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Everett Skehan


Eugene’s Ghost and Becky Broom Hill, painting by Iwan L. Lotton.

To all bird dogs, great and small, famous and obscure. For they give so much and sacrifice so willingly, always eager to please and asking nothing in return.

It is the dogs that display the courage, devotion and athletic supremacy to elevate the sport of field trialing to its highest peaks. They are the gladiators, the valiant competitors so worthy of our honor and praise. They are the stars that shine so brightly and we are merely the supporting cast coming in from the shadows to share in the warmth of their glow.

Everett Skehan

Fields of Glory, Volume One — 1874-1930 is available through The American Field Publishing.


Running Dog


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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