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Field Trial Report

Como Amateur Field Trial Club

By Elton Bray | Dec 06, 2017
Amateur All-Age  Winners. From left: Jennifer Burch, Fred Corder with Game Bo, Brad Kennedy, Jonathan Burch with Hendrix’s Dak Attack, Elton Bray, Judge Korry Rinehart and Bobby McAlexander.

Laws Hill, Miss. — The Como Amateur Field Trial Club hosted its three stake competition November 10-12 at Hendrix Farms in Laws Hill, Miss. Korry Rinehart of Hinkle, Miss., judged all three stakes. He was joined by Joey McAlexander of Holly Springs, Miss., in the Shooting Dog, Gary McKibben of Hernando, Miss., for the All-Age, Jonathan Burch of Holly Springs, Miss., for the Derby.

A total of 32 coveys were moved throughout the weekend which made for a spectacular venue for this year’s running.

A huge shout-out goes to Guy and Burke Hendrix for the use of their property and facilities.

Another landowner to be thanked is Mr. Albert Lay. A portion of the first and third courses are run on his beautiful property.

Bobby McAlexander was in charge of the dog wagon. He did an excellent job, and was always ready and waiting in the right places.

Of course the triail could not be complete without the help of club members, Jonathan Burch, Jennifer Burch, Brad Kennedy and Joey McAlexander. All were a great hand at making sure the trial ran smoothly. Jennifer was in charge of the lunches and dog wagon goodies. She is to be commended for all of her hard work and time.

The official trial sponsor was Sportman’s Pride. Brad Kennedy and his team are to be commended for their generosity and support for our sport. Without their help it would be nearly impossible to host such a great amateur trial.

The Winners

Winning the Shooting Dog Stake was Hollywood Honey, white and orange pointer female owned by Martin Michaels and Edmond James. Honey, handled by James, was credited with six finds.  Solar Eclipse, white and orange pointer male also owned and handled by Edmond James, earned second. Third was Nosam’s Full Ride, pointer male owned and handled by Mason Ashburn.

Taking top honors in the Amateur All-Age was Game Bo, five-year-old white and liver pointer owned and handled by Dr. Fred Corder. Second place was awarded to Rebel Maiden, David Williams’ pointer female. Rounding out  the winners’ circle was Hendrix’s Dak Attack, pointer male owned by Guy and Burke Hendrix and handled by Elton Bray.

Taking the first place trophy in the Derby was Hendrix’s Dak Attack which was handled by Elton Bray. Second honors went to Rester’s Amazing Grace, pointer female owned and handled by Cecil Rester. Misty Morn Bonanza, handled by owner Joey McAlexander, was third.

Laws Hill, Miss., November 10

Judges: Joey McAlexander and Korry Rinehart

AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG [One-Hour Heats] — 6 Pointers

1st—HOLLYWOOD HONEY, 1646516, female, by House’s Line Up—Blue Collar Lady. Edmond James & Martin Michaels, owners; Edmond James, handler.

2d—SOLAR ECLIPSE, 1623405, female, by Miller’s Total Eclipse—Blue Collar Lady. Edmond James, owner and handler.

3d—NOSAM’S FULL RIDE, 1676194, female, by Whippoorwill Mayhem—House’s Snow White. T. Mason Ashburn, owner and handler.

Judges: Gary McKibben and Korry Rinehart

AMATEUR ALL-AGE [One-Hour Heats] — 16 Pointers

1st—GAME BO, 1647412, female, by Rock Acre Rambo—Regret C. Dr. Fred Corder, owner and handler.

2d—REBEL MAIDEN, 1654820, female, by Rebel Pride—Dakota Mystery. David Williams, owner and handler.

3d—HENDRIX’S DAK ATTACK, 1671555, pointer female, by Dunn’s Tried’n True—Hendrix’s Tri Tide. Guy & Burke Hendrix, owners; Elton Bray, handler.

Judges: Jonathan Burch and Korry Rinehart

AMATEUR DERBY — 11 Pointers and 1 Setter

1st—HENDRIX’S DAK ATTACK, 1671555, pointer female, by Dunn’s Tried’n True—Hendrix’s Tri Tide. Guy & Burke Hendrix, owners; Elton Bray, handler.

2d—RESTER’S AMAZING GRACE, 1675400, pointer female, by Touch’s Smooth Rider—Touch’s Lemon Drop. Cecil Rester, owner and handler.

3d—MISTY MORN BONANZA, 1676311, pointer female, by Misty Morn Covey Rise—Wilemon’s Black Rose. Joey McAlexander, owner and handler.

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