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Field Trial Report

Region 6 Amateur All-Age Championship

By Lisa Little | Jan 02, 2020
Touch's Grey Street Winner of the Region 6 Amateur All-Age Championship

Huntingdon, Tenn. — The Region 6 Amateur All-Age Championship for the 2019-2020 season was hosted by the Carroll County Field Trial Club in Huntingdon, Tenn.

Judges for the trial were Roger Watson of Evansville, Ind., and Scott Little of Woodlawn, Tenn. Both gentlemen bring to the judicial saddle many years of experience as owners and handlers who have competed in all aspects of amateur horseback field trials. These gentlemen have also spent quality time judging both amateur and open trials. We are thankful for their willingness to volunteer their time and giving each competitor their full attention.

We are extremely grateful to the owners who traveled many miles to run such an exciting group of dogs.

We are extremely appreciative of the support and sponsorship of Region 6 Field Trial Association by Sportman’s Pride and Brad Kennedy, which provided the advertising, bags of dog food, and fashionable hats.

At the conclusion of the trial, Roger and Scott stated that this was best trial they have judged to date. They were complimentary of the preparation and condition of the grounds, perfectly designed courses, great sportsmanship of the competitors, and excellent hospitality of the host club members.

They also stated that they witnessed forty different finds within the three and a half days of competition.

Among the 36 starters were dogs with multiple finds to those with extraordinary races. From the first brace to the last, they observed topnotch dogs.

Camaraderie was strong among the handlers, scouts, judges, and gallery, with each helping to ensure each dog had the best opportunity to perform at its best.

The Region 6 Amateur All-Age Championship title was awarded to Touch’s Grey Street,  first year all-age pointer male owned and handled by Keith Wright of Covington, Ind. This impressive white and orange young dog showed the true characteristics of an all-age competitor throughout his brace on the third hour course. He had two great finds and was always found to the front.

Runner-up was awarded to Hendrix’s Touch Up, white and orange pointer male owned by Burke and Guy Hendrix of Hernando, Miss., handled by Burke. This young male had two finds and a back.

The judges stated that both handlers stayed in the pocket, singing to their dogs, confident in the athletes’ ability to run the courses as an all-age dog should.

I would be remiss if I did not take time to thank the members of the Carroll County FTC for all their hard work and dedication to hosting field trials. You cannot find a better group of people who make sure all participants’ needs are meet.

Jim Atchison blessed us with his delicious lunches, and a mouth-watering banana pudding. The fabulous work crew of Gary McKibben, Lebob Stanfill, Phillip Barnett, Jim Smith, Michelle Clark.

Richard Simmons assisted with marshalling, scouting, dog wagon duties, and making sure the barn and clubhouse were prepped.

Lastly, David and Angie Williams for their devotion to the sport and giving hearts.They always welcome field trialers with open arms and open doors.

Huntingdon, Tenn., December 12

Judges: Scott Little and Roger Watson

REGION 6 AMATEUR ALL-AGE CHAMPIONSHIP [One-Hour Heats] —  32 Pointers and 7 Setters

Winner—TOUCH’S GREY STREET, 1680120, pointer male, by Touch’s Knight Rider—Touch’s White Assault. Keith A. Wright, owner and handler.

Runner-Up—HENDRIX’S TOUCH UP, 1681400, pointer male, by Pleasant Run Bob—House’s Wild Bess Again. Burke & Guy Hendrix, owners; Burke Hendrix, handler.


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