|Front from left, Ch. Great River Magnum with Brian Sanchez and RU Ch. Chasehill Little Bud with Erin Stolgitis. Rear from left, field trial chairman Richard Giuliano, judge Jason Smit, Christine Donabedian, judge Jim Isperduli, Jim Bush, John Stolgitis, Elizabeth and John Malone and reporter Janice Gregory.|
GREAT RIVER MAGNUM
EAST WINDSOR, Conn. -- Great River Magnum, a pointer male owned and handled by Brian Sanchez of Central Islip, NY, was named champion at the 2012 Region 1/AFTCA Amateur All-Age Championship held Oct. 13-14, 2012 at Flaherty Field Trial Area. Magnum had six finds and a race that stretched the limits of the course.
Honorable mention went to Calico's Touch of Class, a pointer female handled by Tiffany Henderson; Erin's Stone Cutter, a pointer male handled by Kevin Stuart; Richfield Silver Belle, a pointer female handled by Bill McNamee, and High Drive Casey, a pointer male also handled by Brian Sanchez.
Saturday night's cocktail party was hosted by Claudia and Bill McNamee, owners of 2011 Champion Richfield Silver Belle, handled by Bill McNamee.
Judges were Jim Isperduli of Paxton, Mass., and Jason Smit of Montgomery, NY. Field trial chairman was Richard Giuliano.