NESTLE PURINA PetCare, the “OFFICIAL” dog food sponsor of the NFTCA’s, 2020 National Championship, Checkerboard Square, St. Louis, MO 63164, (https://www.purina.com/pro-plan/dogs/sport-dog-food), 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 126+ year history now teams with the 121 year National Championship, celebrating the last 105 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 2020 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 9th, and sponsoring the National Championship Oil Painting of the 2020 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, 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 Alpha 100/TT - 15 GPS/GLONASS Dog Track & Train systems; one unit each to the winning owner, handler and scout of the 2020 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.
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 17, 2020. Pet food samples and hats will be given to all participants and everyone visiting the Rhea Clubhouse while supplies last. 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.
Tucker Trail Saddles, P. O. Box 797, Yoakum, TX 77995 - (800) 882-5375 - (www.tuckersaddles.com) - will award an engraved (with the 121st Running Logo) Montreal Royal Trooper Saddle, saddle bags, breast strap and bridle to the owner of the 2020 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 2020 National to the owner and handler and have video footage available to other participants as well.
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 2020 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 2020 National Champion and 4 - $25.00 gift certificates to be awarded in a raffle to owners attending the drawing.
The Saddle Guy, 21110 Hwy 59 South, Robertsdale, AL 36567 – (334) 414-4228 – (www.thesaddleguy) will provide a Trooper Field Trial Saddle to the winning scout of the 2020 National Championship.
John and Susan Ivester, Charlotte, NC, owners of 2000 National Champion Marques Gold Rush, will provide owners, handlers and officials of the 121th 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.predatormanager.com). Predator Mgt. Solutions provide 14+ days of predator control on the 6,000 acres of field trial courses at Ames Plantation.
Ames Plantation will provide twice daily updates of each day's running on their website (www.amesplantation.org). Bracings should be posted by 10:00 P.M., February 8, 2020.
SPECIAL NOTICE: All horses must have a current Coggins Test (less than 12 months) and health papers on out of state animals. Tennessee Dept. of Agriculture and officials will be checking papers. 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 and others, will sponsor a National Field Trial Championship dinner & kickoff party at the National Bird Dog Museum on Sunday, February 9th, at 6:00 P.M. The Annual Luke Meatte Memorial Catfish Supper will be at the National Bird Dog Museum on Thursday, February 13th, at 5:30 P.M., sponsored by Purina and others.
Sportsman’s Pride will host an “Everyone Invited” Brunswick Stew on Monday, February 17, 2020 at Bryan Hall immediately following the afternoon brace, ~ 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
First Baptist Church Grand Junction will provide sausage and biscuits each morning at the Rhea Clubhouse while the supply lasts.
Women from the Hickory Valley, Grand Junction, Saulsbury, LaGrange, Bolivar, Middleton and Somerville TN Area as well as Shannon, MS 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.