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Field Trial Report

Quail Hollow Kennels Trial

By Margaret C. Drew | Nov 08, 2017
Open Shooting Dog Winners. From left: Dennis White with Tarheel Stub, Roger McGuire, Judge Margaret Drew, Gary Whitworth with Lincoln County Rock, Earl Drew and Garner Dement with Shady Run Shorty.

West End, N. C. — Ted and Ginny Riley hosted the Quail Hollow Kennels Field Trial Club’s fall trial on October 6-7, marking the first for the U. S. Complete’s Southeast Region in 2017.

Purina presented food coupons for the winners; the club provided ribbons for the Open stakes winners and plaques for the amateur placements.

A dog wagon provided spectators a view of the braces, as well as providing handler and dog transportation back to the starting point. Jimmy Campbell drove the tractor pulling the Quail Hollow wagon.

At noon each day Ginny Riley served a tasty luncheon.

Although a little warm, we would say that the weather cooperated on Friday, with only a little mist on Saturday.

Forty-four dogs were drawn for this event at Wilson’s Farm in West End, N. C.:  Open Derby and Open Shooting Dog on Friday, followed by the Open Puppy, Amateur Shooting Dog and Amateur Derby on Saturday.

Assisting the club with bird planting were Rich Warters, Collin Biggs, Jack Gabrenas, and Ginny Riley. Lending a hand with judging were Ted Riley, Eric Russell, Earl and Margaret Drew, Matthew Phillips and Lonnie Cantor.  Thanks to all who helped, especially in the line of judging or stepped up to assist with scouting as needed.


The Open Derby was won by Lincoln County Chase, pointer male owned and handled by Gary Whitworth of Lincoln, N. C. Chase was credited with three  shooting dog broke finds and a reaching race. He reached through the woods and pleasingly awaited handler for flush each time. Second was setter male Winterset’s Attitude, owned by Tom Winters and Earl Drew and handled by Earl. Attitude ran a strong wide race with no bird work. Third went to Ms. Lady W, owned and handled by Earl Drew. Lady ran a good race, scoring one find with fall Derby manners at 13 as bracemate put birds to flight, and a second immature find at 25.  Judging was handled by pro trainer Eric Russell of Cameron, N. C., and Ted Riley.

The Open Shooting Dog was judged by Earl and Margaret Drew. Tarheel Stub, setter male owned and handled by Dennis White, was named the winner. Stub had an attractive race at medium range, a few times out of range for handler; however, he had a well executed point at 23.  Lincoln County Rock, Gary Whitworth’s pointer male. Rock stretched his legs as he hunted everywhere the course allows, scoring two finds, one requiring a very long wait for handler to flush quail. Third was Shady Run Shorty, pointer male with Garner Dement. Shorty put down a wide ranging race, being stopped by quail two times, one as time was expiring.

The Open Puppy began the second day’s running on a new course. Judging were Ted Riley and Margaret Drew.

Sawmill Tarheel Jockoh, owned and handled by Marquis Patterson, is a large white setter male that covered the territory at a good hunting range, while maintaining an eye-catching gait. Placed second was The White Knight, setter male with Matthew Phillips maintained a moderate race and pattern from beginning to end. Gray’s C J, setter male with Forrest Gray, ranged pleasingly as he hunted the course.

The Amateur Shooting Dog drew ten entries, the judging handled by Ted Riley and Matthew Phillips. The winner was I’m Earl, pointer male handled by Earl Drew. Earl’s race had everyone on the wagon standing as he criss-crossed the woods  distantly, popping out to the front when handler thought he had lost him. He was  high on both ends on his three finds, statuesquely posed well off the course.  Judges and gallery stated that no other approached his style on this morning. Smoke Rise Mariah, pointer female owned and handled by Donald Terrell. Mariah hunted at a moderate range. She had an unproductive, a back and one solid find. On her second find she required a relocation,  a stop to flush the end result. Third was Shadow’s Carolina Molly, pointer female handled by Verlene Stephenson. Molly ran in the first brace, reaching forward at the start, albeit closing into a closer pattern as time elapsed. She had three finds.

The trial finished up with seven Amateur Derby entries for  Judges Ted Riley and Lonnie Cantor. As the day warmed a fine mist and slight breeze had developed with a change in scenting conditions. All three Derbies were placed on run. First went to the tricolor setter male Winterset’s Attitude, handled by Earl Drew. This dog’s callname is Joe, short for “just over the edge.” He lived up to his name with a wide, well patterned race through the piney woods.  Awarded second was Phillips Black Fusion, setter male run by Matthew Phillips as a bye dog. Fusion had some birdy areas which did not come to fruition, although judges stated a good forward race. Third was Gray’s C J which had a similar race to bracemate Winterset’s Attitude, although at a medium range.

West End, N. C., October 6 — One Course

Judges: Ted Riley and Eric Russell

OPEN DERBY — 3 Pointers and 3 Setters

1st—LINCOLN COUNTY CHASE, 1666635, pointer male, by Stoney Run’s Buddy—Stoney Run’s Sue. Gary Whitworth, owner and handler.

2d—WINTERSET’S ATTITUDE, 1675164, setter male, by Adjusted Attitude—Winterset  Nuthin To It. Earl Drew & Tom Winters, owners; Earl Drew, handler.

3d—MS. LADY W, 1671582, pointer female, by Dunn’s Tried’n True—Moonlite Magic. Earl Drew, owner and handler.

Judges: Earl Drew and Margaret Drew

OPEN SHOOTING DOG — 4 Pointers and 6 Setters

1st—TARHEEL STUB, 1658414, setter male, by Tarynbrooke Little Man—Hot Sauce. Dennis White, owner and handler.

2d—LINCOLN COUNTY ROCK, 1608633, pointer male, by Rock Acre Blackhawk—Lincoln County Grace. Gary Whitworth, owner and handler.

3d—SHADY RUN SHORTY, 1671049, pointer male, by Whispering Pines Mike—Bow’s Dot. Garner Dement, owner and handler.

Judges: Margaret Drew and Ted Riley

OPEN PUPPY — 2 Pointers and 9 Setters

1st—SAWMILL TARHEEL JOCKOH, 1672705, setter male, by Class Act Elmo—Class Act Busy B. Marquis Patterson, owner and handler.

2d—THE WHITE KNIGHT, 1673088, setter male, by Phillips Bullseye—Phillips Black Powder. Matthew Phillips, owner and handler.

3d—GRAY’S C J, 1670941, setter male, by Spades True Cowboy—Inside Edition. Forrest Gray, owner and handler.

Judges: Matthew Phillips and Ted Riley

AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG — 6 Pointers, 3 Setters and 1 Vizsla

1st—I’M EARL, 1641793, pointer male, by Great River Ice—Cassique’s Blue Label. Earl Drew,  owner and handler.

2d—SMOKE RISE MARIAH, 1657470, pointer female, by White’s Solid Reward—Smoke Rise Caroline. Donald Terrell, owner and handler.

3d—SHADOW’S CAROLINA MOLLY, 1647056, pointer female, by Verlene’s Ringo Star—Indian Creek Shadow. Verlene Stephenson, owner and handler.

Judges: Lonnie Cantor and Ted Riley

AMATEUR DERBY — 1 Pointer and 6 Setters

1st—WINTERSET’S ATTITUDE, 1675164, setter male, by Adjusted Attitude—Winterset Nuthin To It. Earl Drew & Tom Winters, owners; Earl Drew, handler.

2d—PHILLIPS BLACK FUSION, 1667575, setter female, by Maximum Resistance—Phillips Black Powder. Matthew Phillips, owner and handler.

3d—GRAY’S C J, 1670941, setter male, by Spades True Cowboy—Inside Edition. Forrest Gray, owner and handler.

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