Elmer Brese

Elmer was both a competitor and a leader in the NBHA. He was State President in Tennessee for three years and at that time there were 24 clubs under his leadership. He was the Trial Chairman for the first NBHA Open Invitational in 1985. He was the MC for the Awards Banquet at the National Open in 1986 and was a very active amateur competitor. He paid 255 entry fees one year running his own dogs. He won the first NBHA Amateur Invitational Classic in 1987 with his very successful shooting dog, Dr. Holliday. He judged the NBHA Open Derby and Open Puppy stakes in 1989 and was the NBHA National Secretary at the time of his death. The award for Top National Amateur Handler of the Year bears his name and has been graciously donated by his wife, Sharon, since its inception.