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Result: Utah Field Trial Association

Location: Howell, Utah

Post Date: Jun 27, 2022

Submitted By: Rich Burgi, President

utah (002)

Open Shooting Dog. From left: K O's Pistol Packin Pete with Lance Hansen, T A K's Hail on Wheels with Dustin Hamilton, Rock Hard Platinum with Shawn Miller. Standing, from left: Mat Blockovich, Kyle Oxborrow, Judge: Dan Campbell, Tom Kosmack, Matt Solt, Rich Burgi, Judge: Mike Mathews, Brett Burgi, Art Cox.

The Utah Field Trial Association held its spring field trial at Howell, Utah on March 26, 2022. We would like to thank the judges, Dan Campbell of Salt Lake City, Utah; Mike Mathews of Rockland, Ida; Art Cox of Eagle Mountain, Utah; and Matt Solt of Salt Lake City, Utah; for their willingness to put in their time and commitment to each brace. We would also like to thank Jered Anderson for providing the grounds where everyone enjoys some wild birds on the gentle foothills. We appreciate having strong support from Scott Evans every year with planning and holding the club's field trial, and also to Brett Burgi as the trial marshall and throughout the day with bird planting and help with anything that was needed.

The Open Shooting Dog stake drew 8 entries. First place was awarded to Rock Hard Platinum ("Harley"), a 2 year-old liver and white GSP female owned and handled by Art Cox. Harley broke away westward towards the foothills with speed and a strong, forward race. She was found standing to the front, against a sagebrush patch, with high head and tail. A quick flushing attempt produced a single chukar for her. She continued hunting the extreme edges of the course, through a gate, and found pointing at some thick sage where handler produced some feathers from a bird that had left the scene. Harley finished her brace, strong to the front where she was gathered up at time.
Second place in the shooting dog stake was awarded to T A K's Hail on Wheels ("Kilo"), a 6 year-old GSP female owned and handled by Tom Kosmack. Handler asked scout, Dustin Hamilton, to ride over a crest where Kilo was found standing. Multiple chukars were visible to judge and handler upon approach. When handler dismounted, several birds flushed with Kilo showing great intensity and manners through flush and shot. After this find, Kilo quickly gained the front, finishing strong and forward. Tom and Kilo have been very successful this spring, garnering several placements in different trials.
Third place was awarded to K O's Pistol Packin Pete ("Pete"), an 18-month GSP male owned and handled by Kyle Oxborrow. Pete had a large shooting dog race, hunting and searching with big moves to the front. Pete is a young dog that also placed in the subsequent derby stake later that day.

The Open Derby stake drew 11 entries and was a very competitive event. The first place derby dog was Janee's Redialed ("Griff"), an English Pointer male owned and handled by Jason Staley of Murtaugh, Idaho, with an exceptional forward race with 2 bird contacts. He also handled easily and finished moving forward. Second place derby dog was Janee's Unphiltered ("Dan"), also an English Pointer male owned and handled by Jason Staley of Murtaugh, Idaho. Dan had a lot of forward power with 2 bird contacts. Third place derby dog was again KO's Pistol Packin Pete ("Pete"), a German Shorthair pointer male owned and handled by Kyle Oxborrow. Pete had a nice forward race and had 4 bird contacts which caused him to go into hunting mode, but then finished as strong as the other placements.
Well-deserved Congratulations to all placements!
Howell, Utah., March 26 - One Course
Judges: Dan Campbell and Mike Mathews
OPEN SHOOTING DOG - 8 German Shorthairs

1st-ROCK HARD PLATINUM, 1692424, female, by W D K's Otis-O T F's Tickle Me Wild. Art Cox, owner and handler.
2d-T A K'S HAIL ON WHEELS, 1677840, female, by Tope's Forward Scout-Tak's Jeter. Tom A. Kosmack, owner and handler.
3d-K O'S PISTOL PACKIN PETE, 1693904, male, by Quailpoint Blackriver Legend-W S K's Voodoo Queen. Kyle Oxborrow, owner and handler.
Judges: Art Cox and Matt Solt
OPEN DERBY - 6 Pointers, 1 Brittany and 4 German Shorthairs

1st-JANEE'S REDIALED, 1696569, pointer male, by Miller's Speed Dial-Peek's Line Dancer. Jason Staley, owner and handler.
2d-JANEE'S OUT PAST CURFEW, 1696568, pointer male, by Janee's Unphiltered-Janee's All Onthe Line. Jason Staley, owner and handler.
3d-K O'S PISTOL PACKIN PETE, 1693904, German Shorthair male, by Quailpoint Blackriver Legend-W S K's Voodoo Queen. Kyle Oxborrow, owner and handler.