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Result: Rock Springs Field Trial Club

Location: Eskridge, Kansas

Post Date: Nov 21, 2023

Submitted By: Jim Corpening

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Dave Merritt & Larry Samuelson Open Shooting Dog Classic Winners (l-r): Pineview Sally with Justin Crook, Bitterark's Top Dollar with Frank Schoenborn, and Unfinished Business with Bud Moore, joined by participants.

The Rock Springs Field Trial Club held its fall trial on the grounds near Eskridge, Kansas, October 14-15.

The grounds are graciously provided by two landowners (Norma and Sandy), for which we greatly appreciate for letting us traverse the beautiful Flint Hills located just north of Eskridge, Kansas. These are rolling hills that provide a landscape that is second to none. Prairie with wooded draws allows the dog to show its range and bird-finding abilities. A few wild and planted birds were on the continuous courses available to the dogs and participants.

Scenting conditions were difficult throughout as it was extremely dry. There was plenty of water throughout from the ponds, but the underground springs were not running in the draws this fall. Cover was sparse in areas from grazing from the cattle. There was not a brace without bird work, as the club planted plenty for the entirety of the trial.

The Club would like to thank not only our landowners but also the sponsors of the event: NBHA, Purina, Gun Dog Supply, Garmin, OnX Hunt, Mule Brand Clothing, and Gundog Central. Without these sponsors through the NBHA organization, it would be very difficult to provide the quality trials needed for everyone to enjoy what we all love to do. Thank you to our judges, Joshua Palmer of Auburn, Kansas, Barry Ward of Paola, Kansas, and Jim Corpening of Topeka, Kansas. Special thanks to Bud Moore for supplying and driving the dog wagon. Lauren Palmer for driving the truck for participants to get around the courses. All the participants for the entries were greatly appreciated.

Eskridge, Kan., October 14
Judges: Jim Corpening and Barry Ward

1st-PINEVIEW SALLY, 1672798, pointer female, by Pineview Buck-Pineview Black Molly. Jay Hearnsberger, owner; Jay Justin Crook, handler.
2d-BITTERARK'S TOP DOLLAR, 1685056, pointer male, by Ninnescah Trumpeter-Bye Bye G G. Frank Schoenborn, owner and handler.
3d-UNFINISHED BUSINESS, 1665852, pointer male, by Unbridged-Momo's Rock Solid. John Gaines, owner; Justin Crook, handler.
Judges: Jim Corpening and Josh Palmer
NBHA OPEN DERBY - 4 Pointers and 2 Setters

1st-REGAL ROCKET, 1705850, setter male, by Rhythm Rocket-Mountain Shamrock. Paul D. Roederer, owner and handler.
2d-SWEETNESS, unreg., pointer female, breeding not given. John Gaines, owner; Justin Crook, handler.
3d-SOVEREIGN ROCKET, 1705851, setter male, by Rhythm Rocket-Mountain Shamrock. Paul D. Roderer, owner and handler.
NBHA OPEN PUPPY - 5 Pointers and 2 Setters
1st-DAKOTA, unreg., setter female, breeding not given. Amanda Boggs, owner and handler.
2d-MAGGIE, unreg., pointer female, breeding not given. Bud Moore, owner and handler.
3d-SHAY, unreg., setter male, breeding not given. Amanda Boggs, owner and handler.

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Open Derby Winners (l-r): Regal Rocket with Paul Roederer, Sweetness with Justin Crook, and Sovereign Rocket with Caroline Roederer, joined by participants.