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Congratulations to the 2013 Field Trial Hall of Fame Inductees!

The 2013 induction ceremony will be held at the Bird Dog Museum on Saturday, February 9.  The following two individuals will be recognized for their contributions to the field trial sport: Dean Reinke Jack Williams These two dogs will join …


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Tracking Test

A tracking test will be held Sunday, September 23rd, prior to the National Specialty in Gray Summit, MO.  The test will be held at the Sullivan airport, and begins at 8 a.m.  Eleven dogs are entered, nine of them Springers.  …


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A true Springer hero

Theo, an English Springer serving in Afghanistan, died with his handler last year: http://www.itv.com/news/2012-09-06/explosives-sniffer-dog-to-be-given-the-victoria-cross-for-animals/ Rest in peace, Theo, and Lance Corporal Liam Tasker. Thanks to the Facebook Military Working Dogs page for the link. The article states that Theo is …


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National Specialty Counts Are Posted

The class counts are posted for the upcoming ESSFTA National Specialty: http://foytrentdogshows.com/forms/Counts_ESS_2012.pdf  Find the schedule of events and other information here:  http://www.essftanational.com. The Purina Event Center is a fabulous facility, I’m sure you will all love it.   Good luck …


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Welcome to the New ESSFTA Website!

Welcome to the new ESSFTA website! MANY thanks to our incredible WordPress developers, WayLay Design. Wayne and Selina have been terrific to work with, and made the conversion process as simple for us as possible.While we celebrate going into the …


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