Colonel Buddy James

On retiring as a Colonel from the Air Force, Buddy James and his beloved wife, Jo, began a career of field trialing that would last over 40 years. As the only members of the Central Arkansas Field Trial Club, he and Jo hosted the prestigious Arkansas Open Shooting Dog Championship eight years in a row. As one of the original incorporators of the NBHA, he brought a wealth of field trial knowledge and experience as well as judicial experience to the NBHA. Colonel James has judged the National Open on several occasions as well as almost every other event at every level in the NBHA. His integrity and dedication are one of the cornerstones that our organization was built on.