2017 Canadian National Field Trial Championship

Committee

Chairperson:  Myra Bratrud

Event Secretary:  Tim Bashforth

Treasurer:  Tim Bashforth

Head Marshall:  Greg Royer

Gun Captain:  Luther Cutts

Grounds:  Tom Bratrud

Facilities:  Rod Jaeger

Game Steward:  Stan Pappas

Bird Planting:  Martin Miller

Social:  Doreen Briggs-Miller & Ann Forrester

Awards:  Jane O’Neil

Sponsorship:  Denean Tomlin

Photography:  Ian & Ann Forrester

Website:  Ian Forrester

 

2016 CLUB OFFICERS

President: D’Arcy Boardman

Vice President: Stan Pappas

Secretary: Doreen Briggs-Miller

Treasurer: Martin Miller

 

Director: Luther Cutts

Director: Ian Forrester

Director: Myra Bratrud

 

 

LOCATION

 

Land Series:

1st through 4th Series: Shell Buffalo Hills Conservation Ranch, near Milo, AB (50.630605, -113.089847)

5th Series: Skaar Creek Farm, near Milo, AB (50.524612, -113.012259)


Water Series:

McGregor Lake, near Milo, AB (50. 567127, -112.911537)

 

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Chairperson's introduction

Spaniels have been a part of my life for over 40 years.  We started out with a cocker spaniel and followed up with 2 Springers from Breezy Point Kennels in Medicine Hat in 1989.  Tom was encouraged to join the Calgary English Springer Spaniel Club by Terry Pellow, which he did and our lives changed for the better. 

 

We attended our first field trial in June of 1990.  That trial was held near Hartel where we were fortunate to meet Chris and Ron McKay, Ian Holmes, Steve Harper, the Birse family, Tom Beyer, Jack Porter, Bert Kutos, and several others.  Chris gave me a short dissertation on the workings of a field trial and I was hooked.  All of these people ultimately helped us to achieve a large level of success with our dogs.  I couldn't believe the quality of dog work but it was nothing compared to what you see today!

 

Shortly thereafter, Richard Turner moved to Calgary and took Tom under his wing.  Most aspects of training require at least three people so I was conscripted.  We trained several days a week, rain or shine.  Initially, I didn’t know very much, but I soon caught on and in no time could swear as well as the boys.

 

I watched many trials from the gallery then became more involved by shagging, then helping to plant by driving the quad, then marshalling.  My real desire was to get more involved and run my own dog.  Our first litter was happening and I kept back a puppy from FTCH Breezy Points a Brittany Belle and Tom Meyer's FC Rebel.  The result of this breeding was Skaar’s Midwinter Maiden, my first champion.  She became a positive influence in my life in so many ways!  Since Maddie, I have trained and trialed three additional dogs, one of which became a double champion.  In total, Tom and I have generated 16 Championship certificates.  The time seems to have flown by, but this happens when you are enjoying life and dogs.

 

As a whole, we have met many wonderful people over the years, from all over Canada and the United States but also England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.  It's been a wonderful ride!

 

I have chaired a few trials over the years but this is the first time that I have had the opportunity to chair a National.  Our National Field Trial Committee is second to none.  The eagerness, experience and exuberance displayed by them have shown me that we will have the best National ever!

 

To all competitors, I wish you all the luck in the world!  May all your moving birds be produced, flushed, shot, and retrieved. 

 

Thank you so much for attending this National.  We appreciate your support.

 

 

2017 Canadian National Open Field Trial Chairperson

Myra Bratrud

 

 

Judges

 

Tom Meyer - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA

 

I would like to thank all those who made it possible for my selection as one of your 2017 Canadian National OpenJudges.  I consider it a great honor and a privilege and look forward to the task.

I was born and raised in a small farming community in Southern Minnesota where pheasant and duck hunting was a rite of passage.  My early hunting experiences (age 12 -15) were with my Spaniel like dog and my cousins American Cockers, riding around on a tractor and wagon hunting all the neighbors’ swamps and sloughs.  After graduating high school in 1962 from Le Sueur, Minnesota I migrated 20 miles further north, got married and started to raise a family with three children.

Spaniels came into the Meyer house in 1977 when my young son decided we needed a hunting dog; not just any dog it had to be a Springer.  After training the pup for a little over a year we received an invite to ride along and participate in a Spaniel field trial in Winnipeg, Manitoba where son John (then 13) had entered Maggie in two unsteady stakes and two steady stakes.  The first stake didn’t go so well, but he ended up with two blue and one red ribbon, so the hook was set for the next nearly 40 years.

I have been very fortunate to have some talented dogs and some very good friends to share training and travel experiences over the years.  FC/AFC Bluff Creeks Shadow was my first dog; he was so good he taught me to expect the best every time he ran. Shadow’s induction into the Spaniel Field Trial Hall of Fame in 2010 was proof enough for me.  Since that time his Son, Grandson and Granddaughter have been inducted as well.  While he was my first the good fortune continued with four more dogs one of which was a National Amateur Champion, all of which were Field champions; Amateur and Open.

I truly look forward to judging my third Canadian National, 1983 was my first with Co-judge Les Girling; my second was in 1995 with Co-judge Terry Pellow.  So here we are 34 years later and still at it.  My current position with the American Kennel Club as a traveling Field representative for the last 10 years allows me to observe spaniels and conduct judging seminars in the field nearly every weekend.

Good luck to all competitors.  Show Jeff and I your best. 

Tom Meyer 

Jeff Cubitt - New Dundee, Ontario, Canada

I was born in Sudbury, Ontario and have lived in various locations throughout Ontario my entire life – the past 37 years in Kitchener.  I’ve retired from veterinary practice following 40 years in clinical medicine and surgery.  I have enjoyed sharing our home and hunting over multiple Springers for the past 33 years and 2 very fine Labradors prior to the Springers.  Donna, my wife of 39 years was very tolerant of my hobbies and idiosyncrasies and I cherish her memory.  Our daughter Kimberlee lives with me, works full time and is a great help with the dogs and their training.

My involvement with field trial Spaniels started 11 years ago with basic hunt training for my third Springer.  "Hemi's" intense desire led to the more advanced training required to be competitive.  With help from club members of both the Central Ontario and South Western Ontario spaniel clubs she achieved both field trial champion and master hunter status.  Hemi’s retirement from competition allows her to enjoy the more relaxed life of my number one hunting companion.  FTCh AFTCh Tararidges Charger MH and a youngster, Thistle’s Brambles and Briars, are my current trial prospects.

The many good friends and memories which I have garnered over the past decade are more than enough to assure my continued participation in this great sport.  Thanks to everyone who helped create and share in those memories.   

I am very honoured to be selected as one of the judges of this year’s Canadian Open Spaniel Championship.  I have had the opportunity to judge with Tom on a previous occasion and am looking forward to working with him again.  Trust that we will be very positive and give your dogs all the opportunity to display their talents.  Thank you for your confidence in selecting me as one of the judges of this year’s National. 

I wish the very best of luck to all competitors.

Jeff Cubitt

Gun Team

 

Luther Cutts - Gun Team Captain

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Being a part of the 2017 National Championship is an honour, and I am eagerly looking forward to the challenges, and the rewards, of fielding a first-class team of skilled, competent high-quality shooters.

 

I have been hunting game, and shooting various firearms, for over 40 years.  Being born and raised on the prairies of southern Alberta, I quickly acquired an aptitude for hitting moving targets – game animals, coyotes and game birds have been my quarry for over four decades.  From the plains of Kansas to the mountains of Alberta and BC, to the frozen lakes and rivers of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, taking game on the move has been a significant part of my life.

 

I have also been a firearms instructor for decades, teaching handgun, rifle and shotgun skills to hundreds of individuals.  I learned early on that shooting is not difficult once one grasps the fundamentals, but teaching someone to make the right decision before discharging the firearm is the real challenge.  This is as true in the realm of law enforcement as it is in field trial shooting.  The gun team must not just shoot birds that have presented on the course – they must shoot those birds in the place that gives the dogs the best opportunity to showcase their skills.  The gun team I have assembled is comprised of some of the best in the game at making those critical decisions, thereby allowing the performance of the dogs to determine the outcome of the trial.  It is this philosophy that informs every decision made by the team and its individual members.  The underpinnings of this team are professionalism and safety in everything they do, as well as establishing a harmonious team effort to support the trial, the competitors and each other.

 

In addition to my law enforcement training and my insatiable love of hunting, I also had the opportunity to shoot competitively internationally with handguns and shotguns.  I have been incredibly fortunate to have some great mentoring influences in my shooting career, and in particular, field trialing.  The best mentors always emphasized principled, honourable conduct as well as shooting performance at the highest level.  Their advice has never led me astray, and it has guided me through the selection of the team.

 

Shooting over some of the best spaniels anywhere on the prairies of southern Alberta is always a thrill, and the National Championship kicks that up to another level.  There are few things as rewarding as being a partner with the handler and the dog as they apply their craft in the field.

 

Arley Elliot

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I have been involved in English Springer Spaniel Field Trials since 1990, when I returned to Canada from England with my first Springer Spaniel. 

It’s been my privilege to own and compete with 3 Canadian Field Trail Champions, FTCH Magnum of Stanthorn, FTCH Bushbusters Dan and FTCH Just for the Hell Abitt. 

The highlight of my Field Trial career came in 2004 when I fortunate enough to place second in the 2004 Canadian Field Trail National Championship in Regina SK with FTCH Just for the Hell Abitt.

In 2005, along with Mike Nolan, I judged the Canadian National FT Championship in Quebec.

I began shooting at Springer Field Trails 2003.  In 2010, I was a member of the Gun Team for the Canadian National Open Field Trial Championship.  In 2010 and in 2014 I was on the Gun Team for the Canadian National Amateur Field Trial Championship.

It is an honour to be invited to join the Gun team for the 2017 Canadian National Open FT Championship and I want to wish all the competitors the best of luck.

Chip Bunker

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I would like to thank the Calgary Spaniel Club and the Field Trial Committee for inviting me to shoot the Canadian National.

My wife and I reside in Fallon Nevada and have been married for 31 wonderful years. I try to get my spaniels out to South Dakota pheasant hunting every couple years, along with the many chukar and quail hunts here in Nevada. Mostly just a hunter I have competed with my dogs in a few trials every year and really enjoy it, even though I have not been very successful in the ribbon hunt.

The first springer spaniel I bought cost me $125. That was a small fortune for a young 16 year old in 1981. I bought a book on springer spaniels and got to training. That dog sure taught me a thing or two; By the time that dog retired I think he knew every cuss word in the dictionary. I have been hunting over Springer Spaniels ever since. My training has improved over the years and I attended my first field trial in the late 90’s. The rest as they say is history. I started shooting field trials a few years later and have had more success as a field trial gunner than I have had as a handler. Currently I am looking for a new puppy so maybe the future will hold a couple ribbons for me.

I have had the pleasure of shooting many trials in the great province of Alberta and know the Calgary club will put on a great National for everyone to enjoy.

Looking forward to seeing you all there, and wish the best of luck to all competitors and their dogs.

 

Dan Berlemont

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It is with the utmost appreciation that on behalf of the Calgary English Springer Spaniel Club, the participants and for all who have handed me the honor and trust of being one of your guns for this event.  The passion for this breed, if not bordering on addiction runs through my veins as it does for pretty much all who own, train, trial, hunt and/or have the field bred Springer as a companion. 

I was a very young boy when I developed the desire for adventure and particularly for being out in the woods and fields.  Though my father was not a hunter I had the inborn desire to be in the outdoors and stalked many a critter.  From the very first time I started hunting for deer and small game I wanted to be able to hunt with dogs.  This first started in the 70s where I was introduced to beagles and bunny hunting; a passion that still runs through my veins.  In 1990 I was introduced to Jamie Armour after spending some time in the field with another’s English Springer hunting birds.  That pretty much set the pattern for me from then to the present.  Though I was always proficient with deer hunting and shooting I seemed to have a thing for preferring hunting with a dog.  I got my first Springer from Jamie and from there the rest is history still enjoying the wild hunt along with trial judging, handling, wing shooting trials and just simply enjoying having them in my daily life routines.  They represent living life and perpetual optimism.

 Best to all the competitors and enjoy the flush, find and fetch.

 

 

Dan Dennis

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Thanks to the Calgary Club for the invitation to serve with the gun team at the 2017 National. I was a long time member of the Saskatchewan Club, prior to its demise, and acted in most capacities.

I live at Regina Beach and have raised as many as 800 pheasants per year. I very much enjoy working with all types of dogs and handlers in there quest to produce this most elusive quarry.

Along with the help of the entire gun team,I intend to assist dog and handler to perform at their highest level.

Very much looking forward to seeing you all,and I wish everyone a great National Field Trial!

 

Grant Kirkup

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It is an honour to be asked to be a gunner at the 2017 National Championship.

I have hunted over field dogs for over 50 years.  I have trained many dogs from three different breeds.  As a tremendous fan of upland hunting, spaniels were my favorite!! 

Some of my most enjoyable days in the field, whether hunting sharptail grouse, Huns or pheasants, were over my dogs…a pair of springers.  Incredible enjoyment!

Due to work commitments and a move from my native Manitoba to Alberta, my time in the field each fall went from 3-4 times per week to twice a month.  It was at that time I became hooked on sporting clay shooting….and hooked I have been!

I train extensively with my shotgun for 10 months of the year.  I am fortunate to own 16 automatic clay target throwers along with various other pieces of shooting equipment.  I train by replicating problem shots until I am comfortable with that shot.  This helps me stay proficient with the shotgun.  I also attend shooting competitions across the United States and parts of Canada.  I have represented Canada at the World FITASC championship.  In addition, I also bird hunt over dogs in the fall.

 After safety, my focus is to be an extension of the dog and handler.  My strategy is to work as hard at putting the bird down in the right spot as the dog works at flushing the bird…this allows the dog to show off his/her abilities as to why they should be the champion.

 I am a professional accountant.  Although I was in public practice for 25 years, my professional life is comprised of interests in the residential and commercial glass industry along with consulting engagements.

 I wish all dogs every success at the National Championship.

 

Kevin Reinhart

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I was born and raised in Kitchener, Ontario and still reside there with my wife Monica and our three springer spaniels.  My love for springer spaniels began in 1990 when we got our first puppy from Mel Wolfe.  It was a pleasure to be able to learn, train and shoot for Mel.

I attended my first field trial competition not long after this, and thought it was quite an interesting activity.  Over the last twenty six years, I have always had good spaniels to hunt over and am currently trialing one spaniel that has had placements in open and amateur trials.  I have a younger spaniel up and coming as well.

During this period, I took some time off from dog training as I was quite involved with skeet shooting.  I first began my shooting career with American skeet, and not long after, discovered International skeet.  I shot International skeet and worked my way up to become a member of Canada’s National Skeet Shooting Team for several years.  I also trained with the U.S. Army Skeet Team in Fort Benning Georgia.  I have travelled extensively to attend many world cup and world championships in this sport.  My ultimate goal was the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, however, coming very close to this goal, it did elude me.  I still enjoyed every step along the way as meeting people and seeing different countries was a great experience.

I thoroughly enjoy running dogs, training dogs and shooting field trials.  It is truly an honor for me to be asked to shoot the open nationals this year and I would like to thank the Calgary Spaniel Club for asking me to do so.

I would like to wish the best of luck to all handlers and their dogs.

 

John Meyer

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Over the years my role and participation in field trials has evolved from training and competing to other aspects of the sport.  In my younger years I planted field trials including a National trial and as a teen I began shooting for puppy stakes. This allowed me to have the privilege of being invited to shoot in over 300 field trials across the nation including eight National Championships so far and again this year for three National Championships.

 

 Tim Eismann

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My extremely patient and understanding wife Patti and I live just outside of Spruce Grove, Alberta with our springer spaniel and cat. With an acreage to maintain and some major and never ending renovations going on it is hard to find the time to get away trialing every year but somehow I manage;  thus the extremely patient and understanding wife. 

My first experience with springer spaniels was in 1979 when Eryl Dingman invited me to help out at a training session.   After a summer of training I was asked to help gun the E.S.S.C. fall Trial and did well enough that I became a permanent member of the gun team.  After three or four years of shooting local trials under Eryl’s watchful eye I was asked to accompany him to Winnipeg , where my education continued with Merv Walker, Bert Butler and Larry Butler .  Soon after I was invited to Calgary to gun with, and learn from some of the best guns ever in Jack Porter, Ed Anderson, Ian Holmes and Bert Kutos.    

I have lost track of how many trials and nationals I have gunned over the years but I do remember some amazing dogs, meeting a lot of great people and making some lifelong friends.

It is always an honour to be asked to participate in a national and have the privilege of gunning for these great dogs

Best of luck to all the participants at the 2017 National.

 

Aaron Dingman (Alternate)

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As long as I can remember, I have been around the springer spaniel field trial game.  I regularly attended training sessions and field trials at a very young age; initially as a kid observer and collecting bottles at trials, eventually graduating to shagger and planter, and finally becoming a student of field trial gunning.
 
Growing up just outside of Edmonton, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to be around many great dogs and handlers from various western clubs, and the chance to spend time with many great gunning mentors like my father Eryl Dingman, my uncle Tim Eismann as well as many other great field trial gunners like Ed Anderson, Jack Porter, and Arley Elliot. 
 
I have had the privilege of gunning numerous field trials each year over the past 19 years throughout Canada and the western United States; with the exception of a couple of years while I was finishing Chiropractic College, and practicing chiropractic in the southern United States. 
 
Since moving back to Canada, I have been practicing chiropractic in central Alberta where I own a practice in Red Deer and a satellite clinic in the small, west central foothills, town of Caroline. I live in the small town of Penhold just outside of Red Deer with my fiance Liane, two dogs and cats. It is here where we enjoy as much of the lifestyle and outdoor opportunity in central Alberta our busy lives can afford.

 
In the past, I have had the privilege of gunning a handful of both the Canadian Amateur Nationals and Canadian Open All Age Nationals. I am very honored and excited to have been asked to gun the Canadian Open All Age National this fall. It has been a dream of mine for years to gun an Open All Age National in my home privince of Alberta, and I consider it a privilege to shoot for some of the best flushing spaniels in North America.

Gun Raffle

 

A Caesar Guerini 20 gauge shotgun is being raffled off.

100 tickets at $100 each. See Luther Cutts for tickets.

 

 

Raffle of a painting by Club member Ed Anderson - Retrieve.

 

Tickets $20 each or 3 for $50. Contact Club members for tickets

 

 

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Silent Auction

3 DU Prints

Pintail Duck Decoy carving

Box of 36 hand tied trout flies

Trout Unlimited License Plate

Lithograph "Hunting Huns in Montana"

Lithograph "Cocker Retrieving Cock Pheasant"

Training Collar/Assorted Dog Items

Lithograph "Up too Early" Remington Arms

Pet Photo Session

Framed antique print "Pheasant Flushing - Where to Now" Richard Bishop

4 pack of wine

K-Way Jacket

Ducks Unlimited Collector Books - two items

Trout Unlimited Print

Hand made hunting knife

Whistle Lanyards

Framed Picture "Officials at Frist Springer Spaniel Field Trial held in North America-1922"

Leupold Scope

Pheasant Forever Donations - Beretta Jackets/Shirts/T-Shirts

Rare Hardcover Book "Working Springers and Cockers" by Mike Smith

4 Framed hunting/dog lithographs

"Pheasant on the Fence" Print

Talbot Radcliffe book "Sporting Spaniels"

Outdoor Cook Set

Framed Photograph of the Participants at the 2014 Canadian Amateur National

Banquet Information

 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

 

BEST WESTERN PLUS Okotoks Inn & Suites

100 Southbank Road, Okotoks, AB   T1S 0N3

 

5:00 pm         Cocktails, Reception & Silent Auction

6:30 pm         Dinner & Speeches

 

Banquet Ticket Cost:  $50.00 per person

Banquet Ticket Purchase Deadline:  September 6, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. MDT

 

We would encourage you to purchase Banquet Tickets using the www.dogshow.ca website.  Credit card and Interac payment is available; 5% service charge applies.  There is no charge to be a part of the website.  After logging into the www.dogshow.ca website select “Merchandise Only” and follow the prompts until completion.  Banquet Tickets may also be purchased by submitting payment prior to the Banquet Ticket Purchase Deadline to:

 

Tim Bashforth, Field Trial Secretary

115 Evergreen Crescent S.W., Calgary, AB, T2Y 3R2

tbash19@telus.net

Telephone: 403-255-5475 or Cellular: 403-615-4737

 

Please make cheques payable to Calgary English Springer Spaniel Club.

 

 

 

 

Qualified Dogs

1
ABITT LIKE TWISTER
Roxanne Poray
2
ABSOLUTE'S BIG KAHUNA
Rob Skerrett
3
ABSOLUTE'S BLADERUNNER WILLOW
Tim Bashforth
4
BELWIND CARLY'S MASTERPEICE
Blair Lanctot
5
BELWIND DANCING MATILDA
Susan Lanctot
6
BELWIND JACK IN THE BOX
Dan Berlemont
7
BELWIND JEEPERS CREEPERS
John Mitchell
8
FTCH BELWIND LULU LEMON
Shawn Hackett
9
BELWIND STRAIGHTER THAN NARROW
Dan Berlemont
10
BELWIND SWEET LITTLE GIRL
Clay Earl
11
FTCH BELWIND WILLIE
Clay Earl
12
AFC BLACKBRIER'S KNOB CREEK BOOTLEGGER
Michael Pollack
13
NAFC NFC CNFC AFC FC CFC CAFC BLACKRIVER'S TANNER
Jeff Miller
14
FC BUCCLEUCH DOMINA
John Stowell
15
AFTCH BUSHBUSTER'S GUNSTOCK
Stan Pappas
16
FTCH AFTCH AFC BUSHBUSTER'S YANKEE BRAT
Boyd McIntyre
17
CHURCHIE'S NUMBER ONE GUNNER
Mary Bosch
18
CLAYMORE CAPTAIN MORGAN SH
Alex Smith & Pat Epp
19
CLENTOHILL CREENA
Ian Magee
20
COALS CREEK CHEERFUL SCOUT
Jason Saunders
21
COALS CREEK PRACTICALLY PERFECT
Jason Saunders
22
FTCH COURTMAN'S BOURFIELD JOY
Michel Bourdeau
23
COURTMAN'S CHEWEKY HEMI
Alex & Alice Stewart
24
FTCH COURTMAN'S ISLAND DANCER
Ian Forrester
25
COURTMAN'S ROCKIN DUBLIN
Alex & Alice Stewart
26
COURTMAN'S ROCKY DELTA IBIS
Kevin Stewart
27
COURTMAN'S SUREWIN
Alex Stewart
28
CNFC CFC DAWSONLEE FAITHFUL
Jeff Miller
29
NAFC FC AFC NCAFC CFC CAFC FLUSHINGWING ANNIE
Fred J Musone
30
FLUSHINGWING BLACK MAGIC
Pierre Fecteau
31
FLUSHINGWING BLUENOSE
Ranald Simms
32
FLUSHINGWING GREAT BIG SEA
Clay Earl
33
FLUSHINGWING LADY WREN
Nevin Tucker
34
FLUSHINGWING MARLEE
Ranald Simms
35
FLUSHINGWING MEGABYTE
Eric Levy
36
FLUSHINGWING TWIG
Paul Cairns
37
FTCH AFTCH GASPEREAUMTN EASTER BUNNY
Cindy Trudel
38
GASPEREAUMTN KISS MY BRITCHES
Cindy Trudel
39
GASPEREAUMTN RACIN' IN THE RAIN JH
Cindy Trudel
40
HARVEST MOONS AMAZING SPIDER MAN OF MARYMONT
Robert Montler
41
HARVEST MOON'S TRAKKER
Joe Coady
42
AFC HAWTHORNE'S TESSA SH
Bev Bettridge
43
HEARTHROCK FAMILY TIES
Richard Krueger
44
HEARTHROCK POLAR VORTEX
Richard Krueger
45
HEARTHROCK'S MAYHEM
Cindy Trudel
46
FC AFC INDIAN SPRING'S FREE SPIRIT
Barb & Bill Schaefer
47
INDIAN SPRING'S SIR ROGER
Barb & Bill Schaefer
48
JUNEAU'S GYPSY GIRL
Joel & Ann Theisen
49
JUST MABLE OF BUCKINGHAM
Roland D. Snyder
50
FC KATAHDIN'S CATCH'ER IN THE RYE
Terry Oliver
51
KING ALFRED THE GREAT
Paul Noyce
52
KINTAIL KIPPER
Bruce Outhouse
53
LADY CARAMEL
Tanya McCaffrey
54
LONGBRIER GOD OF THE SEA
Bruce Outhouse
55
FTCH LONGBRIER GREAT WHITE
Bruce Outhouse
56
LONGBRIER TINKER BELL
John Mitchell
57
MEADOWGATE TROOPER
Helene Beauchamp
58
NARVIN'S CANADIAN LEGACY
John McCaffrey
59
NARVIN'S FRED
Andre Trudel
60
NARVIN'S PHANTOM BREW PIWO
John McCaffrey
61
OAHE ROYAL IVY
Rita Martin
62
PARKHOUSE LIGHTNING STORM
George Sewell
63
PHEASANT FEATHER MARYMONT'S ELIZABETH KEEN
Robert Montler
64
PHEASANT FEATHERS BLACK SAPPHIRE OF MARYMONT
Robert Montler
65
PHEASANT FEATHERS COVE CREEK BADGER
John & Mona Dunn
66
PHEASANT FEATHERS JAXX OF TAZZMAN
Clay Earl & Frank Wiseman
67
PHEASANT FEATHERS OUTLAWED JOSIE
Jason Saunders & Jane Haworth
68
PHEASANT FEATHERS ROCKET MAN
Tom Davidson
69
PINECROFT'S CYCLONE
Ray Jack
70
AFC PINECROFTS LORD CALVIN
Greg Wharton
71
71AFC PINECROFTS PRINCESS PEYTON
Connor Wharton
72
FC72 PONDVIEW II'S SECRET AGENT
Dan Lussen & Elisabeth Straus
73
FTCH73 PRAIRIEWEST STRAUSS
Jim Willis
74
CNFTCH74 FTCH PRAIRIE MEADOW'S RISE 'N SHOUT
Craig Foss
75
NAFTCH F75TCH AFTCH RJ'S COURTMAN KATE
Ray Nault
76
SALMY'S DO76RCHESTER DIGGER
Libby Nagel
77
SALMY'S LEGE77ND OF ZORRO
Nancy Standish
78
SCATAWAY LOW78ER CREEK JOSEPH, MH
Karen Koopman
79
SHADOWBARK WIN79D DANCING ALIANA
Greg & Cheryl Johnson
80
SHOGUN'S TATER BU80G
Jean-Marie Tate
81
SKAAR'S BRAZEN BADGER
Rod Jaeger
82
SKAAR'S STOBCROSS ARRAN
Ian Forrester
83
SKAAR'S SUMMER SOLSTICE
Tom Bratrud
84
SKALKAHO'S BLACK PENNELL
Olivia Steele-Mortimer
85
FC FTCH SOUTHSWELL STOKE
John Wright
86
SPURVALLEY YANKEE'S GAMBLE
Greg Royer
87
SPURVALLEY'S BUSHBUSTER
Greg Royer
88
SQUARECLOSE GUINN AT SKAAR (GRB)
Tom Bratrud
89
STARBURY SPARROW
Shane Cresswell
90
SUNRISE DREAM CATCHER
John Hynes
91
SUNRISE PABLO
Laurence Higley
92
SUNRISE SALLY II
Rick Walker
93
SUNRISE SENECA KYPLING
Sue and Dave Morse
94
SUNRISE STELLA
Kelly Brannen
95
SUNRISE TAYLOR
Delores Wilson
96
SUNRISE TEJAS STAR
Kelly Brannen
97
SUNUP DREAMCATCHER TATONKA
Daniel Kosewski
98
TRIPLE RIDGES BELLA ROSE GLORY
Henry MacCaro
99
CNFC WARRENER'S WILSON'S PLOVER
Sue Wilson
100
Z&Z'S SKY DANCER OF FALEN WINGS
Michael Nolan

Sponsors

 

Blue Ribbon Sponsor

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Red Ribbon sponsor

Ed Anderson Art

 

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Yellow Ribbon

 

John and Elizabeth Gibson

 

Sirocco Golf Club

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White Ribbon

 

 

Stop and Go Reproductions

 

Olson Silver Company

 

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Green Ribbon

Westglen Kennels

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Series Sponsors

 

First Series

Central Ontario Spaniel Club

 

Second Series

Igor's Pheasantry

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Third Series

L&L Specialities

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Fourth Series

Silver Willow Sporting Club

 

Fifth Series

Skaar Creek Farm

 

Water Series

Calgary English Springer Spaniel Club

 

Patron Sponsors

Woodlands Veterinary Hospital - Calgary, AB.

Canadian Tire - MacLeod Trail Store - Calgary, AB

Bass Pro Shops – Rockyview, AB

Palliser Art and Framing

Korth Group

Red Willow Outdoors Corporation

Ducks Unlimited

Trout Unlimited

Pheasants Forever – Calgary Chapter

Ed Anderson Art

Alberta Hunter Education Instructor's Association

Sobeys – Okotoks, AB

Skaar Kennels

Garmin Tri-Tronics

Artstream

 

Running Order and Callbacks

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5th Series Callbacks

1, 2, 10, 11, 21, 23, 28, 30, 39, 42, 50, 51,52.

Total of 13 dogs.

 

Callbacks to the Water

1, 2, 11, 21, 30, 42, 51, 52.

Placements

2017 Canadian National Open (52 starters; 13 dogs to 5th series)

1ST CAFC AFC SOUTHAVEN'S PATHFINDER - Michael Pollack (O), Clay Earl (H)

2ND FC SUNRISE PABLO - Laurence Higley (O), Gary or Cindy Wilson (H)

3RD NAFTCH AFTCH FTCH FC COURTMANS ROCKY DELTA IBIS - Alex Stewart

4TH NAFTCH AFTCH FTCH COURTMAN'S ROCKIN DUBLIN - Alex Stewart

CMs

SPURVALLEY VESPER'S GABRIEL - Greg Royer

SUNRISE DREAMCATCHER - John Hynes (O), Gary or Cindy Wilson (H)

SKAAR'S BRAZEN BADGER - Rod Jaeger