American Field

Field Trial Report

Tallapoosa Field Trial Club

By Marty Robinson | Jan 03, 2020
Open Shooting Dog Winners. In foreground, left: Peach Twist with Marty Robinson, Burson’s Black Top with Daryl Thomas, Jr. and Premier’s Ultra with Oscar Whitt. Identifiable on the wagon behind: Kevin Berry, Jesse Brown, unidentified participant, Danny Robinson, Emerson Thomas, unidentified participant, Stanley McCain and Connie King (seated).

Carrollton, Ga. — Sixty years  is a long span for most anything. The 60th annual running of the Tallapoosa trial was held on October 26-27 at Bear Creek Farms in Carrollton, Ga., owned by Marty and Linda Robinson. This annual weekend trial has been graced by a large number of bird dogs that have many amazing championship careers through the years. The event has become not only a revered field trial but an annual gathering and reunion of community, friends and bird dog enthusiasts throughout the region.

Though the forecast called for rain much of the weekend a great time was had by all in attendance. Saturday was a cloudy day from beginning to end and included scattered showers, while Sunday was a near perfect day.

There are always so many people to thank for orchestrating a successful field trial. We want to begin by thanking all the owners and handlers who continually support our efforts. We had dogs this year from Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina.

We also want to thank our judges, Lavon King of Rockmart, Ga., and David Lovern of Powder Springs, Ga. Both gentlemen have been around the field trial sport for many years and their decisions were all well received.

We would like to thank the NBHA organization for providing such a successful and excellent platform for bird dogs and field trials. The NBHA has always been one of the premier trialing organizations where the emphasis remains on producing, training and competing with the best dogs in the sport. This remains today. We must also say a special “thank you” to the sponsors of the NBHA who make these events possible. The major sponsors of the NBHA are Purina Pro Plan, Garmin, Gun Dog Supply, Mule Brand Clothing and Gun Dog Central. Please support these generous companies anytime you can.

The “Three Amigos” at the foundation of the Tallapoosa Club are Stanley McCain, Danny Robinson and Marty Robinson. These gentlemen pool time and resources to be certain no detail is overlooked. We also have a number of adopted members who are always present and ready to provide a helping hand; Terry Amberson, Oscar Whitt, Bruce Mercer, Jim Crook and there are others.

And, for the true backbone behind the scenes, I have to thank a world class support staff that makes sure every individual need is met and everyone has ample food and snack. My wife Linda, daughters Whitney and Carley, son-in-law Kevin, sister Donna, mother Mrs. Jackie and our infamous tractor driver this year, brother-in-law Rich Chambers. The gallery wagon is always a hit and we are happy to provide it.

Our goal remains the same: Provide the most enjoyable experience possible to all who attend. This crew understands what makes a successful field trial and they deliver. We hope you will come join us if ever you can. I promise we’ll make you feel at home.

Carrollton, Ga., October 26 — One Course

Judges: Lavon King and David Lovern

NBHA OPEN PUPPY — 5 Pointers, 2 Setters and 1 Brittany

1st—GREENE’S GOING ROGUE, 1686849, setter male, by Ridge Runner White Oak—Ridge Runner Red Fox. Tyler Greene, owner; Daryl Thomas, Jr., handler.

2d—EMERT’S SHO ME MOTU, 1687047, setter male, by Emert’s Sho Me Mo—Emert’s Drivin Miss Daisy. Dave Emert, owner and handler.

3d—FANCY, unreg., Brittany female, breeding not given. Emerson Thomas, owner and handler.


1st—OUTLAW WHITE CROW, 1682570, female, by C J Snipper—Outlaw Momma Grizzly. Jim Crook, owner and handler.

2d—JESSE’S HOT TEMPER, 1680270, female, by Jesse’s Cold Shoulder—Class Act Kasey. Jesse Brown, owner and handler.

3d—OUTLAW MASTERSON, 1682538, male, by C J Snipper—Outlaw Momma Grizzly. Jim Crook, owner and handler.

NBHA AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG — 7 Pointers, 1 Setter

and 2 German Shorthairs

1st—WILD WIND’S COCAINE BLUES, 1671278, German Shorthair male, by Hi N’s Feed Jake—Hi N’s Southern Cross. Robert D. Woodward V, owner and handler.

2d—BURNING EDGE HARD KNOX, 1671794, pointer male, by Browntown Edge Hard Knox—Long Valley Maggie. Karen Conroy, owner; Chelsie Conroy, handler.

3d—BELLE STAR, 1678805, pointer female, by Miller’s Speed Dial—Cold Creek Ms. Kay. Stanley McCain, owner and handler.

NBHA OPEN DERBY — 6 Pointers

1st—JESSIE’S HOT TEMPER, 1680270, female, by Jesse’s Cold Shoulder—Class Act Kasey. Jesse Brown, owner and handler.

2d—FLINT ROCK’S BEGINNING, 1687346, female, by Burson’s Black Top—Aire Nation. Daryl Thomas, Jr., owner and handler.

3d—WALDEN’S RIDGE WICKED DREAMS, 1684787, pointer male, by Walden’s Ridge Shadow Dancer—Walden’s Ridge Chatter Box. David Steele, owner; Oscar Whitt, handler.

NBHA OPEN SHOOTING DOG — 9 Pointers, 2 Setters

and 1 German Shorthair

1st—PEACH TWIST, 1647053, pointer female, by Phillips White Twist—Attitude’s Blackhawk Barbie. Marty Robinson, owner and handler.

2d—BURSON’S BLACK TOP, 1679146, pointer male, by True Confidence—Erin’s Amazing Grace. Juston Burson, owner; Daryl Thomas, Jr., handler.

3d—PREMIER’S ULTRA, 1661133, pointer female, by High Drive Rocky—Premier’s Shark. Bruce Mercer, owner; Oscar Whitt, handler.

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