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Field Trial Report

Lehigh Valley Pointer and Setter Club

By Ernie Saniga | Apr 12, 2018
Nottingham's Storm Warning First in the Amateur Shooting Dog Stake

Lacey Township, N. J. — The Lehigh Valley Pointer and Setter Club ran a one-day trial at the Greenwood wma grounds in New Jersey on March 18. We enjoyed good weather for the day which was a good respite from the March madness that the month brought in terms of weather.

The following day the Middle Atlantic Championship started on these grounds. And ended because twelve inches of snow fell!

Our judges were Mike Mullineaux and Wayne Horner. Mike made a long trip from Texas for several reasons including judging for us. Wayne is local. Both have a wealth of experience and we appreciate their effort.

All decisions were popular.

Ray Gubernat and Dave McKay planted birds. Lloyd Miller and Ray laid out the half-hour course. Karen Saniga provided coffee, breakfast rolls and lunch for everyone.

Roger Dvorak brought the birds but they blew out of the back of his truck so Bart Hastings loaded up his birds at 2:00 a. m. and drove the four hours to get here so we could run the trial. Thanks to everyone for their help.

In the Amateur Derby, Kevin Joyce cleaned up, taking all three placements. First was Hightailing Pearl with one find and a good race. Hightailing Maggie and Hightailing Penny placed on race.

Scenting was not good throughout the day, although a handful of Derbies had finished work on game. Congratulations to Kevin and Maureen.

Three two-find dogs won placements in the Amateur Shooting Dog. First went to Nottingham’s Storm Warning for Roger Dvorak with a good race. Bo Mamounis won second with Little Wing Wango Tango. Little Girl Creek was third, both with good ground work.

Lacey Township, N. J., March 18 — One Course

Judges: Wayne Horner and Mike Mullineaux

AMATEUR DERBY — 10 Pointers

1st—HIGHTAILING PEARL, 1674284, female, by Bail Me Out—Calico’s Redhot Ember Annie. Kevin & Maureen Joyce, owners; Kevin Joyce, handler.

2d—HIGHTAILING MAGGIE, 1674283, female, by Bail Me Out—Walden’s Ridge Liz. Kevin & Maureen Joyce, owners; Kevin Joyce, handler.

3d—HIGHTAILING PENNY, 1674285, female, by Bail Me Out—Calico’s Redhot Ember Annie. Kevin & Maureen Joyce, owners; Kevin Joyce, handler.

AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG — 14 Entries

1st—NOTTINGHAM’S STORM WARNING, 1662154, pointer male, by Game Strut—High Value Special. Roger Dvorak, owner and handler.

2d—LITTLE WING WANGO TANGO, 1656358, pointer female, by Great River Ice—Little Wing Dollydagger. George Mamounis, owner and handler.

3d—LITTLE GIRL CREEK, 1649540, pointer female, by Our Big Bully—Little Wing Silver Belle. Ernie & Karen Saniga, owners; Ernie Saniga, handler.

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