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Field Trial Report

Hoffman Amateur Field Trial Club

By Derek Bonner | Jan 04, 2021
Winners. From left: Sammy Giddens with I’m Alley Cat and Tim McClurg with Mac’s Silver Chief. Not available was Hayne’s Jumping Jack. Standing: Chad Adams, Nida Giddens, Zack Bradshaw. On steps: Gretchen Adsit and John Adsit.

Hoffman, N. C. — The Hoffman Amateur Field Trial Club held  its annual trial at Hoffman, N. C., on December 11-13.

The Amateur stakes began on Friday, December 11, with the Amateur Derby. Emerging victorious was Swampfox Just Bruce, handled by Johnny Atkinson, and owned by Johnny Atkinson and Til Hankley. Earning second was Smoke Rise Jake, handled by Dennis Snyder, and owned by Fred Rose. Scoring third was Smoke Rise Hannah, handled by Sammy Giddens, Hannah also owned by Fred Rose.

Of special note, all three Derby winners were sired by Dennis Snyder’s late dog Stoney Run’s Buddy.

The Amateur All-Age began immediately following the completion of the Derby. Topping a field of 28 competitors was I’m Alley Cat, setter female handled by Sammy Giddens. Alley Cat is owned by Sammy and Nida Giddens, and Skip Brown. Coming in second was Mac’s Silver Chief, pointer male owned and handled by Tim McClurg. Rounding out the placements was Haynes Jumping Jack, handled by Larry Cox, jointly owned by Larry Cox and Diana Haynes.

Thanks to our judges, Zack Bradshaw and Chad Adams, for three days of riding and looking at our entries.

A huge thanks goes to Marcia, and Randy Bradshaw for preparing the excellent meals. Also again this year Debbie Bonner baked two of her favorite recipe cakes for us to enjoy. Thanks Deb.

All of us that are a part of the club were appreciative of all the entries. This was the first weekend stake at Hoffman that had filled the entire weekend in a long time with just a Derby and an Amateur All-Age Stake.

Hoffman, N. C., December 11

Judges: Chad Adams and Zack Bradshaw

AMATEUR DERBY — 13 Pointers and 3 Setters

1st—SWAMPFOX JUST BRUCE, 1685141, pointer male, by Stoney Run’s Buddy—Legendary. Johnny Atkinson & Til Hankley, owners; Johnny Atkinson, handler.

2d—SMOKE RISE JAKE, 1684876, pointer male, by Stoney Run’s Buddy—Smoke Rise Mariah. P. F. Rose, owner; Dennis Snyder, handler.

3d—SMOKE RISE HANNA, 1684906, pointer female, by Stoney Run’s Buddy—Smoke Rise Mariah. P. F. Rose, owner; Sammy Giddens, handler.

AMATEUR ALL-AGE [One-Hour Heats] —

24 Pointers and 4 Setters

1st—I’M ALLEY CAT, 1676541, setter female, by Moyock’s Spencer—Moyock’s Miss Ellie. Hunter Creek Kennels & A. Q. Brown, owners; Sammy Giddens, handler.

2d—MAC’S SILVER CHIEF, 1665549, pointer male, by Mac’s Silver Dollar—Hilo Southern Tea. Tim McClurg, owner and handler.

3d—HAYNES JUMPING JACK, 1657537, pointer male, by New Salem Ben—New Salem Sue. Diana Haynes & Larry Cox, owners; Larry Cox, handler.


Mac’s Silver Chief, Second in the Amateur All-Age Stake.



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