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Strideaway 2008 – 2011


Strideaway first went live on July 8, 2008. Since that time we have published well over 150 articles. A year and a half ago, we registered the name “Strideaway” and became a registered not-for-profit organization. Money earned from our advertisers, the kind generosity of our supporters and the products we sell in the Strideaway store have been used to maintain this website. Programmer extraordinaire, Jennifer Morris built this custom Content Management System website three years ago and has made the occasional revisions…like adding our e-com store. We designed and published Bill Allen’s wonderful stories “The Unforgettables and Other True Fables” and have given over $6,500 to support field trials. Mazie and I have received no compensation for work associated with Strideaway.

We are currently designing a new, much more robust CMS website which will offer better presentation, greater ease in locating past articles, better, faster loading visuals, greater advertising opportunities and more products in our store. We have invited several reputable field trialers from across the country (from the grouse woods, shooting dog to all-age circuits) to decide how future profits are to be awarded. The new website will cost between $3,500 and $4,000 to program. If you are interested in helping Strideaway with our fund-raising for the new website, please contact us (see “about Strideaway”). Or you can help through your purchase of items in our store!

We thank all those who have so generously contributed articles, stories and photographs. Particular thanks go to gifted writers, Bill Allen and Tom Word, our resident Gundog Doc, Shawn Wayment, DVM and Richie Frisella who kindly donated over 60 years of American Fields to Strideaway. The research for stories like the one recently published on Susan Peters would not have been possible without them. Thanks also to Bernie Matthys for allowing us to reprint reports, stories and photos from past American Fields. And a big thank you to all our generous advertisers…we could not exist without your support.

And finally thanks to all our readers — and your kind letters, emails and comments over the past 3 years!!!

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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