American Field

Kansas Field Trial Clubs Association and AFTCA Region 17 Meetings

By Stan Wint | Jul 29, 2020
Diane and Rodney Shoemaker

GARDER, KAN. — The KFTCA, in conjunction with AFTCA Region 17, held their annual meetings on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at the Greenwood Community Center near Havensville, Kan.

The AFTCA Region 17 meeting was well attended and honored Dr. Pat McInteer  of Falls City, Neb., for his long and dedicated service as a Region 17 trustee.

Luke Topp  of Crab Orchard, Neb., was elected as the new trustee and as the Region 17 president.

The Region 17 championship events this year will be held at various locations.

The Amateur All-Age Championship will take place in Dexter, Kan., on October 16-18, 2020.

The Amateur Walking Shooting Dog Championship will be held in Atlanta, Kan., on November 7-8, 2020.

The Amateur (Horseback) Shooting Dog Championship will be held on November 27-29, 2020 in Salem, Neb.

The KFTCA meeting was held immediately following the Region 17 meeting.

Steve Auxier  of Lincoln, Neb., was elected as the new KFTCA president.

It was a busy meetings establishing new committees for the Kansas Field Trial Hall of Fame and review of the KFTCA by-laws while developing the fall schedule including nine horseback trials for all-age and shooting dog and five walking trials.

After all the business was concluded, a delicious banquet was served by the community center.  They did a great job of hosting our event.

After dinner the year-end awards were presented.

Rodney Shoemaker of Kearney, Mo., won the the Amateur All-Age Dog of the Year, the All-Age Derby of the Year, runner-up All-Age Derby of the Year, and Amateur Handler of the Year.

New President Steve Auxier won the runner-up All-Age Dog of the Year with his  pointer Intensive Chain Breaker.

The Kansas English Setter Association presented several awards and Paul Roederer of Haven, Kan., is the owner and handler of both winner and runner-up Horseback English Setter of the Year.

Chuck Maxson is the owner of the 2020 Walking English Setter of the Year with his dog, Wild Afire.

Jim Fry, the official photographer of the KFTCA, memorialized these special occasions with photographs of all the winners.

I wish to thank the members of the Region 17 and the KFTCA for allowing me to serve as their president for the last two years.  I look forward to working with our new leadership and to improve and promote field trials in the future.

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