|The American Sighthound Field Association (ASFA) is now in its 45th year of promoting the sport of lure coursing! Our premier event, the ASFA International Invitational, just completed its 39th edition. We are proud to be in the first nationally known association for lure coursing. In the port of lure coursing we do not chase live game. The hounds love to “hunt” the plastic bag. You only need to see the enthusiasm, speed, agility, follow, and endurance that is expressed by these wonderful, sleek hounds to become hooked on our sport.
ASFA-sponsored lure coursing trials are held on most weekends usually throughout the year, in multiple locations around the country. If you are interested in attending one of our trials, click on the Field Trials page and look for a date that works for you and a location. You can click on the initials for the club to find an individual’s e-mail address for more information on that trial. Also, if you would like to learn more about the sport, click on The Sport of Lure Coursing Explained and Mission Statement, or our history, click on Hall of Fame, ASFA Lifetime Top 20 Hounds, and the Gary Forrester Award pages.
The sport of lure coursing is only for sighthounds. For the specific sighthounds eligible to participate in ASFA events, click on the Eligible Breeds page. If you would like to learn more about sighthounds, and what they are or which canine breeds qualify as sighthounds (for lure coursing needs), please click on the Photo Album page. Then, “take a book off the shelf” and read about that breed.
By all means, please feel free to explore this site and hopefully you’ll learn more about the sport of lure coursing. If you have any questions, click on the Questions link and ask! We’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
We can offer a good time for you and your sighthound. Try ASFA. I can assure you that you will not regret having given it a try. Thanks for exploring our organization and website.
In closing, I would be remiss if I did not note that I am honored to serve as ASFA’s President. It is humbling to know that the ASFA member clubs have placed their trust in me to lead ASFA. I will work diligently to fulfill my responsibilities. Should you have questions or concerns, e-mail me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeffrey A. Lipps, President
American Sighthound Field Association