BAMA BRITTANY CLUB IS A REGIONAL CLUB OPERATING UNDER THE SANCTION OF THE AMERICAN BRITTANY CLUB AND THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB
|Our goal is to support Brittany owners and their Brittany's by providing information and competitive events of field / hunting trials and breed confirmation. The Bama Brittany Club is sanctioned by the American Kennel Club and it's parent club is the American Brittany Club. The Bama Brittany Club holds AKC and American Field events.|
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Welcome all. We at the Bama Brittany Club have been off-the-grid for a while. Sorry about that. But we want you to know that we are still here, even if not doing field trials at this time.
The BAMA Brittany Club was started as an AKC Field Trial Club, bringing together some of the most exciting and competitive field trials in the Southeast. We held our first field trial on October 29, 1988 at Al Schorr'S Farm in Union Springs, Alabama. For the next 24 years we hosted at least one, and often two, field trial events every year.
In November 1995 the field trials moved to Seven Bridges Sporting Clays just outside of Montgomery, Alabama and was to remain there until 2007. The BAMA field trials held here were a very popular event, partly because of the excellent quality of the courses and partly because we shared the grounds with the Central Gulf Coast Brittany Club and would offer a two week event.
The field trials at Seven Bridges drew professional and amateur competitors from across the country. Professional field trial trainers such as Dave & Faye Walker, Ben Lorenson, Kyle Merrill, Rob Rohner,Tom Tracy, Dave King, and John Kline attended the trials. It was common to have well over 100 entries.
One of the most notable spin-offs of the BAMA Brittany Club was the Deep South Brittany Free For All Championship held near Selma, Alabama at Tara Hill Plantation
Safford, Alabama. The The Free-for-All, as it was commonly called, became one of the most premier events in the country with 45 minute qualifying heats and hour run-offs usually lasting a week or more.
In 2007 the Seven Bridges field trial grounds changed ownership and we were forced to move the trials. There were a few more trials after that but then in 2012 we held our last trial due to the unavailability of field trial grounds and membership decline.
Since 2012 we have kept the web site up and continue to look for field trial grounds and opportunities to start holding field trials again. Our club officers are getting older and so there is a need for some new blood in the form of people that want to put the time and effort into finding new grounds and doing the work to host a trial.
The Little Brittany that Could
a little story - in the making for now
Training With Mo
a book by Martha Greenlee about bird dog training with Maurice Lindley
Vic Williams (Your BAMA Webmaster) is the photographer for the book!