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Field Trial Report

Ridgerunners Bird Dog Club

By Andy Bogar | Oct 07, 2021
Amateur Puppy Winners. From left: Tom Davis with Greenwood's Royal Sister, James Festa with Sammy The Rockstar and and Bob Watts with Super Storm Hank.

Weatherly, Pa. — The Ridgerunners Bird Dog Club held its fall trial at the Freeland Kennel Club near Weatherly, Pa., on the weekend of September 11-12.

Saturday, September 11, featured a full slate of U. S. Complete Association amateur walking stakes. Sunday, September 12, featured a horseback Derby and and horseback Shooting Dog Stake which were run under the Southern Bird Hunters Association banner and also counted towards points for the Eastern Pennsylvania Field Trial Association.

We were grateful to have a great panel of judges for all the stakes. Thank you all for your time and effort. Judges are appended below along with all the placed winners.

A huge thanks goes out to Deann Deritis and Catherine Avillion! These two ladies worked hard all weekend providing food and drinks to all that attended. Including another fantastic handlers dinner Saturday evening. Nobody ever leaves this trial hungry!

Tom Davis and Dean Avillion shared the bird planting duties. I can honestly say  I did not hear one complaint about the bird planting all weekend. While that truly is an anomaly worth mentioning, it is also a testament to their knowledge of bird dogs and upland hunting.

Roger Dvorak, Dave McKay, Ernie Saniga and Gunner Boyer were all very gracious in loaning their horses for judging and scouting all weekend. This trial would not be a success without them.

As always, Purina deserves to be mentioned as a sponsor. Purina is a gracious sponsor of the U. S. Complete Shooting Dog Association on many levels and supplied dog food coupons for all the place winners of Saturdays running. Gun Dog Supply also stepped up and supplied judges' gifts for the SBHA stakes on Sunday.

Placements are appended. Hope to see everyone again in the spring!

Weatherly, Pa., September 11 — One Course

Judges: Dean Avillion and Marty Festa

AMATEUR PUPPY — 8 Entries

1st—GREENWOOD'S ROYAL SISTER, 1694979, German Shorthair female, by Riden High Rudy—Hi N's Family Ties. Tom Davis, owner and handler.

2d—SAMMY THE ROCK STAR, 1694825, setter male, by Sunrise Star—Lucy Two Star. George Najor, owner and handler.

3d—SUPER STORM HANK, 1695853, setter male, by Maximum Resistance—Deciding Point. Thor Kain, owner and handler.

Judges: Dave McKay and Tom McKellar

AMATEUR DERBY — 6 Setters

1st—SUPER STORM CLIFF, 1691606, male, by Blast Zone—Gold Rush. Thor Kain, owner and handler.

AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG — 4 Pointers, 12 Setters

and 1 Brittany and 1 Irish Setter

1st—RUNNIN ON DUNCAN, 1680587, setter male, by Shady Hills Whiskey Bonfire—Hunter's Flight Risk. Robert Boos, owner and handler.

2d—BLUE RIBBON'S HARPER BELLA, 1682768, pointer female, by Bud of Piney Woods—Blue Ribbon Bella. Marty Festa, owner and handler.

3d—SUPER STORM LIZ, 1685356, setter female, by Blast Zone—Bridgewater Mt. Pemi. Thor Kain, owner and handler.

Judges: Carl Bergen and Jim Wilkinson

AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG — 4 Entries

1st—L G HUCKLEBERRY, 1662203, setter male, by Long Gone Studly—Spitfire. Dean Avillion, owner and handler.

2d—BY THE LIGHT OF AN IDAHO MOON, 1694978, German Shorthair female, by Friedelsheim's Ceasar Aurelius—Kuta Has A Tick. Tom Davis, owner and handler.

Judges: Andy Bogar and Pedrag Kazic

SBHA AMATEUR DERBY — 5 Pointers and 1 Setter

1st—SUPER STORM CLIFF, 1691606, setter male, by Blast Zone—Gold Rush. Thor Kain, owner and handler.

2d—JOLENE JOLENE, 1692447, pointer female, by Miller's Heat Seeker—Dominator's Heir Kate. David McKay, owner and handler.

3d—BULL BISCUIT, 1694451, pointer female, by Miller's Heat Seeker—Dominator's Heir Kate. Ernie & Karen Saniga & Dennis Hood, owners; Ernie Saniga, handler.

SBHA AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG — 11 Pointers and 2 Setters

1st—CALICO'S GUNS N ROSES, 1682136, pointer female, by Dominator's Rebel Heir—Calico's Touch of Class. Calico Kennels, Bill & Muriel Primm, owners; Alex Smith, handler.

2d—NOTTINGHAM'S STORM WARNING, 1662154, pointer male, by Game Strut—High Value Special. Roger Dvorak, owner and handler.

3d—FULL EFFEFCT, 1682776, pointer female, by Erin's War Creek—Icy Luci. L. J. & Casey King, owners; Larry King, handler.

 

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