Thursday, January 31, 2013

Marge Moffat passes...

We just received word that Marge Moffat, a lifetime member of the National Red Setter Field Trial Club and one of the first editors of The Flushing Whip, passed away on Saturday January 26 2013 in Grand Rapids MI.  Marge and her husband Tom were major contributors to the Purest Challenge in the early days of the club.  An obit can be found at

Although Marge had not been active in the club in recent years, she still corresponded regularly with Deb Fazenbaker, the current editor of The Flushing Whip.  She also was good friends with a local man who owns a red setter out of Conneaut Creek Red Setters, and Marge had frequent visits with his red setter and enjoyed these visits immensely.  Marge and her husband Tom were former residents of the Upper Peninsula where they were active hunters and field trialers.  

Rest In Peace Marge... you will be sorely missed.  Thank you for your service to the Purest Challenge.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Reminder: Hall of Fame Inductions!

Reminder that the Red Setter Hall of Fame Inductions will take place on Saturday February 9 2013 at the National Bird Dog Hall of Fame in Grand Junction TN.  Come celebrate with us as we induct Joe Edwards of Come Back Kennels and his beloved foundation dam Come Back Lady into the Red Setter Hall of Fame.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Red Setter History Project...

The National Red Setter Field Trial Club is working on some historical pictures and documents for its website. We have numerous pictures for which we have no dates, and sometimes no identification of dogs or people. If you have some time and wouldn't mind taking a look at some of the pics, let me know if you happen to have any information about the "unknowns." Thanks for checking!

A product of the Purest Challenge

Friday, January 18, 2013

Red Setter Championship & Futurity...

Come join us in March as the National Red Setter Field Trial Club runs its National Championship and Red Setter Futurity on the grounds of the Jim Edgar Wildlife Management Area in Chandlerville IL.  The trial will feature both an Open and Amateur Championship run on All-Age standards, as well as several supporting stakes.  The Red Setter Futurity will be conducted immediately following the Championship, and is run on Shooting Dog standards.  We also will be offering a one-hour Walking classic run under the banner of U.S. Complete, and it is a U.S. Complete points trial.  For complete information check out our link on the red setter website at   Print off a copy and mark your calendar.  This trial has something for everyone, from Championship horseback stakes to walking gundog stakes, and everything in between.  Join us on Friday for our banquet and awards presentation at the Riverbank Lodge... ask for the special "field trial" rate when you reserve your room!

Join us... our Pursuit of the The Purest Challenge...
...the quest continues!

Hunt with the best...
...go red