2013 has been a great year for Chris Hatch and his dog FC AFC Tealcreek Patton's Saber. Chris is an amateur trainer-handler-owner who is also Saber's breeder. Saber has been trained by Chris 100%.
Their year together:
Saber #1 high point Amateur dog in the country (per Field Trial News and Purina)
Saber #5 high point Open dog in the country
2 double headers in 2013
Saber earned 26-1/2 pts. in the Open in 2013
Saber earned 47 pts. in the Amateur in 2013
Total pts. in 2013: 73-1/2
Career total points so far: 163
I say "so far" because Saber is still running trials. He and Chris will be strong competitors in 2014.
Hard work and long hours have brought this success and it could not happen to a nicer guy. Chris Hatch gives back to this sport in many ways, He judges trials every year and has for over 10 years. He is the president for a club who puts on 2 trials a year. He volunteers to help at trials put on by other clubs. He works at the nationals.
We are thrilled for Chris and the year he has had with Saber. Fantastic dog -- Saber. Chris -- fantastic amateur-owner-handler and breeder of that fantastic dog.
Don and Helen Graves