Result: Hanover Field Trial Club
Location: King William, Virginia
Post Date: Feb 3, 2023
Submitted By: Kirk Regensburg
Waverly Coleman Amateur Shooting Dog. From left to right: Dennis Kivikko with Warrior's Mean Louie, Bill Gwynn with Red Granite's Duke of York. Standing is George Ramkey with the Dog of the Day trophy for Molly (not pictured) and judges, Doug Mays and Pete DelCollo.
The Hanover Field Trial Association's Fall U. S. Complete Trial was held on Saturday, November 5, at the Cohoke Shooting Preserve. The Association would like to thank the Gottwald family for allowing the trial to be held on their private shooting preserve.
Dennis Bosewell had the facilities in good condition for the field trial. The club is fortunate to have use of these pristine grounds for field trials. It was a hot sunny day to run dogs but, a good time was had by all.
We would like to thank Nestle Purina for being the National Sponsor of the U. S. Complete weekend and championship trials. Purina is providing discount coupons for their dog food to all dogs who have earned placements in the various stakes.
Several club members pitched in to make this field trial a success. George Ramkey, Bert Wright and Kirk Regensburg planted birds. Retta Ramkey typed the program. Art Mourino provided the Kawasaki Mule which Hall Carter used to transport the dogs and handlers to the starting line. The gallery wagon was provided by Pat Brooks. Waverly Coleman drove his truck to pull the gallery wagon.
Charlotte Regensburg and Judy Jones provided lunch. Fried chicken, potato salad, cole slaw and butter beans were served for lunch. The Hanover club is fortunate to have many members and wives who help make this trial a success. We appreciate everyone's help in making our trial a success.
There were 5 dogs were entered in the derby stake and 13 dogs entered in the shooting dog stake. Judging the derby stake were Meredith and Judy Jones. Pete Delcollo and Doug Mays judged the Shooting Dog stake.
In the derby stake, Ace, a pointer male took first. Owned and handled by Verlene Stephenson, Ace had 4 finds and a nice run. Ace had an all around good run. Second was Dot, a pointer female. Owned and handled by Lee Flanders, Dot had 6 plus finds. Dot looked good on point but did not have as big a run. Flash, a setter female, took third. Owned and handled by Hall Carter, Flash ran a strong race and had 6 finds. Flash ended with a nice finish.
In the shooting dog stake, the judges were given the daunting task of selecting the top 3 performers from the 13 contestants entered in this stake. There were numerous contenders that performed admirably and without fault.
First place was Molly, a pointer female, owned by Lee Flanders. Molly had 4 finds. Molly got stronger as she ran and ended with a big finish. She hit all her objectives and finished strong. Her performance was without blemish, earning her "Dog of the Day" recognition as well.
The second placed dog was Louie, a pointer male. Handled by Dennis Kivikko, Louie had 3 finds and a back. Louie ran a good forward race and finished up nicely. Duke, a Brittany male, took third. Owned and handled by Bill Gwynn, he was a hunting machine with 7 finds. He did not have quite as big a run.
Molly, owned by Lee Flanders, was named Dog of the Day, winning the Waverly Coleman Shooting Dog trophy.
The Club would like to thank all the judges, participants and guests for coming and supporting our sport. The Association looks forward to their next U. S. Complete Trial scheduled for the spring of 2023.
King William, Va., November 5 - One Course
Judges: Pete DelCollo and Doug Mays
WAVERLY COLEMAN AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG - 8 Pointers, 3 Setters, 1 Brittany and 1 German Shorthair
1st-CHIPPOKES FANCY LADY, 1689564, pointer female, by Stoney Run's Buddy-Hirollins Fancy Lady. Lee Flanders, owner and handler.
2d-WARRIOR'S MEAN LOUIE, 1691549, pointer male, by Mohawk Trail Warrior-Pirate's Mean Louise. Dennis Kivikko, owner and handler.
3d-RED GRANITE'S DUKE OF YORK, 1687790, Brittany male, by Renegade's Rascal-Dr Jacs Must've Been The Roses. William & Susan Gwynn, owners.
Judges: Judy Jones and Mert Jones
AMATEUR DERBY - 2 Pointers, 2 Setters and 1 Brittany
1st-CAROLINA'S WINNING ACE, 1696147, pointer male, by Mohawk Mill Trail Warrior-Steel Valley War Dance. Verlene D. Stephenson, owner and handler.
2d-CHIPPOKES WARRIOR GIRL, 1696674, pointer female, by Mohawk Mill Trail Warrior-Mohawk Mill Fantasy. Lee Flanders, owner and handler.
3d-PINEKONE MOUNTAIN ASH, 1699129, setter female, by Pinekone Luke-Pinekone Playgirl. W. Hall Carter, Jr., owner and handler.
Amateur Derby. From left to right: Verlene Stephenson with Carolina's Winning Ace, Lee Flanders with Chippokes Warrior Girl and Hall Carter with Pinekone Mountain Ash.