Result: National Championship and National Amateur Championship
Location: Pinckneyville, Illinois
Post Date: Dec 31, 2021
Submitted By: Ed Liermann
Red Setter National Shooting Dog Championship Winners. From left: Gratitude with Bonnie Hidalgo, and Cedar Creek Six Gun with Ed Liermann. Behind: Judges Mike Kinder and John Hott; Jay Gaydosh, Ben Parker, Roger W. Boser, Don Beauchamp, Amy and Jerry Gauthier.
Pyramid Sate Park was the setting as Gratitude, four-year-old male won the 2021 National Red Setter Open Shooting Dog Championship. He is owned and handled by Roger W. Boser of Seven Valleys, Pa. The runner-up was Cedar Creek Sixgun, four-year- old male owned and handled by Ed Liermann of Palmyra, Wis.
The Amateur Shooting Dog Championship was won by Firefly's Power Play, six-year- old male owned by Robbie Nesson and Bonnie Hidalgo of Brighton, Colo., and handled by Dennis Hidalgo, also of Brighton. Runner-up was Gratitude, four-year-old male, owned by Roger Boser.
A sportsman's paradise the beautiful and sprawling Pyramid State Park in Southern Illinois was the setting for this fall renewal. Pyramid Sate Park is the largest state park in Illinois at over 19,000 acres. A very unique aspect of this property is that has two field trial venues literally across the street from one another, the Captain Unit and the Denmark Unit. Each unit with potential three one-hour courses. These grounds were established on this property many years ago to promote continuous Championship field trial opportunities in the state of Illinois and the vision was to see Pyramid State Park as National Championship Central.
With limited state budgets, the Field Trial Clubs of Illinois, and their member clubs along with the Friends of Pyramid State Park, led by field trial friend Dr. Roh have been instrumental in grounds development and amenities that include a clubhouse, barn and numerous round pens on the Captain site. And on the Denmark side, a clubhouse with shower and places to camp and to stake out horses. Both sides have designated sites with electric hookup for campers.
The grounds were in excellent condition thanks to the dedication of Jim Lawless who spends countless hours on site with the Illinois DNR mowing and working on course improvement. Thanks to Jim and his lovely wife Kay Morrison for helping out in so many ways.
Special thanks to site superintendent Cha Hill, his continued support to the field trial community is very much appreciated. Cha has been instrumental in grounds development and is always willing to help out. And one more thank to Jim Lawless for helping out with bird planting and marshalling.
Many thanks to Purina for being a stalwart sponsor of this event and for all that they do for dogs everywhere, they are an integral part of our continued success. Also, many thanks to Garmin and Brandon Brinkman, and SportDog and Jim Morehouse for their unwavering support for our club and our sport.
Red Setter National Amateur Shooting Dog Championship Winners. From left: Firefly Power Play with Dennis Hidalgo, and Cedar Creek Six Gun with Ed Liermann. Behind: Brenda and Joe Edwards, Roger W. Boser, Don Beauchamp, Judge Mike Kinder, Ben Parker, and Judge John Hott.
Longtime friend and Purina representative Terry Trzcinski was on hand and attend the Purina banquet on Thursday night at Grecian Steak & Seafood House in Pinckneyville, an enjoyable evening when Roger Boser's dog Breakstone was honored for his induction into the Red Setter Hall of Fame. The faithful from around the country attendance included: Linda and Don Beauchamp, Kansas; Amy and Jerry Gauthier, Indiana; Brenda and Joe Edwards, North Carolina; Garth Sellen, Wisconsin; Roger Boser, Pennsylvania; Sam Nutting, Iowa; Bonnie and Dennis Hidalgo, Colorado; Mike Fox, Indiana; Kevin Ricke and Jeff Ricke, Alaska; Judge John Hott, Illlinois and Judge Mike Kindler, Wisconsin, and Ed Liermann, Wisconsin.
Thanks again to Purina for sponsoring a wonderful evening with good food and good conversation!
Thanks to the Judges that road all week for us, John Hott from Hoopeston, Illinois and Mike Kindler from Brownsville, Wisconsin. Both men have owed handled and trained dogs for decades.
Thanks to those who helped make this trial a success. Wendy and Milt Schafer for conducting the drawing, Garth Sellen for handling all dog wagon duties, Brenda Edwards for making us a fabulous breakfast each morning, a real treat; Linda Beauchamp for helping with lunches and coordinating anything I needed during the trial to keep things running, Dennis Hidalgo for cooking a wonderful pasta dinner on the first night of the trial, Garth Sellen again for helping with cleanup along with Amy and Jerry Gauthier, Sam Nutting, and everyone who pitched in to help.
Open Derby Winners. From left: Comeback Bo with Joe Edwards and Skylar with Roger Boser. Behind: Ed Liermann, Jeff and Kevin Ricke, Don Beauchamp, Judges John Hott and Mike Kinder; Ben Parker, Bonnie Hidalgo, and Linda Beauchamp.
OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS AND OTHERS
On the opening day, weather was favorable and dry. The Champion and Runner came out of the fifth brace on the first day. Both dogs ran a good course and had nice style on their game. Gratitude (Boser) had a nice find at 4 with good style. A find at 20 with good style and composure as a Cooper's hawk grabbed the quail and flew back over the dog. The third find was at 46 with all in order. And he finished strong going away to the front. Sixgun (Liermann) had nice race with a find at 28 with good style. And he also finished strong going away to the front.
Come Back Billy Boy (Edwards) was off to a fast start, covering a lot of ground and had a small covey at 12, unfortunately he left with the covey and was ordered up. Windfall (Boser) had a nice race and had finds at 7 and at 35 with nice style and all in order.
Cedar Creek Talon (Liermann) had a good race with a nice find at 30 and a stop to flush at 45 on a wild covey and finished strong. Firefly's Power Play (Hidalgo) had a big race with point called at 18 with handler indicating feathers and elected to moved on. Point called at 40 but no bird could be produced. He finished big.
Waycross (Boser) was lost at 38. Bracemate Trump (Edwards) covered a lot of ground but did not have a find.
Cedar Creek Shindig (Liermann) had a good race, a back at 10, a find at 15 with high style and a back at 59 with all in order. a Dawson's High Chaparall ran hard to the front, pointed at 10 then moved on. He pointed a wild covey at 59, all in order.
Cedar Creek Sixgun (Liermann) and Gratitude (Boser) This brace was described earlier.
Firefly's Beeline (Hidalgo), as a bye, rendered a big ice and was eventually was lost at 15. Firefly's Lucky Penny (Hidalgo), also a bye, covered a lot of ground and was lost at 20.
Open Walking Shooting Dog Winners. From left: Sunsetter Kid Rock with Garth Sellen, Cedar Creek Gambler, with Sam Nutting, and Mountain Kay Saide with Jeff Ricke. Behind: Bruce Ludwing, Ben Parker, Terry Trzcinski, and Judge Mike Kinder.
Pinckneyville, November 9
Judges: John Hott and Mike Kindler
NATIONAL RED SETTER OPEN SHOOTING DOG CHAMPIONSHIP
[One-Hour Heats]-- 12 Irish Setters
Winner--GRATITUDE, 1676458, male, by Come Back Cutter--Come Back Doodle. Roger W. Boser, owner and handler.
Runner-Up--CEDAR CREEK SIXGUN, 1677430, male, by Come Back Magic--Come Back Lady Soul. Ed Lierman, owner and handler.
First place went to Come Back Bo (Edwards) Bo ran a strong race and showed good potential. Second place went to Skylar (Boser) Skylar ran a nice forward race.
RED SETTER OPEN DERBY -- 4 Irish Setter
1st--COME BACK BO, 1694420, male, by Hercules--Hatcreek Misty Blue. Joe Edwards, owner and handler.
2d--SKYLAR, 1692909, female, by Gratitude--Bonaventure. Roger Boser, owner and handler.
Open Walking Puppy Winners. From left: Sunsetter Rudi with Garth Sellen, Tomahawk with Ben Parker and Cedar Creek Little Red with Sam Nutting. Behind: Ed Liermann, Bonnie Hidalgo, Brenda and Joe Edwards, Judge John Hott, Jerry and AMy Gauthier, Judge Mike Kinder, and Kevin Ricke.
AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS AND OTHERS
Firefly's Power Play (Hidalgo) and Treadstone (Boser). Firefly had three finds and a stop to flush. The first find was at 30 with the bird running down the ditch, all in order. The second find at 40 with a Red Tailed Hawk leaving with the bird as handler arrived, all in order. Then a stop to flush at 44. The final find was at 53 on a wild covey with all in order. Power Play was very stylish on all his finds. Gratitude (Boser) had a strong race and held to the edges. At 25 handler called point and produced a dead bird, shot, and moved on. He had a find at 56 on a wild covey with all in order and finished going away.
Firefly's Power Play (Hidalgo) and Treadstone (Boser). Power Play's performance was noted earlier. Treadstone pointed at 12 but left with the birds and was up.
Right out of the gate, both Cedar Creek Shindig (Liermann) and Dawson's High Chaparral (Hidalgo) were running wide, handlers dealing with a strong wind. Both dogs were gone for a time, and handlers elected to pick them up at 30.
Cedar Creek Sixgun (Liermann), running far forward, was lost at the turn at 15. Coldstream (Boser) hunted all the way around and had a stop to flush at 19 and at 42. He had a nice find at 50 with all in order.
Come Back Lady Soul (Edwards) and Firefly's Beeline ( Hidalgo). Lady Soul had a nice find at 6 with all in order. She had a nice find at 12 as well with all in order. After a unproductive at 18 handler elected to move on, upon releasing the dog two quail popped with Lady Soul not handling it right and handler elected to pick up. Beeline failed to back at 6 and was up.
Waycross (Boser) ran wide with a lot of power and finished the hour strong. Come Back Trump (Edwards) had an impressive find at 15 with Waycross backing.. Trump took steps after flight and was picked up.
Firefly's Lucky Penny (Hidalgo) and Gratitude ( Hidalgo). Running an attractive race, Penny had dead bird find at 30 and handler elected to pick up. Gratitude was described earlier.
NATIONAL RED SETTER AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG
CHAMPIONSHIP [One-Hour Heats] -- 12 Irish Setters
Winner--FIREFLY'S POWER PLAY, 1664073, male, by Flintstone--Firefly's Hot Tip. Robbie Nesson & Bonnie Hidalgo, owners; Dennis Hidalgo, handler.
Runner-Up--GRATITUDE, 1676458, male, by Come Back Cutter--Come Back Doodle. Roger W. Boser, owner and handler.
In the Shooting Dog Stake, Sunsetter Kid Rock (Sellen) had a nice find at 19 and a unproductive at 26 combined with a nice race to garner first place. Cedar Creek Gambler (Nutting) had one nice find at 25 with all in order and a good race to take second. Mountain Sadie Kaye ( Ricke) had an unproductive at 8 and a nice race to take third place.
First place in the Derby went to Foxy Lady Sadie (Fox) with a nice forward race and a find at 22. Full Red Afterburn (Fox) started big had a find at 15 and finished hunting forward to claim second place. Cedar Creek Asa's Reign handled kindly, made some nice casts and finished going away to take third place.
Puppy winner was Sunsetter Rudy (Sellen) with a good forward race and some nice casts. Second went to Tomahawk (Parker) with an easy handle and a nice race. Cedar Creek Little Red (Nutting) ran forward and made some nice casts to take home third.
Open Walking Puppy Winners. From left: Sunsetter Rudi with Garth Sellen, Tomahawk with Ben Parker and Cedar Creek Little Red Ed with Sam Nutting. They are joined by officials, well-wishers and other participants.
RED SETTER OPEN SHOOTING DOG -- 8 Irish Setters
1st--SUNSETTER KID ROCK, 1678658, male, by Red Rock--Come Back Leah. Garth Sellen, owner and handler.
2d---CEDAR CREEK GAMBLER, 1687787, male, by Cedar Creek Talon--Cedar Creek Ciara. Ed Liermann, owner; Sam Nutting, handler.
3d--MOUNTAINSIDE SADIE KAYE, 1687869, female, by Come Back Ben--Sunsetter Sallie. Kevin Ricke, owner and handler.
RED SETTER OPEN DERBY -- 8 Irish Setters
1st--FOXY LADY SADIE, 1691626, female, by Zansett Simply Red--Foxy's Lil Red Missy. Mike Fox, owner and handler.
2d--FULL RED AFTERBURN, 1691624, male, by Zansett Simply Red--Foxy's Lil Red Missy. Mike Fox, owner and handler.
3d--CEDAR CREEK ASA'S REIGN, 1692805, male, by Cedar Creek Talon--Cedar Creek Skyline Belle. Amy Gauthier, owner and handler.
RED SETTER OPEN PUPPY-- 3 Irish Setters
1st--SUNSETTER RUDIE, 1697606, male, by Come Back Ben--Sunsetter Sallie. Garth Sellen, owner and handler.