Pheasantfest 2014

Pheasantfest 2014 starts tomorrow at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, WI.  Hope you can make it to the show.  Please come by and visit the ESSFTA booth!

Westminster Kennel Club

Best of luck to all of the Springers competing at the Westminster Kennel Club show, and to their owners and handlers!

A special shout out to the Junior Handlers competing, and in particular to our members - Kawai Nahoopii, Aaron N Burlingame Jr., Emily Montoya, and Lauren Giampapa.  We're rooting for all of you, and wishing you a terrific experience.

2014 Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

The Bird Dog Museum Hall of Fame Committee has announced its selections for the 2014 induction ceremony.  Congratulations to Jeffrey W. Miller, DVM and to NFC FC AFC G and D Prince Edward, "Eddie," owned by Don & Joanne Mock.

Details regarding the induction ceremony in Grand Junction next February will be posted once they become available.

All-Age Field Trial Judges list posted

You will find a link to this list here:

Thanks very much to those who worked hard to compile as complete and accurate a list as possible.  This wasn't an easy task, gleaning information from the AKC site, catalogs, and memory banks, so many thanks to our Field V.P., Bev Matthews; our new Apprentice Program Chair, Barb Boettcher; Barb Grantir, Jan Johnson, and no doubt some other dedicated souls for pitching in to pull this detail together.

Please use the link provided on that page to notify the committee of any information that needs to be updated.  This makes the resource that much more useful to all.  You'll also find a link to the AKC contact there so that you can also provide any changes to AKC.

Updated lists re: Field Trial Judging Apprenticeship Program

Kathy Nestor, the ESSFTA Apprentice Program Administrator, has provided updated lists of Apprenticeship Program graduates (currently licensed to judge) and those who are currently eligible to apprentice.  You'll find the lists, as well as information regarding the program, here: .  Please contact Kathy if you have questions or updates to this information.  Thanks, Kathy, for your efforts in administering this valuable program!