Result: Kentucky Open Shooting Dog Championship
Location: Berea, Kentucky
Post Date: Jan 30, 2023
Submitted By: Pam Tucker
Kentucky Open Shooting Dog Championship Winners (from left): Judge Matt Pendergest,
Buster Tucker with Casey Creek Crystal Ice, Tim Hammons, Charlie Turner Blue Eye Dreamer,
and Judge Bill Vest.
The 42nd running of the Kentucky Open Shooting Dog Championship ran October 29-30, on the Miller Welch WMA Berea, Ky.
Bill Vest of Ezel, Ky., and Matt Pendergest of Lexington, Ky., judged the event. Twelve shooting dogs entered. Gratitude to both judges for providing their own horses, willingness to give their time, and diligent attention to the braces.
First place Casey Creek Crystal Ice, owned and handled by Buster Tucker of Berea, Ky., had an overall good front running race. Crystal ran the Mailbox course was found at 20 by scout Tim Hammons in the Old House Bottoms casting forward had her second find behind the Agee House.
Charlie Turner's Blue Eye Dreamer (Hannah) placed second. Hannah's first find was at 18 near the burnt barn and the next was at 32. Hannah ran the country, hunted big and strong through the power line bottom handled showed up where needed to be and did not need much scouting.
Both dogs are littermates out of Casey Creek Icy Hot and Charlie's Dream Girl.
Appreciation is expressed to Purina for its continued support and generosity. The Kentucky Field Trial Association's officers for their work and presence during the trial.
Berea, Ky., November 1
Judges: Matt Pendergest and Bill Vest
KENTUCKY OPEN SHOOTING DOG CHAMPIONSHIP [One-Hour Heats] - 6 Pointers, 3 Setters and 3 Irish Setters
Winner-CASEY CREEK CRYSTAL ICE, 1676908, pointer female, by Casey Creek Icy Hot-Charlie's Dream Girl. Buster & Pam Tucker, owners; Buster Tucker, handler.
Runner-Up-BLUE EYE DREAMER, 1674780, pointer female, by Casey Creek Icy Hot-Charlie's Dream Girl. Charles Turner, owner and handler.