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Field Trial Report

Georgia-Florida Invitational Trials

By Amy Fuller | Jan 03, 2019
Open Shooting Dog Winners. From front right: Webb’s Twisted Knot with Mark Henley, Irresistible Thrill with Thomas Rice III and Miller’s Stray Bullet with Joel Norman. Judges Reid Hankley on far right and Wallace Reichert in far back, joined by trial officials and well-wishers.

Tallahassee, Fla. — The Georgia-Florida Invitational Field Trial Club held its fall renewal at Norias Plantation courtesy of the Ingalls Family, David Harden and Norias Plantation staff.

This plantation, just East of Tallahassee, Fla., was extremely beautiful with amazing grounds and lots of wild birds.

We would like to thank our members of this club and our sponsors for keeping this trial running for 59 years.

Judges Reid Hankley and Wallace Reichert named Webb’s Twisted Knot, handled by Mark Henley and owned by Kathy Vignos of Thomasville, the winning dog. The white and orange pointer male ran the  first brace after lunch of the Open Shooting Dog. Twisted Knot had two finds to the front and ran a strong forward race while looking very classy.  Knot is a very attractive running dog.

Second was Irresistible Thrill, pointer female handled by Jason Sanders and owned by Thomas Rice III. Thrill was run in the third brace on Saturday and tallied five finds with a strong forward race.

Third was Miller’s Stray Bullet handled by Joel Norman and owned by Benjy Griffith of Leesburg, Ga. The pointer male ran in the last brace of the stake and had two finds.

In Sunday’s Derby, first was Osceola’s Rebel Chief, handled by Jason Loper for Osceola Kennels, with two finds and a forward race.

Mayhaw’s Ramblin Deuce, handled by Trey Mills and owned by Mayhaw Plantation, had four finds to earn second. Osceola’s Seminole Wind (Loper) had two finds and earned third.

Tallahassee, Fla., November 2

Judges: Reid Hankley and Wallace Reichert

OPEN SHOOTING DOG [One-Hour Heats] — 24 Pointers

1st—WEBB’S TWISTED KNOT, 1627877, male, by Wiggins River Crossing—Wiggins Free Style. Kathy Vignos, owner; Mark Henley, handler.

2d—IRRESISTIBLE THRILL, 1661557, female, by Just Irresistible—Snow Thrill. Thomas Rice III, owner; Jason Sanders, handler.

3d—MILLER’S STRAY BULLET, 1661403, male, by Just Irresistible—Miller’s Bring The Heat. Benjy Griffith, owner; Joe Norman, handler.

OPEN DERBY — 11 Pointers and 1 Setter

1st—OSCEOLA’S REBEL CHIEF, unreg., pointer male, breeding not given. Osceola Kennels, owner; Jason Loper, handler.

2d—MAYHAW’S RAMBLIN DEUCE, 1680240, pointer male, by Ransom—Double Wild. Mayhaw Plantation, owner; Trey Mills, handler.

3d—OSCEOLA’S SEMINOLE WIND, 1682240, pointer female, by Just Irresistible—Osceola Patty Cake. Osceola Kennels, owner; Jason Loper, handler.

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