I am truly honored and excited to be at the beginning of my first term as ASFA's President. Honored because you of the fancy have placed your trust in me to lead this organization, excited because I feel the ASFA can grow to fulfill its place as the premier lure coursing organization.
2012 is ASFA’s 40th Anniversary. In these 40 years the ASFA has evolved into the sport for our sighthounds; testing and rewarding their many inherent abilities on the coursing field. If you are new to lure coursing, take some time to explore the web site to learn more about The Sport of Lure Coursing. Also on the web site you can find field trials that are close to you (Field Trials/Trial Schedule). Attending a field trial will give you more insight into our sport. At the same time, you will be able to see these hounds enjoy the chase of the lure and learn more of what the ASFA is all about. For those of you that have experience with coursing at ASFA field trials our web site is your source of information. In any case, if you have questions or comments please go to “contact us/comments and questions” to get more answers. A response to your questions or comments will be back to you shortly.
As the ASFA committees work throughout the year I would like you as members of the fancy to make comments with your thoughts and ideas. These will be forwarded to the appropriate committee. Or if you wish you can e-mail me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Together, we can work towards making the ASFA titles won by your hounds be considered the achievement of the highest honor.
Ping Pirrung, President
American Sighthound Field Association