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Field Trial Report

Cockade Field Trial Club

By Ellen Clements | Nov 29, 2017
Amateur All-Age Winners. Front (l-r): Jim Jones with Mr. Tommy John, Ellen Clements with Mohawk Mill Image and Gary Winall with Mohawk Mill Jacob. Standing: Meredith Jones, Allen Baggs, Julia Wright, Jameson Crandall, Sharon Townley, Judge Whitley Stephenson, John Outlaw, Bruce Conover, Judge Ashby Morgan, William Tyler, “Double” Flanders, J. C. Hudgins, Phil Stevenson and Lee Flanders.

South Hill, Va. — The Cockade Field Trial Club held its one-hour all-age Purina points trial and accompanying stakes October 13-15 at the Dick Cross Wildlife Management Area in South Hill, Va.

A big thank you to Purina, Greg Blair and the Purina Board.

The Dick Cross Area was amazing. The cooperative efforts of the Association of Virginia Field Trial Clubs, Inc., the Friends of Dick Cross, and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries have truly enhanced the field trial course for the propagation of wildlife and habitat improvement through the removal of encroaching species, pushing back woody cover, planning future plantings, burnings and grounds disturbance. It was  exciting to see the improvements and progress.

Once again the Cockade and Gloucester Field Trial Clubs joined up in a cooperative effort to have all-age, shooting dog and walking trials. This has been such a success. I cannot thank Gary Winall enough for dealing with me and helping me to put this trial on, and Ashby Morgan for joining up for such a successful weekend.

Thank you to our judges — Gary Winall, Ashby Morgan, Whitley Stephenson, Phil Stevenson and Jim Jones — for stepping up for this thankless job.

The trial started off on Friday morning with the Purina one-hour All-Age. The weekend was hot and humid.


First in the Amateur All-Age was Mohawk Mill Jacob, white and black setter male. He took the country and more as presented and had three finds, his second being on a dug up covey find in the woods with a wonderful relocation. He had a powerful finish. Second was awarded to pointer male Mohawk Mill Image, coming off a very successful first all-age year. He was strong on the ground and had a beautiful find in the breakaway field on the right edge to begin his brace. Third was awarded to Mr. Tommy John for Jim Jones. He ran a very nice race, showed he was in flow with his handler and had two nice finds.

We picked up on Sunday morning with the Open Derby. What prospects we saw in this stake. First was awarded to Arcanum’s Lady Pirate, pointer female owned by Barbel Fetkoter and Gary Winall and handled by Gary Winall. Lady flowed across the ground and had two immaculate finds. Placed second was pointer male Arcanum’s Jake the Pirate which had three finds and ran a very nice Derby brace. Third was Shamrock Just Enough, setter male owned by Thomas Green and handled by Phil Stevenson. The flowing setter had several finds showing polish and composure and had an adequate race.

In the Amateur Shooting Dog, Rutter’s Lone Ranger was first. He ran amazingly well under the very hot conditions with three nice finds, pretty and polished, and a nice finish. Second was Betty Broomhill, pointer female owned and handled by Chris Carnahan. Betty had two nice finds, was sharp on her birds, not quite the ground application of the first place dog. Third was Beechwoods Madison, setter female owned by Sharon and Phil Townley and handled by Sharon to one nice find. She hit the right places. The difference in the placements was the ground application.

The last stake was the Amateur Derby. First was Arcanum’s Lady Pirate which came back from the morning Open Derby to run in the extreme heat, with impeccable style on two broke finds. Second was Foolish Agin, pointer male owned and handled by Whitley Stephenson, with a nice race running well for the heat, hunted hard and had two broke finds. Arcanum’s Jake the Pirate, handled by Gary Winall, returned to the course after placing second in the Open Derby that morning. He was not as strong on the ground this time but pointed his birds with great composure.

Again, thank you to one and all.

South Hill, Va., October 13 — One Course

Judges: Ashby Morgan and Whitley Stephenson

AMATEUR ALL-AGE [One-Hour Heats] — 6 Pointers and 4 Setters

1st—MOHAWK MILL JACOB, 1613858, setter male, by Gandalf—Ida O Molly. Gary Winall, owner and handler.

2d—MOHAWK MILL IMAGE, 1657438, pointer male, by Mohawk Mill Pirate—Bevy’s Mean Girl. Gary Winall, owner and handler.

3d—MR. TOMMY JOHN, 1655073, setter male, by Hooch’s Ultra Mic—Chippokes Wild Rose. J. B. Jones, owner and handler.

Judges: James B. Jones and Ashby Morgan

OPEN DERBY — 8 Entries

1st—ARCANUM’S LADY PIRATE, 1671053, pointer female, by Mohawk Mill Pirate—Arcanum’s Funseekin Girl. Barbel Fetkoter & Gary Winall, owners; Gary Winall, handler.

2d—ARCANUM’S JAKE THE PIRATE, 1672644, pointer male, by Mohawk Mill Pirate—Arcanum’s Funseekin Girl. Barbel Fetkoter & Gary Winall, owners; Gary Winall, handler.

3d—SHAMROCK JUST ENOUGH, 1671476, setter male, by Erin’s Hidden Shamrock—Waymaker Hello Dolly. T. M. Green, owner; Phil Stevenson, handler.

Judges: Phil Stevenson and Gary Winall


1st—RUTTER’S LONE RANGER, 1655154, setter male, by Mohawk Mill Jacob—Blue’s Tomoka Belle. P. H. Rutter, owner; Sharon Townley, handler.

2d—BETTY BROOMHILL, 1656448, pointer

female, by Dutchbend—Bonnie Broomhill. Christopher & Alyssa Carnahan, owners; Christopher Carnahan, handler.

3d—BEECHWOODS MADISON, 1652844, setter female, by Mohawk Mill Jacob—Blue’s Tomoka Belle. Sharon & Phil Townley, owners; Sharon Townley, handler.

Judges: Bruce Conover and John Outlaw

AMATEUR DERBY — 3 Pointers and 3 Setters

1st—ARCANUM’S LADY PIRATE, 1671053, pointer female, by Mohawk Mill Pirate—Arcanum’s Funseekin Girl. Barbel Fetkoter & Gary Winall, owners; Gary Winall, handler.

2d—FOOLISH AGIN, 1675669, pointer male, by Erin’s Foolish Pride—Katie Lee’s Wild Side. Whitley Stephenson, owner and handler.

3d—ARCANUM’S JAKE THE PIRATE, 1672644, pointer male, by Mohawk Mill Pirate—Arcanum’s Funseekin Girl. Barbel Fetkoter & Gary Winall, owners; Gary Winall, handler.

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