Sunday, October 18, 2009

Ohio Red Setter Field Trial Club results...

Red setter Flushing Whip Roger Ramjet nails a quail during the
Jack Carter Memorial Amateur Walking Shooting Dog stake

Congratulations to the winners and placements for the fall renewal of the Ohio Red Setter Field Trial Club. In spite of a wet week and threat of rain, the weather was dry and just about perfect for the two days of running. I think that Jack Carter is watching over us every spring and fall and making sure we have good weather!

Thanks to everyone who, like always, pitched in and gave a helping hand for this trial. We don't have a clubhouse, no place to really cook, nothing but fields and trees... it's an "old fashioned" trial without the frills, but it always goes great because everyone pulls together. Special thanks to Ed Bartlett, my right hand man, to Tim McClurg for his generous use of horses, to Nick Mellon, pro trainer from Pittsburgh area, to Joe Kusmiercyzk for his donation of food for the cause, and to everyone who lent a helping hand to keep things rolling!

Also, a big thank you to the judges who spent the time in the saddle to watch our dogs... Ed Bartlett, Al McKinny, Tim McClurg, Chris Howerton, and John Golob.

Here's the results...

Open Puppy (Judges: Al McKinney & Ed Bartlett)
1st Hilo Sugar Tin PF Chris Howerton
2nd Conneaut Creek Holly’s Memory RSF Al Fazenbaker

Open Walking Derby (Judges Tim McClurg and Ed Bartlett)
1st Don’t Pinch Me PF Rich Kovacic
2nd Backcountry Hoss PM Chris Catanzarite

Open Walking Shooting Dog (Judges Chris Howerton & John Golob)
1st Backcountry Wanderer PF Chris Catanzarite
2nd Libby PF Ed Bartlett
3rd Sonny PM Al McKinney

Jack Carter Memorial Amateur Walking Shooting Dog (Judges Ed Bartlett & John Golob)
1st Flushing Whip Roger Ramjet RSM Al Fazenbaker
2nd Hilo Easy Storm PM Chris Howerton
3rd (Withheld)

Open Horseback Shooting Dog (Judges Ed Bartlett & John Golob)
1st Mac’s Silver Reign PF Tim McClurg
2nd Wanda PF Chris Catanzarite
3rd Her Ruby Red Slipper RSF Al Fazenbaker

Deb Fazenbaker and Prince ready to ride the gallery. Thanks to Deb for offering her "trial famous" Smokin' Hot Chili for lunch on both trial days. Also thanks to MaryAnn Bartlett for the great desserts!

The Three Amigos...

Al Fazenbaker (best dressed)

Nick Mellon

Al Lee (Region Director for ODNR Div. of Wildlife)

Special thanks to Al Lee for driving up from Akron to check out our trial... we really appreciated the work the ODNR Div. of Wildlife did to prepare the grounds this year... the mowing by the Div of Wildlife was just about the best we've seen in years. We tried to get Al to jump on a horse, and I know he had several offers to purchase some good pointing dogs, so hopefully we'll see him back in March to run in the puppy stake!!

Al McKinney

See you all again in the spring!

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