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Field Trial Report

NBHA Central Regional Championship

By Dewayne Schackelford | Jun 25, 2020
Kissammee Grousewoods Tea Winner of the NBHA Central Regional Championship

Booneville, Ark. — The Westark Field Trial Club was thrilled to be able to host the NBHA Central Regional Championship March 12-14.

This event was successful in a great part due to the tremendous work our field trial Chairman Glenn Cumbie put into this event. He was lucky and very thankful to have the dedication and hard work of several Westark members including Randy McAlester, Steve Morgan, Jerry Oswalt, and Kenny and Jerry Snow. They were tremendous help and we couldn’t have had such a wonderful trial without their dedicated work.

Speaking of dedicated, Dickie Sorrell and Charlie Collier were the judges and they rode all day Thursday in 80°+ heat and then had to ride Friday and Saturday in the rain with some showers being real “toad stranglers”.

Of course, no trial is possible without sufficient grounds to hold them and we would like to thank the Arkansas Game and Fish and in particular Red Bailey and Brad Wells. Also a big thank you to the outstanding NBHA sponsors — Purina, Garmin, Gun Dog Supply and Mule Brand Gear.

We had an excellent turnout with the handlers from seven different states with Garry Malzone coming from New Jersey. Though he may have come the farthest, he certainly wasn’t the only one who had a lengthy trip to be able to participate in this event. There were handlers from Texas, Missouri, Kansas, Alabama, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

One additional note, we may have had the widest range in handlers’ ages in NBHA history. They ranged in age from 6 to 76. I assure you that you don’t want to draw six-year-old Ms. Penelope, as she handled her dog to a third place finish in the Amateur Puppy. I guess field trialing does have some young blood to keep the sport alive.

In finishing, even with the horrible weather, a good time was had by all.

Booneville, Ark., March 12 — One Course

Judges: Charlie Collier and Dickie Sorrell

NBHA CENTRAL REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP [One-Hour Heats] — 14 Pointers,

7 Setters and 1 German Shorthair

Winner—KISSAMEE GROUSEWOODS TEA, 1672676, pointer female, by Daddy’s Little Boy Butch—Porter Meadow Bette. Peter

Labella, owner; Garry Malzone, handler.

Runner-Up—PURE CONFIDENCE, 1660531, pointer male, by True Confidence—Richfield Rose. Tim Cavanaugh & Peter LaBella, owners; Garry Malzone, handler.

NBHA OPEN DERBY — 10 Pointers, 2 Setters and 3 German Shorthairs

1st—INDIAN CREEK STORM CHASER, 1687325, pointer male, by Indian Creek Perfect Storm—Indian Creek Ramona. Black Meadow Kennels, owner; Garry Malzone, handler.

2d—YEE HAW’S ANGEL, 1682253, pointer female, by Windmill’s Attitude—Dos Hermanos Fly. Yee Haw Kennels, owner; Tim Wright, handler.

3d—OSAGE OKLAHOMA RANGER, 1686472, German Shorthair male, by Kimber Tactical—Tnt’s Get Up and Go. Jason E. Campbell, owner and handler.

NBHA AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG — 4 Pointers, 2 Setters and 2 German Shorthairs

1st—SULPHUR BEND WOODMAN, 1666906, German Shorthair male, by Showtime Uodibar Waiting For Woody—Showtime’s Pale Rider Ms Aniya. Emmet Sasser, owner and handler.

2d—CRAZY TRAIN, 1647697, pointer male, by Jimfork’s Jackson—Jimfork’s Sinbad Bell. Kenny Snow, owner and handler.

3d—DIAMOND L ISLANDER GIRL, 1680167, setter female, by Islander—Sandland Miracle Maggie. Bob England, owner and handler.

NBHA AMATEUR PUPPY — 1 Pointer, 4 Setters and 1 German Shorthair

1st—MO’S SWEET CHILD, 1685735, setter male, by Bugs N Dirt—Iron Afire. Lindsey Wagner, owner and handler.

2d—FIREBUG, 1686749, setter female, by Bugs N Dirt—Iron Afire. H. Charles Maxson III, owner and handler.

3d—SASSER’S FOUR ROSES, 1687185, German Shorthair female, by Texas Tuff—Uodibar’s Honky Tonk Queen. Emmet Sasser, owner; Penelope Sasser, handler.

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