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Field Trial Report

Hanover Field Trial Club

By Kirk Regensburg | Dec 03, 2021
Amateur Shooting Dog Winners. From left: Lee Flanders with Chippokes Crackerjack, Dennis Kivikko with Pirate's Mean Louise and Jimmy Crandall with Lancasrer's HitMan.  Standing: Judge Tom Petree, Waverly Coleman and Judge Wayne Swann.

King William, Va. — The Hanover Field Trial Association’s Fall U. S. Complete trial was held on Saturday, November 6, at the Cohoke Shooting Preserve.

The Association would like to thank 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 crisp cloudy day.  Even though it was a cold day, everyone enjoyed the trial.

We thank Nestle 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 who have earned placements in the various stakes.

Several club members pitched in to make this field trial a success. George Ramkey, Steve Graham and Kirk Regensburg planted birds. Retta Ramkey typed the program. Art Mourino provided the Kawasaki Mule which Steve Graham and Steve Moore used to transport the dogs and handlers to the starting line. The gallery wagon was provided by Pat Brooks. Waverly Coleman drove his truck to pull the gallery wagon.

Charlotte Regensburg and Judy Jones provided lunch. Fried chicken, sweet potatoes, cole slaw and butter beans were served for lunch. 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.

There were seven dogs in the Puppy Stake. Five dogs were entered in the Derby and twelve dogs entered in the Waverley Coleman Shooting Dog Stake.

Judging the Puppy Stake were George Ramkey and Bert Wright.  Wayne Swann and Tom Petree judged the Derby and Shooting Dog stakes.

THE WINNERS

One Acre Wood Bandit, a setter female, took first in the Puppy Stake. Owned and handled by Trey Retor, Bandit had a strong run. She ran to the front and hit all of her objectives. Bandit’s littermate, One AcreWood Smokey, placed second. Owned and handled by Trey Rector, she ran a strong race to the front. Smokey had a good run and handled well. Bunny Girl, also a setter female, took third. Handled by Arnold Ripley, she ran a big forward race. Bunny checked in and handled well.

Our judges agreed the puppy stake was one of the best puppy stakes they had seen. All entries ran strong and handled well.

The Derby was dominated by handler Lee Flanders. First place was Mickey, a pointer male. Owned by Gary Winall and handled by Lee Flanders, Mickey had two finds and was steady to wing. He had a big run, hit all objectives and handled well.  Second was Molly, a pointer female. Molly had two finds and a good run. She handled well. Gypsy, a pointer female, took third. She had six finds but was not as steady.  She covered the ground and handled well. Both Molly and Gypsy are owned and handled by Lee Flanders.

In the shooting dog stake, the judges were given the daunting task of selecting the top 3 performers from the twelve contestants entered in this stake. There were numerous contenders that performed admirably and without fault.

First place was Jack, a setter male, owned by Lee Flanders. Jack had three finds and a back. He was steady and had a nice race to the front. Jack hit all his objectives and finished strong. His performance was without blemish, earning him “Dog of the Day” recognition as well.

The second place dog was Louise, a pointer female. Handled by Dennis Kivikko, Louise had three finds, a back and an unproductive. Louise had a strong run and finished up nicely. Mugsy, a pointer male, took third. Owned and handled by Jimmy Crandall, he had four finds, a back and an unproductive. Mugsy had a nice race and finished up well.

Jack, owned by Lee Flanders, was named Dog of the Day, winning the Waverly Coleman Shooting Dog trophy. Lee Flanders had an outstanding day with four placements in addition to winning the Dog of the Day.

The Club would like to thank all the judges, participants and guests for coming and supporting our sport. The Association looks forward to their next U. S.  Complete Trial scheduled for the spring of 2022.

King William, Va., November 6 — One Course

Judges: George Ramkey and Bert Wright

AMATEUR PUPPY — 2 Pointers and 5 Setters

1st—ONE ACRE WOOD BANDIT, 1694021, setter female, by Sunrise Star—Lucy Two Tar. Trey Rector, owner and handler.

2d—ONE ACRE WOOD SMOKEY, 1694022, setter female, by Sunrise Star—Lucy Two Star. Trey Rector, owner and handler.

3d—MOBJACK BUNNY GIRL, 1696350, setter female, by Erin’s Wild Atlantic Way—Quickmarksman’s Silky. Arnold Ripley, Jr., owner and handler.

Judges: Tom Petree and Wayne Swann

AMATEUR DERBY — 3 Pointers, 1 Setter and 1 Brittany

1st—MOHAWK MILL NIGHT TRAIN, 1693055, pointer male, by Mohawk Mill Knight Hawk—Mohawk Mill Southern Belle. Gary Winall, owner; Lee Flanders, handler.

2d—CHIPPOKES FANCY LADY, 1689564, pointer female, by Stoney Run’s Buddy—Hirollins Fancy Lady. Lee Flanders, owner and handler.

3d—CHIPPOKES GYPSY GIRL, 1693073, pointer female, by Broken Halo—Brier Creek Daisy. Lee Flanders, owner and handler.

WAVERLY COLEMAN AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG —

10 Pointers and 2 Setters

1st—CHIPPOKES CRACKER JACK, 1691321, setter male, by Skyview New Edition—Grid Iron's Sorrells Penny. Lee Flanders, owner and handler.

2d—PIRATE'S MEAN LOUISE, 1656151, pointer male, by Mohawk Mill Pirate—Bevy's Mean Girl. Dennis Kivikko, 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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