Result: Region 1 Amateur Shooting Dog Championship
Location: East Windsor, Connecticut
Post Date: Jan 26, 2023
Submitted By: John Olfson
The Region 1 Amateur Shooting Dog Championship commenced Saturday October 15th in East Windsor, Conn., at the Dr. John E. Flaherty Field Trial Area with Judges John Olfson and Aiden Malone mounted and ready for action. We were fogged in and got off to a late start.
Under the joint effort of the Dr. John E. Flaherty Field Trial Clubs Association, and it's devoted President Dick Frawley, as well as the State of Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, Eastern District Wildlife Biologist Ann Kilpatrick, the grounds were in as good of condition as could be expected. We are thankful and appreciate this continued joint effort.
Multiple Champion (15 CH & 5 RU-CH) Miller's Unbridled Forever was named Champion. He laid out a powerful forward race, taking edges, very classy on point with six finds. Particularly impressive was the divided find at the top of the Dearborn section of the course. Both handlers flushed a large covey, when his brace mate came undone, this experienced dog handled the situation perfectly. He was seen going away at time, and it took some doing for handler Brian Sanchez and scout Alex Smith to round him up. He was shown with ample time to spare.
Calico's Over the Top was named runner-up Champion. This young dog 3 months from turning 3, was always forward, taking edges, classy on point, just overpowered his brace mate. In my view this dog has a very bright future. Veteran handler Alex Smith has a lot to look forward to with this young dog. Bracemate Little Miss Bella, owned and handled by Tim Cavanaugh laid out an impressive effort. She is a past Runner Up CH of this event, she is a multiple Champion in her own right, her most impressive being her National Amateur Grouse Championship.
Many thanks to Jim Thomas, the winner of last year's event with his fine dog Thomas Adirondack Turbo, for hosting Saturday night's dinner.
As always, many thanks to Jane Fogarty for taking such good care for the clubhouse and putting on the meals.
Many thanks to Greg Blair and Purina for their continued support. We are proud to award PRO PLAN Sport to the winners. We all appreciate Purina's effort and support of all sporting breeds; they are far and away second to none! In fact, I know of no one in our New England group of field trailers who does not feed PRO PLAN.
East Windsor, Conn., October 15 - One Course
Judges: Aiden Malone and John Olfson
REGION 1 AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG CHAMPIONSHIP [One-Hour Heats] - 13 Pointers and 2 Setters
Winner-MILLER'S UNBRIDLED FOREVER, 1661404, pointer male, by Just Irresistible-Miller's Bring The Heat. Great River Kennel & Neil Walker, owners; Brian Sanchez, handler.
Runner-Up-CALICO'S OVER THE TOP, 1692315, pointer male, by Dominator's Rebel Heir-Calico's Country Strong. Calico Kennels, Alex & Tiffany Smith, owners; Alex Smith, handler.