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Result: Virginia Amateur Field Trial Association

Location: Ahoskie, North Carolina

Post Date: Jun 4, 2022

Submitted By: Ellen Clements

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Verle Farrow Amateur Puppy Classic Winners. Front Row: Gene Hogge with Just My Style, Darrell Miller with Karma and Skip Brown with Shagtime Kemo Sabe. Back Row: Gary Winall, Johnny Atkinson (Judge) Jim Jones, Ray Joye, Larry King, Steve Mills, Rob Macguire (Judge) Kim Macguire.

The 101st renewal of The Virginia Amateur's spring trial is in the books. Like so many trials in the past, it was a smooth running affair thanks to the dedication of the club members who shouldered the task of putting together a quality trial.

Gary Winall serves as president and has a lot of help from Ellen Clements. They took care of the drawing, printing of programs, collection of vital information for the winners, judges gifts, winners trophies and you name it, they got it done while also managing to run their talented string of dogs at the trial.

Exceptional food is a hallmark of the trial and this year's menu may have exceeded our already high expectations. As always, Barbel Fetkoter was leading the way with her carefully planned meals and deserts. This year she received a lot of support. Jim Jones prepared a great seafood dinner Friday night which was followed up with a fish fry by Lee Flanders on Sunday. Skip Brown's barbequed chicken has become a staple of this event and it was outstanding as usual on Saturday. Skip also found time to man the dog wagon.

To run a good trial you have to have good grounds. The Cutawhiskie Farm left to the Virginia Amateur by field trial hall of famer, Dr. Aubrey Morgan has been a work in progress and steady improvements have been made to insure its continued success. It's a year round task to keep the grounds groomed. We're fortunate that Parke Brinkley has taken the lead on that front with the help of our club members. It's no easy task to staying on top of the mowing, the feed strips and the maintenance of the heavy equipment.

You've got to have birds to make a field trial. Barbel Fetkoter raises them from day old chicks and supervises the early release and feeding of the coveys. The bird program has continued to improve and was further supplemented with holdovers from last year's release that successfully raised new families. The birds provided for this year's trial were all good flying and hard to distinguish from the early released coveys. Darryl Miller helped with the bird planting.

We were fortunate to secure two outstanding judges for this year's trial. Johnny Atkinson of Marion, South Carolina is a fixture of the Hoffman field trial scene and generously gave us his time. Rob Maguire of nearby Chesapeake, Virginia an experienced field trial arbiter in his own right completed the judicial team. Rob's wife, Kimberly accompanied him and got the edge off a couple of horses before turning them over to Rob. Kim also got her first introduction into scouting for this reporter and did an outstanding job.

The Verle Farrow Amateur Puppy Classic kicked things off Thursday afternoon. Two very good performances were witnessed. Just My Style, pointer female handled by Gene Hogge carried the edges and finished well to narrowly top Darryl Millers classy pointer female, Karma.
Mohawk Mill Jacked Up put down a fancy, fast race with two polished finds and a strong finish to win the Parke Brinkley Amateur Derby Classic for handler Gary Winall and scout Ellen Clements. Not far behind Jacked Up was Mohawk Mill Spur, handled by Gary and scouted by Ellen, who had two finds and a good fancy race of his own. Pagan Creek Jack, pointer male handled by Gene Hogge and scouted by Kimber MaGuire rounded out the placements with a find at pick up.

The one-hour all-age was a good stake and some very good performances were witnessed. The first two placements were handled by Gary Winall and scouted by Ellen Clements. Mohawk Mill Gangster, pointer male put down a hard driving 60 minutes with two finds and a showy, edge running race. Second was Mohawk Mill Trail Warrior with 3 finds and a great race of his own. Rounding out the placements was Bocephus, setter male handled by Darryl Miller and scouted by Steve Mills. Bocephus had 4 very good finds in his hour. The last coming at the cemetery where I'm sure Aubrey enjoyed the sight of a stylish setter on point.
The open derby stake was topped by pointer male, Mohawk Mill War Hawk with two polished finds and an extreme race for handler, Gary Winall and scout, Ellen Clements. Another Winall/Clements entry, pointer male Mohawk Mill Spur finished second with a two find and one back performance. Pat Casey piloted Remy Riper Wango, pointer male to third with a forward three find performance.

Winners in the 30 minute open all age were Mohawk Mill Spur, pointer male who fought through the wind with 2 finds and a well applied ground race. Mohawk Mill Big Stuff, pointer male had one find that required a relocation to finish second. Gary Winall handled and Ellen Clements scouted both dogs. Larry King"s pointer male, Modified Clyde ran the best race of the stake to finish third.
Ahoskie, N. C., March 24 - One Course
Judges: Johnny Atkinson and Rob MacGuire
VERLE FARROW AMATEUR PUPPY CLASSIC - 2 Pointers and 1 Setter

1st-JUST MY STYLE, unreg., pointer female, breeding not given. Gene Hogge, owner and handler.
PARKE BRINKLEY AMATEUR DERBY CLASSIC - 8 Pointers
1st-MOHAWK MILL JACKED UP, 1689941, male, by Stoney Run's Buddy-Hirollins Fancy Lady. Gary S. Winall, owner and handler.
2d-MOHAWK MILL SPUR, 1696312, male, by Mohawk Mill Legacy's Pride-Mohawk Mill Dolly. Gary S. Winall, owner and handler.
3d-PAGAN CREEK JACK, 1692038, male, by Dominator's Rebel Heir-Calico's Country Strong. Gene Hogge, owner and handler.

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Amateur Derby Winners. Front Row: Ellen Clements with Mohawk Mill Jacked Up, Steve Mills with Mohawk Mill Spur and Gene Hogge with Pagan Creek Jack. Back Row: Nida Giddens, Johnny Atkinson (Judge) Gary Winall, Jim Jones, Ray Joye, Larry King, Darrell Miller, Rob Macguire (Judge) Kim Macguire.

AMATEUR ALL-AGE CLASSIC [One-Hour Heats] - 14 Pointers and 5 Setters
1st-MOHAWK MILL GANGSTER, 1685479, pointer male, by Mohawk Mill Pirate's Legacy-Katie Lee's Wild Side. Gary S. Winall, owner and handler.
2d-MOHAWK MILL TRAIL WARRIOR, 1676193, pointer male, by Stoney Run's Buddy-Hirollins Fancy Lady. Gary S. Winall, owner and handler.
3d-BONAFIDE BOCEPHUS, 1660332, setter male, by Hot Blooded-Get Back Lola. Darrell L. Miller, owner and handler.

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Amateur All-Age Classic. Front: Ellen Clements with Mohawk Mill Gangster, Gary Winall with Mohawk Mill Trail Warrior and Darrell Miller with Bonafide Bocephus. Back Row: J. Parke Brinkley, Bruce Conover, Gene Hogge, Susan, Jim Jones, Johnny Atkinson (Judge), Lynn Deaton, Rob Macguire (Judge) Kim Macguire, Bobby Deaton, Skip Brown, Barbel Fetkoter, Larry King, Nida Giddens, David Laurier.

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Open Derby. Front Row, Ellen Clements with Mohawk Mill War Hawk, Gary Winall with Mohawk Mill Spur, Pat Casey with Remy Riper Wango. Back Row: Kim Macguire, Rob Macguire (Judge) Johnny Atkinson (Judge) Lee Flanders, Skip Brown, Barbel Fetkoter, Gene Hogge, Ray Joye, Bruce Conover.

OPEN DERBY - 6 Pointers
1st-MOHAWK MILL WAR HAWK, 1691822, male, by Mohawk Mill Knight Hawk-Mohawk Mill Dolly. Gary S. Winall, owner and handler.
2d-MOHAWK MILL SPUR, 1695312, male, by Mohawk Mill Legacy's Pride-Mohawk Mill Dolly. Gary S. Winall, owner and handler.
3d-REMY RIPER WANGO, 1689964, female, by Storm Rider-Little Wing Wango Tango. Gordon & Karen Ramey, owners; Pat Casey, handler.

OPEN ALL-AGE -8 Pointers
1st- MOHAWK MILL SPUR, 1695312, male, by Mohawk Mill Legacy's Pride-Mohawk Mill Dolly. Gary S. Winall, owner and handler.
2d-MOHAWK MILL BIG STUFF, 1691821, male, by Mohawk Mill Trail Warrior-Mohawk Mill Fantasy. Gary S. Winall, owner and handler.
3d-MODIFIED CLYDE, 1674121, male, by Black River Hawk-Aries. L. J. & Casey King, owners; Larry King, handler.

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Open All-Age. Front Row: Gary Winall with Mohawk Mill Spur, Ellen Clements with Mohawk Mill Big Stuff, Larry King with Modified Clyde. Back Row: Kim Macguire, Rob Macguire (Judge) Johnny Atkinson (Judge) Lee Flanders, Skip Brown, Barbel Fetkoter, Gene Hogge, Ray Joye, Bruce Conover and Pat Casey.