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Field Trial Report

Eastern New England Brittany Club

By Pat Carney | Jul 06, 2017
Doug Ackroyd and Charlie Dreyfus (standing) with Cada’s Mazing Racy Gracie, first in the Open Shooting Dog Stake.

Exeter, R. I. — Following last year’s ENEBC/ SNEBC hookup with back-to-back trials, intended mainly to benefit the failing ENEBC club, both clubs opted for a repeat of the same successful format. The only difference between last year and this year was that horseback handling was not offered by ENEBC this year, purposefully to devote the weekend’s events to the foot-handled dog.

The Arcadia grounds are well suited for the walking competitor, as those competing would see before the weekend was over. Many competitors were happy with multiple opportunities to run their dogs over the three-day weekend, and this was evident with the draw that both clubs experienced.

It was a glorious weekend of trialing for all in attendance, in spite of the extremely oppressive 96° heat leading up to the trial and carrying over into Friday, all day long. To the credit of all competing on Friday, under extremely warm temperatures, the effort was there, the bird work was there and virtually all dogs/handlers (not ordered up for indiscretions) were able to make the half hour. The clubs made sure plenty of water was available for handlers and dogs. Needless to say, dogs, handlers, spectators, and judges were happy with the 35° drop in temperature for Saturday and Sunday’s running.

ENEBC is truly grateful for the support offered by SNEBC and its members. Their valued support has enabled Eastern, despite low membership, to continue to offer at least a single trial during the year. There is much work to be done and many issues to resolve in order for ENEBC to get to the point where it is standing on its own two feet, and once again able to manage multiple events per year in a creditable fashion.

Many thanks to Bob Fleury and his veteran crew, including Henry Wierzbicki and Dave Marshall, for handling the pre-trial planning and the critical setup the day before the trial. All was in readiness for the first brace Friday morning. That same crew, with the addition of SNEBC’s very own “Brady” and his friend “Loudon”, kept the trial moving from start to finish. Loudon’s signature technique for planting birds necessitated the need for those nearby to wear hats, as Brady sadly discovered.

A most welcome feature of these events is the noontime luncheon with most partaking in the cold cut sandwiches, accompaniments, beverages, offered by both clubs to all.

Many thanks to Leslie Fleury and Sheila Wierzbicki for managing this participant-refueling operation for all three days.

In addition to the daily lunches, there are happy hours to contend with.

There were many who contributed to this “happy” effort, including Tania Lewandowski, Fran and Bill Gorman, Janet and Marty Garrell, yours truly and, it goes without saying, Leslie and Sheila.

ENEBC offered a raffle that was engineered by Tania Lewandowski with all proceeds to benefit the Eastern New England Brittany Club. Grateful appreciation and thanks to those who donated items to this profitable venture.

There were many new and welcome faces in the crowd this year with attendance from as far away as New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Vermont, New York, New Hampshire and Maine, in addition to Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut as expected. The contingent traveling from New Jersey was especially successful and included Doug Ackroyd who I’m sure had a very joyous ride home with his new field champion Cada’s Mazing Racy Gracie, which placed in the SNEBC Open Shooting Dog.

In addition I’d like to single out and congratulate our young junior handlers,

Charlie Dreyfus, Angelina Kapell and Loudon Swierczynski. All earned multiple placements handling their dogs.

Lastly, ENEBC and SNEBC would especially like to thank all who supported the trial in any way at all and we are especially thankful to all who entered and to all who gave up their time to judge our events. We hope all who made the trip, both near and far, felt welcome and had a great time over the weekend.

Exeter, R. I., May 19

Judges: Martin Garrell and Linda McCartney

OPEN DERBY — 6 Brittanys

1st—REIDYHILL’S AMERICAN GIRL, 1665232, female, by Marjo’s Red Rum—Reidyhills Cisco Jane. Kevin Montalto, owner and handler.

2d—CENTERVILLE’S TORRID PACE, unreg., female, by Centerville’s Buck—Birch Hill’s Jazzy Girl. Sarah Conyngham, owner and handler.

3d—CIMARRON TRAIL’S MOUNTAIN MEADOW WILDFLOWER, unreg., female, by Captain’s Heart N Soul—Cimarron Trails Little Miss Annie Mae. Rick Neff, owner and handler.

OPEN PUPPY — 7 Brittanys and 1 German Shorthair

1st—CIMARRON TRAIL’S MOUNTAIN MEADOW WILDFLOWER, unreg., Brittany female, by Captain’s Heart N Soul—Cimarron Trails Little Miss Annie Mae. Rick Neff, owner and handler.

2d—DRUMMER’S NIGHTMARE NED, 1668749, Brittany male, by Black Creek Tim—Black Creek Gypsy. J. D. Leggio, owner and handler.

3d—FULLER PRINCESS CORDELIA, unreg., German Shorthair female, by Top Gun Prince William—Skypoints Your Winters Dream. Susan & Paul Fuller, owners; Paul Fuller, handler.

Judges: Patricia Carney and Mitch Swierczynski

OPEN SHOOTING DOG — 15 Brittanys

1st—DOUBLE TRIGGER JOSEY, 1645523, female, by A and E Cliffords Brandy Boy—Biebel’s Spice Girl. Jeff Leggio, owner and handler.

2d—JACI’S PURE PRAIRIE LEAGUE, unreg., male, by Saradac’s Micro Blast—Saradac’s Smokin Bianca Tatanka. Jane Bjork, owner and handler.

3d—REIDYHILL’S SMOKIN HOT PUSUIT, unreg., male, by Hot Roddin Howser—Smokin Hot Mocha. Henry Wierzbicki, owner and handler.

SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND BRITTANY CLUB

Exeter, R. I., May 20

Judges: Mike Blondin and Thomas Mercier

OPEN PUPPY — 7 Brittanys and 1 Setter

1st—APRIL FOOLS, 1670014, setter female, by Kinder’s Stillmeadow Chimp—Kinder’s Cider of Lily. Jill & Angelina Kapell, owners; Angelina Kapell, handler.

2d—LTS JUST ZIP IT, unreg., Brittany male, by Spanish Corral’s Sundance Kid—Blew By Yet. Loudon Sierczynski, owner and handler.

3d—DRUMMER’S NIGHTMARE NED, 1668749, Brittany male, by Black Creek Tim—Black Creek Gypsy. J. D. Leggio, owner and handler.

OPEN DERBY — 6 Brittanys

1st—REIDYHILL’S AMERICAN GIRL, 1665232, female, by Marjo’s Red Rum—Reidyhill’s Cisco Jane. Kevin Montalto, owner and handler.

2d—TOPPER OF RUMFORD, unreg., male, by Jack is Back—Cracklin Rosie. Patrick Carney, owner and handler.

3d—CIMARRON TRAIL’S MOUNTAIN MEADOW WILDFLOWER, unreg., Brittany female, by Captain’s Heart N Soul—Cimarron Trails Little Miss Annie Mae. Rick Neff, owner and handler.

Judges: Audra Jaconetti and Cory Roy

OPEN SHOOTING DOG — 17 Brittanys and 1 German Shorthair

1st—CADA’S MAZING RACY GRACIE, 1653145, Brittany female, by Marjo’s Shazam—Marjo’s Here For the Party. Douglas Ackroyd, owner and handler.

2d—JACI’S PURE PRAIRIE LEAGUE, unreg., Brittany male, by Saradac’s Micro Blast—Saradac’s Smokin Bianca Tatanka. Jane Bjork, owner and handler.

3d—COLBY’S HOBO RUN, 1660973, Brittany male, by Birch Hill’s Hobo—Centerville’s Whim. Paul Arcand & Corinne Walsh, owners; Paul Arcand, handler.

Judges: Mike Blondin and Thomas Mercier

AMATEUR PUPPY — 7 Brittanys and 1 Setter

1st—CIMARRON TRAIL’S MOUNTAIN MEADOW WILDFLOWER, unreg., Brittany female, by Captain’s Heart N Soul—Cimarron Trails Little Miss Annie Mae. Rick Neff, owner and handler.

2d—DRUMMER’S NIGHTMARE NED, 1668749, Brittany male, by Black Creek Tim—Black Creek Gypsy. J. D. Leggio, owner and handler.

3d—APRIL FOOLS, 1670014, setter female, by Kinder’s Stillmeadow Chimp—Kinder’s Cider of Lily. Jill & Angelina Kapell, owners;

Angelina Kapell, handler.

AMATEUR DERBY — 7 Brittanys

1st—REIDYHILL’S AMERICAN GIRL, 1665232, female, by Marjo’s Red Rum—Reidyhill’s Cisco Jane. Kevin Montalto, owner and handler.

2d—CIMARRON TRAIL’S MOUNTAIN MEADOW WILDFLOWER, unreg., female, by Captain’s Heart N Soul—Cimarron Trails Little Miss Annie Mae. Rick Neff, owner and handler.

3d—MARJO’S SAM SON, unreg., male, by Marjo’s Sam I Am—Marjo’s Magic Trick. Mark Dreyfus, owner; Charles Dreyfus, handler.

Judges: David Marshall and Henry Wierzbicki

AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG — 14 Brittanys

1st—FINN MACCAHAL, 1612819, male, by Just Call Me Roy—Bass Mountain Risky Business. W. F. Gorman, owner and handler.

2d—GLORY DAYS, unreg., female, by Coos Rylee—Pride and Joy’s G Annies Girl. Scott Blair, owner and handler.

3d—GREEN MOUNTAIN LUCY, 1612944, female, by Suemac’s Bodacious Pride—Suemac’s Blazen Bibi. Mike & Deb Blondin, owners.

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