AskEm and I were front page news at the National Amateur: http://www.beatricedailysun.com/news/local/article_6eae6cde-1af9-11e1-8288-001cc4c03286.html
I was very proud of his performance. We ran into some trouble in the fifth , but he otherwise had a very nice trial. I was pleased with Willow’s completion (FC Raintree Wind in the Willows). Thanks so much to Norb and Rose Jamnik for allowing me the privilege of running Willow. Congratulations to her and handler Jason Givens on a good run – 4 series – at the National Open.
XL was judged out after the second series. I was pleased that he didn’t make any bad decisions and look forward to our future with great hopes. Congratulations to his sister Peyton and handler Connor Wharton on finishing the trial. What an accomplishment for Connor, 16, and Peyton at not even 2 1/2 years old! Connor’s achievement was written up in his local newspaper: http://www.altoonamirror.com/page/content.detail/id/556121/Local-teen-excels-in-Springer-Spaniel-training-and-competition.html?nav=738
Sail was unable to complete a retrieve in the third series after being distracted by another bird flushing.
The grounds were fabulous, and the trial went very smoothly. Congratulations to Bill Willett, Bob Iversen , Marty Knibbs and Bruce Kephart (bird planter extraordinaire) for such a well run event. The people of Beatrice were very friendly and welcoming, and very supportive of the trial.
Congratulations to all the placing dogs and handlers, and especially our friend and training partner, George Reichert, and FC AFC Birch Bluff Capricorn, “Caper,” on their CM, and to our friend Robert Clayton on his second place finish with “Rock” in the first National appearance for both of them. Well done!