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November 2013 Fall Field Trial

What a weekend!
Despite conditions that were way less than ideal, our club put on a very successful Field Trial event November 22-24 proving once again that we “ain’t done yet”.

 This years’ trial was conducted in a new location and we camped on property belonging to a very nice lady, Sally Strickland. The course itself was very well received and flowed nicely up a wide draw allowing for good visibility and plenty of birdwork. We camped near Sally’s home a few hundred yards away from the break away.

Things got underway Thursday afternoon when members Phil Casdorph, Bob Walker, Ken Clemons and I gathered to set up the tent and get things organized. Some light showers made it interesting. Friday morning the Open Limited stake was run first and unfortunately, all placements were withheld.  It was judged by Ron Yospur and Jim Schultz. Open Gun Dog was next and that is when it started raining. Jim Schultz and Lyle Christensen (filling in for Dave Hayes) courageously survived a day described later by Jim Schultz as possibly the worst day he had ever experienced outdoors. It rained all day and except for a brief lunch break, the judges were in the saddle continuously.

Saturday was a bit drier and Amateur Gun Dog judges Mike McGAh and Dave Garrett were grateful. Despite the short day, they finished all 13 braces. Next up, was the Amateur  Limited Gun Dog stake with Lyle Christensen joining Mike McGah as judges. A couple of braces were run on Saturday and the stake continued on Sunday morning when the rain returned for a few hours.

Next up on Sunday was the Open Derby stake and then the Open Puppy, both judged by Lyle Christensen and Melissa Thomas. The placements are listed below.

Saturday night we had a great steak dinner prepared by Ken Clemons who continues to impress us all with his ability to achieve greatness under difficult conditions. Ken and Sue prepared all of our meals and every one was special.

We would like to thank all of our participants for being at the line on time. It really helped a lot. Special thanks also to Arlette and Steve who planted birds all day long each day. They were just great. Thanks also to Steve Johnson who did an excellent job as trial secretary, helped salt the course, and kept things moving along. Thank you to everyone who pitched in whenever asked and again to Sally Strickland for allowing us to camp on her property.  We offer special thanks to all of our judges. We owe them all big time. 

Open Puppy
Judges:  LA Christiansen and MO Thomas
4 Starters

1.         Maxwell’s Legal Tender
            Brittany
            Owner:  K Rogers

2.         Autumn’s Pumpkin Spice
            Brittany
            Owner:  N White

3.         DSK’s Briley Skeet’s Secret Weapon
            German Shorthaired Pointer
            Owner:  Kristi Hillebrand

4.         DSK’s Kolar Two Low Eight’s
            German Shorthaired Pointer
            Owenr:  Kristi Hillebrand

Open Derby
Judgesx:  AL Christiansen and MO Thomas
4 Starters

1.         Autumn’s Pumpkin Spice
            Brittany
            Owner:  N White

2.         DSK’s Briley Skeet’s Secret Weapon
            German Shorthaired Pointer
            Owner:  Kristi Hillebrand

3.         TKO Mighty Slick Trick
            German Shorthaired Pointer
            Owner:  E & C Rucker

4.         Remchester’s Amazing Grace JH
            Brittany
            Owner:  W & N White

Amateur Gun Dog
Judges:  M McGah and D Garrett
25 Starters

1.         FC Pintado’s High Jajck
            German Shorthaired Pointer
            Owner:  Tim Baranski

2.         No Limit Deuce
            Pointer
            Owner:  Jim Schultz

3.         Spekk’s Gota Burger
            German Shorthaired Pointer
            Owner:  K Rogers

4.         Equinox Gus Dime
            Vizsla
            Owner:  Tom & Cindy Pescod

Amateur Limited Gun Dog (Retrieving)
Judges:  LA Christiansen and M McGah
13 Starters

1.         FC AFC Kimber Ultra Carry MH
            German Shorthaired Pointer
            Owenr:  Tyler Newsom

2.         Spekk’s Gota Burger
            German Shorthaired Pointer
            Owner:  K Rogers

3.         Be Line’s Queen
            Brittany
            Owner:  K Rogers & R Dorion

4.         Withheld

Open Gun Dog (Retrieving)
Judges:  LA Christiansen and JD Schultz
21 Starters

1.         Pintado’s Cactus Joe
            German Shorthaired Pointer
            Owner:  Tim Baranski

2.         Renegades  Nekkid Zombie
            Gordon Setter
            Owner:  D Garrett & M Reagin

3.         Equinoxgus’ Nickel
            Vizsla
            Owner:  Tom & Cindy Pescod

4.         Sky’s Trojan Arrow
            German Shorthaired Pointer
            Owner:  L Metter

Open Limited Gun Dog (Retrieving)
Judges:  JD Schultz and R Yospur
4 Starters

All placements withheld

 

 

 

 

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