Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, the DEEP has developed rules for all events at Flaherty Field Trial Area. Some Fall Field Trials and Hunt Tests will go forward! Please be in touch with your individual club leaders about the status of your events. See the schedule here. Club contacts can be found on our 'About' page. We will post updates here as they become available.
Welcome to the official website of the Dr. John E. Flaherty Field Trial Club Association (a.k.a. Flaherty FTA). Working together with member dog clubs and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, we oversee, maintain, and schedule field events at the 500 acre tract of grasslands, fields and forest located at Tromley Road in East Windsor, CT known as the Flaherty Field Trial Area. The property is intensively managed to provide quality conditions for field trialing, dog training, and other compatible recreational activities such as hunting, bird watching, hiking and cross-country skiing.
Flaherty FTA has developed this website as a means to communicate with our members, and to educate others on the important role we play in managing one of the crown jewels within the CT Wildlife Management Area system. Please browse our web pages to learn more.