete in them. We present richly illustrated articles and stories, podcast interviews and other types of media on a regular basis with the hope of providing an ever expanding, searchable archive of information relevant to pointing dog field trials.Read article

This website is dedicated to our ever faithful friend and Strideaway contributor, Bill Allen, whose book The Unforgettables and Other True Fables we published in 2010.

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