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Field Trial Report

Peninsula Bird Hunters Club

By Ashby Morgan | Mar 15, 2019
Pinekone Splash First in the Amateur Shooting Dog Stake

South Hill, Va. — The Peninsula Bird Hunters Club held a U. S. Complete Shooting Dog trial on January 12. We were once again the guests of George and J. J. Doyle and Linda and Pat Casey. They couldn’t have been more accommodating and gracious.

The Casey and Doyle farm is second to none for a walking trial. There is good cover with feed strips. A dog has to handle and run. We are very thankful to them for letting us run our trial on the farm.

Peninsula once again served a fish fry lunch started years ago by the club’s founder, Sonny Mason, and now carried on by Lee Flanders with help from his son Double. The fish fry lunch was enjoyed by all and topped off with cole slaw, potato salad and (my favorite) Donna Flanders’ “Tired Mama Cake”.

Judging the Puppy and Derby Stakes were Lee Flanders and Jeff Smith. The Shooting Dog Stake was judged by Arnold Ripley and Ted Riley. We appreciate them taking time out of their busy schedules to judge. Their decisions were well received.

The Puppy Stake was short on entries but not short on good performances. First was Montana Bullet, pointer female owned and handled by Gary Dowdy. She is a consistent winner and we will be seeing a lot more of her in the future. Second was Mo’s Shotgun Rebel, pointer male owned and handled by Art Mourino. Mo shows a lot of potential and will do well in the future.

The Amateur Derby was won by Bob’s Elhew Sage, pointer female owned and handled by Bobby Phillips. Sage is breathtaking on point and runs with excellent style. Second was Bob’s Elhew Sushi, pointer female also owned and handled by Bobby Phillips. Sushi had two finds and an excellent ground race.

The  Amateur Shooting Dog had 24 entries and was won by Pinekone Splash, setter female owned and handled by Ashby Morgan. Splash was found to the front on point two different times and had a very strong and animated ground race. Second was Shadow’s Carolina Molly, pointer female owned and handled by Verlene Stephenson. Molly has been a consistent winner on this circuit. Today she had three finds and a good ground race. Chippoke’s Hoss Man, setter male owned and handled by Lee Flanders, is a nice looking dog on point and runs with a high head and tail. Hoss had three finds to capture third.

We thank Purina for the support of the U. S. Complete Shooting Dog Association as well as all of the handlers and  everyone who helped and supported the trial.

South Hill, Va., January 12 — One Course

Judges: Lee Flanders and Jeff Smith

AMATEUR PUPPY — 4 Pointers

1st—MONTANA BULLET, 1682237, female, by Montana Bud—Montana Missy. Gary Dowdy, owner and handler.

2d—MO’S SHOTGUN REBEL, 1674623, male, by Pinehill Elhew Blackhawk—Pinehill Elhew Bright Star. Art Mourino, owner and handler.

AMATEUR DERBY — 2 Pointers and 2 Setters

1st—BOB’S ELHEW SAGE, 1673975, pointer female, by Elhew Moneymaker—Bob’s Elhew Julie. Bobby Phillips, owner and handler.

2d—BOB’S ELHEW SUSHI, 1673976, pointer female, by Elhew Moneymaker—Bob’s Elhew Julie. Bobby Phillips, owner and handler.

Judges: Arnold Ripley and Ted Riley

AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG — 19 Pointers and 5 Setters

1st—PINEKONE SPLASH, 1652733, setter female, by Merritt’s Zackery—Pinekone Black Rose. Pinekone Kennels, owner; Ashby Morgan, handler.

2d—SHADOW’S CAROLINA MOLLY, 1647056, pointer female, by Verlene’s Ringo Star—Indian Creek Shadow. Verlene Stephenson, owner and handler.

3d—CHIPPOKE’S HOSS MAN, 1675609, setter male, by Skyview New Edition—McKinney’s Harbor Magnolia. Lee Flanders, owner and handler.

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