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Field Trial Report

Greater St. Louis Brittany Club

By Burton Wice | Feb 15, 2021
Open All-Age Winners. Front row, from left: Tommy Tracy, Jr. with Ru Jem's Last Penny, Stan Williamson with J W B’s Arctic Cat, and Dave Capstick with Roustabout Eustace. Standing: Jerry McGee, Judges Howard Burbach and Rodney Albin.

Grovespring, Mo. — Our spring horseback field trial was scheduled to start on Tuesday, January 26, at the Sportsmen’s Association grounds in Grovespring, Mo.

The 10,000 acres of private grounds are groomed and maintained solely for field trial with feed strips lining the edges and thoughtful mowing of the courses. Pre-released and wild coveys of quail are plentiful here; supplemental birds planted during the trial are an added bonus and aid in bringing the resident coveys back on course.

Unfortunately, heavy rains inundated the area on Sunday evening and low water bridges from both directions leading to the field trial grounds were under four feet of water. Participants were not able to access the grounds until the following day but snow further delayed the start of the trial. The weather was generally cold and rainy for the duration of the event but everyone pitched in to help get the trial completed in spite of the weather-related setbacks.

Many people and sponsors worked hard to overcome these challenges to make this year’s trial a success. Jerry McGee drove the dog wagon. Jim Lowery planted birds for the Open All-Age and Open Shooting Dog Stakes. Burton Wice and Dave Capstick reseeded the courses during the day because we were forced to re-run over some of the same grounds. Tommy Tracy, Jr, planted and reseeded the course for the Amateur stakes.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the club was not able to provide meals to the participants but Burton Wice prepared meals for the judges.

Purina donated coupons for large bags of Pro Plan SportDog food for the winners of the one-hour stakes. Collectively, these folks helped make this year’s fall horseback field trial a huge success.

Grovespring, Mo., January 27

Judges: Rodney Albin and Howard Burbach

OPEN ALL-AGE [One-Hour Heats] — 32 Brittanys

1st—RU JEM’S LAST PENNY 1621183, female, by Trademark’s A T M—Red Bud Zipper. Jerry McGee, owner; Tommy Tracy, Jr., handler.

2d—J W B’S ARCTIC CAT, 1671900, female, by Maxwell’s Outer Limits—Chancey’s Frozen Asseet. Jack Alexander, owner; Tommy Tracy, Jr., handler.

3d—ROUSTABOUT’S EUSTACE, 1664075, male, by Routabout’s Kid Parker—Supernatural. Dave Capstick & Tim Self, owners.

Judges: Jerry Lindey and Bob Travis

OPEN DERBY — 13 Brittanys

1st—CEDAR VALLEY LUKE, unreg., male, by Maxwell’s Prickly Pete—Roustabout’s Shine. Todd Babbel, owner; Tommy Tracy, Jr., handler.

2d—CUK’S CATCHING FIRE, unreg., female, by Roustabout All In—Roll On Ms. Bella. Jerry McGee, owner; Tommy Tracy, Jr., handler.

3d—JOWILL’S DUTCHESS OF DESTINY, unreg., female, by Maxwell’s Prickly Pete—Dakota Sage. Joseph Burton Williams, owner; Joe Williams, handler.

Judges: Dave Capstick and Becky Dickey

AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG — 13 Brittanys

1st—HURRICANE BANJO, unreg., male, by Ringo Rascal—Dogwood’s Haley. Rodger & Mary Kay Fiorito, owners; Rodger Fiorito, handler.

2d—WAR BONNET AND CAMPBELL’S SKYE’S THE LIMIT, unreg., female, by Kinwashkly Dirty Ned Pepper—Warbonnet Summer Wynd Dance. Jacqu Ben Campbell, owners; Ben Campbell, handler.

3d—W W’S GIN AND TONIC, 1676565, female, by Glade Run Irish—Driving Miss Daisy. Burton Wice, owner and handler.

Judges: Becky Dickey and Bob Thompson

AMATEUR ALL-AGE — 12 Brittanys

1st—SNIKSOH HANK’S HATCH, 1604852, male, by Sniksoh Spank’s Hank—Sniksoh Boomer’s Babe. Adam Freeman, owner and handler.

2d—JAGOUB’S SPELL CASTER, 1665522, female, by Jagoub’s Buzzin Bayou—Super Natural. Tom & Debbie Jagielski, owners; Tom Jagielski, handler.

Judges: Tom Jagielski and Tommy Thomas

OPEN PUPPY — 12 Brittanys

1st—HEHI RAMBLING ROSCOE, unreg., male, by Purgason’s Ozark Timmy—Kirby Mountain Rosie. Thomas Henley, owner; Bob Burchett, handler.

2d—JOWILL’S SWEET MANDOLIN MUSIC, unreg., male, by Roustabout All In—Roll On Ms. Bella. Joseph Williams, owner; Rob Travis, handler.

3d—SOVEREIGN’S INECENT EXPOSURE, unreg., male, by Sniksoh Spank’s Hank—Sovereign’s Legendary Chocolate. Joe & Dawn Droel & Matt Weldele, owners; Bob Burchett, handler.

Judges: Mike Poehler and Joe Williams

OPEN SHOOTING DOG — 26 Brittanys

1st—BLAZE AWAY BONITA, unreg., female, by Decan’s Bad As Blaze—Ban Dee’s Beeline Texas Gal. Andrew John Fedak III, owners; Bob Burchett, handler.

2d—STARLIGHT’S CALLISTO MOON, unreg, male, by Roustabout’s Flat Out—Lola Borealis. Teresa Richmond, owner; Bob Burchett, handler.

3d—BAMAJAMA WILLY’S SASSY SADIE, 1674595, male, by Hope’s Chief of Crosscreek—Wild Mtn’s Midnight Rendezvous. Mitch Sims, owner; Bob Burchett, handler.

 

 

 

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