Result: Mountain View Bird Dog Club
Location: Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania
Post Date: Jul 22, 2022
Submitted By: Thor Kain
On April 2nd bird dog enthusiasts from several States convened at the beautiful Murphy farm in Lake Ariel, Pa., for the U. S. Complete walking stakes hosted by the Mountain View Bird Dog Club. Grace Murphy, owner of the farm was on hand to watch the dogs and socialize with her friends. We are grateful she allows us to run on these grounds and enjoyed her company at the trial. The weather was cold and clear with a biting wind that blew all day. Dave McKay and Roger Dvorak were in the saddle for all three stakes. The club would like to thank them for spending a long day in the saddle.
The Amateur Puppy stake was first to run. Both judges commented they would have owned any one of the pups that were run that day. Taking the honor of the blue ribbon was Grousehill Rambo, he is bred, owned and handled by John Capocci of Connecticut. The red ribbon went to, Willow, owned and handled by Ray Forney. Closing out the placements was, Billy, owned and handled by Ray Forney. Ray was back in the winner's circle for both placements in the Derby stake with, Willow taking the blue and Billy second place. The shooting dog stake had many good performances. Dean Avillion's strong young pointer, Rip took first place honors with a solid performance. Rip stood tall and proud through all his birdwork. Waybetter Bobby earned a spot in the winner's circle for owner/handler Bobby Verdarosa. He took 2nd place with a nice race and pretty bird work. Andy Bogar's dog Spike took home the yellow ribbon with mature application and 3 nice finds.
Kids playing with puppies and horses, old friends trading bird dog stories, good food and a beautiful farm made for a good day. I would like to Thank Grace Murphy again for allowing us to use her farm.
Thanks are also in order for Larry Miles who took road guard duties, Charlie Killoran for helping wherever needed and George Nichols for helping with bird planting duties. Also a big thank you to Greg Blair and Purina for their generous sponsorship of the trial.
Lake Ariel, Pa., April 2 - One Course
Judges: Roger Dvorak and Dave McKay
AMATEUR PUPPY - 1 Pointer and 7 Setters
1st-GROUSE HILL RAMBO, 1696375, pointer male, by Bo of Piney Woods-Grouse Hill Prima. John Capocci, owner and handler.
2d-WILLOW OAK STAR, 1699579, setter female, by Danny Brooke-Cindy Lou Johnman. Ray Forney, owner and handler.
AMATEUR DERBY - 1 Pointer and 3 Setters
1st- WILLOW OAK STAR, 1699579, setter female, by Danny Brooke-Cindy Lou Johnman. Ray Forney, owner and handler.
2d-RAY'S BILLY BUDDY, 1699478, setter male, by Danny Brooke-Cindy Lou Johnman. Ray Forney, owner and handler.
AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG - 14 Entries
1st-HUCKLEBERRY'S ICE STORM, 1686182, pointer male, by Nottingham's Storm Warning-Little Wing Wango Tango. Dean & Catherine Avillion, owners; Dean Avillion, handler.
2d-WAYBETTER BOBBY, 1682880, pointer male, by Waybetter Rocky-Nehawka Amazin Sue. Robert Verderosa, owner and handler.
3d-BIG RUN REBEL, 168075, setter male, by Attitude's True Grit-Bo's After Party. Andrew Bogar, owner and handler.
Big Run Rebel Third in the Amateur Shooting Dog Stake