Result: Rock Springs Field Trial Club
Location: Eskridge, Kansas
Post Date: Feb 16, 2023
Submitted By: James Corpening
Rock Springs Field Trial Club held their first NBHA trial on the grounds near, Eskridge, Kan. These grounds have not been used much the last couple of years, so it was good to get back on them. The terrain is made up of draws, plumb thickets, sumac, rolling prairie and plenty of water from natural springs and ponds throughout the courses. These grounds are supreme for walking trials and is very much equal in terms of continuity for all participants. Although no wild birds were pointed in this trial there are some on the grounds but eluded us for the weekend. There were plenty of liberated birds for all the dogs.
Rock Springs would like to thank our landowners as for not having them we would not be able to run on the private grounds that they have shared with us going on 16 yrs. Our sponsors, Purina Pro Plan, Gun Dog Supply, Mule Brand Gear and Apparel with their support it helps us to put on quality trials. Thanks to all of them. All the help to put on the trial, many thanks to you. Judges, Greg Gibson, Barry Ward, Tyler Buche, Jim Corpening, and the dog wagon driver/camp organizer Joshua Palmer. And especially to all the participants that entered dogs.
Open Shooting Dog placements- First Unfinished Business (Ace) pointer male, owned by John Gaines, handled by Justin Crook. Nice race with 3 finds and a big finish at time. Second Fast Money (Molly) pointer male, owned by C. W. and Patty Moore, handled by Justin Crook- 3 finds and a nice race. Third Bye Bye G G (GG) pointer female, owned and handled by Robert Lais- Moderate race with 2 finds.
Open Derby - First Huber's Artemis Sunshine (Artie) Brittany female, owned and handled by Tavis Patterson. This little girl is full of life as she goes easily with here handler and is a joy to watch. She garnered 1s t in Derby and in the puppy second Clearcut Uptown Holly (Holly) Gordon Setter female owner Kent Tomlinson and Jane Shillie/handler Kent Tomlinson. Holly ran a nice race for her handler moving easily on the ground. Third Dexter Reddog Taylor (Dexter) Irish Setter male owner and handler Brad Taylor. Dexter was to the front and went easily with his owner.
Open Puppy - First Huber's Artemis Sunshine (Artie) Brittany female owner and handler Travis Patterson. Artie had a nice forward race going to front throughout her brace. Second Long Bigtime Mark (Mark) pointer male, owned by John Gaines, handled by Kaulin Ogle. Mark didn't have the biggest race but stayed to the front and went with his handler. Kaulin is a nice young man that is getting to run his dog and we all hope he continues as this sport needs all the youth handlers we can get.
Eskridge, Kan., November 13
Judges: Greg Gibson and Barry Ward
NBHA OPEN SHOOTING DOG - 18 Entries
1st-UNFINISHED BUSINESS, 1665852, pointer male, by Unabridged-Momo's Rock Solid. John D. Gaines, owner; Justin Crook, handler.
2d-FAST MONEY, 1681232, pointer female, by Stash The Cash-Lester's Speed Queen. C. W. Moore, owner; Justin Crook, handler.
3d-BYE BYE G G, 1663449, pointer female, by Merrihill's Bravo-Kanza. Robert Lais, owner and handler.
Judges: Tayler Buche and Jim Corpening
NBHA OPEN DERBY - 7 Entries
1st-HUBER'S ARTEMIS SUNSHINE, 1702261, Brittany female, by Biebel's Walt Longmire O'Call-O'Callahan's Run Around Sue. Aaron Patterson, Jr., owner and handler.
2d-CLEARCUT UPTOWN HOLLY, 1701923, Gordon setter female, by Clearcut Nicodemus-Clearcut Viper and the Snipper. Kent Tomlinson & Jane Schillie, owners; Kent Tomlison, handler.
3d-DEXTER REDDOG TAYLOR, 1695641, Irish setter male, by Waycross-Stilleto. Brad Taylor, owner and handler.
NBHA OPEN PUPPY - 4 Entries
1st- HUBER'S ARTEMIS SUNSHINE, 1702261, Brittany female, by Biebel's Walt Longmire O'Call-O'Callahan's Run Around Sue. Aaron Patterson, Jr., owner and handler.
2d-LONG BIGTIME MARK, 1701910, pointer male, by Lone Big Time-Georgia Born Cruella Devill. John D. Gaines, owner; Kaulin Ogle, handler.