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Field Trial Report

Hanover Field Trial Association

By Kirk Regensburg | Jun 23, 2020
Mohawk Mill Charmer Second in the Amateur Derby

King William, Va. — The Hanover Field Trial Association’s spring U. S. Complete Trial was held on Saturday, March 7, at 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 fortunate to have use of these pristine grounds for field trials. It was a beautiful sunny but windy day with temperatures in the 50s. It was a good day to run dogs.

We 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 which have earned placements in the various stakes.

Several club members pitched in to make this field trial a success. George Ramkey, Steve Graham and Dennis Kivikko planted birds. Retta Ramkey typed the program. 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. Frank Moss drove his truck to pull the gallery wagon.

Charlotte Regensburg and Judy Jones provided lunch. Fried chicken, potato salad, deviled eggs and green beans were served for lunch. Banana pudding and brownies were served for dessert.

The Hanover Club is fortunate to have many members and wives who help make this trial a success. We appreciate everyone’s help in making our trial a success.

THE WINNERS

There were four dogs in the Puppy Stake. Four dogs were entered in the Derby Stake and thirteen in the Shooting Dog Stake.

Judging the Puppy Stake were George Ramkey from Mechanicsville and Dennis Kivikko from Powhatan, Va. Craig Stariha from Chesterfield, Va., and Wayne Swan from Lancaster, Va., judged the Derby and Shooting Dog Stakes.

Pointer female Happy took first in the Puppy Stake. Owned and handled by Jimmy Crandall, Happy had a strong independent race. She hit all of her objectives and stayed to the front. Second was Sassy, pointer female handled by Lee Flanders. Sassy started slow but handled good with a great finish to the front. Cindy, pointer female, took third. Handled by Verlene Stephenson, she had a big race but didn’t handle as well as the other dogs. Cindy’s finish was not as strong. It was a good day for these three littermates.

In the Derby, first was Mavis, pointer female handled by Jimmy Crandall from Kilmarnock, Va. Mavis had a strong forward race coupled with three finds. Mavis exhibited a great deal of maturity for her age. She was attractive, moving with a snappy tail and high head. The windy conditions did not deter her drive and enthusiasm. Second was Charmer, pointer female handled by Ashby Morgan. Charmer was equally up to the task with a number of quality finds while hunting her objectives purposefully. Her ground race was not as consistent as the winner but otherwise every bit as impressive. Third was Luke, setter male, also handled by Ashby Morgan. Luke was less mature in his ground race and demeanor around game as the top two finishers. Luke handled well, but required more handling to navigate the course. A very solid performance for this young dog.

In the Shooting Dog Stake, Pirate’s Mean Louise, pointer female handled by Dennis Kivikko, was awarded first. Louise delivered an impeccable forward race coupled with three outstanding finds. Her intensity on point was breathtaking, demonstrating both maturity and style. Louise honored her bracemate willingly and refused to let the windy conditions deter her passion for the hunt. Louise set the standard for all others to follow.

Second went to Penny, pointer female handled by Kirk Regensburg. Penny delivered a performance that was nearly as outstanding as the winner. She had three finds and one back combined with style and a consistent forward ground race. While not as far reaching in her casts as the winner, she demonstrated maturity and confidence when her bracemate refused to honor one of her finds. Third was Mugsy, pointer male handled by Jimmy Crandall. Mugsy had four well spaced finds and a moderate race. He hunted objectives purposefully and exhibited exceptional style on point and while honoring his bracemate. Mugsy was very attractive running and on point while demonstrating a keen nose and exceptional manners.

Pirate’s Mean Louise was named 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 2020.

King William, Va., March 7 — One Course

Judges: Dennis Kivikko and George Ramkey

AMATEUR PUPPY — 3 Pointers and 1 Setter

1st—LANCASTER’S WAYBETER HAPPY, 1686522, pointer female, by Lancaster’s Hit Man—Silver Star Sue. James Crandall, owner and handler.

2d—CHIPPOKE’S SASSY GIRL, unreg., pointer female, by Lancaster’s Hit Man—Silverstar Sue. Lee Flanders, owner and handler.

Judges: Craig Stariha and Wayne Swan

AMATEUR DERBY — 2 Pointers and 2 Setters

1st—SORROWS OF SATAN, 1681535, pointer female, by Mohawk Mill Pirate—Mohawk Mill Honey. Jimmy Crandall, owner and handler.

2d—MOHAWK MILL CHARMER, 1682716, setter female, by Mohawk Mill Lucky Charm—Fort River Jackie. Gary S. Winall, owner; Ashby Morgan, handler.

WAVERLY COLEMAN AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG — 10 Pointers and 3 Setters

1st—PIRATE’S MEAN LOUISE, 1656151, pointer female, by Mohawk Mill Pirate—Bevy’s Mean Girl. Dennis Kivikko, owner and handler.

2d—STARGELL’S MONEY PENNY, 1657583, pointer female, by Mohawk Mill Pirate—Bevy’s Mean Girl. Linwood K. Regensburg, owner and handler.

3d—LANCASTER’S HIT MAN, 1679423, pointer male, by Waybetter Rocky—Calico’s Touch of Class. Jimmy Crandall, owner and handler.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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