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Field Trial Report

Marshall County (Miss.) Amateur Field Trial Club

By Elton Bray | Feb 14, 2018
Amateur Shooting Dog Winners. From left: Judge Ryan Braddock, Edmond James with Hollywood Honey, Michael Garner with Solar Eclipse, Judge Chris Weatherly, Bobby McAlexander with Country Rose and Joey McAlexander.

Laws Hill, Miss. — The Marshall County Amateur Field Trial Club hosted its three-stake event December 28-31. The trial drew   nine entries in the Shooting Dog, 26 in the All-Age and ten Derbies.

Judges for the Shooting Dog and All-Age were Chris Weatherly and Ryan Braddock of Grand Junction, Tenn. They are employed at the Ames Plantation. Both gentlemen rode attentively and their decisions were well received. Chris was unable to judge the Derby due to a family emergency. Your writer filled in.

For the second year in a row, Hendrix Farms, near Laws Hill, Miss., was the venue for the four-day event. A huge thank you  to Guy and Burke Hendrix for allowing the use of their property and facilities. The club would also like to thank Mr. Albert Lay for allowing us to use his property for a portion of the first and third courses. Without the help of Brad Kennedy and Sportman’s Pride the trial would not have been so successful. They are a huge part of this trial and we appreciate their involvement.

Winning the Shooting Dog Stake was Hollywood Honey, pointer female co-owned by Edmond James and Martin Michael, handled by Michael Garner. Edmond James also owns and handled the second and third place dogs, pointer male Solar Eclipse and pointer female Country Rose.

Taking top honors in the Amateur All-Age was Small’s White Stryker, pointer male owned and handled by Mike Small. Second was Hodges Beastmode, pointer male owned and handled by Brian Hodges. Placed third was Phillips Off Line, pointer male owned by Nathan Phillips and handled by Mike Small.

Winning the Amateur Derby was Hendrix’s Dak Attack, pointer male owned by Burke Hendrix and handled by Jonathan Burch. Earning second was J Maple Jester, pointer female owned by Joe and Tessa Hughes and handled by Joe. Rounding off the winners’ circle was Boumeester’s Duramax, pointer male owned and handled by Rich Boumeester.

Laws Hill, Miss., December 28

Judges: Ryan Braddock and Chris Weatherly

AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG [One-Hour Heats] — 6 Pointers

and 3 Setters

1st—HOLLYWOOD HONEY, 1646516, pointer female, by House’s Line Up—Blue Collar Lady. Edmond James & Martin Michaels, owners; Michael Garner, handler.

2d—SOLAR ECLIPSE, 1623405, pointer male, by Miller’s Total Eclipse—Blue Collar Lady. Edmond James, owner and handler.

3d—COUNTRY ROSE, 1663451, pointer female, by Solar Eclipse—Boot Lace. Edmond James & Martin Michaels, owners; Edmond James, handler.

AMATEUR ALL-AGE [One-Hour Heats] — 23 Pointers and 3 Setters

1st—SMALL’S WHITE STRYKER, 1658045, pointer female, by Small’s Strait Up—Small’s White Road. Mike Small, owner and handler.

2d—HODGES BEASTMODE, 1666125, pointer female, by Miller’s Dialing In—Mac’s Inspiration. Brian Hodges, owner and handler.

3d—PHILLIPS OFF LINE, 1656000, pointer female, by Phillips Warning Line—Phillips Bottom Line. Nathan Phillips, owner; Mike Small, handler.

Judges: Elton Bray and Ryan Braddock

AMATEUR DERBY — 9 Pointers and 1 Setter

1st—HENDRIX’S DAK ATTACK, 1671555, pointer female, by Dunn’s Tried’n True—Hendrix’s Tri Tide. Burke Hendrix, owner; Jonathan Burch, handler.

2d—J MAPLE JESTER, 1675700, pointer female, by J Maple Jake—Coldwater Queen Kate. Joe & Tessa Hughes, owners; Joe Hughes, handler.

3d—BOUMEESTER’S DURAMAX, 1669447, pointer male, by Erin’s Redrum—Bar P Fizz. Rich Boumeester, owner and handler.

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