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Youth Field Trial Alliance

2019 Southern Game Fair ~ Youth Field Trial Alliance

Launched this past summer on Facebook, Youth Field Trial Alliance (a Strideaway project) was invited to present the pointing dog demo at the 4th annual Kevin’s & Holland and Holland Southern Game Fair held on the beautiful campus of Thomasville, Georgia’s Greenwood Plantation campus. Big thanks to Greg Blair and Purina Pro Plan for sending us one of their great tents and product that gave us a professional look!

The four junior handlers did a fantastic handling their dogs for the big audience who were thoroughly impressed by their skills and their dogs. After the demo, we presented the handlers with gift bags full of items contributed by field trialers and others. We sincerely thank them for their support of Youth Field Trials.

The next steps for Youth Field Trial Alliance in its quest to support youth field trials nationally is the development of a website. We are seeking 12 corporate sponsors at $500 each. We are grateful to the four organizations/individuals who have already made a commitment to the project. Their logos/names and website links will be prominently featured on the website. Show your support for youth field trials! Please contact Chris Mathan

For more photos of the dog demo, please visit: Youth Field Trial Alliance Demo

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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, Bill Allen who passed away peacefully and surrounded by his loving family on January 25, 2022 at the age of 96. We will miss him but he left us the greatest of gifts, his wonderful writings in a book we published for the 3rd time in 2021: The Unforgettables and Other True Fables.

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