2019 UFTA Nationals Invitations

We have mailed the 2019 UFTA Nationals Invitations. You should be receiving your invitation in the next couple of days.

Below is a copy of the letter. Please contact us if you have questions. Thank you and Happy New Year to everyone.

Dear UFTA Member:

CONGRATULATIONS! The dog(s) and team(s) listed on your registration form are qualified to participate in the 2019 UFTA Nationals to be held February 23 - March 2 at Northeast Alabama Hunting Preserve, 1286 County Road 100, Section, Alabama. Our Trial Host is Jeff Ferguson, Northeast Alabama Hunting Preserve, Section, Alabama for 2019. If you have any questions, regarding lodging or questions about the facilities, direct those to Jeff Ferguson, Northeast Alabama Hunting Preserve at 256-638-7014 or 256-717-8595

A Staff meeting will be held at the Conference room prior to the beginning of the Nationals. Attendance is mandatory.

Jeff is hosting a “Warm Up” trial on Wednesday and Thursday, February 20 and 21. Please contact him to enter these trials. Practice birds will be available on Wednesday, February 20th. Practice birds must be purchased from Jeff. No outside birds are allowed to be brought onto the Hunting Preserve. Jeff Ferguson or someone he designates will be available to answer questions. His contact numbers are 256-638-7014 or 256-717-8595.

Event Schedule: Amateur Pointing Division Trial will be February 23rd and 24th with Finals on February 25th. The date for the Doubles Pointing Division will be February 26th with the Finals on February 27th. Open Pointing Division will be February 28th and March 1st with the Finals on Saturday, March 2nd. The Open Flushing Division will be on February 28th and March 1st with the Finals on Saturday, March 2nd. The Doubles Flushing Division will be on February 26th. The Membership meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 27th at the Conference Center. Ballots for voting will be made available at the meeting. Joey Preston is seeking re-election with Troy Winland seeking election for the Northern Region.

The UFTA banquet will be before the Awards Ceremony. This event will be held on Saturday, March 2nd at the Conference Center.

All Amateur dogs that qualify for the National Amateur Finals must have the proper registration and/or litter registration paperwork on your dog available upon request of the Field Trial Committee.

Anyone, age 62 and over, who is interested in running in the Seniors Trial on Monday, February 25th, please include the fee of $125.00 per dog with your deposit. This will be a two (2) run event. Therefore, please indicate the dog(s) you plan to enter and include this fee with your deposit. You must run a dog that is qualified for the UFTA Nationals. This event is for the handler and not the dog. This event will have a payback.

The Youth Pointing Division will be Saturday, February 23rd and Youth Flushing will be Tuesday, February 26th provided we have enough participants. The Youth Trial will consist of one run. A parent will be allowed to shoot for their child. UFTA will be covering a portion of the entry fee in order to facilitate the Youth event. Entry fee will be $30.00.

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Dan Ruffcorn would greatly appreciate anything you are willing to donate to help support the youth event. For donations and/or for the youth entries, please contact Dan Ruffcorn at 217-257-1339.

The Women’s Division will be held on Monday & Tuesday, February 25th & February 26th. The event will be separated into Flushers on Monday, February 25th and Pointers on the Tuesday, February 26th. Each event will consist of two runs. Women must shoot for themselves. The entry fee will be $125.00. Please contact Dan Ruffcorn if you wish to participate at 217-257-1339.

1. If you are the Handler/Designated Shooter and run a dog in qualifying, you MUST run the dog in the Finals.
2. A dog that goes to the finals as one of the High Point Dogs, counts as one of the four (4) dogs that a Handler/Designated Shooter could possibly be taking to the finals.
3. Dogs that had not run in a UFTA event prior to January 1, 2018, will not be qualified to run in the 2019 Nationals unless we have received a copy of the UKC registration on these dogs. Please email or text a copy of the UKC registration paperwork to us. The email address is: [email protected] or text to 770-335-7959. If your dog is listed as UKC Needed, you must send a copy of your UKC registration paperwork along with your registration form in order to participate in the Nationals.
4. If you are registering and paying for someone else’s dog(s), you must submit a separate registration form for each additional owner. You can secure a blank registration form from the website to complete this process. Please register only the dogs listed on your form.

The entry fee for each division is listed on your registration form which is enclosed with this letter. This year you have the option to either pay your fees in full or just the required deposit amount. Please choose to either pay the full amount or just the required deposit amount.

Please complete the enclosed form and mail it along with your registration fees. Make your check payable to UFTA and mail to UFTA, 221 Neal Road, Commerce, GA 30530. Your registration and any other necessary documentation must be postmarked on or before Monday, January 28, 2019 in order to participate.

Please make sure you have our correct email address, which is: [email protected]

We look forward to seeing all of you in Alabama at the 2019 UFTA Nationals in February/March.


Frank Arnau,
United Field Trialer’s Association, Inc.
221 Neal Rd,
Commerce, GA 30530
[email protected]

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