American Field

Field Trial Report

American Quail Classic

By Lisa Little | Jan 11, 2018
Rebel Maiden First in the American Quail Classic

Fort Campbell, Ky. — The 2017 renewal of the American Quail Classic Open All-Age and Open Derby began on December 1 at the Outdoor Recreation Area of Fort Campbell, Ky.

Due to military training over the last three years we have had to cancel this trial or chose a December date. We are thankful that after many meetings with military officials the clubs were able to secure the use of the military grounds for field trials this season. A change to the requirements is a background check  for the officers, and all participants must fill out a “hold harmless agreement”. A simple task to use the grounds.

We were honored to have Messrs. George Hill of New Melle, Mo., and Kipp Linard of Foristell, Mo., occupying the judicial seats. These gentlemen bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise in the field trial arena. They were enjoyable to spend time with throughout the trial, lots of laughs.

They suffered truck troubles on the way to the trial but we were able to get a loaner vehicle and repairs done during their stay. We appreciate their dedication to judging our trial.

We would like to thank the owners and handlers for their entries in our trial. We were saddened to hear on Thursday that trainer Weldon Bennett had suffered a leg injury and would have to undergo surgery. We pray that he will heal quickly and be back on the circuit soon.

Additionally, on Thursday trainer Mike Hester suffered a breakdown with his truck two hours en route and was not able to make it to the trial. Mike and Weldon have been active participants in the AQC trial at Fort Campbell; we hope to see them next year.

The Open All-Age had 20 entries, spanning from the states of Mississippi, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee and North Carolina.

The Winners

Taking first place honors  in the Open All-Age was four-year-old white and liver pointer female Rebel Maiden, owned and handled by David Williams of Cordova, Tenn. Rebel Maiden handled well during her forward race, and carded a covey find in the second hour brace on Friday.

Game Throne, two-year-old white and liver pointer male owned and handled by Dr. Fred Corder of Corinth, Miss., took second place honors. Game Throne had a nice run and a covey find in the first brace of the stake.

Rounding out the placements was Lester’s Sunny Hill Jo for Gary Lester, handler/co-owner, and David Thompson, co-owner. The four-year-old white and orange pointer male had a nice forward race during the first morning brace on Saturday.

The Open Derby had 17 entries, with lots of young eager dogs taking the field.

First place honors were awarded to Game Wardon, owned by Dr. Fred Corder and handled by Ike Todd. The bold young white and liver pointer male handled well with a nice forward race during his brace.

Second was Touch’s Malcolm Story,  handled by Ike Todd and owned by Alex Rickert of Bozeman, Mont. The young white and orange pointer male had a beautiful run during his brace. Third was Beeler’s Iron Butterfly, white and orange pointer female. This petite but well-handled girl is co-owned by Scott and Charles Beeler of Lancaster, Mo., with Scott as her handler.

Fort Campbell, Ky., December 1

Judges: George Hill and Kipp Linard


16 Pointers and 4 Setters

1st—REBEL MAIDEN, 1654820, pointer female, by Rebel Pride—Dakota Mystery. D. E. Williams, owner and handler.

2d—GAME THRONE, 1667018, pointer male, by Caladen’s Rail Hawk—Game Creek. Dr. Fred Corder, owner and handler.

3d—LESTER’S SUNNY HILL JO, 1655546, pointer male, by Ransom—Miller’s White Wall. David Thompson & Gary Lester, owners; Gary Lester, handler.

OPEN DERBY — 15 Pointers and 2 Setters

1st—GAME WARDON, 1676189, pointer male, by Caladen’s Rail Hawk—Game Creek. Dr. Fred Corder, owner; Ike Todd, handler.

2d—TOUCH’S MALCOLM STORY, 1675103, pointer male, by Touch’s Knight Rider—Blackhawk’s Sunflower. Alex Rickert, owner; Ike Todd, handler.

3d—BEELER’S IRON BUTTERFLY, 1675484, pointer female, by Blue Moon Tall Boy—Redneck Girl Next Door. Scott & Charles Beeler, owners; Scott Beeler, handler.


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