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Field Trial Report

Quail Hollow Field Trial Club

By Karen Norton | Jun 14, 2019
Amateur Shooting Dog Stake Winners. From front left: Quail Holler Dixie Darlin with Karen Norton, Little Two Jump with Jack Arlington and Whizzer McGee with Clay Tomlinson. Standing: Laura Davis and Michael Burke, the judges.

Norman Park, Ga. — The Quail Hollow FTC held a spring trial in Norman Park, Ga., hosted by Bruce and Karen Norton. We started the weekend by grilling burgers together Friday night. It’s always fun to welcome back our old trial friends as well as welcome several new faces who we hope will be returning old friends!

The first brace was turned loose Saturday morning, the start of a beautiful day to watch the dogs work. Saturday was a full day with a large gallery to watch some fantastic bird dogs work the piney woods.

The day started out cool but warmed up for the afternoon stake with a slight breeze blowing all day and plenty of water on the course.

AMATEUR STAKES WINNERS

The Amateur All-Age was run first with some very nice dogs competing. First was Sims Rambling Rex which had a big race with multiple finds, followed closely by Samara Pride laying down a nice race with good bird work. Third with a nice show was Hammock Branch.

The Amateur Shooting Dog was won by Quail Holler Dixie Darlin with a great race and clean bird work. Little Two Jump had a great race for second. A well earned third was Whizzer McGee.

All enjoyed lunch of grilled ham and Boston butt and all the trimmings, prepared by Bruce with announcements and fellowship and then back to business.

Next up was the Amateur Derby with first going to Bad Prairie Moon Rising with a nice race and perfect bird work. A close second was earned by On The Loose, with third going to a very nice young dog, Nehawka War Tank. Always a treat to watch these young dogs with so much talent!

Saturday night hosts Bruce and Karen provided home-cooked ribs and Boston butt with all the trimmings for everyone to enjoy as we talked about the day’s events and enjoyed the fellowship as Kim Harrell and Walt Dunn provided live music for our enjoyment.

Norman Park, Ga., March 23 — One Course

Judges: Michael Burke and Laura Davis

AMATEUR ALL-AGE — 6 Pointers

1st—SIMS RAMBLIN REX, 1661666, male, by Truley Amazing—War Dance Pat. Junior D. Sims, Jr., owner and handler.

2d—SAMARA PRIDE, 1615236, male, by Game Maker—House’s Penny Annie. Bruce & Karen Norton, owners; Bruce Norton, handler.

3d—HAMMOCK BRANCH, 1660158, by Game Strut—Sparrowhawk.  N. J. Moses, Jr., owner and handler.

AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG — 13 Pointers

1st—QUAIL HOLLER DIXIE DARLIN, 1652133, female, by Cavalryman—McLean’s Fast Forward. Bruce & Karen Norton, owners; Karen Norton, handler.

2d—LITTLE TWO JUMP, 1674410, female, by Jolly’s Little Bud—She’s A Peach. John Arlington, owner and handler.

3d—WHIZZER MCGEE, 1653409, male, by Clayhill Bopper—Shotgun Elhew Attitude. Herbert Tomlinson, owner; Clay Tomlinson, handler.

AMATEUR DERBY — 9 Pointers

1st—BAD PRAIRIE MOON RISING, 1678669, male, by Bad Prairie Storm Valley—Bad Prairie’s Emma Sue. Bruce & Karen Norton, owners; Karen Norton, handler.

2d—ON THE LOOSE, 1680743, male, by Miller’s Litle Cruizer—Heard Hill’s Queen Mary. Mike Moses, owner and handler.

3d—NEHAWKA WAR TANK, 1676779, male, by Sugarknoll War Paint—Nehawka Amazin Sue. Jim & Donna Crayne, owners; Jim Crayne, handler.

OPEN STAKES WINNERS

Sunday morning dawned bright, a perfect day to run the Open stakes with a second day of a large gallery to watch.

In the Open All-Age, top honors went to Sims Rambling Rex showing a good race and bird work. Coming in a close second was Miller’s Hennessy doing a great job with both race and bird work. Third was earned by Spencer’s Rambling Lawman which did a commendable job.

Sunday lunch was again provided by Bruce from the grill. No one left hungry!

The Open Shooting Dog winner was Talladega which ran a beautiful shooting dog race. A close second was Song Rider with a nice job. A strong third was Kawliga’s White Diamond.

Finishing the day was the Open Derby. Taking first was Bad Prairie Moon Rising showing a lot of young talent with bird work and race. Earning  second was Spencer’s Rambling Alibi which did a very nice job. Third was another good looking young dog, Kawliga’s White Diamond.

We drew two full days of dogs for both days of Amateur and Open stakes, with a large gallery to watch these wonderful athletes compete.

Thanks to our judges Laura and Michael for their time and effort, the folks making sure the birds were plentiful, Bruce, Don, and Eli, dog wagon drivers Eli, Wes and Dalton, our dear friend Jill who came and helped with the meals both days for lunch and dinner, and most of all the participants. Without all this support our trial would not have been possible. It takes all to make a successful trial.

OPEN ALL-AGE — 10 Pointers

1st—SIMS RAMBLIN REX, 1661666, male, by Truley Amazing—War Dance Pat. Junior D. Sims, Jr., owner and handler.

2d—MILLER’S HENNESSY, 1664100, male, by Miller’s Snow Patrol—Caladen’s Suzy Q. Will McFerrin, Jr., owner; Michael Martino, handler.

3d—SPENCER’S RAMBLING LAWMAN, 1654609, male, by Easy Button’s Willie—Girl Talk. Jim Spencer, owner; Fred Rayl, handler.

OPEN SHOOTING DOG — 10 Pointers

1st—TALLADEGA, 1657299, male, by Whippoorwill Wild Agin—Sparkles. Elias Richardson III, owner; Michael Martino, handler.

2d—SONG RIDER, 1657175, male, by Q P K Ben—Q P K Sue. Kim Harrell & Bruce & Karen Norton, owners; Michael Martino, handler.

3d—KAWLIGA’S WHITE DIAMOND, 1680859, female, by Kawliga’s White Patch—Kawliga’s Elhew Lady. Mike Griggs, owner; Tom Hennes, handler.

OPEN DERBY — 8 Pointers

1st—BAD PRAIRIE MOON RISING, 1678669, male, by Bad Prairie Storm Valley—Bad Prairie’s Emma Sue. Karen & Bruce Norton, owners; Michael Martino, handler.

2d—SPENCER’S RAMBLING ALIBI, 1672127, male, by Spencer’s Rambling Lawman—Silicone Sister. Jim Spencer, owner; Fred Rayl, handler.

3d—KAWLIGA’S WHITE DIAMOND, 1680859, female, by Kawliga’s White Patch—Kawliga’s Elhew Lady. Mike Griggs, owner; Tom Hennes, handler.

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