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Result: Utah Field Trial Association

Location: Howell, Utah

Post Date: Mar 27, 2021

Submitted By: Rich Burgi

Utah Field Trial Association held their spring trial March 27 at Howell, Utah. It was nice to see everyone after cancellation of last year's trial and enjoy good weather and participation.

We would like to thank the judges, Chris Perkins of American Falls, Ida.; Tom Kosmack of Price, Utah; Jeremey King of Spanish Fork, Utah; and Rich Burgi of Sandy, Utah, for their willingness to put in their time and commitment to each brace.

We appreciate having strong support from Scott Evans and Brett Burgi throughout the day with bird planting and help with anything that was needed. Thanks also to so many others who offered horses to first-time trialers and friends that came to ride in the gallery and to those that simply ran out of horse power.


The Open Shooting Dog stake drew six entries with the third placement withheld this year. First place was awarded to Rock Hard's Three Dat Bender, German shorthair male owned and handled by Art Cox of Eagle Mountain, Utah. Rock ran a nice race with some good forward moves and a divided find with bracemate on a chukar. Second was awarded to Westends Killin Me Small, a Weimaraner male owned and handled by Mat Blockovich of West Jordan, Utah, with a hunting race and find on chukar.

Open Shooting Dog Winners:  From left: Dustin Hamilton with second placed Westends Killin Me Small; Trenton Clement with first place Rock Hard's Three Day Bender.  Standing: Judge Chris Perkins; Mat Blockovich, Art Cox; and Judge Tom Kosmack

The Open Derby attracted the most entries this year with sixteen dogs entered. It was a very competitive event. The first and second place dogs were braced together with Perkins Rebel Within (Hank), pointer male owned by Chris Perkins of American Falls, Ida., winning the stake. Hank ran a nice forward, well directed race and had two finds on chukar. Railhew's Ruby, pointer female owned by Lillian Favor, was handled by Doug Favor of Pocatello, Ida. Ruby also had a forward, well directed race with stylish points on chukar. Both Hank and Ruby finished strong. Third was won by O T F's Goodtime (Riot), German shorthair male owned and handled by Mat Blockovich of West Jordan, Utah. Riot had a nice race with big moves to the front.

Open Derby Winners. From left: Brett Burgi with OTF's Goodtime; Doug Favor with Railhew's Ruby and Brandi Perkins with Perkins Rebel Within. Standing: Tom Kosmack; Judges Rich Burgi and Jeremy King; and Chris Perkins

Well-deserved congratulations to all placements!

Howell, Utah, March 27 -- One Course

Judges: Tom Kosmack and Christopher Perkins

OPEN SHOOTING DOG -- 4 Pointers, 1 Vizsla and 1 Weimaraner

1st--ROCK HARD'S THREE DAY BENDER, 1678114, German Shorthair male, by Quailpoint Blackriver Legend--Happy Days At Wdk. Art Cox, owner and handler.

2d--WESTENDS KILLIN ME SMALLS, 1694434, Weimaraner male, by Westends Jagdgeund--Westends Ridge Rider. Mat Blockvich, owner and handler.

Judges: Jeremey King and Richard L. Burgi

OPEN DERBY -- 7 Pointers, 1 Setter, 1 Brittany, 6 German Shorthairs and 1 Vizsla

1st--PERKINS REBEL WITHIN, 1694442, pointer male, by Rivertons Funseek'n Scooter--Perkins Lakeside Wild Child. Chris Perkins, owner and handler.

2d--RAILHEW'S RUBY, 1687248, pointer female, by Elhew Riverman--T Rail. Lillian Favor, owner; Doug Favor, handler.

3d--O T F'S GOODTIME, 1694428, German Shorthair male, by W D K's Otis--O T F's Tickle Me Wild. Mat Blockvich, owner and handler.