Result: Grand Valley Bird Dog Club
Location: Ionia, Michigan
Post Date: May 24, 2023
Submitted By: Jim Cipponeri
Special thanks go out to our judges Rich and Ricky Hollister who judged all the Horseback stakes under very poor weather conditions. Sleet, snow and rain attributed to the inclement weather which caused a 5-hour delay in the starting time and forced cancellation of several drawn stakes. The club appreciates all those who either conducted the drawing, planted birds, marshaled or judged the U. S. Complete portion of the trial as well. Those who volunteered their time were Bill Branham, Tom Venececk, William Darr and Connie Husinka.
Several Woodcock were pointed on course 1 which is predominately used for Horseback events including the Michigan Shooting Dog Championship which will running here next spring.
region 13 Amateur Shooting dog is scheduled for the fall along with other breed specific Championships and Classics. Hopefully we will be granted the National Amateur Pheasant Championship sometime in the near future.
Ionia, Mich., March 25 - One Course
Judges: Ricky Hollister, Sr. and Rick Hollister, Jr.
OPEN SHOOTING DOG - 5 Pointers and 3 Setters
1st-CRIME BOSS, 1684310, setter male, by Thornapple Hawk-Boondocks Karens Annie Girl. Will Langley, owner; Jim Cipponeri, handler.
2d-BAD RIVER RYLAND, 1687379, setter female, by T's Gunslinger-T's Unjaded. Tom Vanecek, owner and handler.
3d-BAD RIVER BEAUREGARD, 1665144, setter male, by T's Nickleback-Straight Up Dancing Lady. Tom Vanecek, owner and handler.
OPEN DERBY - 5 Pointers and 2 Setters
1st-HIGHWATERS ARIAS, 1703634, pointer female, by Greypointe Nubarron-Drowning Creeks Tilda. Louis Albert & Blake Rizzo, owners.
2d-HIGHWATER'S LUIGI, 1703635, pointer male, by Greypointe Nubbaron-Drowning Creeks Tilda. Louis Albert & Blake Rizzo, owners.
3d-GLENMERE'S CRUISER, 1702833, pointer male, by Miller's Speed Dial-Wicked Quick. Jeff & Matt Haggis, owners.
Judges: Richard Lypski and Ron Williams
OPEN ALL-AGE - 3 Pointers and 2 Setters
1st- CRIME BOSS, 1684310, setter male, by Thornapple Hawk-Boondocks Karens Annie Girl. Will Langley, owner; Jim Cipponeri, handler.
2d-G F PARABELLUM, 1701640, setter male, by Grouse Feather Hawk-Sky's The Limit. Allen Dunbar, owner and handler.
Judges: Blake Rizzo and Tom Vanecek
AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG - 1 Pointer,e 6 Setters and 1 Brittany
1st-SPRINGPOND'S ROCKIN GIBBY, 1685618, setter male, by Springpond Rockin Autumn-Tailsup Olive. Lonnie Rademacher, owner and handler.
2d-DUN ROVENS CODY, 1701977, setter male, by Dun Rovens Zip-Dun Rovens Soozee. Mark Fernandez, owner and handler.
3d-PONDEROSA'S COPPER PENNY, 1690593, setter female, by Ponderosa Mac-Eldridge's Beauty and Beast. Robert Ellis, owner and handler.
Judges: Blake Rizzo and Bill Sanbam
OPEN SHOOTING DOG - 10 Setters
1st-GROUSE RIDGE LARRY, 1673191, male, by Long Gone Boston-Grouse Ridge Merri. Paul Giulitto, owner; Richard Hollister, Jr., handler.
2d-THORNAPPLE CASEY,1 690280, male, by Thornapple Cody-Hifive's Guilty as Charged. Robert Leet, owner and handler.
3d-SUTTER'S BACKWOODS RUMBLE, 1685619, male, by Long Gone Studly-Single Shot Barley. Paula Giulitto, owner; Richard Hollister, Sr., handler.
Judges: Jim Cipponeri and Blake Rizzo
OPEN DERBY - 2 Pointers, 5 Setters and 1 Brittany
1st-PINE STRAW'S COVER QUEEN, 1698320, setter female, by Pine Straw Black Hawk-Pine Straw Tupelo Honey. Robert Ellis, owner and handler.
2d-SMA HIT LADY KAT, 1703220, pointer female, by Pinehill Damascus May-Pinehill Elhew Hot Lady. Mark Steven Ashby, owner; Ron Williams, owner and handler.
3d-SOUTHFIELD CLOVER, 1696757, setter female, by A Tarheel Total Package-A Tarheel Miss Bo. Thomas O'Malley, owner and handler.
Judges: Blake Rizzo and Tom Vanecek
OPEN PUPPY - 1 Pointer, 16 Setters and 1 Brittany
1st-DUNROVENS MIDNIGHT EVE, 1702222, setter female, by Grouse Hill Bullet Proof-Hunter's Run Maggie Mae. Jessica Hollister, owner; Richard Hollister, Jr., handler.
2d-NIANTIC RIVER BAILEY, 1702043, setter female, by Ponderosa Mac-Lightning Flash Searcy. Dave Phillips, owner; Tammy Chaffee, handler.
3d-NORTHWOODS DEXTER, 1701733, setter male, by Snyder's Pioneer Scout-Northwoods Cedar. Michael Rosario, owner and handler.