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Field Trial Report

Grand Valley Trials

By Jim Cipponeri | May 17, 2019

Ionia, Mich. — The snow was gone and temperatures hovered around 40° as the Grand Valley Bird Dog Club was able once again to offer a two-day event that included both horseback and walking stakes.

Grand Valley is a club that strives to offer the opportunity for dogs to compete in all types of categories with hopes of not only gaining a placement but provide an opportunity to qualify their dogs for a championship. We all know that weekend trials are not as prevalent as they once were so this year we offered an Open All-Age, three Derby, three Shooting Dog and one Puppy Stake.

Points were awarded for both Michigan and U. S. Complete Shooting Dog of the Year Awards.

I would like to thank all the judges for accepting my request to judge; several offered to stay and help out in so many ways. It was especially gratifying to see the father and son team of young Ricky Hollister and his dad Richard judge several of the horseback stakes.

Ionia, Mich., March 23 — One Course

Judges: Rich Hollister and Lloyd Schall

OPEN SHOOTING DOG — 3 Pointers and 11 Setters

1st—BAD RIVER BEAUREGARD, 1665144, setter male, by T’s Nickleback—Straight Up Skydancing Lady. Tom Vanecek, owner and handler.

2d—WINDY HILLS LIVING LARGE, 1674270, pointer male, by Caladen’s Storm Trooper—Caladen’s Suzy Q. Kent Merryman, owner and handler.

3d—BAD RIVER RUTHERFORD, 1641535, setter male, by Emmy’s Apple Jack—Quail Trap Kate. Tom Vanecek, owner and handler.

OPEN DERBY — 4 Pointers and 2 Setters

1st—WINDFALL THREE DEEP, 1675264, pointer female, by Wiggins Elhew Damascus—Wiggins Sammie’s Image. Joe Guzman, owner and handler.

2d—G F TEXAS RANGER, 1679543, setter male, by Hytest Palladin—Wynona’s Shamrock Buffet. Dr. Alan Dunbar, owner and handler.

3d—G F WIDOW MAKER, 1679201, setter male, by Erin’s Hidden Shamrock—Shagtime Zorra. Dr. Allen Dunbar, owner and handler.

Judges:  Kelsi Hajek and Sandy McLean

AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG — 6 Pointers, 3 Setters and 1 Brittany

1st—BAD RIVER RUTHERFORD, 1641535, setter male, by Emmy’s Apple Jack—Quail Trap Kate. Tom Vanecek, owner and handler.

2d—BAD RIVER BEAUREGARD, 1665144, setter male, by T’s Nickleback—Straight Up Skydancing Lady. Tom Vanecek, owner and handler.

3d—AUTUMN’S IRISH HART, 1664001, setter male, by Erin’s Hidden Shamrock—Springpond’s Autumn Grace. W. R. Darr, owner and handler.

Judges: Richard Hollister and Lloyd Schall

AMATEUR DERBY — 3 Pointers and 3 Setters

1st—G F TEXAS RANGER, 1679543, setter male, by Hytest Palladin—Wynona’s Shamrock Buffet. Dr. Allen Dunbar, owner and handler.

2d—WINDFALL THREE DEEP, 1675264, pointer female, by Wiggins Elhew Damascus—Wiggins Sammie’s Image. Joe Guzman, owner and handler.

Judges: Ricky Hollister and Richard Hollister

OPEN ALL-AGE — 5 Pointers and 1 Setter

1st—GLENMERE’S AMAE ZING, 1675695, pointer female, by Cole Train—B’N’E Commanche Moon. Mathew & Jeff Haggis, owners; Mathew Haggis, handler.

2d—WINDY HILL’S RAY BAN, 1662665, pointer male, by Reloaded—Dialed In. Kent Merryman, owner and handler.

3d—WICKED QUICK, 1674810, pointer female, by Dunn’s Tried’n True—Dunn’s Get Out Sue. Sandy McLean, owner and handler.

Judges: Kelsi Hajek and Sandy McLean

OPEN SHOOTING DOG — 7 Setters

1st—GROUSE RIDGE LARRY, 1673191, male, by Long Gone Boston—Grouse Ridge Merri. Paul Giulitto, owner; Richard Hollister, handler.

2d—MCRAE’S NATASHA, 1668142, female, by Hunter’s Pale Face—McRae’s Gypsie Belle.  Carl McRae, owner; Richard Hollister, handler.

3d—WAYMAKER SUPER SAM, 1651854, male, by Ridge Creek Cody—Waymaker Hello Dolly. Ruben Kluger & Richard Hollister, owners; Richard Hollister, handler.

OPEN DERBY — 6 Setters

1st—FRICKE N BROWNIE, 1683179, male, by Erin’s Hidden Shamrock—Fricke N Coco. John Fricke, owner and handler.

2d—SNYDER’S PIONEER SAM, 1683286, male, by Ponderosa Mac—Call Me Maggie. Steve Snyder & Ben McKean, owners; Scott Chaffee, handler.

3d—DUN ROVEN’S SOOZEE, 1682090, female, by Clary’s Tekoa Skyhawk—Dun Rovens Boofay. Chris Jager, owner; Richard Hollister, handler.

Judges: Bill Darr and John Fricke

OPEN PUPPY — 6 Setters

1st—SNYDER’S PIONEER PATTI, 1683332, female, by Ponderosa Mac—Call Me Maggie. Steve Snyder & Ben McKean, owners; Tommy Chaffee, handler.

2d—SNYDER’S PIONEER SAM, 1683286, male, by Ponderosa Mac—Call Me Maggie. Steve Snyder & Ben McKean, owners; Scott Chaffee, handler.

3d—DUN ROVENS  WIND, unreg., setter female, by Dun Rovens—Dun Rovens Boofay. Randi Hollister, owner and handler.

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