Radcliff Ranch consists of 9,000 acres of Flint Hills native bluestem with some alfalfa in creek bottoms. The hills seem gentle and rolling till you walk them. Perhaps rocky hillsides have kept these bluestem covered hills from the plough over the years. - Radcliff Ranch continuously in use since 1976 - 17 All-Age AFTCA Region 17 CH’s - 1 Shooting Dog AFTCA Region 17 CH’s - 2 Walking Shooting Dog AFTCA R 17 CH’s - 1 National Amateur Derby CH - An estimated 61 regular non-championship trials over the 41 years and still counting!
Byron “Kent” Radcliff December 21, 1937 – July 24, 2016
50 year member of Kansas Livestock Assoc 56 year association with Monarch Cement Co Owner/Operator of Powder Valley ammunition business for 21 years Active duty Sheriff’s Dept. for 5 years Cowley County Firearms Instructor 11 years Dexter Township Board for more than 40 years Dexter Fire Chief, Watershed President for 35 years Masonic Lodge for over 50 years And most importantly to Kansas Field Trialers he and Paula have provided access to the Radcliff Ranch for 41 years since 1976.
The Kansas Red Setter Club, the Wichita Bird Dog Club, the Kansas Field Trial Association, Region 17 AFTCA and the national AFTCA are in their due.
Field Trialed in Kansas 30 Years to Date Mid-Kansas FTC (Burrton) – 10 years; was a founding member, Secretary/Treasurer all years until grounds lost Gyp Hills FTC (Medicine Lodge) - 7 years to date; was a founding member, Secretary/Treasurer all years Region 17 Secretary/Treasurer – 6 years Region 17 President – twice Region 17 Director – 3 or 4 terms, still serving KFTCA Director – 2 terms, still serving Authored the bylaws for the Kansas Field Trial Hall of Fame and served as a Director for 10 years
Shared 1997-1998 Outstanding Contributions to Kansas Field Trials award with Dr. Pat McInteer Initiated the idea of realignment of Region 17 into its current 3 state area by approaching AFTCA Judge Lee West. Region 19 was then established by trialers in ND, SD, and Wisconsin Championship Placements Region 17 SD Championship – RU F-1995, Alma, KS Region 17 WSD Championship – Winner F-1995, Havensville, KS Region 17 SD Championship – Winner F-1997, Onaga, KS - 68 Dogs in the stake Region 17 WSD Championship – Winner F-1997, Havensville, KS National Amateur WSD CH – Winner F-2000 (KS), Havensville, KS Region 17 WSD Championship – RU F-2008, Havensville, KS Region 7 WSD Championship – RU F-2008, Bowie, TX National Amateur WSD CH – Winner S-2009, Bowie, TX Region 17 WSD Championship – RU F-2009, Piedmont, KS CH Rhythm Rocket is the only dog to have won the Region 17 Horseback SD Championship and Region 17 Walking SD Championship in the same year. Invited to the National Amateur Shooting Dog Invitational in 1998 Out of 74 placements 9 were in championships Numerous Kansas Setter of the year awards. Significant Dogs Owned: Posey’s Rocky Mosley (32 time winner) 4XCH, 2X CH Rhythm Rocket (16 time winner); Elected to Kansas Field Trial Hall of Fame in 2007 CH , RU CH Tommy Rocket (10 time winner)
2016 People Inducted
2015 People Inducted
Field Trialed in Kansas 35 years
Competed successfully with Brittanies and Pointers before switching to Setters Placed his dogs in competition over 75 times Bred, raised, trained and campaigned Quik Bullet Barney, a setter male that won the George Evans Amateur All-Age Setter Award in 2008 Bred, raised, trained and campaigned RU Ch. Quik Fairway Bob, a setter male that won the John S. O’Neall, Jr. English Setter Amateur Shooting Dog Award in 2012 Bred, raised, trained and campaigned several other Setters that won local dog of the year awards
Has been an officer in the Wichita Bird Dog Club, Air Capital Field Trial Club, Mid-Kansas Field Trial Club, Jayhawk Field Trial Club, Kansas Pointing Dog Association and Kansas Field Trial Clubs Association
Co-founder of the Top Of The World Field Trial Club and one of it's primary members for the duration of it's existence
As president of the KFTCA in 2004 Don was instrumental in starting the Kansas Field Trial Hall of Fame
An Active Judge - Judged more than 50 regular trials in Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Nebraska including Brittany, Vizsla and Gordon Setter restricted breed trials as well as FDSB sanctioned all breed trials. Judged 2 Classics and 15 Championships. Don has judged Pointer, Setter, Brittany, Vizsla and Gordon Setter trials all over the heartland.
TOTAL WINS: 33 Owner: Stan Wint for 7 years* (of Overland Park, KS) John Everett for 2 years (of Dalzell, SC) Breeder: Tom Sadler
Ownership Saga: Stan Wint owned solely for first two years. Bill Simmons (Houston, TX) purchased & Wint kept to run for next two years. Stan Wint re-acquired Woody from Simmons and was sole owner for one year. George Gage (Decatur, TX) purchased a half interest from Wint before his brace in the National Am. Invitational and Woody was named the winner the next day! Gage gave his half interest in Woody back to Wint after 2 years. Wint was sole owner for the next two years and then sold him to John Everett of Dalzell, SC – a move Stan still regrets.
Significant Wins: 2004 NBHA Midwest Region Open Championship; 2005 NBHA National Amateur Invitational Championship; 2005 NBHA National Am Championship - RU; 2006 NBHA Mid-South Region Open Championship; 2006 NBHA North Central Region Open Championship - RU; 2006 NBHA National Open Championship - RU; 2006 NBHA National Am Championship - RU; 2007 NBHA Western Region Open Championship; o2009 NBHA Northeast Region Open Championship-RU; 2010 NBHA Southeast Region Open Championship; 2010 North Central Region Open Championship; 2010 Northeast Region Open Championship
Breeding: Woody was by CH Honky Tonk Attitude out of a daughter of Shadows Mark. CH Honky Tonk Attitude was also previously inducted into the Kansas Field Trial Hall of Fame. Proof that Hall of Fame breeding produces apples that don’t fall far from the tree! Woody was a pick of the litter pup.
Overall Production Record Woody had 25 offspring with wins who themselves had 108 wins.
Notable Quotes Stan Wint “I can tell you he was in every NBHA trial in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri …He won titles in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Illinois, Alabama, Tennessee and S. Carolina. “Every time he was turned loose he ran big but I would keep walking and he would turn up on birds….He just never messed up on birds and he always showed to the front…he was a money dog.”
John Everett “I had a judge tell after the South East Championship that (Woody) was such a great dog that if he could have shot the gun he would not have needed the handler.”
8X CH, 7X RU CH Nemaha City Slicker (“Slick”) Pointer, Male June 25, 1998 - Winter 2013
TOTAL WINS: 59 Owner: Dr. Pat McInteer Breeder: Dr. Pat McInteer (of Falls City, NE)
Championship Placements Region 19 SD Championship – Winner F-2000; Region 17 SD Championship – RU F-2000 Region 17 SD Championship – Winner F-2001; Region 7 AA Championship – Winner S-2002; Nat’l Open Prairie Chicken CH – Winner F-2002; Region 19 AA Championship – RU F-2002; Region 17 AA Championship – Winner F-2003; Region 8 SD Championship – RU S-2003; Jayhawk Open SD Championship – RU S-2003; Region 17 SD Championship – RU F-2003; Region 8 SD Championship – Winner S-2004; Midwest Open SD Ch – Winner S-2004; Region 8 AA Championship – Winner F-2005; Region 8 SD Championship – Winner S-2006; Region 5 SD Championship – RU S-2006
Slick had TWENTY ONE 1 hour classic wins besides his sixteen 1 hour championship wins.
Pedigree Information: Slick was sired by another Kansas Field Trial Hall of Famer – CH Nemaha Patch out of Silverwood’s Jewel. Patch was also bred by Dr. McInteer who used CH Rock Candy Man to breed his Barshoe bred blue hen Nemaha Flirt.
Quotes Slick was a great moving dog who always ran big enough while looking like a million with his snappy gait. He never seemed to get lost and he was always competitive. I was wondering if he would ever be retired! – Paul Roederer
Kansas Field Trial Hall of Fame 2013
2013 People Inducted
July 28, 1954 to January 26, 2013 Field Trialed in Kansas 25 years Number of Wins: 50, including multiple Dog of the Year Awards Started with a Vizsla Career Golden Plains Vizsla – 5 years; was a founding member qU.S. Vizsla – 4 years; was a founding member National Vizsla Association – 10 years; served as officer Field Trialed in Kansas 25 years
Switched to Pointers and started a second Career: Wichita Bird Dog Club – 8 yearsSunflower, State Championship Association – 13 years Roger was a staunch supporter of the Kansas Field Trial Association. He continually volunteered to host Kansas Association field trials so that their treasury would always be supplemented to the best of his ability.
Significant Dogs Owned: Prairie Buzz Bullet (Approx. 20 time winner), Prairie Single Shot (KS Derby of the Year), Prairie Double Shot (Winning derby now on Jamie Brightwell’s string), Prairie High Tanner (Winning derby now run by L.G. Bernard), Prairie River Ike (Now run by Rodney Shoemaker), Prairie Silver Express, New Contender Skeeter (Winning Vizsla), Cherokee’s Midnight Blaze (Vizsla)
Significant field trials judged: U. S. Vizsla Championship, Kansas Brittany All Age Championship, NBHA National Amateur Invitational, Region 17 Walking Championship, Midwest Derby Classic, Kansas Derby Classic, Local Kansas trials too numerous to list
Field Trial Grounds Access Provided: Huntington Ranch, Eureka, KS (Vizsla)
New Field Trialers Introduced to the Sport: Richard Ramsey, Nick Blasi, Mike Lunde, Don Hoover
Notable Quotes – Dr. Gerald Graham “As a judge, Roger was known for his professionalism and integrity and for his willingness to help and support all participants regardless of experience or reputation.” “Roger served as a model for how participants should train, compete, judge and administer field trials.” “… he was completely honest and as objective as humans are capable of being in competing, judging, and administering trials”
2013 Dogs Inducted
3X CH Delaware River Jackpot (“Lucy”) Pointer, Female June 3, 2005 - September 1, 2011
TOTAL WINS: 23 Owner: Jim Corpening and K. C. Gatzemeyer Breeder: Curt Gatzemeyer
Championship Placements: National Am. Walking SD Championship – Winner 2007, Region 17 Walking SD Championship – Winner 2009, Region 8 Walking SD Championship – Winner 2011
Other Significant Placements: Lucy won three Kansas Dog of the Year awards (winner – derby, winner SD, RU SD)
Pedigree Information: CH Gailen’s Lotto was bred to Delaware River Babe to produce CH Delaware River Jackpot. Lotto’s 4th and 5th generation shows Bill’s Doublecross Slim, Miller and Fiddler blood while Babe’s shows Elhew Strike, Elhew Bullfrog, Hook’s Bounty Hunter and Dun’s Fearless Bud. An Aside! Lucy was only 1 of several multiple winners in the litter. CH Gailen’s Lotto Kip is a well known littermate as is Palmer’s Blue Lotto who won 20 times before his untimely death this summer. Click here for Pedigree.
Notable Quotes: Josh Palmer “Her impact on the sport will not be measured through her progeny as none exist, rather her impact can be measured by the requirement to work harder, train harder and compete harder that she inspired in any competitor… that set out to win against her.” She was an early starter as Josh Palmer points out: “Her most special moment came … when… she won the AFTCA National Walking SD Championship at the tender age of 2 yrs 5 mos.”
1X CH, 1X RU CH Worsham’s Silver Streak (“Rex”) Pointer, Male May 11, 1993 - March 18, 2005
TOTAL WINS: 39 Owner: Joe Worsham Breeder: Ferrel Miller and Clifton Gardner
Significant Placements: Mid America Open AA Championship – Winner 1998 (44 dogs and 1.5 hour braces), Region 8 All Age Championship – Runner Up (44 dogs), Region 8 Open AA – Winner 2000 (38 dogs) Qualifier for the Ames based National Championship), Eight Classic wins (2 Derby, 6 AA)
Other Performance Data: Qualified for the 2000 National Championship at Ames Plantation, 3X Midwest Field Trial Assoc. AA Dog of the Year, 1X Winner and 1X RU Kansas Field Trial Assoc. AA Dog of the Year, 1X RU Midwest FTA Derby of the Year, 25 total wins in Kansas. Rex won the Bill Brown Prairie Award in 1998
Pedigree Info: Rex was out of the blue hen Sally Shadow Doe by CH Miller’s Silver Bullet. He is a half brother to Worsham’s Silver Cloud who was inducted into the Kansas Field Trial Hall of Fame last year. Proof that Hall of Fame breeding produces apples that don’t fall far from the tree! Overall Production Record: Rex was sterile and never had offspring
Notable Quotes: Joe Worsham He was a true prairie dog…I ran him fearlessly in “Open” and “Amateur” competition. His win at the 1998 Mid America Open All Age Championship was very special…He drew the first brace after lunch…it was 85 degrees. He ran to the extreme on the Rafter J prairies and found 3 covies of birds – his last coming at pickup time and ¼ mile to the front… Rex was a pick of the litter pup for Ferrel Miller. Clifton Gardner had carted the whole litter to Miller’s farm to show them off and Miller said that the solid white pup just stood out head and shoulders over the rest as Miller put his claim on the pup. A while later Miller let Joe take the pup. Miller’s usual cryptic style is showcased in this note --
2012 People Inducted
Field Trialed in Kansas 38 years Northeast Kansas Field Trial Club (Onaga)– 38 years; served in various offices. Expanded grounds. Personally paid for the entire rural water system serving the Onaga grounds’ Fairview headquarters and financed surrounding homeowners to enable them to hook in to the system. The NE KS FTC has helped fund other improvements to the old Fairview School clubhouse. The club, along with local supporters, has installed a modern kitchen and bathroom. Instrumental (along with Pat McInteer and David Taylor) in negotiating a new AFTCA region for Region 17 in 1985. Still the only person to win the Region 17 All Age Championship with a Setter. Has over 70 AFTCA wins. Trialed in 14 states (TX to ND/ KS to TN) Significant Dogs Owned: CH High Calypso (KFTHOF and 8X winner – all firsts except for 1 RU in AA Classic) Nekoosa (20X winner, 2X classic winner, 4X KS Dog of the Year, one of 4 top winning Tomoka offspring) Casey Wonsover Dot (10X winner) Stylin It (8X winner, mother of KFTHOF and 4X CH Rhythm Rocket) Calypso Glitz (5X winner) Calypso Star (5X winner) RU CH Maxima (8X winner)
Significant field trials judged: Region 17 All Age Championship, Region 17 Walking SD Championship, National Amateur Derby Championship, Midwest Open Shooting Dog Championship, Missouri Open All Age Championship, Texas Open All Age Championship, Missouri Open All Age Championship, Region 5 SD Championship, Midwest Shooting Dog Futurity
Training Videos: Ferrel Miller on Common Sense Bird Dog Training, Training Setters and Continental Breeds with Sherry Ray Ebert Training the Bird Hunter’s Bird Dog with Scott Miller, Training Your Bird Dog (Scott Miller), Training Your Retriever (Bill Eckett), Currently working with Buddy Smith and John Rex Gates
Notable Quote “John is known as a setter guy but he just likes class dogs. He’s trialed a few pointers and put a runner up on Maxima. But, he has earned election based on his setters and they have all been the definition of class. He has done it all – bred, trained and trialed his own dogs, kept and expanded trial grounds, put on trials, judged, created some of the best known training videos in the country and has always been willing to help when needed. He helped and encouraged me in many ways and I am truly thankful. ” – Paul Roederer
Field Trialed in Kansas 47 years and counting! Wichita Bird Dog Club – 43 years; served as officer Air Capital FTC – 25 years; was a founding member, served as officer Kansas Field Trial Club Association – 36 years; president or secretary for first 10 years Air Capital Field Trial Club – Along with Howard Kanitz, provided access to Severy, KS grounds for 25 years
In addition to his significant service to our sport, it should be noted that Chuck also has performed significant service to our country. During the Vietnam War he survived two wounds and earned the Bronze Star along with two Purple Hearts. As soon as he got home he started trialing and established the KFTCA. Chuck was the initiator and driving force behind the establishment of the Kansas Field Trial Association in the early ‘70’s. He served as the first secretary/treasurer (where the real work is done) for two terms and then as president for three more terms. Chuck has been a setter guy all 47 years of trialing and initiated and supported the formation of programs to recognize the top Horseback and Walking English Setters each year. The foresight to establish the KFTCA has made the lives of all field trialers a lot easier and trials a lot more competitive and profitable. The KFTCA, originally established to synchronize trial dates now provides affordable insurance for trials, awards to land owners and sponsors the Kansas Field Trial Hall of Fame.
Significant Dogs Owned: Jedediah Fox (14X winner, 2X KS Dog of the Year), Rhythm ‘N Blues (2X KS Dog of the Year), Preakness Princess Preakness Thor, Cinnamon’n Spice, Rio Grand Major, Silver Touch
Significant field trials judged: Oklahoma Open Shooting Dog Championship, Kansas Sunflower Open All Age Classic, NBHA National Championship, German Shorthair National Championship, Gordon Setter National Championship, AKC Region Weimaraner Championship, Local Kansas trials too numerous to recall
Notable Quote “Chuck is tireless and generous of his time to help clubs in Kansas. He campaigned heavily in the past but has contributed equally in recent years by helping Kansas clubs when they need a judge or a marshal. Or, if a horse loses a shoe at a trial Chuck can put one back on. Like a similar inductee last year (Ivan Breckenridge), after so many years of trialing Chuck has the respect of every Kansas field trialer he has come in contact with”. – Paul Roederer
2012 Dogs Inducted
3X CH, 2X RU CH Nemaha Patch (“Patch”) Pointer Male January 12, 1993 – Winter 2005
TOTAL WINS: 35 Owner: Dr. Pat McInteer (of Falls City, NE) Breeder: Dr. Pat McInteer (of Falls City, NE) Championship Placements Region 17 SD Championship – Winner 1995, Region 7 All Age Championship – Winner 1997, National Am SD Championship – Winner 1999, Region 8 SD Championship – RU 1996, National Am SD Invitational Championship – RU 1997
Other Significant Placements Of Patch’s 35 placements, 17 were one hour trials. 20 of the 35 were first place wins. Patch won SIX Kansas Dog of the Year awards
Production Record Patch produced 26 winners including 8X CH, 8X RU CH Nemaha City Slicker who sired CH Nemaha Freestyle who sired CH Nemaha Freeway – the FIFTH generation of male Champions from the same kennel. Patch’s 26 winning offspring had a total of 269 wins.
Additional Information CH Nemaha Hawk (out of Rebel Hawk bred to Agenda – she by National CH Crossmatch) was bred to Nemaha Flirt to produce CH Nemaha Patch. Flirt had her own impressive pedigree since she was sired by CH Barshoe Czar out of blue hen Barshoe Envoy. Flirt was only 1 of 9 champions out of Barshoe Envoy! In turn, Nemaha Flirt herself produced 7 champions! Finally, Flirt’s sister Barshoe Katrinka produced 6 champions
Notable Quotes “Nemaha Patch was a significantly successful bird dog. He was a puppy that made you sit up and take notice.” - Pat McInteer On the National Amateur SD Championship: “It was the kind of performance that field trialers live for…the culmination of hours and hours of training and work.”
1X CH, 2X RU CH Worsham’s Silver Cloud (“Bud”) Pointer Male June 2, 1983 – Sept. 1992
TOTAL WINS: 25 Owner: Joe Worsham (of St. Joseph, MO) Breeder: Ferrel Miller (of Paducah, KY) Significant Placements: Region 17 AA Championship – Winner 2000 (56 dogs!), Region 14 All Age Championship – RU 2004, Sunflower Open AA Championship – RU 2005, Four Classic wins (1 Derby, 3 AA)
Other Performance Data: Qualified for the 2001 National Amateur AA Invitational Championship, 2X Midwest Field Trial Assoc. AA Dog of the Year, 2001-02 RU Kansas Field Trial Assoc. AA Dog of the Year, 14 Total wins in Kansas
Production Record Offspring with Wins - 6 Number of Wins by Offspring - 36 and counting Significant Offspring - Worsham Silver Ghost – 14 wins, Worsham’s Silver Spirit – 9 wins, CH Flatland’s By Design – just won the Region 14 SD CH
Cloud was out of Miller’s Dixie Spirit by Miller’s Silver Bullet - pure Miller breeding. Cloud was a full brother (from a year earlier breeding) to Miller’s White Powder. Proof that Hall of Fame breeding produces apples that don’t fall far from the tree! Notable Quotes When Joe ran Bud and another dog while Ferrel simultaneously ran Miller’s White Powder and KY Bell in a training session one day, Ferrel uncharacteristically remarked “Bud made a lot better dog than he (Ferrel) thought he would.” You might have to know Ferrel to know what a compliment that was. Bud had just had more finds than all 3 other dogs combined in the brace on Ferrel’s home grounds. - Ferrel Miller
So Much for the Scientific Method! Cloud was a pick of the litter pup for Joe and he took possession of the 6 week old pup sight unseen at a field trial in Tennessee where Miller met up with Joe. Joe asked Miller if he picked out a good one and Miller replied “… I retched (sp) in there at 3 this morning and got a male.”
In the Sunflower AA Championship Bud “…did a real strong job on the ground and we found him far to the front on point…” at which time Allen Vincent’s dog backed. “… as I went to shoot I found my cylinder was gone from my starter gun – I then had to ask Allen to shoot with his gun – no pro likes to get beat by an amateur and now he has to shoot for me…Bud went on to have a strong finish and won Runner Up … that was his last win – a good way to finish.”
2011 People Inducted
Field Trialed in Kansas 52 years Southeast Kansas Bird Dog Club – 40 plus years; served in various offices; was founder Hank had five dogs earn Championship status.
Hank had over 200 AFTCA wins.
Hank’s dogs won consistently at a high level. His dogs qualified for the National Amateur Invitational three times (1971, 1983, and 1987)
He trialed all over the US (except for the west coast) and in Canada (in Saskatchewan and Alberta)
Significant Dogs Owned: CH Miller’s Gold Spike, CH Miller’s King Post, CH Good Cheer, CH Young Merry Legs, CH Stormy Tempest Dixie, Rockcrusher (ran in the National Championship at Ames Plantation),
Field Trialers Mentored/Started: Maurice Soaper, Rex Garner, George Clark, Roy Cockran, Ramo Crosetti, Jerry Arthurs, Hap Green, Harry Oldham
Field Trial Grounds Provided / Gained Access to: His farm near Pittsburg, KS served as the season-kickoff field trial in Kansas for 42 years. It was a festive affair that always included a huge barbeque at the on-site drawing with breakfast and lunch served at his home the next day.
Significant field trials judged: Whetstone Open CH, Oklahoma Open CH, National Amateur Chicken Championship, 82nd Quail Futurity
Notable Quote "Hank was a competitor and loved the prairies. He always came with a dog that was competitive and treated his fellow competitors with respect. We enjoyed seeing him and Dolly each year and his fellow Americans can rest assured he made many Canadian friends and was a great ambassador for them.” – Doug Vaughn
Field Trialed in Kansas 36 years and counting! Wichita Bird Dog Club – 8 years; was a founding member, served as officer and director Air Capital FTC – 8 years; served as officer Jayhawk Open Shooting Dog Club – 3 years; President Wheat State Field Trial Club – 4 years; director Flint Hills Field Trial Club – 2 years; President Kansas Field Trial Clubs Assoc. – 8 years; Secretary Treasurer all 8 years Unofficial Chef of all Region 17 Amateur All Age Championships at Dexter, KS (with the assistance of his 6 brothers-in-law).
Ivan has accumulated a significant number of wins over the years but he lost track when a fire destroyed his stash of certificates. Ivan estimates he has won around 15 “Kansas Dog of the Year” awards
Significant Dogs Owned: RU CH Kansas Ridge - Region 17 Amateur All Age, Hillbilly - 2nd in Quail All Age Futurity, Called back in the Quail SD Futurity, Addition’s Attitude, Hey Mr. Dee Jay , Elco Rex, Skeet’s Cannonball, Ace’s Zeeker Man, Southern Justice Bingo, Deb’s Dixie Bell, Miss Katie Nutmeg
Field Trialers Mentored/Started: Ray Vague, Wayne Roberson,
Significant field trials judged: National Amateur Invitational SD Championship, Region 17 Amateur SD Championship – 1995, Region 6 Amateur SD Championship - (twice), Oklahoma Open SD Championship, Missouri Open SD Championship, Flint Hills Open SD Championship, Sunflower Open SD Championship,
Professionals Supported: Marvin McDowell, Max Kammerlocker, Harold Gearhart, Ronnie Driscoll, Thom Brower,
Notable Quote: Ivan is tireless and generous of his time and efforts to do his part promoting the field trial sport. He is often asked to judge by people whose living depends on his judgment – a good testament to his character and knowledge. He likes to be in on the action – even when he has a dog with a pro he always selects one nearby so he can help in its training and trialing. After so many years of trialing you would think Ivan would have picked up some detractors but I know of none. – Paul Roederer
TOTAL WINS: 6 Owner: Bryce Flaming (of Benton, KS) Breeder: Ralph Thompson (of McPherson, KS) Significant Offspring: Elhew Sunflower – 15 X CH, 5 X RU CH, National FTHOF, Elhew Swami – 16 X CH, 14X RU CH, National FTHOF, Elhew Hannabelle – 19 X CH, 5X RU CH, Prominent candidate for 2011 National FTHOF, These three females have won 7 Top Shooting Dog Awards Elhew Texas Snakeye – 2X CH, 1X RU CH
Production Record: Used as a hunting dog and as a brood matron Hanna excelled regardless of sires used: Elhew Snakefoot, Elhew Jefferson, Elhew Hobo Offspring with Wins - 15 Number of Wins by Offspring - 190
Additional Information Hanna was out of TK’s Roxanna by Baize’s Elhew Knickabee . Knickabee was pure Elhew breeding while Roxanna was out of Don Beauchamp’s Stratoline (Evolution line) and Mark Thrasher’s TK’s Suzy (Spy Hill Buddy/Additions Go Boy line).
Notable Quotes Craig Doherty in Field Trial Magazine: “She may be the epitome of a “blue hen.”
David Fletcher in The American Field: “Would the renowned breeder-owner Robert G. Wehle … call Hanna’s Elhew Lou a “Blue Hen?” I’ll bet he would.”
Regarding Hanna’s daughters - “As Rob Butler told me…. “Of the dogs I had in my kennel, Sunflower was the greatest shooting dog I ever saw, and Swami the best field trial dog.”
4X CH, 3X RU CH Nemaha Hawk (“Hawk”) Pointer Male June 2, 1983 – Sept. 1992
TOTAL WINS: 47 Owner: Dr. Pat McInteer (of Falls City, NE) Breeder: John Criswell (of Stigler, OK) Championship Placements: Region 17 SD Championship – Winner 1988, Region 8 All Age Championship – Winner 1990, Region 17 All Age Championship – Winner 1990, Region 17 All Age Championship – Winner 1991, Region 17 All Age Championship – RU 1987, Region 5 All Age Championship – RU 1989, Region 5 All Age Championship – RU 1992
Other Significant Placements: Of Hawk’s 47 placements, 22 were one - hour trials. 23 of the 47 were first place wins. Hawk qualified for the National Amateur Invitational Championship five times.
Production Record: Hawk got Dr. McInteer on the bird dog map not only with his wins but also via the National Amateur SD Champion he produced - 3X CH, 2X RU Nemaha Patch. Patch was a 35 time winner and sired CH Nemaha City Slicker who sired CH Nemaha Freestyle who sired CH Nemaha Freeway – the FIFTH generation of male Champions from the same kennel
Additional Information Hawk was killed tragically at 9 years of age at the National Amateur Chicken Championship at Mortlach, Canada. Among the letters of condolence that were sent to Pat were letters from: Judge Lee West, Ferrel Miller, Pete Frierson, Michael Shears, John Criswell, Bill and Linda Hunt, and Gary Lockee. These famous names are a testament to Hawk’s fame.
Hawk was breed by National Hall of Famer John Criswell using his well known Rebel Hawk bred to Agenda. Rebel Hawk was heavy Rebel breeding, a son of A Rambling Rebel.
Dr. McInteer got Hawk as a replacement for a pup that didn’t work out. Pat had pestered George Eaton for a substitute for two years when Pat received a sorry-looking 7 month old, unsocialized , fat, orange and white pup that, with a little TLC, turned out to be Nemaha Hawk.
Hawk becomes the first non-Kansas dog elected into the Kansas Field Trial Hall of Fame under new bylaws that allow out of state dogs to be included if they had been extensively campaigned in Kansas. Hawk won 4 championship placements in Kansas and 3 “Kansas Dog of the Year” awards.
Notable Quotes “Nemaha Hawk started 5 generations of champions…” - Pat McInteer
“Hawk won 1st in the trials at Onaga every time he ran there except once!’’
2010 People Inducted
Field Trialed in Kansas 36 years and Counting!
Wichita Bird Dog Club – 36 years – Has served in various offices including Treasurer, VP, President and fun trial and sanctioned trial chairman.
Bob has won 7 Kansas Dog of the year awards. He is a constant presence at most AFTCA walking field trials every year, is present at nearly all Kansas Association meetings
Significant Dogs Owned: RU CH Ciara Emy Lou, Davis Hillbilly Jill (KS SD of Year), Judy Ann Annie, Ciara Lizzie Lou, Shelly Sue
Field Trialers Mentored/Started: Frank Schoenborn, Jimmy Zimmerman, Bryce Flaming, John Mitchell,
Field Trial Grounds Provided / Gained Access to: Bob has worked hard for 23 years to keep the Wichita BDC in good graces with the Bird Ranch in Moline, KS, Ditto for 10 years at the Johnson Ranch in Rock, KS
Judging in Kansas Kansas Hunting Dog Club trials and their Shooting Dog Classic, Bluestem trials, Wichita BDC trials, Rock Springs trials Mid Kansas trials, Top of The World FTC, Kansas Bird Hunter Association, Scott Wilnard Shooting Dog Classic
Notable Quote “ Every field trial is a fun trial for Bob (which is even more amazing considering the quarter horses he prefers to ride almost every brace of every trial he attends).” – Paul Roederer
“ Gentleman is a good description of Bob Lais, he might not agree with the outcome of a trial but he always waits until the ride home to let me hear about it. … Bob Lais has added a dimension of fun and pride to our sport. Bob has been instrumental in keeping our grounds, always there for clean up and there for setting out birds, his generosity in helping out others is inspiring.” – Frank Schoenborn
Field Trialed in Kansas 35 years and Counting! Flint Hills Field Trial Club – 20 years – Has served in various offices; was a founder Tom’s dogs have won 13 Championships and 6 Runner – up Championships. Before Tom purchased his ranch at Alma he had Marvin McDowell inspect the property as to its suitability for field trialing. Marvin’s answer: YES Significant Dogs Owned: 5X CH, 1X RU CH Slate’s Fiddling Bob, 3X CH, 2X RU CH Wahoo’s Trouble Buddy, 2X CH, 2X RU CH Fearless Little Bit, 2X CH Camptown Ricochet, 1X CH, 1X RU CH Knightline, Stylish Bingo Nip (won the MO Open SD Classic the year before it was a CH)
Field Trialers Helped During open trials at Alma, Tom arranged for every professional to have free housing lodging in the lodges and homes around Alma and Lake Eskridge. Most meals were free.
“From the improvements to the land, making sure the bird feeders were full, improving the habitat, even installing electrical hookups for the handlers’…campers Tom never asked for any type of compensation…”
Field Trial Grounds Provided / Gained Access to: Tom was instrumental in developing the Flint Hills Classic and then petitioning the American Field for Championship status – thus the Jayhawk Open Shooting Dog Championship was born.
Judging: Missouri Open All Age CH (twice), California Open All Age CH, California Open Shooting Dog Championship
Notable Quote “ Tom never purchased a broke dog. Every dog was purchased prior to its derby year and Tom would ride to help me with his dogs and has made many trips to both Canada and South Dakota to assist me. I have judged with Tom, worked with and for him, and can say he is very unselfish and free-hearted individual and I know of no one more deserving for the Kansas Field Trial Hall of Fame.” – Marvin McDowell
2010 Dogs Inducted
5X CH, 1X RU CH Slate’s Fiddling Bob (“Bob”) Pointer Male May 8, 1989 – 1997
TOTAL WINS: 10 Owner: Tom Cernich Breeder: Dale Sterns (of Haysville, KS) Championship Placements: Sunflower State Open Shooting Dog Championship – Winner 1997 Sunflower State Open Shooting Dog Championship – Winner 1996, Sunflower State Open Shooting Dog Championship – Winner 1995, Missouri Open Shooting Dog Championship – Winner 1995, All American Open Shooting Dog Championship – Winner 1995, All American Open Shooting Dog Championship – Runner - up 1993
Other Significant Placements: In his Derby form he won four derby placements and from then on competed in major open stakes.
He was not only consistent but also high quality as an analysis of his win record shows – out of 10 wins , 5 won him Championships and a sixth was a Runner – up Championship.
Production Record: Unfortunately, Bob was never bred. “It was our intention to campaign him and build a nice reputation and then start a breeding program. …. Bob was diagnosed with nocardia and within a few days he was dead.” – Marvin McDowell
Additional Information: Bob was a direct son of another well known Kansas dog – CH Slate Creek Doc who was himself inducted into the Kansas Field Trial Hall of Fame in 2008. Doc was heavy in Delivery and Red Water Rex blood. Bob’s distaff line was close up Fiddler and Evolution bred, directly out of Fiddler’s Ace.
Notable Quotes “… Bob was a super competitor and one of the greatest bird finders I have ever had .” - Marvin McDowell
“In my 40 years of competing, …I have had a few great dogs and Bob ranks at the very top. - Marvin McDowell
“ He would adapt to the country that he was running in...” - Marvin McDowell
3X CH, 2X RU CH Wahoo’s Trouble Buddy (“Buddy”) Pointer Male June 2, 1983 – 1996
TOTAL WINS: 11 Owner: Tom Cernich Breeder: Chuck Bavuso (of Pittsburg, KS)
Championship Placements: Oklahoma Open Shooting Dog Championship – Champion 1991, Oklahoma Open Shooting Dog Championship – Champion 1990, Oklahoma Open Shooting Dog Championship – Champion 1989, All American Open Shooting Dog Championship – Runner - up 1989, Midwest Open Shooting Dog Championship – Runner - up 1987
Other Significant Placements: Flint Hills Open Shooting Dog Classic, KS– Winner/1st Place, Scott Wilnard Memorial Shooting Dog Classic, KS – Winner/1st Place
Production Record: Bred sparingly but there were two winners who won 14 times Offspring with Wins - 2 Number of Wins by Offspring - 14 Notable Offspring: Additional Information Buddy inherited the Wahoo prefix via being sired by National Open Shooting Dog Champion Wahoo’s Trouble Doc. The dam was Bank Roll Cindy.
Notable Quotes “He was a super bird finder and I never lost him at a trial.” - Marvin McDowell
“Buddy was campaigned from Canada to Texas – Colorado to Michigan.” - Marvin McDowell
“We intended to retire him (after a blown tendon) and I took him to Canada just so I could exercise him. He did so well that we put him back in competition and he won the Oklahoma Shooting Dog Championship for the 3rd time.” - Marvin McDowell
2009 People Inducted
Field Trialed in Kansas 32 years and Counting! Kansas Hunting Dog Club – 32 years – Has served in various offices Rock Springs Field Trial Club – 2 years Director Region 17
Dave has won 10 Kansas Dog of the year awards. He is a constant presence at most AFTCA walking field trials every year, is present at nearly all Kansas Association and Region 17 meetings.
Significant Dogs Owned: RU CH Super Bowl Roll, Windup’s Big Ben (KS SD of Year), Country Showtime Rex (KS Derby of Year), Image of Perfection (KS Derby of Year), Quilt Piece Jack (RU KS Derby of Year), Delaware River Tug (RU Derby of Year), Que Has Attitude and High Finance Roy
Field Trialers Mentored/Started: Dave’s biggest strength is in his desire to keep the field trial ranks full of young new talent to carry on the sport and he has been very successful in helping the Kansas Hunting Dog Club encourage the activity of finding and mentoring people to take up the sport. Take a look at the following list! Josh Palmer, Jim Corpening, Ralph Short, Shannon Shields, Travis Morgan, Chris Kroll, Kelly Gatzmeyer, Richard Kruger, Curtis Gatzemeyer, Mike Graber, Pat Johnson, Al Riddle, Chad Stevenson And who knows how many others over the years via KHDC’s activities, the most extensive of any club in the state
Notable Quotes: "You have his trial record before you, and while it is harder to value his service to the sport, it is that service that in my opinion makes him so worthy. To match Dave’s total value to the sport…in Kansas will take enormous dedication and I doubt they are making that breed of individual anymore.” – Josh Palmer
“Dave is always looking for new members. He believes in getting the everyday hunter to come out to our fun trial and gundog stakes in hopes that will encourage them to become a field trialer.” “In closing Dave is an ambassador to Kansas Field Trials - you mention his name to almost anybody in field trials and they know who he is.” – Jim Corpening
2009 Dogs Inducted
1X RU CH NINNESCAH SNOWBIRD (“SNOW”) Pointer Female September 4, 1987 – June 4, 2001
TOTAL WINS: 18 Owner: Thomas J. Fife Breeder: Bill Thompson Championship Placements: Region 17 Amateur Shooting Dog Championship – Runner-Up 1996 Other Significant Placements: Amateur Classic, Craig County, OK– Winner in 1995, Amateur Shooting Dog, Craig County, Ok – Winner in 1995, KS Red Setter Open Shooting Dog, Dexter – Winner 1994, 2nd 1997, Sunflower Am. Shooting Dog Classic – RU 1995
Production Record Bred successfully only once but there were three winners in the one litter Offspring with Wins - 3 Number of Wins by Offspring - 15 Notable Offspring: 1X CH Samuel Snowbird who in turn has been the foundation of Dr. Richard Steckley’s line of dogs Including: 3X CH, 2X RU CH Ninnescah Nichole, 1X CH, 3X RU CH and 2X RU Nat’l Am CH Ninnescah Davis, 1X CH Ninnescah Trigger
Snow was a well bred female even though her parents weren’t trialed. Her pedigree was heavy on Miller dogs on both sides along with Strongman and Rifle blood on the sire side. A Kansas dog of renown, Ninnescah River Chief was a grandfather.
Additional Information Impact on breed – “She has carried on her genes and winning ways in both Amateur and Open trials through her male offspring” - Paul Roederer
Notable Quotes: Tom Fife: “At the Sunflower SD Classic where she got Runner Up she cut her leg so badly we had to stop. I found duct tape in my saddle bag, applied it and got her back in business.”
Richard Steckley: “Snowbird was always a threat because of her intelligence and bird finding ability. Her race was always extreme and her independence sometimes got the best of her as we lost her on more than one occasion. No field trial was ever decided until Snowbird had completed her bid.”
TOTAL WINS: 20 Owner: Larry Samuelson Breeder: Larry Smith “Rube was one of those dogs that won so often and for so long that you secretly wondered when she was going to be retired.” – Paul Roederer
Championship Placements Region 17 Amateur Walking Shooting Dog Championship – Winner 1993
Other Significant Placements: In her Derby form she was RU Kansas Derby of the Year. After that it was all marvelous for Rube as she won THREE Kansas Walking Shooting Dog of the Year awards. She was not only consistent but also high quality as an analysis of her win record shows – out of 20 wins , 12 were firsts and 6 were seconds.
“Rube was always consistent with her endeavor to find birds.” “Trialers always knew who they had to beat when Larry and Rube showed up.” - David Merritt
Production Record Unfortunately, Rube was never bred.
Rube was a direct daughter of National Field Trial Hall of Fame CH Pork Roll out of Kate’s Flying Cloud - a Tennessee hunting dog.
2008 People Inducted
A.L. Lane Born - August 6, 1917 Died - November 25th, 1995 Home - Andover, Ks
Field Trialed in Kansas 34 years starting in 1961 Wichita Bird Club 32 years - the first person to be awarded a lifetime membership in the long lived and popular club. Kansas Red Setter FTC - 10 years - Founding member with Don Beauchamp
Field Trial Grounds Provided / Gained Access to:Piedmont, Knox Ranc 18 years, Moline 20 years, Fall River 8 years
Significant Dogs Bred, Trained and Handled: Larori's Ruff (placement in 1975 Red Setter Futurity), Larori's Little Willie/Michael Shane/Buck/Tippy Toes, Larori's Sundance Meg/Myrt's Benjie, Shannon of Redwood, Moriarity's Auburn Lady, Don's Redfeather Kenna
Present day impact Robert Foxworthy (A.L.'s son-in-law) continues to breed and trial Red Setters.
Notable Quote "You've got the best red setters in the country down there. With Don Beauchamp, and Cliff Foster and Lane's dogs, it's a real hot spot for red setters - the very best ones." -Bob Sprouse in the Wichita Eagle (Sprouse was the newsletter editor of the "Flushing Whip" from the National Red Setter Club for decades.)
Quotes From A.L. Lane (From the Wichita Eagle) "There's a lot of people that quit the Irish setters. I didn't want to give up. Just bullheaded, I guess." "Oh I don't know, over the years, I probably could have done better in the field trials if I'd gone with pointers and English setters. But like I tell'em at the trials: I love to beat those white dogs."
A.L. beat them to the end, winning his last 3 placements at the age of 78 just three weeks before his death in 1995.
Field Trialed in Kansas 50 years.
Flint Hills FTC - 15 years - founding member. Sunflower State Field Trial Association - 45 years Has supported the Sunflower through changes in venue from Leroy, Ft. Riley, Howard and Elk City and was instrumental in resurrecting te club after its hiatus due to WWII and in obtaining the Sunflower Shooting Dog Championship. At 85 is still active in both clubs.
Field Trail Grounds Provided / Gained Access to: Leroy, Ks 4 years, Ft. Riley, Ks 5 years, Howard, Ks 20 years, Longton, Ks 8 years, Eskridge, Ks 6 years,
Significant Dogs Owned: CH Warhoop Express Dixide, CH Kaw Valley Lou, The Critic, Van's Preacher Boy, Stylish Bingo, Stylish Bingo's Nip, Greenwood Frank, Stormy's Stylish Sport, Shawnee Village Linda,
Field Trialers Mentored/Started: Tom Cernich and Grandson R.J. VanLerberg Professionals Supported (Highly supportive of KS pros- all except Hoyle lived here): John Parker, Bud Daugherty (7 years), Jess Hayslup, Jim Shanks, Hoyle Eaton, Marvin McDowell (over 37 years) He helped Bud Daugherty after Bud's home burned in Leroy.
When Bud broke his leg in Cananda in July 1967 Maurice shipped his 17 year old son and his son's friend up to Bud's camp with supplies for the summer. They rigged a saddle for the Bud and worked his 32 dogs without missing a day. When Maurice could get off work in September he joined them, re supplied them and refused any reimbursement for the help or expenses. "...He told us and Bud that is what friends do, and he was right. Then again, that is the kind of guy my Dad is."(Robert VanLerberg)
Notable Quote "It is difficult for me to remember all the great things Maurice has done for the sport and the people associated with it." Marvin McDowell
2008 Dogs Inducted
Honky Tonk Attitude 9X CH, 2X RU CH Pointer Male May 15 1994 - November 22, 2002
Total Wins: 53 Owner: Dr. Stan Wint Breeder: Scott Miller Championship Placements: ABHA National Open Shooting Dog Championship - Winner 1999 (RU in 2000), NBHA Amateur National Championship - Winner 2001, NBHA Amateur Invitational Championship - Winner 2002, NBHA National Open Invitational Championship - Winner 1999, NBHA Regional Championships - Winner in 2001, 2000, 1997, ABHA Regional Championships - winner in 2000, 1998, NBHA National Free For All Championship - RU 1999
Production Record Offspring with Wins - 254 and growing via frozen semen Number of Wins by Offspring - 1528 Sired 11 NBHA National Champions Sons and daughters have won over 40 championships of all three types- walking shooting dog, horseback shooting dog and all-age Notable Offspring: 5x CH (All-Age) Drama Queen, 2x CH (Shooting Dog) Derrig' Honky Tonk, 6x CH Honky Tonk Outlaw, 2x CH Nasty Attitude, 2x CH, 6x RU CH Honky Tonk Fantasy, 2x CH Honky Tonk Highrise, 3x CH Honky Tonk Gigolo
Additional Information Impact On breed - A high proportion of his get "...show his characteristic high-headed style, his great nose, an abundance of point..." (Stan Wint)
Paul Roederer: "A new term has been coined - "Head Crank" - that I never heard before Honky Tonk Attitude and his get appearedon the scene. A recent dog directly out of "Bull" many of us have seen is Honky Tonk Outlaw who points the same way - if it rained while they're on point they would be in danger of drowning."
Slate Creek Doc 1X CH Pointer, Male January 10, 1986 - June 16, 1997
Total Wins: 55 recorded Owners: Bob Crozier 1991 - 1997, Dean Boatright 1986 - 1991 Breeder: Dean Boatright
ABHA National Championship - Champion 1988 at only two years old. Other Placements: In his brief competitive career he was campaigned only in ABHA trials racked up 55 recorded winds and 10 unrecorded. He was sold at five years old and was prrematurely retired for stud use only.
Production Record Sired 90 winners at this date (July 2008) which may grow via frozen semen. These winners have accumuated an amazing 702 wins. Notable Offspring: CH Slate's Fiddlin Bob (5x horseback Champion), CH Slate Creek Duke (National ABHA Champion), CH Cruisin On (National NBHA Champion), CH Slammer, CH Fiddler's Final Image (sold to Japan),
Additional Information and Quotes Trained and handled by Dean Boatright of Conway Springs, KS during short term of competitive years.
'DOC' was rarely out of the money - consistent but still exciting, a bird finding machine with style, brains and nose: a stone on point. He could have won in any venue."- Paul Roederer
...A fan of Doc's said, 'Doc lives on in the many great dogs he sired. He was truly a blessing to the pointer world and his presence will be felt for years to come.'" - Bo Crozier
2007 People Inducted
Field Trialed in Kansas 36 years American Field Placements Earned as Handler: over 100
Associated with These Significant Dogs: 1X RU CH Buddwing, CH Devils Fire, RU Natch Osage, Molly O’Shawn, CH Scarlet Fever, CH Whiskey River, Sterling Ridge Holly, Ack Ack (Rand in National Championship at Ames), Chanute, Pine Hollow Maggie
Field Trial Grounds Provided/Gained Access to: Radcliff Ranch, Dexter, KS 28 years Field Trial Clubs: Kansas Red Setter 28 years(Started, President, Secretary), Kansas Champ. Assoc. 14 years (Started, Board of Directors), Took over Sunflower All Age trial from Marvin McDowell and got it accredited as the Sunflower All Age Championship.
Judging: Kansas Several Regional AFTCA’s, Judged for every active horseback and most walking clubs in Kansas along with the 3 Brittany clubs, U.S. Vizsla and Region 17 Gordon Setter. Judging outside Kansas Nat’l Am. Quail Championship, Nat’l Am. Chicken Championship, Oklahoma Quail Championship, Southern Championship Dominion Championship, Judged for every club in Kansas
Additional Information: Of the first 46 Kansas Dog of the Year Awards, his dogs won 16. Helped start Region 17 & KFTCA. Is in his 2nd term as President of National Red Setter Club (Director for many years). Director of National Bird Dog Foun-dation and Museum, President of Region 17 twice; Director for 21 consecutive years, Co-owned Ack Ack, who qualified and ran in the National Championship. Hosted the National Amateur All Age Derby Championship at Dexter.
Field Trialed in Kansas 30+ years American Field Placements Earned as Handler: over 70
Associated with These Significant Dogs: CH Wahoo Trouble Buddy(OK CH. 3 years in a row), CH Slate’s Fiddlin Bob(Sunflower CH. 3 years in a row), CH Impressive, CH Hardware Sam, CH Miss Star Shine, CH Fiddle Ace Diamond, CH Therapy
Field Trial Grounds Provided/Gained Access to: Cernich Ranch, Eskridge,KS 7 yrs., Westfall Bro. Ranch, Elk City,KS 10 yrs., Russell Ranch, Howard,KS 10 yrs.
Judging in Kansas: Sunflower Amateur Judging: outside Kansas OK Am. Free for All (twice), Inola AA, Midwest Amateur Classic, OK Am. Free for All (twice)
Mentoring/Recruiting: Scott Crawford, Tom Cernich, George Nigro, Chuck Bavuso, Bob Hensky Additional Information: Gordon Hazlewood “ Marvin has done more to bring major field trials to Kansas than anybody I know of.” Won approximately 50 Championships, United States Invitational Open Shooting Dog Championship (twice), His first CH was the first OK OSD CH with G-Man (G-Man’s 1st CH, too!), Won the All American OSD CH 8 times, Won the Sunflower OSD CH 8 times, Won the Jayhawk OSD CH at least 5 times.
“A pro doesn’t compete to make a lot of money; they’re in it because they love the sport.”- Marvin McDowell
Field Trialed in Kansas 39 years American Field Placements Earned as Handler: over 90
Associated with These Significant Dogs: TimberRidge Wildfire (Abby), Female Named Jim (Jimmy), RU CH TimberRidge Pistoleer (Pete), Mean Dude (Jake), CH Simply Marvelous (Rube), Lazy Kate (Kate), Rex’s White Cindy
Field Trial Grounds Provided/Gained Access to: Havensville, “In 1992 the schoolhouse … burnt to the ground. Larry was instrumental in raising all the monies to rebuild the clubhouse… He put on a white hard hat and went to work.” Onaga: “He & Al Norby kept the trial grounds going for 10 years until John George took over.”
Field Trial Clubs: NE KS FTC (Onaga) 10 years(Board), KHDC (Havensville) 25 years(Board), KFTCA (President), Region 17 (Board)
Judging in Kansas: ABHA Midwest Championship, Judged for every club in Kansas Judging outside Kansas: NBHA Free for All
Mentoring/Recruiting: Helped with KHDC seminars in the past and today. Instrumental in getting young people involved in the sport. Mentored the Merritts and other new would-be trialers
Additional Information Larry has had a hand in guiding probably the best field trial club in the U.S. for the last 25 years. When the old schoolhouse burned, Larry and the club rebuilt a modern community center and gave it to the Havensville community.
Field Trialed in Kansas 31 years (since 1976) American Field Placements Earned as Handler: 60 (approx.) Associated with These Significant Dogs: Amy Mosley Crockett, Buckridge Jack N’Coke, Buckridge Jack N’Water
Field Trial Grounds Provided/Gained Access to: Madison, KS 12 yrs., Burrton, KS 10 yrs. (with Glen Hershberger & others), Field Trial Clubs: Top of the World FTC 10 yrs. (Started, President, Secretary), Mid-Kansas FTC (horseback) 10 yrs. (Founding member, President, VP), Wichita Birddog FTC 10 yrs. (Member, Field Trial Chairman),
Judging in Kansas Nat’l Am. SD Ch’ship (Onaga), Region 17 All Age Ch’ship (twice), Sunflower Nat’l All Age Qual. (Howard), Region 5 GSP Championship (twice) also: Southern KS Brittany Ch’ship (Eureka), twice, Vizsla Championship (Madison), Most (or every) weekend horseback trial in KS
Judging outside Kansas: Region 5 All Age Championship, Regions 6 & 8 SD Championships, National All Age Qualifier (Inola, OK), Midwest Open SD Championship
Additional Information: His dogs have won Kansas Shooting Dog of the Year 7 times, Shooting Dog Derby once, All Age Derby once, along with other runner-up and puppy wins. His dogs have won 5 Kansas Horse-back Setter of the Year awards. He has probably put on more trials in the last 31 years than anybody else in the state’s history. Twice Region 17 President and a Director for over 10 years.
C.W. Bud Moore
Field Trialed in Kansas 43 years since 1964) American Field Placements Earned as Handler: 200 (approx.) Associated with These Significant Dogs: Eagle Country Pollyanna, The Mountain Man, Jericho Mountain, Wichita Mountain, Black Mountain, Iron Mountain, Jericho Mountain, Jr., Jezabel Mountain, Silver Shadow Mountain, Shadow Mountain Witch, Shadow Mountain Annie, Iza Mountain Bell, Shadow’s Witchy Woman
Field Trial Grounds Provided/Gained Access to: Kimbell Ranch, Yates Center, KS 14 yrs., Woodson County Wildlife Area 8 yrs.,
Field Trial Clubs: Kansas Champ.Assoc.14 years, KHDC (Havensville) 25 years(Board), Kansas Red Setter 10 years(Member), KFTCA 14 years(Secretary-Treasurer)
Judging in Kansas: National Vizsla Assoc. Nat’l Ch’ship, Region 17 Gordon Setter SD Ch’ship, Judged R17 Brittany All Age Ch., Red Setter Derby Classic, Red Setter Puppy Classic, Several walking field trials in KS.Judged for most horseback clubs in Kansas, including: Brittanies, Shorthairs, Vizslas, & Gordons. Judging outside Kansas: Nat’l Prairie Chicken SD Ch’ship, Mid American Open All Age Ch., Southwest Missouri SD Ch’ship
Additional Information: Director of Region 17, Working on the history of Kansas field trialing
Has supported numerous professionals: Delmar Smith, Ronnie Smith, Randy Downs, Lou Gleber, Mike Johnson, Fred Dileo, Larry Hedge and Ron Driscoll
2007 Dogs Inducted
BuddWing Red Setter, Male "Budd Wing" January 8, 1969 – August, 1978
Total Wins: 72 recorded Owner: Don W. Beauchamp Breeder: W.E. “Ned” LeGrande
Championship Placements: National Red Setter Championship – Runner-Up Champion Other Placements: 33 Firsts, 27 Seconds, 12 Thirds; – A total of 72 Wins. His last wins were 4 months before his death – a good one to the end. At the time of death, more wins than any Field Trial Irish Setter in history.
Production Record: CH Whiskey River, CH Ramblin Red, Buddwing’s Salute, The Red Express
Additional Information: Retired the Vanita Trophy from the All Breed Shooting Dog Event held annually at Lee’s Summit, MO. Won 3 years in a row. Trophy now on display at Grand Junction, TN, Winner of National Duke Award. Winner of National LeGrand Award. Won the first Kansas Dog of the Year Award (Shooting Dog) in 1976. Inducted into the American Field Hall of Fame.
Notable Quote Bill Tarrant: “ There is something more between Oklahoma and Nebraska that is Red besides football.” Also won some All Age Stakes; “I’ve heard judges comment ‘Is this the Border International?’ ”
High Calypso English Setter, Male May 30, 1980 – June 1996
Total Wins: 7 recorded Owner: John George Breeder: Dave Brown
Championship Placements: Region 17 All Age Championship - Champion, Only Setter to ever win the Region 17 All Age Championship.
Other Placements All placements were first places except Runner-Up in All Age Classic. All placements were on game (wild birds), except 1 Derby.
Production Record Offspring with Wins – 14 minimum Number of Wins by Offspring – 60 minimum
Significant Offspring: Stylin It – great winner and dam of CH Rhythm Rocket, Calypso Glitz – great winner and dam of Redline Rocket and Calypso Star, Sunset’s Calypso – campaigned by Jim and Sherry Michaletz; many Shooting Dog placements.
Additional Information: Extreme style and extreme range – a true All Age performer. After a lengthy ride to a prairie chicken find at Howard, Kansas, the judge said “ There ain’t no need to have a find that far away.” When the trophies were awarded, Timmy was first.
Therapy Pointer, Male May 4, 1990 – June 1, 2001
Total Wins: 26 recorded Owner: Scott Crawford Breeder: Mike Hester
Championship Placements: 2X U.S. Open Shooting Dog Invitational - Champion – 12 dogs, Sunflower Open Shooting Dog Championship – Champion – 68 dogs, 2X Jayhawk Open Shooting Dog Championship - Champion – 35 and 59 dogs, Texas Open Shooting Dog Championship – Champion – 73 dogs, Kentucky Open Shooting Dog Championship – Champion – 68 dogs, Region 17 Horseback Shooting Dog Championship – Runner-Up Champion, Region 17 Walking Shooting Dog Championship – Runner-Up Champion, Jayhawk Open Shooting Dog Championship – Runner-Up Champion, The above 3 RU Champion Placements were in KS., Region 7 Horseback Shooting Dog Championship, Texas Open Shooting Dog Championship
Other Placements: New England Futurity – winner, N.B.H.A. Futurity – winner, Flint Hills Open Shooting Dog – 1st (55 dogs), New England Futurity – winner
Production Record: Offspring with Wins – 59 Number of Wins by Offspring – 255 Significant Offspring: 5X CH Southwind Mickey – U.S. Open Shooting Dog Invitational Champion, National Am. CH Erin’s Cu Cullen, CH Analyze This – Open Grouse Shooting Dog Champ, Therapy’s Little Bess – winner and 4X CH producer, 2X National Ch. Producer, CH Grey Pointe Cannonero – 40X winner – National Walking Shooting Dog of the Year
Additional Information: Remarkable record of 6 appearances at the U.S. Open Shooting Dog Championship Invitational. Finalist 4 times. Captured the title twice. Wins were spread over entire competitive career, up to the final curtain.
Rhythm Rocket Pointer, Male June 10, 1991 – March 7, 2006
Total Wins: 26 recorded Owner: Paul D. Roederer Breeder: John George
Championship Placements: National Amateur Walking Championship – Champion 2000, Region 17 Horseback Shooting Dog Championship – Champion 1997 and Runner-Up Champion 1995, Region 17 Walking Shooting Dog Championship – Champion 1997 and Champion 1995
Other Placements 9 Firsts, 6 Seconds, 2 Thirds; – all one hour stakes except two (one was a derby stake). Five of these wins were Championship wins. Wins at Inola, Onaga, Alma, Yates Center, Madison, Havensville and Burrton
Production Record Offspring with Wins – 9 Number of Wins by Offspring – 35 Significant Offspring: Brick Church Avalanche – still competing; won Herman F. Smith National All-Age Derby Award. (Campaigned by Rich Robertson), Redline Rocket – KS RU Shooting Dog of Year, KS Setter of Year, Tommy Rocket – still competing; was RU in fall 2006 Sunflower Am. SD
Additional Information: Only Setter (Possibly the only Kansas horseback shooting dog ) ever invited to the National Amateur Shooting Dog Invitational. 4th Highest Point Total in the nation. Only Dog to ever win both Region 17 titles of Horseback Shooting Dog Champion and Walking Shooting Dog Champion, and he did it in the same year! Only 1 of his 5 Championship wins was a Runner-Up, and that was his first, and was to National Champion Nemeha Patch.
Notable Quote Judge Lee West: “ [Rhythm Rocket] was a truly magnificent little dog and I always enjoyed seeing him perform, especially when I was not braced against him.”
Easy Mark Pointer, Male May 1, 1964 – ? (Japan)
Total Wins: 56 recorded Owner: Manuel Casado Breeder: Manuel Casado
Championship Placements: National Open Shooting Dog Championship – Champion 1968 and Champion 1969, Region 7 Amateur Shooting Dog Championship – Champion 1970
Production Record Offspring with Wins – 36 Number of Wins by Offspring – 113 Significant Offspring: Oklahoma’s Mark – son; ran twice at National Championship at Grand Junction, Tennessee.
Additional Information: Only dog in the history of the stake to win the National Open Shooting Dog Cham-pionship back-to-back. Qualified and ran in the All Age National Championship (Ames) and made it 2¾ hours while recovering from pneumonia.
Notable Quote Judge Lee West: “ [Easy Mark] was and still is the greatest bird dog I have ever seen in my dealing with field trial dogs.”
Joe Knittel: “ I have judged field trials from Canada to the southern piney woods and this is the order I place the best dogs I have ever seen: Easy Mark, Mark’s litter brother Plum Thicket Sam, Millers Chief and Tiny Judy Wahoo.”