2008 APC Specialty Field Events

Walking Field Trial & Hunt Test

The 2008 APC Walking Field Trial and Hunt Test was held in Petersburg, Indiana on September 27th and 28th at the Pike County Bird Hunter’s Club. 

The grounds consisted of two large open fields with tall grasses and tree lines which held birds well.  The course was easy to follow and water tanks were marked well.  Both fields, in part, could be viewed from the club house.

The facilities were very nice although some A/C would have been nice for the Saturday evening dinner and auction!  The food and hospitality the Club showed us was better than expected.  The homemade deserts and made to order breakfasts were the highlights of our dining experience for the weekend.

The walking trial began Saturday morning with a cool breeze but known to all, it wasn’t going to stay that way.  Later than morning the temperature reached into the 80’s.  The birds were strong, good flyers but due to the temperature and areas of thick grass, the bird work was not abundant.

Placements and trophies were awarded early that evening.
  The trophies given out with placement rosettes were from Goodrich Pottery.  I was very impressed with how the trophies turned out as well as the complimentary decorative tiles labeled with APC and different colored Pointers on point.  These tiles were given to each exhibitor for both events.  The same company made our judges gifts as well; ceramic mugs with the judges preferred breed of dog on the side.

Everyone had a fun time at the auction which rose just shy of $1,000.
  It seemed that almost everyone went home with something, even some of our judges and the AKC representative participated.

The Hunt Test was held on Sunday.  We started just a bit behind schedule due to some light fog but once it cleared it became obvious that it would be an even warmer day than Saturday.

There were no passing Masters or Seniors this year but there was plenty of bird work and placements given to the Juniors and their handlers.

The end of Sunday and the weekend was marked by a seminar by Diane Vater and Chuck Cooper on how to select a puppy for the field and some starter tips which was demonstrated with some of our Pointer puppies.  It was really fun watching the puppies get excited on those birds!  A big thanks goes to Chuck and Diane for sticking around to discuss field trialing and bird dogs and answering intelligent questions with direct response.  The majority of exhibitors and some of the old timer club members attended. 

Overall, we received a lot of good feedback that the trial was well run, the committee was hospitable, and was just a good time from the judges, exhibitors, and even the AKC representative (Gary Sadler).
  It was good company, good food, and good fun for all.

The 2009 Walking Field Trial and Hunt Test will be held at The Hunt Club in Percy, Illinois on September 20th & 21st.  To those planning to attend, see you there next year!

Regards,

Tracy Black | Event Chairman

Amateur Gun Dog

Amateur Gun Dog
Judges: Diane Vater & Chuck Cooper

1st     Ch Remington Grand Teton Ranger SH     Owner: Judy Bryant-Vilwock & Paul Vilwock     Handler: Judy Bryant-Vilwock
2nd     Ch Eclipse Final Fling Nthfld VCD2, TDX, MH, MX, MJX, RN     Owner June & Johnny Johnston     Handler: June Johnston
3rd     Withheld
4th     Withheld

Amateur Hunting Dog 

Amateur Hunting Dog
Judges: Diane Vater & Chuck Cooper

1st    Ch Eva De Atama JH     Owner: Julie & Mike Pullan & Maggie Platt     Handler: Julie Pullan
2nd  Ch Alydar's Can't Buy Me Love JH     Owner:  R. Murphy,C. Goldstine, N. Bosley & K. Reisenweaver     Handler: K Reisenweaver
3rd   Ch Blackthorne Bygone Icon CD     Owner/handler: Debra Freidus
4th    Withheld

Open Derby

Open Derby
Judges: Diane Vater & Jerry Paddock


1st     Ch Seasyde-Cookieland Mister Adam     Owner/Handler: Ann Greenawald
2nd     Blackthorne Just One Look     Owner/Handler: Debra Freidus
3rd   Withheld
4th   Withheld

Open Gun Dog 

Open Gun Dog
Judges: Diane Vater & Jerry Paddock

1st    Ch AFC Blackthorne Matrix JH     Owner/handler: Debra Freidus
2nd/3rd/4th    Withheld
 

Open Puppy

Open Puppy
Judges: Jerry Paddock & Chuck Cooper

1st     Kinnike Highgrove     Owner/Handler: Julie Pullan
2nd     Ch Seasyde-Cookieland Mister Adam     Owner/Handler : Ann Greenawald
3rd     Blackthorne Just One Look     Owner/Handler: Debra Freidus
4th     Nowwithem Twelve Gauge     Owner/Handler : Jill Koch

HUNT TEST RESULTS

Junior Hunter
Judges: James Hupp & Bill Thompson
Qualifiers:
Ch CinnaKerrys' Assets N Attitude     Owner: Kathy Duffy & Cindy Lane     Handler: Kathy Duffy
Dancindoll's Stone and Sand     Owner/Handler: Alexandra Soltan
Dobes' Den Seasyde Crystal     Owner: Kathy Duffy & Helyne Medeiros     Handler: Kathy Duffy
Kinnike Highgrove     Owner/Handler: Julie Pullan
Ch Nowwithem Guns of Kate Elder FDJ, JH     Owner: Jill Koch & Dawne Deeley     Handler: Jill Koch
Nowwithem Twelve Gauge     Owner/Handler : Jill Koch
Ch Seasyde-Cookieland Mister Adam     Owner/Handler : Ann Greenawald

Senior Hunter
Judges: James Hupp & Bill Thompson
No Qualifiers

Master Hunter
Judges: James Hupp & Bill Thompson
No Qualifiers 

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