Result: Hanover Field Trial Association
Location: King William, Virginia
Post Date: Apr 10, 2021
Submitted By: Kirk Regensburg
The Hanover Field Trial Association's spring U. S. Complete trial was held on Saturday, April 10, at the Cohoke Shooting Preserve. The Association would like to thank Mr. Floyd D. Gottwald, Jr. for allowing the trial to be held on his private shooting preserve.
Dennis Bosewell had the facilities in good condition for the field trial. The club is fortunate to have use of these pristine grounds for field trials.
It was a beautiful sunny day with temperatures in the 70s. It was a good day to enjoy a field trial.
We would like to thank Nestl Purina for being the national sponsor of the U.S. Complete weekend and championship trials. Purina is providing discount coupons for their dog food to all dogs that have earned placements in the various stakes.
Several club members pitched in to make this field trial a success. George Ramkey, Steve Graham and Kirk Regensburg planted birds. Retta Ramkey typed the program. Art Mourino provided the Kawasaki Mule which he and Steve Moore used to transport the dogs and handlers to the starting line. The gallery wagon was provided by Pat Brooks. Meredith Jones drove his tractor to pull the gallery wagon.
Charlotte Regensburg and Judy Jones provided lunch--fried chicken, potato salad, cole slaw and butter beans were served. The Hanover Club is fortunate to have many members and wives who help make this trial a success. We appreciate everyone's help in making our trial a success.
There were seven dogs in the Puppy Stake. Three dogs were entered in the Derby and 22 in the Shooting Dog Stake. Judging the Puppy Stake were George Ramkey and Steve Graham. Johnny Lewis and Craig Stariha judged the Derby and Shooting Dog stakes.
Bob's Elhew Smoke, a pointer female, took first in the Puppy Stake. Owned and handled by Bobby Phillips, Smoke had a strong run. She handled well and had a strong finish. Second was Jake The Joker, a snappy pointer male, owned by Mitchell Forrester and handled by Jimmy Crandall. Jake had a good run, listened and handled well, with a nice finish. Hasty's Dolly Parton, a pointer female, took third. Handled by J. R. Hastings, she had a nice run and strong finish.
What the Derby lacked in quantity, it made up for in quality. Both contestants, owned and handled by Greg Isenberg, did an excellent job demonstrating their youthful exuberance, accompanied by well-developed manners around game. Both dogs have a bright future as they advance to the Shooting Dog Stakes next season.
Tenacee Rowdy had a nice forward race and attractive style on the ground. He handled well for his age while searching birdy objectives throughout the 30-minute course. Rowdy had five well- handled finds, demonstrating maturity and confidence. His style on point was most impressive. A second placed dog, Frank, had a slightly shorter race, especially in the back half of the course. Frank's six finds were handled flawlessly and with style. Frank was equally classy on point and attractive while searching for game.
In the Shooting Dog Stake, the ladies ruled the day! The judges were given the daunting task of selecting the top three performers from the 22 contestants. When the day ended, the top two finishers were female pointers that absolutely set the standard. There were numerous contenders that performed admirably and without fault. Unfortunately, only the top three dogs receive placements. At least six dogs were in contention to the end.
The first place dog, Pirate's Mean Louise, ran in the final brace of the day, reinforcing the old adage "It's not over until it's over." Handled by Dennis Kivikko, she ran a strong forward ground race coupled with five well-handled finds proved to be the difference maker. Louise is very attractive on the ground and equally stylish on point. She handled well yet kept driving forward in search of birdy objectives. Her performance was without blemish, earning her "Dog of the Day" recognition as well.
Second placed Sorrows of Satan (Mavis) made the judges' job most difficult. Her ground race was absolutely huge as she was found on point to the front on two occasions, the second being a dug up find in the woods. Handled by Jimmy Crandall, Mavis, had three additional finds with all her birds being handled maturely and with style. Lancaster's Hit Man (Mugsy), also handled by Jimmy Crandall, took third. Mugsy completed the trio of shooting dog placements with an equally impressive performance. His five well-spaced finds demonstrated manners and maturity. His race was slightly shorter than the top two finishers but equally as attractive. His style on the ground and on point is most attractive. He represented his handler well.
Pirate's Mean Louise, owned by Dennis Kivikko, was named Dog of the Day, winning the Waverly Coleman Shooting Dog Trophy.
The club would like to thank all the judges, participants and guests for coming and supporting our sport. The Association looks forward to their next U.S. Complete Trial scheduled for the fall of 2021.
King William, Va., April 10 -- One Course
Judges: Steve Graham and George Ramkey
AMATEUR PUPPY -- 5 Pointers and 2 Setters
1st--BOB'S ELHEW SMOKIE, 1689145, pointer female, by Elhew Moneymaker--Bob's Elhew Julie. Bobby M. Phillips, owner and handler.
2d--JAKE THE JOKER, 1693052, pointer male, by Mohawk Mill Legacy's Pride--Mohawk Mill Dolly. Mitch Forrester & Jim Crandall, owners; James Crandall, handler.
3d--HASTY'S DOLLY PARTON, 1691696, pointer female, by Stoney Run's Buddy--Miller's Fancy Lady. J. R. Hasty, owner and handler.
Judges: Johnny Lewis and Craig Stariha
AMATEUR DERBY -- 2 Pointers and 1 Setter
1st--TENACEE ROWDY, 1688698, pointer male, by Whippoorwill Justified--Greg's Wild Ivy. Greg Isenberg, owner and handler.
WAVERLY COLEMAN AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG --
15 Pointers and 6 Brittanys
1st--PIRATE'S MEAN LOUISE, 1656151, pointer female, by Mohawk Mill Pirate--Bevy's Mean Girl. Dennis Kivikko, owner and handler.
2d--SORROWS OF SATAN,1 681535, pointer female, by Mohawk Mill Pirate--Mohawk Mill Honey. James Crandall, owner and handler.
3d--LANCASTER'S HIT MAN, 1679423, pointer male by Waybetter Rocky--Calico's Touch of Class. James Crandall, owner and handler.