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Field Trial Report

Wolf River Field Trial Club

By Amy Spencer | Apr 09, 2019
Amateur All-Age Winners. From left: Megan Henry, Jim Pendergest and Matt Pendergest with Ascension, Gary Winall and Ellen Clements with Mohawk Mill Pirate’s Legacy.

Hickory Valley, Tenn. — This year’s running of the Wolf River Amateur Field Trial was held on February 28 through March 2 on the Peterson, Powers and Weaver Farms in Hickory Valley, Tenn.

The weather this year was favorable for the three days. Every brace in all three stakes had bird work.

Scott Little and Ross Leonard were the judges for the All-Age Stake and placed Ascension first with a nice forward running ground race and three finds for handler Matt Pendergest. Mohawk Mill Pirate’s Legacy, handled by Gary Winall, was second with two finds and a nice ground race. Third was Rebel Pirate, handled by David Williams, with one find, one back and a big race.

The Shooting Dog Stake was judged by Scott Little and B. J. Wright. Heard Hill’s Rebel Polly earned first with three finds for handler Buck Heard. Country Rose was awarded second with one find and one back for owner-handler Edmond James. Third was One Day Frost with  one divided find, one find and one unproductive for Lane Hodges.

Scott Little and B. J. Wright were the judges for the Derby Stake and named Cocklebur X Files first with a big upfront race with one find and two backs for handler Bubba Spencer. Rebel Survivor, handled by David Williams, was second with one find and a nice ground race. Third was Cocklebur King Tut, handled by Bubba Spencer, with two finds and a good ground race.

A special thank you is extended to Ric Peterson and adjacent landowners Conrad Powers and the Weaver family for allowing us to use their property.  Additional thanks to Brad Kennedy and Sportsman’s Pride for their generous sponsorship!

Hickory Valley, Tenn., February 28

Judges: Ross Leonard and Scott Little

AMATEUR ALL-AGE [One-Hour Heats] — 21 Pointers and 1 Setter

1st—ASCENSION, 1664823, pointer male, by Reloaded—Dialed In. Matt Pendergest, owner and handler.

2d—MOHAWK MILL PIRATE’S LEGACY, 1670889, pointer male, by Mohawk Mill Pirate—Arcanum’s Funseekin Girl. Gary Winall, owner and handler.

3d—REBEL PIRATE, 1654797, pointer male, by Rebel Pride—Dakota Mystery. David Williams, owner and handler.

Judges: Scott Little and B. J. Wright

AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG [One-Hour Heats] — 11 Pointers and 3 Setters

1st—HEARD HILL’S REBEL POLLY, 1670777, pointer female, by Funseeker’s Rebel Tex—Nacho Myakka Miley. Buck & Lynn Heard, owners; Buck Heard, handler.

2d—COUNTRY ROSE, 1663451, pointer female, by Solar Eclipse—Bootlace. Edmond James & Michael Martin, owners; Edmond James, handler.

3d—ONE DAY FROST, 1662762, pointer male, by Great River Ice—Honky Tonk Single Addition. Lane Hodges, owner and handler.

AMATEUR DERBY — 8 Pointers

1st—COCKLEBUR X FILES, 1678132, male, by Cocklebur Mad Max—Cocklebur Drama Queen. Bubba, Amy & Colt Spencer, owners; Bubba Spencer, handler.

2d—REBEL SURVIVOR, 1680246, male, by Rebel Pride—In Swami’s Shadow. David Williams, owner and handler.

3d—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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