2023 National Championship Sponsors


PURINA PRO PLAN, is the “OFFICIAL” dog food sponsor of the NFTCA’s, 2023 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 127+ year history now teams with the 124-year National Championship, celebrating the last 108 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 as, a one-of-a-kind 2023 National Championship souvenir cap to participating handlers, owners and club officials. Purina will sponsor the Kick-Off Dinner at the Bird Dog Museum on Sunday night, February 12th.  Purina will sponsor the National Championship Oil Painting of the 2023 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, P. O. Box 778000, Henderson, NV 89077 -- (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, Shelby, McNairy and Tipton Counties since 1905, will provide a cash supplement of $2,000 to the winning Handler as noted above.

GARMIN INTERNATIONAL, 1200, E. 151st Street, Olathe, KS, 66062 – (913) – 397-8200 – (www.garmin.com)  will provide 3 Garmin Astro 430 Receivers & T 5 Collars; one unit each to the winning owner, handler and scout of the 2023 National Championship, as well as providing 4 Garmin Units for use during the competition by the handlers and officials.  Garmin will also provide a Tri-Tronics Pro550 Remote Trainer and a Bark Limiter Deluxe to the winning handler.

Tucker Trail Saddles, known for providing riders hours of ultimate trail comfort, will award an engraved Montreal Royal Trooper saddle, saddle bags, breast strap, and bridle to the owner of the 2023 National Champion.  Every tucker saddle is hand crafted in Yoakum, Texas.  Learn more about Tucker saddles at www.tuckersaddles.com  or call 800-882-5375.

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 2023 National Champion.

SportDOG Brand and Gun Dog Supply, 17645 US HWY 82, Mathiston, MS 39752 - (800) 624-6378 or (662)615-5520- (www.gundogsupply.com ) - will provide a SportDOG Brand SD-1825 Sport Hunter to the handler of the 2023 National Champion and 4 - $25.00 gift certificates to be awarded in a drawing to handlers attending the trial.

The Saddle Guy, 21110 Hwy 59 South, Robertsdale, AL 36567 – (334) 414-4228 (https://thesaddleguy.com) will provide a Trooper Field Trial Saddle to the winning scout of the 2023 National Championship.

SPORTSMAN’S PRIDE® PET FOODS, 500 6th Street, Red Bay, AL 35582, 800-633-3349 - (www.sportsmanspride.com/dogfood) Sportsman’s Pride ® will host the “everyone’s invited”, Brunswick Stew, Thursday, February 16, 2023 at Bryan Hall, immediately after the afternoon brace ~ 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Tennessee Tractor LLC,   11495 US-64, Somerville, TN 38068 – (731) 465-9811 – (www.tennesseetractor.com)  furnishing the use of 2 John Deere Gators for the trial.

John and Susan Ivester, Charlotte, NC, owners of 2000 National Champion Marques Gold Rush, will provide owners, handlers and officials of the 124th Running, a commemorative hat pin, a one and only original designed by the late Barry Saunders.

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

5 Star Equine Products, 4579 US-71, Hatfield, AR 71945, phone 870-389-6328- 5starequineproducts.com , will provide a 5 Star Equine Saddle Pad to the owner, handler and scout of the winning dog.

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, 260 Hwy 45E North, 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

The Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ Association (TWHBEA)  (https://twhbea.com/) has graciously donated an additional prize of $500 to the winning handler if the handler is riding a registered Tennessee Walking Horse.