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Field Trial Report

Bear Pond Field Trial Club

By Jim Pendergest | Apr 09, 2019
One Day Frost Second in the Amateur Shooting Dog Stake

Berea, Ky. — The Bear Pond Field Trial Club held its spring trial March 16-17 at the Miller Welch Central Kentucky Wildlife Management Area, near Richmond, Ky.

Stakes held included a one hour Amateur All-Age that provided points toward the National Amateur All-Age Invitational Championship, an Open Derby and a one-hour Amateur Shooting Dog Stake that provided points toward the National Amateur Shooting Dog Invitational Championship.

Purina was a generous sponsor and supporter of the trial, providing Pro Plan Sport dog food for the winners. As always, their support is instrumental in allowing us to put on a quality field trial and reward the participants.

Lane and Darcy Hodges of Griffin, Georgia presided over both the Amateur All-Age and Open Derby stakes and gave the dogs their full attention. Their service is appreciated by all of the club members. Jim and Matt Pendergest of Lexington, Ky., judged the Amateur Shooting Dog Stake.

The Amateur All-Age, with six entrants, was won by Casey Creek Crystal Ice, pointer female for handler Buster Tucker. Crystal is owned by Buster and Pam Tucker and was placed based on her All-Age race. Wicked Quick, pointer female owned and handled by Sandy Maclean of Grand Blanc, Mich., was named to second with one good quail find. Quick’s ground race was a good bit shorter than the winners.

In the Open Derby, Ike, an unregistered puppy-age pointer male, took first for owner Norris Sims and handler Matt Pendergest. Ike had an impressive ground race, coupled with one find where he assisted in the flushing attempt, was shot over and then collared. Redeemed, also a puppy-age pointer male owned and handled by Jim Pendergest, was named to second. Redeemed and his bracemate had an exuberant encounter with a covey of quail just off of the breakaway, followed by a good find on a single bird at 16 and a strong forward race with an exceptional finish. Ross Leonard’s Nickajack Anthem carded a well-handled find at 18 and showed well to the front throughout his brace to pick up third place.

Seekin A Thrill had three very commendable stands on quail with excellent style and manners, accompanied by an eye catching forward ground race to take first in the Amateur Shooting Dog Stake. Thrill is owned and handled by Ross Leonard. Lane and Darcy Hodges picked up second place with their One Day Frost which had finds at 9 and 22, with an unproductive at 19. Frost had arresting style and manners on his bird work. Roses Are Red had finds at 26 and 42 accompanied by a more conservative ground race to take third for owner/handler Tim Hammons.

Berea, Ky., March 16

Judges: Darcy Hodges and Lane Hodges

AMATEUR ALL-AGE [One-Hour Heats] — 4 Pointers, 1 Setter and

1 Irish Setter

1st—CASEY CREEK CRYSTAL ICE, 1676908, pointer female, by Casey Creek Icy Hot—Charlie’s Dream Girl. Buster & Pam Tucker, owners; Buster Tucker, handler.

2d—WICKED QUICK, 1674810, pointer female, by Dunn’s Tried’n True—Dunn’s Get Out Sue. Sandy MacLean, owner and handler.

OPEN DERBY — 8 Pointers

1st—IKE, unreg., male, by Dunn’s Tried’n True—Pendy’s Good Grace. Norris Sims, owner; Matt Pendergest, handler.

2d—REDEEMED, 1682542, male, by Reloaded—Dialed In. Jim Pendergest, owner and handler.

3d—NICKAJACK ANTHEM, 1680974, female, by Touch’s Smooth Rider—Cocklebur Stripper Candie. Ross Leonard, owner and handler.

Judges: Jim Pendergest and Matt Pendergest


[One-Hour Heats] — 5 Pointers, 1 Setter and 2 Irish Setters

1st—SEEKIN A THRILL, 1661543, pointer male, by Just Irresistible—Snow Thrill. Ross Leonard, owner and handler.

2d—ONE DAY FROST, 1662762, pointer male, by Great River Ice—Honky Tonk Single Addition. Lane Hodges, owner and handler.

3d—ROSES ARE RED, 1653376, Irish setter female, by Time To Rock—Red Rush. Tim Hammons, owner and handler.

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