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Field Trial Report

North Dakota Pointing Dog Club

By Lance Schulz | Jun 07, 2019
Open Derby Winners. From left: Judge Lance Schulz, Trena Cardwell with Sulfer Creek Showman, Jim Smith with Quicksilver Hit Man, Phil McAngelo, Connie Smith with Tall Oaks Kay and Judge Cynthia Findley.

Hankinson, N. D. — The North Dakota Pointing Dog Club held its spring trial May 10-12 on the Dakota Prairie National Grasslands’ Hankinson Hills, near Hankinson, N. D.

We would like to recognize our sponsors. Purina provided bags of food for all placements and Gun Dog House Door, Inc. provided all of the lunches and Friday’s tasty dinner of pulled pork.

This is the fourth year we’ve held our spring trial on these grounds. It is characterized by sandy soils, originally deposited as the delta of an ancient river as it emptied into glacial Lake Agassiz.  Since that time, wind and rain have shaped the topography into a unique landscape ranging from flat deltaic plains to choppy sand dunes, sprinkled and often masked with oak, poplar, cottonwood and many ferns. If you would like to run your dog on grounds that offer a mix of prairie, sand dunes, and groves of many tree species, book your calendar for the spring of 2020.

As club’s worker bees age, the challenges of preparing for a trial become more and more involved, thus we used Field Trial Central’s event management system to eliminate the burden of chasing down entry money and dog information. All 61 entries dog information and entry money were electronically entered and paid for by owners or handlers BEFORE the event started.

Plainly stated, by using Field Trial Central, our trial committee members were able to focus on ensuring all handlers, owners, and spectators enjoyed our event and not entry money and dog information.

Trials are not possible without the club volunteers, judges and sponsors. Thus we would like to acknowledge them: Rob Pfennig, Mark Pfeifer, Lance Schulz, Marcie Schulz, Brian Gingrich, Cindy Findley, Greg Dixon and Dan Tang.

We started bright and early Friday morning and finished the Open Shooting Dog and Open Derby. That evening we enjoyed the judges’ dinner at Doc’s Pub & Eatery in Hankinson.

We broke away at 10 a. m. Saturday morning as we waited for our judge to arrive and were able to complete the very competitive Open Shooting Dog (purse money stake). Vizsla male C K Touchdown Guy was declared  the winner.

Sunday was very relaxed with only five braces of the Amateur Shooting Dog to run.

Congratulations to all participants and placed winners. We look forward to seeing everyone at our next trial!

Hankinson, N. D., May 10 — One Course

Judges: Rob Pfennig and Jim Smith

OPEN SHOOTING DOG — 20 Entries

1st—[Placement Withheld]

2d—[Placement Withheld]

3d—ALPINE’S PLAYING WITH FIRE, 1668627, Vizsla male, by Mackey’s Trail Blazing Sitka—Skegemog Point Princess Zoey. Jessica Mackey, owner; Brian Gingrich, handler.

Judges: Cynthia Findley and Lance Schulz

OPEN DERBY — 9 Entries

1st—SULFER CREEK SHOWMAN, unreg., pointer male, by Someday’s Showman—Kemper’s She Ain’t Fooling. Richard Anderson, owner; Trena Cardwell, handler.

2d—QUICKSILVER HIT MAN, 1684779, pointer male, by Erin’s Redrum—Quicksilver Blue Jade. Rick Stallings, owner; Jim Smith, handler.

3d—TALL OAKS KAY, 1682430, pointer female, by Dunn’s Tried’n True—Tall Oaks Jill. J. O. Smith, owner and handler.

Judges: Lance Schulz and Daniel Tang

OPEN SHOOTING DOG — 22 Entries

1st—C K TOUCHDOWN GUY, 1628014, Vizsla male, by Touchdown Kid—Shiloh’s Happy Go Lucky. Ron & Denise Chenoweth & Jim Gingrich, owners; Brian Gingrich, handler.

Judges: Greg Dixon and Brian Gingrich

AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG — 10 Entries

1st—[Placement Withheld]

2d—MILOMIX MELVIN, 1674727, Gordon setter male, by Icehot Macdude—Milomix Gem. Cynthia Findley, owner and handler.

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