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Field Trial Report

Hanover Field Trial Association

By Kirk Regensburg | Apr 16, 2019
Amateur Shooting Dog Winners. From front left: Lee Flanders with Chippoke’s Hoss Man, young Ben Hurt, Jimmy Crandall with Lancaster’s Hit Man, Verlene Stephenson with Shadow’s Carolina Molly. Behind: Judges Jim Jones and Ralph Fleming.

King William, Va. — The Hanover Field Trial Association’s spring U. S. Complete trial was held Saturday, March 2, at the Cohoke Shooting Preserve. The Association thanks Mr. Floyd D. Gottwald, Jr. for allowing the trial to be held on his private shooting preserve. Dennis Bosewell had the facilities in good condition for the field trial. The club is very lucky to have these well maintained and groomed grounds for field trials.

It was a cold cloudy day with temperatures in the 40s. It was a good day to run dogs despite the chilly temperatures.

We would like to thank Nestlé Purina for being the national sponsor of the  U. S. Complete weekend and championship trials. Purina is providing discount coupons for their dog food to all dogs that have earned placements in the various stakes.

Several club members pitched in to make this field trial a success. George Ramkey and Bert Wright planted birds. Retta Ramkey prepared the programs.

Art Mourino provided the Kawasaki Mule which Lee Mullikin used to transport dogs and handlers to the starting line.

There were a good number of spectators and the gallery wagon was standing room only. The gallery wagon was provided by Meredith Jones. Waverly Coleman used his truck to pull the gallery wagon.

Barbecue was served for lunch, along with baked beans and cole slaw. Evelyn Coleman made brownies. The Hanover trial is fortunate to have many members and wives who help make this trial a success. We appreciate everyone’s help in this effort.

Six dogs were entered in the Puppy Stake, four in the Derby and 22 in the Shooting Dog.

Virginians George Ramkey of Mechanicsville and Bert Wright of King William judged the Puppy Stake; Ralph Fleming of Chesterfield and Jim Jones of Gloucester judged the Derby and Shooting Dog Stakes.

The Amateur Puppy started at 7:30 a. m. Michael Spotts of Bloomburg, Pa., placed first with setter male Nomad which had a good race, listened to his handler and stayed to the front. Second was Jameson Crandall’s Mavis, pointer female handled by Jimmy Crandall. Mavis had a good race, stayed to the front but was not as big running as Nomad. Third was Sofa King, setter male handled by Forrest Gray and junior handler Xander Gray. Sofa King had a good run and handled well but did not have as big a run as the others.

In the Amateur Derby, Put In Creek Sugar, setter female handled by Arnold Ripley and owned by Bill Cooke of Matthews, Va., had multiple finds and a very good race. She finished up good. Second place Rappahannock Rose, Brittany female handled by Spencer Moody, had a good race with several finds and a nice finish.

In the Shooting Dog, awarded first was Chippoke’s Hoss Man, setter male handled by Lee Flanders. Hoss had five finds and a good back. Hoss was snappy on the ground and showed a real strong finish. Second went to Lancaster’s Hit Man, pointer male owned by James Crandall. “Mugsy” had three finds, a back and a good finish. Third was Verlene Stephenson with pointer female Carolina Molly which had two finds and two backs. Molly finished on point.

Chippoke’s Hoss Man was named the Dog of the Day, winning the Waverly Coleman Shooting Dog trophy.

The club would like to thank all the participants and guests for coming. The Association looks forward to their next U. S. Complete trial scheduled for the fall of 2019.

King William, Va., March 2 — One Course

Judges: George Ramkey and Bert Wright

AMATEUR PUPPY — 4 Pointers and 2 Setters

1st—KNOB MOUNTAIN NOMAD, 1680697, setter male, by Attitude’s True Grit—Hunter Run’s Lady’s Choice. Michael Spotts, owner and handler.

2d—SORROWS OF SATAN, 1681535, pointer female, by Mohawk Mill Pirate—Mohawk Mill Honey. Jameson Crandall, owner; Jimmy Crandall, handler.

3d—GRAY’S SOFA KING COOL, 1680015, setter male, by Blue Ridge Blackjack—Fox Brook Tres. Forrest Gray, owner and handler.

Judges: Ralph Fleming and Jim Jones

AMATEUR DERBY — 3 Pointers and 1 Brittany

1st—PUT IN CREEK SUGAR, 1681290, setter female, by Mohawk Mill Jacob—Pinekone Who Dat. Bill Cooke, owner; Arnold Ripley, handler.

2d—RAPPAHANNOCK ROSE, 1683102, Brittany female, by Windswept Willis Doctor—Lone Star’s Trademark II. Spencer Moody, owner and handler.


and 10 Setters

1st—CHIPPOKE’S HOSS MAN, 1675609, setter male, by Skyview New Edition—McKinney’s Harbor Magnolia. Lee S. Flanders, owner and handler.

2d—LANCASTER’S HIT MAN, 1679423, pointer male, by Waybetter Rocky—Calico’s Touch of Class. James Crandall, owner and handler.

3d—SHADOW’S CAROLINA MOLLY, 1647056, pointer female, by Verlene’s Ringo Star—Indian Creek Shadow. Verlene Stephenson, owner and handler.

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