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Field Trial Report

Mid-Atlantic Red Setter Club

By Roger W. Boser | May 09, 2019
Bella Bulli First in the Amateur Shooting Dog Stake; Second in the Open Shooting Dog Stake

Seven Valleys, Pa. — The Mid-Atlantic Red Setter Club trial was conducted April 5-6 on the beautiful rolling countryside of southern Pennsylvania. We are grateful to our fine slate of judges: Steve Boyer, Daren Boyer, Mervin Eisenhart, Eric Russell and Dave McKay.

The judges commented on the high quality of the prospects in the Puppy Stake. It was especially elating to see the placement by 13-year-old Taydem Boyer who placed a puppy owned and worked by her. The announcement was greeted with a round of applause.

Mike Tracy won the Open Shooting Dog with Greg Strausbaugh’s recent acquisition Sand Mountain Icy which had two good finds and a strong classy race. Consistent competitor Bella Bulli was second with several great finds. Pack’in A Punch completed the placements.

Bella Bulli came back to win the Amateur Shooting Dog with two finds. Second was Calico’s Mr. Wonderful with a two-find performance. Roger Dvorak took third with first year dog Storm Rider with three finds.

Gratitude took the blue in the Amateur Derby with two broke finds and a strong classy race. Second was Calico’s Country Strong with three clean finds. Third was White Knuckles with several finds.

Seven Valleys, Pa., April 5 — One Course

Judges: Daren Boyer and Stephen Boyer

OPEN PUPPY — 6 Pointers and 2 Setters

1st—ROSE, unreg., pointer female, by Waybetter Rocky—Steel City Karen. Summerhill Kennel, owner; Eric Russell, handler.

2d—DOUBLEDEE DEEVA, 1679704, setter female,  by Shadow Oak Doc—Jessie’s Bonanza. Gwynne McDevitt, owner; Jeanette Tracy, handler.

3d—MAEBERRIES JETTSETTIN JAX, 1680609, setter female, by Fox Brook Ike—Hunter Run’s Jazz. Taydem Boyer, owner and handler.

OPEN SHOOTING DOG — 14 Pointers and 2 Setters

1st—SAND MOUNTAIN ICY, 1650844, pointer male, by Great River Ice—Xtremist. Greg Strausbaugh, owner; Mike Tracy, handler.

2d—BELLA BULLI, 1674898, pointer female, by Bully Bragg—Bullerina. Karen & Ernie Saniga, owners; Ernie Saniga, handler.

3d—PACK’IN A PUNCH, 1658465, pointer male, by Great River Ice—Piney Run Judy. Marty Robinson, owner; Mike Tracy, handler.

Judges: Mervin Eisenhart and Eric Russell

AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG — 9 Pointers and 1 Setter

1st—BELLA BULLI, 1674898, pointer female, by Bully Bragg—Bullerina. Karen & Ernie Saniga, owners; Ernie Saniga, handler.

2d—CALICO’S MR. WONDERFUL, 1651048, pointer male, by Calico’s Catch N Release—Calico’s Touch of Class. Calico Kennels & Alex & Tiffani Smith, owners; Alex Smith, handler.

3d—STORM RIDER, 1674889, pointer male, by Nottingham’s Storm Warning—Williamson’s Touch of Ice. Roger Dvorak & Gordon Ramey, owners; Roger Dvorak, handler.

Judges: David McKay and Eric Russell

AMATEUR DERBY — 4 Pointers and 2 Irish Setters

1st—GRATITUDE, 1676458, Irish setter male, by Come Back Cutter—Come Back Doodle. Roger W. Boser, owner and handler.

2d—CALICO’S COUNTRY STRONG, 1679850, pointer female, by Waybetter Rocky—Calico’s Touch of Class. Calico Kennels & Muriel Primm, owners; Alex Smith, handler.

3d—WHITE KNUCKLES, 1676338, pointer female, by Bail Me Out—Gun Runner’s Ruby Jet. Roger McPherson, owner; Alex Smith, handler.

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