American Field

Special Bulletin

Southwestern Open Championship

By Kathy Priddy | Aug 29, 2019

Trail City, S. D. — The Southwestern Championship, traditionally held on the Johnson Ranch on Labor Day weekend, drew a field of 20 Derbies and 24 all-age dogs for the Championship.

Judges for this year’s renewal are Steve Messick of Greenbriar, Ark., and John P. Russell of Bowling Green, Ky.  John is also serving as reporter.

Running will start at 8:00 a. m. Friday morning, August 30.

An appreciation banquet for the landowners and field trialers will be held Labor Day evening at the Trail City Town Hall.

The Southwestern is the second of three championships held in and around Trail City, S. D.  It follows the United States Chicken Championship and is followed by the All-America Open Prairie Championship.


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