Result: Tallapoosa Field Trial Club
Location: Carrollton, Georgia
Post Date: Jun 7, 2022
Submitted By: Marty Robinson
Touch's High Hopes First in the Open Shooting Dog Stake; First in the Amateur Shooting Dog Stake
The Tallapoosa Field Trial Club held its Spring SBHA trial at Bear Creek Farm in Carrollton, Ga. Marty and Linda Robinson along with the remainder of their family members want to thank everyone who participated or attended the trial for the continued support this trial receives during the fall and spring each year. This group takes great pride in the support and the reputation the Tallapoosa Field Trial Club has earned through the years and each trial is always another opportunity for Southern Hospitality to be on full display.
Our judges for the event this year were Lavon King and Connie Kish King of Rockmart, Ga., and David Lovern of Powder Springs, Ga. Not often, does a weekend trial have three judges judging events but in an effort to continue our push to grow and improve the sport, by introducing judging opportunities for interested participants is a clear way we can do that. Connie has ridden and watched dogs at trials for years now and is quite knowledgeable about the attributes that separate the performances of dogs in competition. We were so glad to have her adjudicating many of the stakes at our trial. "Thanks Connie". Connie did a fine job and was super attentive and thorough.
We have to always thank our wonderful sponsors; Eukanuba, Kinetic, SportDog, James O'Neal Dodge, Hillbilly Mud, Gun Dog Supply, Gun Dog Central, The Saddle Guy. Eukanuba is the SBHA organization's Platinum sponsor and they continue to provide such support that along with our other sponsors allows SBHA to continue blazing the trail related to the future of field trialing.
Again, we were fortunate to have dogs and handlers from multiple states along with more new faces we hope will become ongoing friends and participants. We wish everyone much happiness in the off-season and will look forward to seeing everyone at our next trial in the fall of 2023 at Bear Creek Farms.
Carrollton, Ga., March 18
Judges: Connie K. King and David Lovern
SBHA OPEN DERBY - 6 Pointers, 1 Setter and 1 German Shorthair
1st-PREMIER'S WARDEN, 1691063, pointer male, by Hirollins Talkin Smack-Premier's Parolee. Daryl Thomas, Jr., owner and handler.
2d-HIROLLINS WHITE LIGHTENING, 1696976, pointer male, by Hirollins B K Unforgettable-New Begun Courtney. Bruce Mercer, owner; Scott Miller, handler.
3d-BEAR CREEK TEXAS FIGHT, 1697630, pointer male, by Showtime Sam Houston-Erin's Wild Callie. Marty Robinson, owner and handler.
SBHA OPEN SHOOTING DOG - 11 Pointers and 1 Setter
1st-TOUCH'S HIGH HOPES, 1684305, pointer female, by House's Ring of Fire-Touch's Blayalock Bess. Marty Robinson, owner and handler.
2d-PACK'IN A PUNCH, 1658465, pointer male, by Great River Ice-Piney Run Judy. Marty Robinson, owner and handler.
3d-PINEY RIDGE RICKY, unreg., pointer male, breeding not given. Pine Ridge Plantation, owner; Daryl Thomas, Jr., handler.
SBHA AMATEUR DERBY - 8 Pointers
1st-TOOTHACRES BIG JOHN, 1692518, male, by Bonner's Excalibur-Tallgrass Piper. Ross Penland, owner; David Penland, handler.
2d-BITTY, unreg., female, breeding not given. Jimmy Mitchell, owner and handler.
3d-LOVERN'S YELLER ROSE, 1697467, female, by Miller's Unfinished Business-Miller's Pretty Woman. Lisa Lovern, owner and handler.
SBHA AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG - 12 Entries
1st-TOUCH'S HIGH HOPES, 1684305, pointer female, by House's Ring of Fire-Touch's Blaylock Bess. Marty Robinson, owner and handler.
2d-TOOTHACRES RICKY BOBBY, 1691069, pointer male, by Hirollins Gone and Doneit-Moehill's Carolina Robin. Ross Penland, owner; David Penland, handler.
3d-GOOD REASON FARKLEBERRY, 1671857, setter male, by Chukarhill Rimrock Ridge-Good Reason Raspberry. Kerri Elfvin, owner and handler.
Pack'in A Punch Second in the Open Shooting Dog Stake