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Result: Georgia-Florida Invitational Field Trial Club

Location: Thomasville, Georgia

Post Date: Mar 12, 2021

Submitted By: Amy Fuller

The Georgia-Florida Invitational Field Trail Club trial was held this spring 2021 at Seminole Plantation courtesy of the Smith and Knox Family, Wallace Reed and the Seminole Plantation Staff.

Open Shooting Dog Stake Winners. From left:  First place winner Snapback with Daniel Ward; Second placed  Melrose Rebel Heart with Andrew Bozeman, and third Nonami's Johnny Come Latelywith Ray Pearce, joined by Judges Wallace Reed and L.J. Lundstrom

Seminole Plantation, just south of Thomasville, was extremely beautiful with amazing grounds, lots of birds and a beautiful barn. We thank our members of this club and our sponsors for keeping this trial running for sixty years.

Our judge for the Open Shooting Dog were Wallace Reed of Thomasville, Ga., and L.J. Lundstrom of Sisseton, S.D. On Sunday our Derby judges where L.J. Lundstrom and John Mathys of DePere, Wis. The club and our members thank these men for dedicating their time in the saddle to watch our dogs.


Winner of the Open Shooting Dog was Snapback, handled by Greg Shepherd and owned by Eddie Sholar. The winning dog ran the fourth brace on a very hot Saturday. Snapback had four finds and she ran a strong front race and had a great finish. Snapback is a very attractive running dog, was polished around her game and attractive moving.

Second was Melrose Rebel Heart run by Terry Chastain owned by Melrose Plantation. Rebel Heart was in the sixth brace on Friday after lunch and tallied three finds and an unproductive with a strong forward race. The judges could see the dog the whole brace and Heart handled well.

Third was Nonami's Johnny Come Lately handled by Ray Pearce owned by R.E. Turner. Johnny Come Lately ran in the third brace on Saturday He had two clean finds; his first find was a single at the 20-minute mark with all in order. He had a barren stand at 30 and then he pointed at the 45-minute mark and had his second find on the edge of a field, a nice covey. Johnny had a strong front race and had a way of showing himself on top of the hills that the judges both enjoyed watching.

Sunday's Derby drew nine dogs. First was Erin's Tough Grit, owned and handled by Tommy Rice. Erin's Tough Grit ran in the second brace. Second was One Eyed Irby, handled and owned by Wallace Reed. Irby had no finds.Third was Bodacious Ace, handled by Jason Loper owned by Gary Futch. Ace had one find

Thomasville, Ga., March 12

Judges: L. J. Lundstrom and Wallace Reed

OPEN SHOOTING DOG [One-Hour Heats] -- 24 Pointers

1st--SNAPBACK, 1675717, female, by Elhew G Force--Beane's Line Dancer. Eddie Sholar, owner; Greg Shepherd, handler.

2d--MELROSE REBEL HEART, 1676219, female, by Melrose Strong Heart--Melrose Indian Dot. Melrose Plantation, owner; Terry James Chastain, handler.

3d--NONAMI'S JOHNNY COME LATELY, 1694190, male, by Ransom--Pineywood's Jenny Bell. R. E. Turner, owner; Ray Pearce, handler.

Judges: L. J. Lundstrom and John Mathys

OPEN DERBY -- 9 Pointers

1st--ERIN'S TOUGH GRIT, 1687105, male, by Westfall's True Grit--Erin's Kiss'n Tell. Tommy Rice III, owner and handler.

2d--ONE EYED IRBY, 1693936, male, by Seminole Jake--Rich Girl Wink. Wallace Reed, owner and handler.

3d--BODACIOUS ACE, 1692695, male, by Tide's The Man--Hublejuan's Bodacious Belle. Gary Futch, owner; Jason Loper, handler.