12-18-2006, 11:38 AM
When: February 24 & 25, 2007
Where: August A. Busch Memorial CA, Weldon Springs, MO.
Hassett Gun Dog Stake
Ribbons will be awarded.
Premium, explanation of stakes, and who will Judge will be posted shortly at http://missvalley.org.
Join us and have some fun before the trial season starts to ramp up.
Gary Storch - Co-Chairman of MVRC Fun Trial :) :) :) :)
12-21-2006, 05:52 PM
Premium is now available at MVRC web site.
Select "Calender" button for premium.
When remaining judges are know premium will be updated.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!! :)
12-21-2006, 07:22 PM
This sounds like an interesting event. Can you tell me more about how you are making it a "fun" trial?
12-22-2006, 11:33 AM
Jason, the "fun" part means it is not a licensed trial with championship points, so it's "just for fun". Along those lines it is "fun" because it is usually more local in nature-no pros from across the country competing against you.
The call-backs are more generous. There are stakes such as the beginner and intermediate stake that are not held at licnesed field trials.
The Hassett gun dog stake is like a competitive Master Hunting Test with no boundaries. There is no limit to distances (or anything else). One year I judged it and we used snow geese to retrieve for one series. That was FUN!
PS I'll pay your entry fees if you can make it over :wink:
12-22-2006, 11:42 AM
John Gassner wrote..
PS I'll pay your entry fees if you can make it over
...does that include travel expenses!!!! :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol:
..on the serious side..this type of event is great training, a great time..great friends.. .."snow geese for one series" !! Awesome!
12-22-2006, 02:52 PM
Sounds like a fantastic event John! Almost all of our events down here are run on pigeons so I would love to see how the dogs handled a goose!
Great to hear more about the work you are doing to bring the fun element in your retriever games.
All the best for your event and Merry Christmas,
PS - I'd love to come over, but my dogs aren't getting enough training at the moment to make a trip down the road for a trial worthwhile!
01-12-2007, 05:10 PM
Update on Judges!!!
Open - Marlene Drag DVM & Tom Jacobs
Hassett Gun Dog - Joe Struckhoff & Randy Anderson
Intermediate - Steve Miller & Jerry Roellchen
Beginner - Debbie Bohnsack & Kate Miller