FIELD TRIAL CLUB
79 dogs drawn
for 2-day event
EXETER, RI -- A record number of dogs -- 79 total -- was drawn for Arcadia Field Trial Club's annual spring trial held May 2-3, 2015, at Arcadia Management Area. Forty-six dogs competed in the Open stakes, while the Amateur stakes drew 33. With so many of the spring field trials in the Northeast being cancelled due to snow, it seemed that everyone wanted to shake off the winter cobwebs and get their dogs back into competition.
|OPEN SHOOTING DOG: 1. Miss Penn Star with Pedja Kazic and handler Robert Ecker. 2. Grouse Hill Dixie, owned by John Capocci and handled by John Stolgitis. 3. Grouse Hill Bell, with handler John Stolgitis, owned by John Capocci, and judge Tom Mercier.|
Competitors enjoyed sunny, warm weather with temperatures ranging from 40s in the morning to low 70s in the afternoon.
Field trial chairman was Richard Giuliano. Judges for the two day event included Tim Cavanaugh and Tom Mercier, who judged virtually all of the amateur stakes; Giuliano, Janice Gregory, John Capocci, Pedja Kazic, Sarah Conyngham, Dave Marshall, Elias Richardson III and John Stolgitis.
|OPEN PUPPY: 1. Chasehill Big Brittany, with handler John Stolgitis, owned by Henri Esciveux; 2. Chasehill Baby Beanie, owned and handled by Erin Stolgitis; 3. Pete, handled by Mike Flewelling.|
Many thanks to Purina for their continued support of all U.S. Complete Shooting Dog events, including the Arcadia trial. Purina manufactures a variety of products, including Pro Plan, which is used to feed many of the canine athletes that competed here this weekend.
GUN DOG: 1. Peace Dale Black Gold with owner/handler Dave Carter; judge Sarah Conyngham; 2. Adios Maia with owner/handler Janice Gregory; judge Dave Marshall; 3. Dakota, with owner/handler Adam Dubriske and daughters.
|John Stolgitis and Robert Ecker at the breakaway.|
|John Stolgitis, left, with Bell, and Sarah Conyngham with Jake at the breakaway for the Open Shooting Dog Stake.|
|Mike Flewelling watches as Erin Stolgitis lets loose Chasehill Big Brittany and John Bunker sends off Haley Girl in the Amateur Puppy stake.|
|John Olfson, left, and Pete LaBella.|
|Lunch at the pavilion.|
|Janice Gregory and judge Elias Richardson chat with Dave and Elizabeth Calcagni before their brace in the Amateur Shooting Dog stake.|
|Dave Calcagni with Boss, and Kelsey Dellinger with Allie, get their dogs ready to run.|
|Erin Stolgitis checks out her horses.|
|Dick Bembenek, left, and Garry Malzone await the next brace.|
|John Stolgitis and Robert Ecker get ready for another one.|
|John Stolgitis with Bodhi and Kelsey Dellinger with Allie in the Open Restricted Shooting Dog Stake.|