Lancaster County (Va.) Field Trial Association
Regina, Va. — The 2017 running of the Lancaster County Field Trial Association’s U. S. Complete Shooting Dog Association trial was held on February 4. The trial was originally slated for January 7 but was postponed when eastern Virginia received nearly a foot of snow the night before.
We had a cold but beautiful day for the trial, and drew 35 dogs.
Judges for the Puppy Stake were Bert Wright and Kirk Regensburg. They awarded first place to Eagle Eye Annie Oakley, pointer owned and handled by Verlene Stephenson. This young dog carried the course edges nicely in a forward ground race, all while handling very well for her owner. Second was setter male Hoss for Lee Flanders. Hoss ran well and handled well for Lee. Setter male Gray’s C J placed third at only six months of age, though the judges said he performed like a much more seasoned puppy. CJ was handled by owner Forrest Gray.
Dave Pomfret and Grace Anne Lawson judged the Derby and Shooting Dog. They are experienced judges, trainers, handlers and guides who compete successfully in many field trial venues. We are grateful for their time and attention.
Lady of North, pointer female owned and handled by J. C. Hudgins, covered the ground with classy movement, a forward ground race, and carded five bird contacts to win the Derby. Second was Remchester’s Taking Chances, Brittany male owned and handled by Richard Edwards. Chance had two finds and handled obediently, displaying an appropriate walking trial range. Third went to Bonafide Bocephus which ran the edges with ease and style for owner-handler Darrell Miller.
Pinekone Splash won the Shooting Dog Stake. The young shooting dog has had a successful year. She earned four picturesque finds and was continually on course running with style. Splash is owned by Pinekone Kennels and handled by Ashby Morgan. Johnny Lewis handled his Quinton Oak Abby to second. Abby also had four finds, a back and was classy on the ground. Lancaster’s Rolling Rex scored seven finds, earning third. Rex pointed with pleasing style and manners. He worked hard and ran out of time before the course end due to his bird work.
Lancaster County is thankful for Purina and Garmin for their continued sponsorship of the USCSDA. Club members thank all who entered their dogs, as well as friends and family members who helped with lunch, bird planting and the many other duties.
Regina, Va., February 4
Judges: Bert Wright and Kirk Regensburg
AMATEUR PUPPY — 4 Pointers and 4 Setters
1st—EAGLE EYE ANNIE OAKLEY, 1668673, pointer female, by Southbound Ben—Shadow’s Carolina Molly. Verlene Stephenson, owner and handler.
2d—HOSS, unreg., setter male, by Skyview New Edition—McKinney’s Harbor Magnolia. Lee Flanders, owner and handler.
3d—GRAY’S C J, 1670941, setter male, by Spades True Cowboy—Inside Edition. Forrest Gray, owner and handler.
Judges: Grace A. Lawson and Dave Pomfret
AMATEUR DERBY — 8 Entries
1st—LADY OF NORTH, 1665878, pointer female, by Mohawk Mill Pirate—Quinton Oak Abby. J. C. Hudgins, owner and handler.
2d—REMCHESTER’S TAKING CHANCES, 1670437, Brittany male, by Alar’s Red Tequila River—Remchester’s Shadows In The. Richard Edwards, owner and handler.
3d—BONAFIDE BOCEPHUS, 1660332, setter male, by Hot Blooded—Get Back Lola. D. L. Miller, owner and handler.
AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG — 11 Pointers and 8 Setters
1st—PINEKONE SPLASH, 1652733, setter female, by Merritt’s Zackery—Pinekone Black Rose. Pinekone Kennels, owner; Ashby Morgan, handler.
2d—QUINTON OAK ABBY, 1650841, pointer female, by Heritage—Cassique’s Blue Label. Johnny Lewis, owner and handler.
3d—LANCASTER’S ROLLING REX, 1628783, pointer male, by Calico’s Catch N Release—New Salem Dottie. J. W. Crandall, owner and handler.