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Field Trial Report

West Tennessee Field Trial Association

By Marty Todd | Feb 08, 2019
Amateur Derby Winners. From left: J. P. Hathcock, Mason Hathcock, Miller Hathcock, Nate Stoots, Bentley Stoots, Marty Todd, David Williams, Michelle Clark with Rebel Survivor, Tim Hammons, Brett Bonner, Quintin Wiseman, Thomas Currie, Tasha Wiseman with Bad Prairie’s Valley Girl, Crutcher Stoots, Bill Currie, Blake Kukar (holding Bubbles), Amy and Colt Spencer with Cocklebur King Tut, Ike Todd and Bubba Spencer.

Dancyville, Tenn. — The West Tennessee Field Trial Association started the new year off right by hosting the Amateur Shooting Dog, Amateur All-Age and the Amateur Derby over the course of four days. Mud, rain, wind, and cold weather made competitors even more determined to complete each competition. The WTFTA wants to thank all judges, dog owners, handlers, and locals for participating and supporting Region 6.

January 10 began the full weekend with the Amateur Shooting Dog. Ike Todd of Somerville, Tenn., and Quintin Wiseman of Hogensville, Ga., judged all four braces — four pointers and four setters. Awarded first was Lester’s Prime Poison Lane for owner-handler Brian Peterson of Cecil, Ala. Placed second was Little More Shine, owned by Tim and Kristine Hammons of Berea, Ky., and handled by Tim Hammons. Third was Knight Rider’s Hank for owners Dale Pool of Atoka, Tenn., and Charlie Baglan of Batesville, Miss., and handled by Dale Poole.

The Amateur All-Age included 19 pointers and five setters. Judges for this trial were Tim Hammons and Quintin Wiseman. Earning first was Rebel Dreamer for owner-handler David Williams  of Cordova, Tenn. Phillips Off Line, owned by Nathan Phillips of Oakland City, Ind., and handled by Mike Small of Evansville, Ind., was second. Third was Nosam’s Full Ride for owner-handler Mason Ashburn of Trenton, Tenn.

The Amateur Derby was judged by Ike Todd and Tim Hammons. First was Rebel Survivor for owner-handler David Williams. Placed second was Bad Prairie’s Valley Girl, owned by Quintin and Tasha Wiseman and handled by Quintin. Third was Cocklebur King Tut, owned by Bubba, Amy and Colt Spencer  of Bolivar, Tenn., and handled by Bubba.

Despite the gray clouds, constant rain, and muddy fields, each handler and dog worked hard to complete each competition each day. WTFTA hosts these events with considerate hospitality by welcoming each person with a handshake, a red coal bonfire, and exceptional meals. Thank you to J. P. Hathcock and Crutcher Stoots for preparing bacon wrapped grilled chicken for dinner and hamburgers, bologna, and hot dogs for lunches; Hassell Smith, Tom Mann, and Brad Bishop for preparing delicious fried catfish, hushpuppies, and fries; Gene Spiotta for preparing chili for each lunch; and Connie Ferge for preparing the homemade blueberry, cherry, and peach pies.

Many thanks to the landowners; Bill and Allen Currie, Dr. Gene Spiotta, Larry Humber, Skip Taylor, Rich Boumeester, and Blake Kukar for allowing competitions and traditions to continue.

February 14 is the scheduled starting date for the West Tennessee Open All-Age trial. WTFTA is preparing for another successful and entertaining competition. Newcomers are always welcome to show their talents, share their experiences, eat good food, and feel right at home.

Dancyville, Tenn., January 10

Judges: Ike Todd and Quintin Wiseman

AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG [One-Hour Heats] — 4 Pointers and

4 Setters

1st—LESTER’S PRIME POISON LANE, 1652018, pointer male, by Lester’s Snowatch—Lady’s Southern Charm. Brian Peterson, owner and handler.

2d—LITTLE MORE SHINE, 1671392, Irish setter female, by Red Rock—Covered In Red. Kristine & Tim Hammons, owners; Tim Hammons, handler.

2d—KNIGHT RIDER’S HANK, 1670321, pointer male, by Touch’s Knight Rider—Blackhawk’s Sunflower. Dale Pool & Charlie Baglan, owners; Dale Poole, handler.

Judges: Tim Hammons and Quintin Wiseman

AMATEUR ALL-AGE [One-Hour Heats] — 19 Pointers and 5 Setters

1st—REBEL DREAMER, 1654819, pointer female, by Rebel Pride—Dakota Mystery. David Williams, owner and handler.

2d—PHILLIPS OFF LINE, 1656000, pointer male, by Phillips Warning Line—Phillips Bottom Line. Nathan Phillips, owner; Mike Small, handler.

2d—NOSAM’S FULL RIDE, 1676194, pointer male, by Whippoorwill Mayhem—House’s Snow White. T. Mason Ashburn, owner and handler.

Judges: Tim Hammons and Ike Todd

AMATEUR DERBY — 12 Pointers

1st—REBEL SURVIVOR, 1680246, male, by Rebel Pride—In Swami’s Shadow. David Williams, owner and handler.

2d—BAD PRAIRIE’S VALLEY GIRL, 1679525, female, by Bad Prairie Storm Valley—Bad Prairie’s Emma Sue. Quintin & Tasha Wiseman, owners; Quintin Wiseman, handler.

2d—COCKLEBUR KING TUT, 1678129, male, by Touch’s Smooth Rider—Cocklebur Stripper Candie. Bubba, Amy & Colt Spencer, owners; Bubba Spencer, handler.

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