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Result: Kalamazoo-Southwest Michigan Trials

Location: Ionia, Michigan

Post Date: Jul 22, 2019

Submitted By: Tom Winters


Attitude's True Grit First int he Open Shooting Dog Stake
IONIA, MICH. -- The Ionia Area east of Grand Rapids at Ionia, Mich., was the venue for the Kalamazoo-Southwest Michigan Club's late May trial that featured both open and amateur stakes, shooting dog, Derby and puppy.

Judging panels consisted of Leeann Parnell of Gaines, Mich., and Blake Rizzo of Ortenville, Mich. Blake Rizzo teamed with William Branham of Carleton, Mich., John Schoonover of Rushville, Ill., Tom Vanecek of St. Charles, Mich., and Mike Czach of South Lyon, Mich., for the remaining stakes, their decisions appended.

Ionia, Mich., May 25 -- One Course

Judges: Leeann Parnell and Blake Rizzo

OPEN SHOOTING DOG -- 4 Pointers and 5 Setters

1st--GLENMERE'S AMAE ZING, 1675695, pointer female, by Cole Train--B'n E Comanche Moon. Mathew & Jeff Haggis, owners; Mathew Haggis, handler.

2d--HURON CREEK MR. TWISTER, 1613938, pointer male, by Elhew Sinbad--Shotgun Kitty Hawk. William & Juli Branham, owners; William Branham, handler.

3d--GLENMERE'S PEACEMAKER, 1678562, pointer male, by Wiggins Twisted Shout--Wiggins Free Styler. Mathew & Jeff Haggis, owners; Mathew Haggis, handler.

Judges: William Branham and Blake Rizzo


1st--AUTUMN'S IRISH HART, 1664001, setter male, by Erin's Hidden Shamrock--Springpond's Autumn Grace. William Darr, owner; Mike Czach, handler.

2d--JACK'S ROCKIN ROCCO, 1669276, setter male, by Thornapple Hawk--Boondocks Karen Annie Girl. Jim & Connie Cipponeri, owners; Jim Cipponeri, handler.

3d--BAD RIVER BEAUREGARD, 1665144, setter male, by T's Nickleback--Straight Up Skydancing Lady. Tom Vanecek, owner and handler.

Judges: Blake Rizzo and John Schoonover

OPEN PUPPY -- 4 Pointers and 2 Setters

1st--DUN ROVENS MIDNIGHT IKE, 1685001, setter male, by Ponderosa Mac--Moonshine Cherry. Dr. Peter Millett, owner; R. J. Ecker, Jr., handler.

2d--BLUE RIBBON'S HARPER BELLA, 1682768, pointer female, by Bud of Piney Woods--Blue Ribbon Bella. Mary Festa, owner; R. J. Ecker, Jr., handler.

3d--DUKE'S HOLD MY BEER, 1684677, pointer male, by Sugarknoll War Paint--Sizzlin Julie. Ron Sposita, owner and handler.

Judges: Blake Rizzo and Tom Vanecek

OPEN SHOOTING DOG -- 5 Pointers and 13 Setters

1st--ATTITUDE'S TRUE GRIT, 1653218, setter male, by Ridge Creek Cody--Tall Oaks Cotton. Dennis Beauford, owner; R. J. Ecker, Jr., handler.

2d--MAXIMUM RESISTANCE, 1661316, setter male, by Shadow Oak Bo--Hunter Run's Dawn. Matthew Phillips, owner; R. J. Ecker, Jr., handler.

3d--DUN ROVENS DRIFTER, 1655062, setter male, by Dun Roven's Gary--Dun Rovens Boofay. Richard Hollister, Jr., owner and handler.

Judges: Mike Czach and Blake Rizzo

OPEN DERBY -- 2 Pointers and 4 Setters

1st--DUN ROVENS SOOZEE, 1682090, setter female, by Clary's Tekoa Sky Hawk--Dun Rovens Boofay. Chris Jager, owner; Richard Hollister, handler.

2d--TEXAS ELHEW BODIE, 1679254, pointer male, by Texas Elhew Chaparral--Hawk's Diamond Lou. Kevin Stewart, owner and handler.

3d--HIFIVE'S POWER LINE, 1683486, pointer male, by Arizona's Sixgun Syd--Hifive's Sin Again. Bruce Minard, owner and handler.


Jack's Rock Rocco Second in the Amateur Shooting Dog Stake