Result: Michigan Brittany Club
Location: Ionia, Michigan
Post Date: Jul 25, 2022
Submitted By: Bob Watson
The Michigan Brittany Club's spring 2022 trial was held on the prestigious field trial grounds at Ionia, Mich., April 8-10. First and foremost, a debt of gratitude goes out to the men and women who shared their time, knowledge, and resources and served as our judges for this trial. Weather conditions for this trial were not always ideal for judges and handlers (although the dogs were not complaining) with cool cloud days with on again off again rain and snow flurries throughout the weekend. Our judges persevered through everything Mother Nature threw at them and gave each dog and trial participant the attentiveness and focus they deserved. The Michigan Brittany Club field trial committee truly appreciates Mike Braddock, Harold Darga, Bill Darr, Charlie Fenech, John Hall, LeRoy Long, Blake Rizzo, Al Van Wieren, Frank Vicari, Mike Vicari, and Rebecca Walters for their service and commitment to the sport of field trialing and our trial.
This trial also benefits from the teamwork and camaraderie of members representing all three Michigan Brittany Clubs (Michigan Brittany Club, Michigan Saginaw Brittany Club, and the Western Michigan Brittany Club) and members of the Michigan Brittany Championship Association working together to make sure the clubhouse is in order, birds are ordered and taken care of, dogs are at the line ready to go, and a host of other tasks and chores that need to be addressed in order to run a successful trial. The fellowship that this group along with our fellow trial participants share was clearly visible at the Saturday night chicken barbeque dinner superbly orchestrated by John Hall. Great food, cold beverages, and good conversation filled with laughter, along with a crackling fire in the clubhouse fireplace created a warm atmosphere enjoyed by all in attendance.
In conclusion, a huge thank you goes out to all the handlers who entered a dog or two in our trial. Handlers from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania were well represented at our trial. The Michigan Brittany Club appreciates the support from professional handlers Jesse Chapman, Al Cropek, and Chad Holman for attending our trial with their fine string of dogs. We had a total of 125 entries for the trial. Several entries dropped due to coming into season and a couple more due to judging adjustments. When the dust settled, we had 112 entries come to the starting line. A reasonable number for our weekend trial.
The Michigan Brittany club trial committee hopes everyone attending our trial had a good time. We wish everyone a safe and happy summer. We hope to see you at our fall trial September 23-25.
Ionia, Mich., April 18
Judges: Bill Darr and Leroy Long
OPEN RESTRICTED ALL-AGE - 11 Brittanys, 1 Pointer, 2 Setters and 1 Vizsla
1st-ROYAL FLUSH SIR OLIVER TWIST, unreg., Brittany male, by Walker's Prairie Bandit-Royal Flush Honky Tonk Girl. John & Morgan D. Perrio, owners; Al Cropek, handler.
2d-W W'S GIN AND TONIC, 1676565, Brittany female, by Glade Run Irish-Driving Miss Daisy. Burton Wice, owner and handler.
3d-ACE'S ONE EYED JACK, 1661628, Brittany male, by Odyssey's Ace of Hearts-Lee's Rescue Bell. Ed & Donna Janulis, owners; Chad Holman, handler.
Judges: Frank Vicari and Mike Vicari
AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG - 10 Brittanys, 1 German Drahthaar, 1 German Shorthair and 2 Setters
1st-OVER UNDER REIGN THE FIELD, unreg., Brittany female, by A Trace of Bourbon with Diamonds-Over Under's Kick It Out. Samantha & Ryan Gauthier, owners; Samantha Gauthier, handler.
2d-CENTER RIDGE'S BARREL OF MONKEYS, unreg., Brittany female, by The Graduate of Seven Crowns-Center Ridge's Whitey Girl. Pam Darga, owner and handler.
3d-RAMBLIN GAMBLING WILLIE, unreg., Brittany male, by High Hopes Dark Nite-Windswept's War Bonnet. Samantha James & Dan Dodson, owners; Dan Dodson, handler.
Judges: Harold Darga and Al Van Wieren
OPEN PUPPY - 5 Brittanys, 2 Pointers, 1 German Shorthair and 2 Setters
1st-HIGHWATER'S LUIGI, unreg., pointer male, by Greypointe Nubarron-Drowning Creeks Tilda. Louis Albert & Blake Rizzo, owners.
2d-PRAIRIE STAR WINGMAN, unreg., Gordon setter male, by Clearcut's Thunder Bolt-Whitehorn's Bad Girl. Marianne Gasoway & Sandra Chapman, owners; Jesse Chapman, handler.
3d-HIGHWATER'S ARIAS, unreg., pointer female, by Greypointe Nubarron-Drowning Creeks Tilda. Louis Albert & Blake Rizzo, owners.
Judges: Mike Braddock and Charles Fenech
AMATEUR DERBY - 1 German Shorthair and 7 Brittanys
1st-WILDFIRE'S SNOWY MOUNTAIN, 1693164, German Shorthair female, by H's Am Cruiser-Snowy River's Sippin on Fire. Mike Vicari, owner and handler.
2d-BULLOCH'S WAKE UP CALL, unreg., Brittany male, by A Trace of Bourbon with Diamonds-Delaney's Jazzem Up Rosie She is a Pistol. Terra Bulloch, owner and handler.
3d-RED SAGE OF SEVEN CROWNS, 1696139, Brittany male, by Hope's Chief of Crosscreek-Autens Woodland Sage. Robert Scott Watson, owner; Robert William Watson, handler.
Judges: Leroy Long and Blake Rizzo
OPEN ALL-AGE - 13 Brittanys, 3 Pointers, 2 German Shorthairs, 3 Setters and 1 Vizsla
1st-WICKED QUICK, 1674810, pointer female, by Dunn's Tried'n True-Dunn's Get Out Sue. Sandy MacLean & Kelsey Hajek, owners; Sandy MacLean, handler.
2d-WILDFIRE'S ROYAL FLUSH, 1678115, German Shorthair mlae, by P J Wildfire's Little Bud-P J Wildfire's Little Angel. Mike Vicari, owner and handler.
3d-WICKED HIPPIE, 1684804, pointer female, by Lester's Sunny Hill Jo-Wicked Quick. Sandy MacLean & Kelsey Hajek, owners; Sandy MacLean, handler.
Judges: Frank Vicari and Mike Vicari
OPEN SHOOTING DOG - 9 Brittanys, 1 Pointer, 3 Setters and 2 Vizslas
1st-OVER UNDER REIGN THE FIELD, unreg., Brittany female, by A Trace of Bourbon With Diamonds-Over Unders Kick it Out. Samantha & Ryan Gauthier, owners; Al Cropek, handler.
2d-AYERIE THE SHADOW KNOWS, 1685298, setter male, by Ponderosa Mac-Orionstar Hippie Lyra. Kim & Ray McVeigh, owners; Jesse Chapman, handler.
3d- RAMBLIN GAMBLING WILLIE, unreg., Brittany male, by High Hopes Dark Nite-Windswept's War Bonnet. Samantha James & Dan Dodson, owners; Al Cropek, handler.
Judges: Mike Braddock and Blake Rizzo
AMATEUR ALL-AGE - 6 Brittanys, 1 Pointer and 2 German Shorthairs
1st-WILDFIRE'S SNOWY MOUNTAIN, 1694164, German Shorthair female, by H's Am Cruiser-Snowy Rivers Sippin on Fire. Mike Vicari, owner and handler.
2d-JO WILL'S SWEET MANDOLIN MUSIC, unreg., Brittany male, by Roustabout All In-Roll on Ms. Bella. Joe Williams, owner and handler.
Judges: John Hall and Leroy Long
OPEN DERBY - 7 Brittanys, 2 Pointers, 2 German Shorthairs and 2 Setters
1st-BAERENBACH MAID OF MISCHIEF, unreg., German Shorthair female, by Chindi's Mischief Maker-Silver Bullet Is You is My Baby. Denise & Tony Ross, owners; Jesse Chapman, handler.
2d-FERNIEHIRST ION, unreg., Gordon setter female, by Icehot's MacDude-White Lail's Darcy. Jennifer Stowe 7 Coleman Richards, owners; Jesse Chapman, handler.
3d- HIGHWATER'S LUIGI, unreg., pointer male, by Greypointe Nubarron-Drowning Creeks Tilda. Louis Albert & Blake Rizzo, owners.
Judges: Mike Vicari and Rebecca Walters
AMATEUR PUPPY - 6 Brittanys
1st-HI POINT'S SPICED UP RUDY, 1695961, male, by A N J's Ohio Hellion-High Hopes Jac's Original Spice. Kathy Gulembo, owner; Ron Gulembo, handler.
2d-KINWASHKLY KISMET, unreg., male, by Magnum High Velocity-Kinwashkly French Blaze. James & Mary Stevens, owners; Jim Stevens, handler.
3d-AJAX IRISH CHARM, 1694642, male, by Ajax VII-Ajax Dark Side Mila. Richard John Jarosinski, owner and handler.