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Field Trial Report

Lasalle Brittany Club

By Donna Janulis | Nov 09, 2018

Danville, Ill. — The Lasalle Brittany Club held their October 20-21 field trial under nice fall conditions at the Middlefork Recreation Area in Danville, Ill.

Like most successful field trials, without a supply of willing helpers this event would not have achieved the level of success, with some of the willing helpers from outside the Lasalle Club family. Among these were volunteer bird planters, dog wagon drivers, and most notably food preparers/servers that prepared a great Saturday evening dinner for all the judges and participants.

A big thanks to the judges sacrificing personal time and sitting in the saddle for extended periods of time to judge all the dogs’ performances and awarding them the appropriate placement.

About the only negative part of this completion is the poor connection between the Illinois DNR and the Field Trial Clubs of Illinois on grounds preparation and maintenance to achieve grounds that will present a dog in the environment (all-age and shooting dog) that optimizes the dog’s ability.

In the case of Middlefork, the cover was excessive and the courses were modified, without communication to the clubs, eliminating some strategic land that would have improved performances. This has to be addressed before future events are scheduled.

With field trials at a disturbing negative trend in attendance, and Lasalle’s trial just preceding the Gun Dog Nationals in Ionia, Mich., it was appreciative for all the attendees including our two pro handlers,, Bob Burchett and Chad Holman for bringing the entries needed to make this competition a success.

Danville, Ill., October 20

Judges: Rodger Fiorito and Dennis Sullivan

OPEN ALL-AGE — 13 Brittanys

1st—DAN’S MAKERS MARK, 1664696, female, by Jac’s Over Aces—Whizki’s Sting. Edward & Judy Graves, owners; Chad Holman, handler.

2d—ACE’S ONE EYED JACK, 1661628, male, by Odyssey’s Ace of Hearts—Lee’s Rescue Bell. Ed & Donna Janulis, owners; Chad Holman, handler.

3d—HI POINT’S SUMMER TIME, 1615522, female, by Gambler’s Ace in The Hole—High Hope’s Fly By Nite. Ron & Kathy Gulembo & Albert Cropek, Jr., owners; Ron Gulembo, handler.

Judges: Harold Heather and Rebecca Walters

AMATEUR ALL-AGE — 13 Brittanys

1st—BRENDI BROOKS COWBOY UP, 1667890, male, by Brendi Brooks Broadway Joe—Brendi Brook’s Cowgirl Up. Ray & Mary Jo Trimble, owners; Ray Trimble, handler.

2d—HIGH HOPES JAC’S ORIGINAL SPICE, 1647213, female, by High Hopes Tiger Jac—Dot’s Original Spice. Kathy Gulembo & Cynthia Cropek, owners; Ron Gulembo, handler.

3d—A N J’S OHIO HELLION, 1666102, male, by Grand Junction Jake—High Hopes Little Ann. Mike Poehler, owner and handler.

Judges: Paul Kuiper and Dennis Sullivan

OPEN SHOOTING DOG — 19 Brittanys

1st—MAGNUM HIGH VELOCITY, 1669433, male, by High Hopes Tiger Jac—Dot’s Original Spice. Vincent Anderson, owner and handler.

2d—DETROIT RASCAL’S SON OF A GUN, 1669837, male, by Burton McCandless—Center Ridge’s Whitey Girl. Burton McCandless, owner; Bob Burchett, handler.

3d—SANBAR’S ENCORE CALL, unreg., male, by Sanbar’s Curtain Call—Castle’s Raising The Bar. Robert & Carolyn West & Polly West & Barbara Pepin, owners; Bob Burchett, handler.

Judges: Paul Kuiper and Mike Poehler

AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG — 13 Brittanys

1st—STARLIGHT’S WHERE THERE’S A WILL, 1626509, male, by Clyde’s Double Trouble—Starlight’s Zeta Tauri. Rebecca Walters & Teresa Richmond, owners; Rebecca Walters, handler.

2d—ALDER’S SOPHIE BROOK, 1647099, female, by Delane Speak of the Devil—High Hopes Little Ann. Daniel Campbell, owner and handler.

3d—RINGO RASCAL, unreg., male, by Ru Jem’s Fist Full of Dollars—Dogwoods Gilmore Girl. Rodger Fiorito, owner and handler.

Judges: Larry Bates and Rebecca Walters

OPEN DERBY — 13 Brittanys

1st—CROSS CREEK SOVEREIGN POP A TOP, unreg., male, by Hope’s Tap A Keg—Sovereign’s Legendary Chocolate. Barbara Pepin & Dawn & Joe Droel, owners; Bob Burchett, handler.

2d—R AND H DARK NIGHT, unreg., male, by Dogwood’s Buckmark—Dogwood’s Whoa Nellie. Todd Parmenter, owner; Bob Burchett, handler.

3d—SANBAR’S LEGENDARY BLACK THE AFFAIR, unreg., male, by Sanbar’s Legendary Evening—Sanbar Crosscreek Tell Me A Story. Robert, Carolyn & Polly West & Barbara Pepin, owners; Bob Burchett, handler.

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