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Merry Christmas…Joyful Holidays!


Thanks to all who contributed to Strideaway this past year and since our first day online in July of 2008. The site has been visited over 150,000 times since then — 75,000 times this year alone — by people from 131 countries around the world! Much thanks for everyone’s support and to the generosity of our advertisers. Through their financial support and the profits from Bill Allen’s book “The Unforgettables”, we were able to donate $4,500 to field trials. Many thanks to Bill for allowing us to publish his wonderful words!

We hope to have many more contributors in the coming year. Among other things, we plan to do more audio interviews with trainers, handlers and enthusiasts from across the country. Please let us know if you have any thoughts — we are always open to your ideas.

We wish all our two and four-legged friends a Merry Christmas and good health and luck in the coming year!

Mazie Davis, Chris Mathan



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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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