Greypointe Field Trial Club Trial

Greypointe Field Trial Club
By Doug Meyer

The Greypointe Field Trial Club conducted our NBHA fall weekend stakes along Stranger Creek north of Tonganoxie, KS on Sept 19-20. Cover was high and wooly despite mowing so bird work was difficult for many of the Open Shooting Dogs and Derbies. During the Amateur Shooting Dog stakes on Sunday however, most dogs managed to have several contacts. Winning the Open Shooting Dog and starting off just like her Derby year ended was Bob Laisí setter female, Judy Ann Annie. The Derby was won by Brian Jonesí pointer male Rocky with a nice find and good race. Chris Kroll placed his pointer male Bull first after a nice hunting race in the Open Puppy. The Amateur Shooting Dog was won by Additionís Cover Girl co-owned with Andy Neria was handled by Rhonda Shepherd in her first effort at a field trial. Congratulations Rhonda and we are looking forward to you competing with us many times.
We were blessed with decent riding weather that wasnít too warm for the dogs and with water available along the course, most entries finished well. We had lots of kids at the trial riding horses and having a good time which is what it is ultimately all about. Thanks to our panel of judges including Chris Kroll, Barry Ward, Doug Meyer, Brandon Biddle and Brian Jones. We also had a nice treat as D&B Catering brought their food cart to the grounds for breakfast and lunch. They were complimented on their burgers and sausages with grilled peppers and onions. Grace Meyer barbequed Saturday after the running as well compliments of the Club. Good flying birds were provided by Chris Kroll who has started raising quail on his place at Fairview, KS. We look forward seeing everyone at the trials this season.

Front: Judy Ann Annie with Bob Lais, DuíMore Erinís Molly with Jordan and LG Barnard, Wild Covey Hardcopy with Josh Short, Brian Jones and Cody Short.

Back: Tim Penn, Andy Neria, Judge Doug Meyer, Jason Patty, Judge Chris Kroll, McKenzie and Paige Barnard and Brandon Biddle. Photo by Jim Fry

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