Event: Razorback Open Shooting Dog Classic
Result: Hidden Valley Field Trial Club
Location: Conway, Arkansas
Post Date: Mar 7, 2023
Submitted By: Rita Ornsby
Open Shooting Dog Classic. Front row: Shawn Kinkelaar with Tug O'War, Virgil Moore with Silver W Carson, Brian Gingrich with Erin's Thunder Backus. Back row: Ronnie Miller, Harold Woodward, Judge Rita Ornsby, Ryan Eichelberger Judge.
The Razorback Open Shooting Dog Classic scheduled to start December 10, 2022, at Camp Robinson, Conway, Ark., was delayed a day due to heavy rain and thunder storms. It remained cool and cloudy with an occasional mist throughout the trial.
Our sincere appreciation is extended to Purina and Greg Blair for the continuation of their sponsorship. We couldn't do it without them.
Our sincere appreciation also to Sport Dog for training collars and Jim Moorehouse for their continued support.
Lunches and evening meals were prepared by top notch chef Johnny Ornsby. As always, the food was delicious.
Judges Harold Woodward, Vilonia, AR and Ryan Eichelberger, Chelsea, OK officiated this year's running. They rode at a steady pace and were very attentive to all throughout the running.
Things could not run smooth without a good dog wagon driver as Roger Martin retired Area Manager over Camp Robinson drove and knows these grounds forward and backwards and is always willing to help any way he can he is much appreciated.
Open Shooting Dog Winners
First place Tug O'War pointer male, owned by Bjorn Peterson and handled by Shawn Kinkelaar ran in the 4th brace. Tug had an outstanding ground race throughout his hour and was found standing on point at 50, birds right where he indicated they were. Handler flushed a large covey of birds as Tug stood with impeccable manners. He finished his hour eating up the country.
Second place Silver W Carson pointer female, owned by Roydon Tilly and handled by Virgil Moore ran in the 10th brace. Silver had a quick find at 5. Handler flushed a covey as she stood staunch. Taken on, she continued making impressive casts and was awarded another find at 49. She stood with style while hander put a bevy to flight. Silver finished the hour taking in the country.
Third place Erin's Thunder Backus, pointer male owned by Dr Tom Jackson and Jerry Moisson and handled by Shawn Kinkelaar ran in the 2nd brace. Point called at 51 just after crossing the mountain. Backus was standing staunch as handler approached and flushed birds. Sent on he finished the hour with plenty of go left in him.
Open Derby Winners
First place went to Hunt's Full Moon Rising owned by Justin D Hunt and handled by Shawn Kinkelaar which ran in rhe 4th brace. Stud (call name) covered the ground with purpose and was rewarded with finds at 20 and 27. His manners were perfect as handler put birds to flight. He finished the brace strong.
Second place Ramblin Rivers Unplugged owned by Bill Stapleton and Mike Northwood and handled by Brian Gingrich ran in the 2nd brace. Layla (call name) had two covey contacts and ran a nice derby race.
Third place Backus White Privilege owned by Dr. Tom Jackson and Jerry Moisson and handled by Shawn Kinkelaar. Sam (call) ran a nice derby race which garnered him 3rd place.
Conway, Ark., December 10
Judges: Ryan Eichelberger and Harold Woodward
OPEN SHOOTING DOG CLASSIC [One-Hour Heats] - 26 Entries
1st-TUG O'WAR, 1668963, pointer male, by Sugarknoll War Paint-Nehawka Amazin Sue. Bjorn Peterson, owner; Shawn Kinkelaar, handler.
2d-SILVER W CARSON, 1689169, pointer female, by Sugarknoll War Paint-Nehawka Amazin Sue. Roydon Tilley, owner; Virgil Moore, handler.
3d-ERIN'S THUNDER BACKUS, 1692320, pointer male, by Chelsea's Thunder Bolt-Erin's Bet On Me. Dr. Tom Jackson & Jerry Moisson, owners; Shawn Kinkelaar, handler.
OPEN DERBY - 6 Pointers and 1 Setter
1st-HUNT'S FALL MOON RISING, 1701415, pointer male, by Touch's Mega Mike-Gone With the Wind. Justin D. Hunt, owner; Shawn Kinkelaar, handler.
2d-RAMBLIN RIERS UNPLUGGED, 1698585, pointer female, by Miller's Blindsider-Wells Southern Charm. Bill Stapleton & Mike Northwood, owners; Brian Gingrich, handler.
3d-BACKUS WHITE PRIVILEGE, 1698181, pointer male, by Touch's Malcolm Story-Silver W Joe Z. Dr. Tom Jackson & Jerry Moisson, owners; Shawn Kinkelaar, handler.
Open Derby. Front row: Shawn Kinkelaar with Hunt's Full Moon Rising, Brian Gingrich with Ramblin Rivers, Virgil Moore with Backus White Privilege. Back row: Ronnie Miller, Harold Woodward, Judge Rita Ornsby, Ryan Eichelberger.