Rhode Island's Kelsey Dellenger turned 14 on April 27, 2013. When her parents asked what she'd like to do for her birthday, she replied that she'd like to go to New Hampshire and run her setter, Allie, in the Northern New Hampshire spring trial.
What a birthday present Kelsey got when judges announced on Saturday that Allie had taken second place in the White Mountain Open Derby Classic! Kelsey's dad, Lanny, says that Kelsey was more than a little excited about sharing the winning ribbons with pro handler Dave Hughes. [Studley and Dutch were handled by Hughes on Saturday.] On Sunday, the placements in the amateur derby were repeated, with Lloyd Murray taking first with Long Gone Studley, Kelsey taking second with Allie, and Terry taking third with Dutch.
Nice job once again, Kelsey!
Monday, April 29, 2013
HOW MUCH DO WE LOVE THIS GUY?!
92 years old. Whew. The man just gets better with age!
[Gene's son, Gene Jr., is holding the pointer. Judge Andrew Campbell is at right.]
Posted by Region 1/ANEFTC (Association of New England Field Trial Clubs) at 6:21 PM
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Posted by Region 1/ANEFTC (Association of New England Field Trial Clubs) at 9:42 PM
Friday, April 26, 2013
57 DOGS DRAWN
EAST WINDSOR, Conn. -- Fifty seven dogs have been drawn for Associated Field Trial Clubs of Clubs of Connecticut's annual spring horseback/walking trial to be held at Flaherty Field Trial Area.
The first brace will break away at 8 a.m. Saturday. Handlers dinner will follow the day's running on Saturday night.
OPEN PUPPY HORSEBACK
Judges: Bob Fasullo and Tom George
1-1 Daisy PF O'Brien
1-2 Hank PM Pombrio
2-1 Buck PM Olfson
2-2 Wizard's Ploughman Poet ESM Hathaway
3-1 Abby PF O'Brien
3-2 Kelly PF Cavanaugh
AMATEUR DERBY HORSEBACK
Judges: Andrew Campbell and Tom George
1-1 Knot PF Tobiassen
1-2 Dan ESM Richardson
2-1 Jake PM Pombrio
2-2 Sally PF Malone
3-1 Jill PF Casale
3-2 Chad ESM Richardson
4-1 Clem PF Tobiassen
4-2 Katie PF Cavanaugh
5-1 Speck ESM Richardson
AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG HORSEBACK
Judges: Kevin Stuart and Toby Tobiassen
1-1 Peeps PM Goodie
1-2 Lee GSPF Fasullo
2-1 Joszsi VM Campbell
2-2 Sally PF Pombrio
3-1 Scout GDPF George
3-2 Danny PM Casale
4-1 Jesse PF Smith
4-2 Jake PM Campbell
5-1 Dixie PF O'Brien
5-2 Beau PM McNamee
6-1 Uno PF Goodie
6-2 Spirit GSPF George
7-1 Willie Rail PM Casale
7-2 Strech PM O'Brien
8-1 Angie ESF McNamee
8-2 Toby GSPM Goodie
9-1 Brody GSPF O'Brien
9-2 Momo VM Campbell
OPEN PUPPY WALKING
Judges: Bob Fasullo and Tom George
1-1 Amber PF Cavanaugh
1-2 Buck PM Olfson
2-1 Wizard's Ploughman Poet ESM Hathaway
2-2 Daisy PF O'Brien/Goodie
3-1 Montana Rod PM Daughty
3-2 Kelly PF Cavanaugh
4-1 Abby PF O'Brien/Goodie
4-2 Montana Soo PF Daughty
OPEN DERBY WALKING
Judges: Tom George and Dennis Hazel
1-1 Amber PF Cavanaugh
1-2 Wizard's Ploughman Poet ESM Hathaway
2-1 Max PM Labella
2-2 Dan ESM Richardson
3-1 Winter PF Unsworth
3-2 Katie PF Cavanaugh
OPEN SHOOTING DOG WALKING
Judges: Dennis Hazel and Chris Palmer
1-1 Yank's Bucky Boy ESM Skut
1-2 Stella PF McNamee/Stolgitis
2-1 Uno PF Goodie
2-2 Beau PM McNamee
3-1 Duke ESM Frisella
3-2 Brody GSPF Goodie
4-1 Tank ESM Clark
4-2 Angie ESF McNamee
5-1 Peeps PM Goodie
5-2 Buck PM Pereira
Posted by Region 1/ANEFTC (Association of New England Field Trial Clubs) at 11:24 AM
Monday, April 22, 2013
Field Trial Clubs
to Hold Spring
Associated Field Trial Clubs of Connecticut has rescheduled its spring trial to this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28, 2013.
SATURDAY STAKES will be horseback and will include Open Puppy, Amateur Derby and Amateur Shooting Dog.
SUNDAY STAKES will be walking (U.S. Complete) and will include Puppy, Derby and Open Shooting Dog.
Drawing is 8 p.m., Thursday, April 25 at the home of the chairman, Dave O'Brien 860 884-3423
Posted by Region 1/ANEFTC (Association of New England Field Trial Clubs) at 5:26 PM
Monday, April 15, 2013
CHASEHILL LITTLE D-LITE
NAMED TOP DOG
AT REGION 1
CHASEHILL LITTLE BUD
EXETER, RI -- With six finds, three backs, and a fast, forward ground race, Chasehill Little D-Lite continues the Chasehill legacy, winning the champion's ribbon at the 2013 Region 1 Amateur Walking Shooting Dog Championship held April 13-14 at Arcadia Management Area. Runnerup was D-Lite's dad, Chasehill Little Bud, who had three finds and a well-applied ground race. Bud was the winner of this championship in 2010.
D-Lite, a white and liver 3-year-old pointer female, is owned by Jim Kilrain of Braintree, Mass., was bred by Richard and Monique Giuliano and handled by Richard Giuliano of Foster, RI. Bud, a white and liver 8-year-old pointer male, is owned by John Stolgitis of Ashaway, RI, and was handled by Mike Flewelling of Holden, Maine.
D-Lite was "classy going through the woods, always up front, a nice little dog with just as much fire at the end as she had at the beginning," said judge Gene Casale Jr. She had six finds and three backs.
The difference between champion and runnerup, according to both judges, was that more was seen of D-Lite. "It was a pleasure watching her," said Casale. "Although you didn't see [Bud], you knew where he was all the time. I had him on the bell," said Malone.
Runnerup Chasehill Little Bud hunted "very, very hard," said Malone. "He hunted the country. He didn't get rewarded with the number of birds he should have [Bud had three finds], but he hunted hard, he was forward. You know what I liked? He got inside the wind all the time."
"He had as much stamina at the end as he did at the beginning," said Casale. "He probably did the most hunting out of them all. Didn't find as many birds but no one found as many birds today as yesterday," he said.
|Region 1 Runnerup handler Mike Flewelling with Region 1 treasurer Jeff Smith, left, and Championship chairman Richard Giuliano, right.|
Honorable mentions went to Victor's Big Jake, a setter male owned by Victor Forsyth, and to Texas Honey Bee, a setter female, owned and handled by Kevin Klein.
|Judges John Malone, left, and Gene Casale Jr.|
Jack started the hour nicely with a find on the right edge of the big field after the breakaway. D-Lite swung in for a back and all was in order. Jack would go on to have two more good finds but later he would refuse to back D-Lite, and would be picked up.
After Jack's first find, the dogs were released and this time it was D-Lite's turn to point some birds, swapping ends smartly as she caught their scent. D-Lite was loosed and several minutes later came upon another quail which she again pointed with intensity. A single bird was flown and all was in order.
D-Lite had a find at 45 where she was found standing far to the front. A single bird was flushed for her and all was in order. She was released and ran only several yards ahead when the scent of a bird called to her and she swapped onto point for a quail walking in the brush along the path. Her handler flushed for her and as he was returning to collar her, Jack came blazing through, neglecting to back, and was picked up. D-Lite stayed mannerly through the ruckus. Again, D-Lite was loosed and stopped on a quail that was moving in heavy undergrowth. All was in order. She went on to have two more finds, both buried in the woods, and finished the hour going away.
Chasehill Little Bud, the runnerup, ran in the 11th brace on the second day of the two-day trial. He was braced with Grouse Hill Dixie, a pointer female owned and handled by John Capocci. The tracker was called for Dixie as she wasn't seen again off the breakaway. Point was called for Bud at the 20-minute mark. He exhibited his usual strong pointing style, head and tail up, showing that he knew his birds were there. The dog was loosed and within minutes had dug up another find, again with the same style and class. His last find was on the edge of a cornfield several yards in under some pitch pine where a single bird was produced. He hunted the course hard and far and wide and finished his hour going strong.
|John Fino flushing for Southbound Strech|
The first brace of the day paired Southbound Strech (Fino) and Victor's Big Jake (Forsyth). Strech ran a commendable race with two finds but suffered numerous unproductives. Jake was the star of the day with six finds and one unproductive. His ground race wasn't quite up to par with the winners and while he was carried in the top two for all of Day 1, the ground race resulted in his drop to the No. 3 spot at the end.
|Yankie's Bucky Boy, owned and handled by Frank Skut.|
Yankie's Bucky Boy (Skut) and Fox Cobble Jack (Whigham) comprised the second brace. Early on, both dogs stopped under stand of pines. Neither handler could produce a bird, however, and unproductives were taken for both dogs. Jack had a nice find several minutes later near the Midway Trail where he stood staunchly and a single bird was flown. Seven minutes later, Bucky had a find. He stood solidly with a high head and tail as his handler flushed a bird. Another stop 10 minutes later, however, resulted in his first unproductive. With several minutes still left in the hour, Jack's handler called for the tracking collar as the dog had been out of pocket for too long. Bucky went on but suffered his second unproductive and was picked up.
|Jim Bush stands with his white and black pointer, Pointer Meadow Elroy, while Mike Flewelling flushes for Richfield Silver Lining.|
Fourth brace: One Bad Winter (Unsworth) and Peace Dale Duke (Frisella). After the breakaway, not much was seen of Duke and the tracker was eventually called for. Winter was putting down a very nice race. This snappy young pointer had two nice finds, including one that she slammed into, high in the back, low in the front. However, this pretty running dog suffered two unproductives and was picked up by her handler.
|Kellie Short's setter, True Patriot, on point.|
In the fifth brace were True Patriot (Short) and Texas Copper Top (Klein). Two pretty setters in this brace, the first after lunch. Copper had her first find six minutes out when she made a cast to the right and up a hill, where no other dogs had gone, and pointed herself a bird. Shots were fired and she was released, running only several hundred feet when she came upon another bird. Patriot was coming up from another direction at the same time and the dogs shared a divided find. Birds were produced and shots were fired for both dogs. Patriot had another find at about the halfway mark with Copper being whoaed to a back. At 50 minutes, Copper had a nice, staunch find, with Patriot backing. Birds were flown and all was in order. Patriot had himself another find at 56 in a heavy pine stand. Both dogs finished their hour hunting ahead.
|Richard Giuliano, right, stands with pointer Chasehill Little D-Lite with John Fino flushes for Sugar Knoll Jack.|
Sixth brace, Sugar Knoll Jack (Fino) and Chasehill Little D-Lite (Giuliano), previously described.
In the seventh brace, Yankie's Ginnie Girl (Skut) and Islander (Kazic). Both Ginnie and Islander started out with quick unproductives this afternoon. Islander made up for this with a find on the edge a minute later with Ginnie backing. All was in order. Dogs were released and Ginnie was found standing several minutes later. Islander came running through and failed to back. He was picked up, as was Ginnie, by her handler after what would be her second unproductive.
|Elias Richardson flushing for Blackstone Stoney|
In the first brace of the second day, where temperatures were about 10 degrees warmer than the previous day and the skies were blue, Grouse Hill Belle (Capocci) was braced with Chasehill Ben Franklin (Flewelling) in the 9th. Belle started off nicely with a stop-to-flush on a relocation. She followed that up with a couple of unproductives which put her out of contention. Franklin stayed with his handler for a little while, then the tracker was called for at the halfway mark after an extended absence.
|Kevin Kline with his setter, Texas Black Pepper, and Mike Flewelling.|
The 11th brace, Grouse Hill Dixie (Capocci) and Chasehill Little Bud (Flewelling), was previously described.
|Mike Flewelling returns to Chasehill Little Bud after a find.|
Richfield Almond Joy (Giuliano) was braced with Texas Honey Bee (Klein) in the 12th. At about 15 minutes out, Joy had a limb find - a REAL limb find with the quail sitting on a tree branch. Handler flushed the bird and all was in order. On her next find, however, Joy chased a bird and was picked up. Honey Bee nicely pinned a bird on the edge of a field under some pines looking very staunch. She would go on to score four more finds, all with good manners, and finished her hour going away, but she just didn't have the style or ground race of the dogs the judges were carrying.
|Kevin Klein and Texas Honey Bee.|
In the 13th and final brace, Grouse Hill Bullet (Capocci) ran as a bye. Bullet started his hour with one nice find on the field's edge. Shots were fired and all was in order. Bullet stopped the next time, his handler came in to flush and it all got too exciting for the handsome pointer who chased the bird. He was picked up, and the championship was over.
As always, food at a New England field trial can't be beat. John Stolgitis made a huge pot of tasty venison stew, perfect after a chilly morning of riding and running dogs, and there were more cold cuts, salads and rolls than you could shake a stick at.
|Lots of new young horses this weekend. John Malone with 4-year-old "Junior" and Karen Unsworth with 3-year-old "Abilene."|
Following the running, a cocktail party hosted by chairman Richard Giuliano on behalf of Region 1 included a huge assortment of crackers and cheese, amazingly crabby crab dip made by Mike Flewelling (no skimping here), hummus, pepper biscuits, stuffed peppers, sopressata, shrimp, you name it, it was there.
Many thanks go to out to those helping including Bob Danna, Phil Clark, Lanny Dellinger, Frank Skut, Bill Whigham, Richard Frisella, Tad Dorry, Carl Lufkin and Jim Bush. Pretty much everyone who attended this trial -- and all who attend trials in New England -- pitch in to help where it's needed and never need to be asked. We thank you all for that.
Posted by Region 1/ANEFTC (Association of New England Field Trial Clubs) at 1:41 PM
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
25 DOGS DRAWN
FOR REGION 1
EXETER, RI -- Twenty-five dogs have been entered in the Region 1 Amateur Walking Shooting Dog Championship. The event will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Arcada Management Area. (Sunday's stakes also start at 8 a.m.)
Judges are Gene Casale Jr. of Marlborough, CT, and John Malone of Bolton, CT. Chairman is Richard Giuliano.
1-1 Southbound Strech PM Fino
1-2 Victor's Big Jake ESM Forsyth
2-1 Yank's Bucky Boy ESM Skut
2-2 Fox Cobble Jack PM Whigham
3-1 Porter Meadow Elroy PM Bush
3-2 Richfield Silver Lining PM Flewelling
4-1 One Bad Winter PF Unsworth
4-2 Peace Dale Duke ESM Frisella
5-1 True Patriot ESM Short
5-2 Texas Copper Top ESF Klein
6-1 Sugar Knoll Jack PM Fino
6-2 Chasehill Little D-Lite PF Guliano
7-1 Yank's Ginny Girl ESF Skut
7-2 Islander ESM Kazic
8-1 Blackstone Stoney PM Richardson
8-2 Chasehill Bud Lite PM Unsworth
9-1 Belle PF Capocci
9-2 Chasehill Ben Franklin PM Flewelling
10-1 Texas Black Pepper ESM Klein
10-2 Misty Meadow Rosebud PF Unsworth
11-1 Dixie PF Capocci
11-2 Chasehill Little Bud PM Flewelling
12-1 Richfield Almond Joy PF Giuliano
12-2 Texas Honey Bee ESF Klein
13-1 Bullet PM Capocci
Posted by Region 1/ANEFTC (Association of New England Field Trial Clubs) at 9:04 PM
Thursday, April 4, 2013
AT ADDIEVILLE EAST
If you're a novice birddog owner, or if you have a birddog and you've never seen him point a bird, German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue of New England is teaming up with Purina Pro Plan to hold a birddog seminar and family fun day on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Addieville East Farm, a shooting preserve, at 200 Pheasant Drive, in Mapleville, R.I.
The event -- to be held rain or shine -- is geared toward the novice owner who's interested in field trialing or hunting upland game birds over dogs and wants to know how to get started. It's also for those folks who have a birddog and wonder if he can point a bird. And it's for kids.
GSP Rescue NE, a non-profit group that rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes German shorthaired, wirehaired and English pointers, is one of the few rescue groups willing to place dogs in hunting homes. It's also a group that's conscious of the fact that interest in hunting and field trialing is on the wane, and hopes that with the involvement of children, we can boost interest levels in a sport we all enjoy.
Starting at 10 a.m., professional dog trainers Dave Marshall and Sarah Conyngham, of Centerville Farm and Kennel in Hope Valley, RI, will present the seminar on birddogs and training methods, which will also include a short hunter safety program. Other professional dog trainers on hand will include Addieville's Brian Hays and Richard Giuliano of Richfield Kennels in Coventry, RI. Following that, dogs will be worked on checkcords on quail to test their scenting ability.
At noon, we'll serve lunch (hamburgers and hotdogs -- you supply your favorite non-alcoholic beverage!), followed by more dog testing, and fishing for the kids at Addieville's beautiful trout pond. (We'll supply the fishing poles.)
We'll also have contests for Spottiest GSP, Dog with Longest Ears, Dog with Longest Tail, Biggest/Smallest Fish Caught and Farthest Cast!
Requirements for the dogs are that they must be non-aggressive and all must be leashed. If you're coming from outside of Rhode Island, bring your dog's current rabies certificate.
Cost is $10 per person, $25 per family. Reservations must be made by Saturday, April 20. Payment can be made by Paypal [use the "Donate" button on GSP Rescue New England's home page] or by mailing a check payable to GSP Rescue NE, PO Box 5731, Wakefield, RI 02880. Please note how many people and dogs will be attending.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Region 1/ANEFTC (Association of New England Field Trial Clubs) at 1:43 PM
64 DOGS DRAWN
EXETER, RI -- Sixty-four dogs were drawn for the Southern New England Spring Classics to be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 5, 6, 7, 2013, at Arcadia Management Area. All stakes start at 7 a.m.
Running order follows:
FRIDAY, 7 a.m. start
OPEN PUPPY CLASSIC
JUDGES: KAREN UNSWORTH, BOB DANNA
1 INDIAN CREEK SPEED QUEEN PF MALZONE
BUCK PM OLSEN
2 MONTANA ROD PM DOWDY
SUNKHAZE FAST DRAW PM STOLGITIS
3 WIZARD’S PLOUGHMAN POET SM HATHAWAY
BETTE SF CONYNGHAM
4 MONTANA SOO PF DOWDY
HOG HILL KATIE PF CAVANAUGH
JUDGES: BOB DANNA / JIM BUSH
1 CHASEHILL BIG BRADLEY PM STOLGITIS
MERRITT’S OTIS SM MALZONE
2 MODOC’S THOMAS CEROFOLINI PF CEROFOLINI
MERRITT’S JOSIE SF MALZONE
3 TYSON PM STOLGITIS
ONE BAD WINTER PF UNSWORTH
4 CHASEHILL BUD D-LITE PF STOLGITIS
INDIAN CREEK INDIE PF MALZONE
5 INDIAN CREEK SAVANNAH PF MALZONE
6 MERRITT’S SUGAR SF MALZONE
7 INDIAN CREEK OLIVE OIL PF MALZONE
SATURDAY 4/6/13 STARTS @7 a.m.
OPEN SHOOTING DOG CLASSIC
JUDGES: CHRIS PALMER / VICTOR FORSYTHE
1 MEGAN’S BLACKJACK SM MALZONE
CHASEHILL LITTLE D-LITE PF STOLGITIS
2 A CAROLINA SHADOW PM MALZONE
MONTANA BUD PM DOWDY
3 TEXAS HONEY BEE SF MALZONE
CHASEHILL BEN FRANKLIN PM STOLGITIS
4 CENTERVILLE AWSUM BILL PM CONYNGHAM
PEACE DALE DUKE SM FRISELLA
5 MERRITT’S ZACHARY SM MALZONE
RICHFIELD SILVER LINING PM STOLGITIS
6 MERRITT’S SPUD SM MALZONE
CHASEHILL LITTLE BUD PM STOLGITIS
7 MERRITT’S LUCKY SM MALZONE
RICHFIELDS STELLA PF STOLGITIS
8 MERRITT’S LEO SM MALZONE
RICHFIELDS ALMOND JOY PF STOLGITIS
AMATEUR DERBY CLASSIC
JUDGES: GARRY MALZONE / JIM BUSH
1 INDIAN CREEK OLIVE OIL PF CAVANAUGH
ONE BAD WINTER PF UNSWORTH
2 SNUFF MILL ALLIE SF DELLINGER
MODOC’S THOMAS CEROFOLINI PF CEROFOLINI
3 HOG HILL KATIE PF CAVANAUGH
SUNDAY 4/7/13 STARTS @ 7 a.m.
AMATEUR PUPPY CLASSIC
JUDGES: GARRY MALZONE / JILL STUHR
1 INDIAN CREEK SPEED DEMON PF CAVANAUGH
WIZARD’S PLOUGHMAN POET SM HATHAWAY
2 BUCK PM OLSEN
INDIAN CREEK AMBER PF CAVANAUGH
3 MONTANA ROD PM DOWDY
BODHI PM HOPKINS
4 CHASEHILL BIG BRADLEY PM STOLGITIS
MONTANA SOO PF DOWDY
AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG CLASSIC
JUDGES: JOHN STOLGITIS / TIM CAVANAUGH
1 RICHFIELD SOUND INVESTMENT SF MCNAMEE
GROUSE HILL BELLE PF CAPPOCI
2 VICTOR’S BIG JAKE SM FORSYTHE
YANK’S BUCKY BOY SM SKUT
3 GROUSE HILL DIXIE PF CAPOCCI
MONTANA MISSY PF DOWDY
4 YANK’S GINNIE GIRL SF SKUT
MISTY MEADOW ROSEBUD PF UNSWORTH
5 RICHFIELD SILVER LINING PM MCNAMEE
SPARKY PM CURTIN
6 FOX COBBLE JACK PM WHIGHAM
PORTER MEADOW ELROY PM BUSH
7 GROUSE HILL BULLET PM CAPPOCI
ULLA GSP SCOTTI
8 SNUFF MILL BAILEY SF DELLINGER
BOB’S MILLER SEAL PF BUSH
Posted by Region 1/ANEFTC (Association of New England Field Trial Clubs) at 12:10 PM
Monday, April 1, 2013
OF NEW ENGLAND
OF NEW ENGLAND
SPRING FIELD TRIAL
|The grounds at the Cape. (All photos courtesy of Jim Hathaway)|
Judges: Jim Curtin and John Fino
1. Kellie PF Malzone
2. Buck PM Olfson
|At the breakaway for the first brace of the puppy stake with, from left, judges Jim Curtin and John Fino, handlers Garry Malzone and Bill Bonnetti.|
Florence Harwarth Open Derby
Judges: Bill Whigham and Jeff Smith
1. Indie PF Malzone
2. Otis ESM Malzone
3. Winnie PF Unsworth
Phil Fogg Classic
Judges: Jeff Smith and Bob Lang
1. Zach ESM Malzone
2. Bee ESF Malzone
3. Fox Cobble Jack PM Whigham
Judges: Victor Forsyth and Bill Whigham
1. Buck PM Olfson
2. Bodhi PM Hopkins
|Kelsey Dellenger, left, with her setter, Allie, and Karen Unsworth with her pointer, Winnie, first and second place winners in the Amateur Derby stake.|
Judges: Bob Lang and Victor Forsyth
1. Allie ESF K. Dellenger
3. Addie ESF Maitland
|At the breakaway in the Amateur Shooting Dog stake.|
Amateur Shooting Dog
Judges: Jim Curtin, Jeff Smith
1.Fox Cobble Zeva PF Whigham
2.Rosebud PF Unsworth
3. Peace Dale Duke ESM Frisella
|The sixth brace of the Amateur Shooting Dog. From left, judge Jeff Smith, Jim Bush with Porter Meadow Elwood, judge Jim Curtin, and Richard Frisella with Peace Dale Duke.|
|ASD winners: First place, Fox Cobble Zeva with Bill Whigham, and second, Rosebud with Karen Unsworth.|
Posted by Region 1/ANEFTC (Association of New England Field Trial Clubs) at 8:57 PM