Meet the Sponsors of the 2017 National Championship

NESTLE PURINA PetCare, the “OFFICIAL” dog food sponsor of the NFTCA’s, 2017 National Championship, Checkerboard Square, St. Louis, MO 63164, (www.proplan.com/sportingdog), Contact Greg Blair, Purina Area Manager, W128 N6239 River Heights Dr., Menomonee Falls, WI 53051, (262)-939-2775. Purina was founded in 1894 by William H. Danforth, two years before the inaugural running of the National Championship and Purina’s 120+ year history now teams with the 120 year National Championship, celebrating the last 102 years at the historic Ames Plantation.  Purina will provide a year’s supply of pet food to the winner and a sample to each handler as well a one-of-a-kind 2017 National Championship souvenir cap to participating handlers, owners and club officials. Purina is sponsoring the Kick-Off Dinner at the Bird Dog Museum on Sunday night, February 12th, and sponsoring the National Championship Oil Painting of the 2017 winner by Ross B. Young, Preston, ID.  Purina is also making a monetary contribution to the National Field Trial Champion Association to help defray the expenses associated with conducting a quality event. 

SPALDING LABORATORIES, 760 Printz Road, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420 -- (888) 880-1579 -- (www.spalding-labs.com) – Fly PredatorsTM brand bio-beneficial insects for fly control.  Spalding donates a year’s worth of Fly Predators to the Ames Plantation for control of flies with their horse herd and Bye Bye Odor which is a safe and natural solution especially formulated to substantially reduce or eliminate a wide range of odors associated with animal urine or manure in barns and horse trailers.

THE BANK of Fayette County, 1265 Highway 57 East, Collierville, TN 38017, (901) 854-2265, (www.thebank1905.com), serving Fayette, Hardeman, and McNairy Counties since 1905, will provide a cash supplement of $2,000 to the winning Handler as noted above.

Sportsman’s Pride ® Pet Foods, 500 6th Street, Red Bay, AL 35582, 800-633-3349, will provide a year’s supply of Professional 30/20 product to the winning handler.  Sportsman’s Pride ® is produced by Sunshine Mills, Inc., a 50 plus year old family business, under Global Food Safety Initiative guidelines to support compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).  Sportsman’s Pride ® will host the “everyone’s invited”, Brunswick Stew, Monday, February 20, 2017.  Pet food samples and hats will be given to all participants and everyone visiting the Rhea Clubhouse while supplies last.  Sportsman’s Pride ® is furnishing outer wear to all of the Officers, and Directors of the NFTCA, Club officials and individuals responsible for conducting the trial.  Sportsman’s Pride ® will make a monetary contribution to the National Field Trial Champion Association to help defray the expenses associated with conducting a quality event.

Garmin International, 1200, E. 151st Street, Olathe, KS, 66062 – (913) – 397-8200 – (www.garmin.com)  will provide 3 Garmin Astro 320 Receivers & T 5 Collars; one unit each to the winning owner, handler and scout of the 2017 National Championship, as well as providing 4 Garmin Units for use during the competition by the handlers and officials.  Tri-Tronics Inc. a Garmin International Company will also provide a Tri-Tronics Pro500 EXP Tri-Tronics Remote Trainer and A Bark Limiter G3 to the winning handler.

Tucker Trail Saddles, P. O. Box 797, Yoakum, TX 77995 - (800) 882-5375 - (www.tuckersaddles.com) - will award an engraved (with the 118th Running Logo) Montreal Royal Trooper Saddle, saddle bags,  breast strap and bridle to the owner of the 2017 National Champion.

Pleasant Hill Productions, 4842 Pleasant Hill Road, Athens, OH 45701 - (740) 593-8546 - will provide to the winner: a total of 4 complimentary copies of edited videotape footage of the 2017 National to the owner and handler and have video footage available to other participants as well.

Field Trial Review, P.O. Box 594, Arlington, TN 38002 (901)867-1755 (www.midsouthhorsereview.com) - will provide the official program, reporting, and publicity services for the 2017 National Championship.

Jack Haggis Saddlery, Jeff & Karen Haggis, 4733 Scotchmere Drive, Glencoe, Ontario, Canada NOL IMO - (519) 289-5544 - (www.haggissaddles.com) - will provide a Haggis Trooper Saddle for the handler of the 2017 National Champion.

Hardeman County Chamber of Commerce, Hardeman County Mayor’s Office and the Joint Economic Community Development (JECD) Board, Bolivar, TN 38008 - (731) 658-6554 - will provide a BBQ sandwich, chips and soft drink dinner, FREE, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. under the tent in front of Bryan Hall, Saturday, February 11th for those individuals attending the drawing at 7:00 p.m.

SportDOG Brand and Gun Dog Supply, 312 Industrial Park Road, Starkville, MS 39759 - (800) 624-6378 or (662)324-6050- (www.gundogsupply.com) - will provide a SportDOG Brand SD-1825 Sport Hunter to the handler of the 2017 National Champion and 4 - $25.00 gift certificates to be awarded in a raffle to owners attending  the drawing.

 John and Susan Ivester, Charlotte, NC, owners of 2000 National Champion Marques Gold Rush, will provide owners, handlers and officials of the 118th Running, a commemorative hat pin, a one and only original designed by the late Barry Saunders.

Mr. Ray Black, in memory of Dr. Douglass Guthrie, Waco, TX, will provide a Christie Enterprises Troopers Saddle to the winning scout of the 2017 National Championship.

Predator Management Solutions, Professional Trapping and Wildlife Management by Doug McKenzie, Madisonville, TN, phone 432-253-4042 or visit our website at: www.predatormanager.com. Predator Mgt. Solutions provide 14+ days of predator control on the 6,000 acres of field trial courses at Ames Plantation.

Texas Haynet, 700 Rd 1275, Baldwyn, MS 38824, phone 325-388-2727, or visit our website at: www.texashaynet.com. Texas Haynet will donate a round bale hay net, a large bale hay net and a mini hay net, one each to the winning owner, handler and scout of the 2017 National Championship.

National Bridle Shop, a division of The Winner’s Circle, P. O. Box 926, Shelbyville, TN 37162, phone 800-251-3473, or visit us on the web at: www.nationalbridle.com or www.wcircle.com. National Bridle will give an M&W Elite Troopers Saddle to the owner of the winning dog. This limited edition saddle is the best M & W ever constructed. The seat is completely smooth with extra layers of padding for the ultimate comfort. The under panels are covered in soft black chap leather for a very neat appearance. Extra stitching has been added for a nice look and added security throughout the saddle. The stirrups are the wooden Extra-Large Overshoe for extra room. Available in Havana with black seat and panels.

Hendrix Farms, will provide 2 tons of All-Grain Horse Feed for use by club officials and Ames horses during the running of the National Field Trials

Area Wide Communications, W. West Church St, Medina, TN 38355 – (731) – 783-5380 – (www.areawidecomm.com), donating the use of 6-two way radios for use by the Ames Security patrol during the competition

Ames Plantation will provide twice daily updates of each day's running on the web site below. Bracings should be posted by 10:00 P.M., February 11, 2017.

SPECIAL NOTICE: All horses must have a current Coggins Test (less than 12 months) and health papers on out of state animals. No stallions will be allowed in the gallery. While running is underway, traffic will be restricted on National Championship Drive and Turner road from 8:00 to 11:00 A.M. and on Ames Road & Plantation Road from 12:30 to 2:30 P.M.

PURINA, Garmin International and others, will sponsor a National Field Trial Championship dinner & kickoff party at the National Bird Dog Museum on Sunday, February 12th, at 6:00 P.M.  The Annual Luke Meatte Memorial Catfish Supper will be at the National Bird Dog Museum on Thursday, February 16th, at 5:30 P.M., sponsored by Purina and others.

Sportsman’s Pride will host an “Everyone Invited” Brunswick Stew on Monday, February 20, 2017 at Bryan Hall immediately following the afternoon brace, ~ 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Women from the Hickory Valley, Grand Junction, Saulsbury, Grand Valley Estates and LaGrange Area will assist with refreshments in the Rhea Clubhouse each day.  Everyone is invited to all of these activities.

Catherine Bowling Dean of “Me and My Tea Room Catering” will provide lunches daily in Bryan Hall from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.