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2017 Grand National Grouse Puppy Classic

2017 Puppy Classic Placements

1st Place- Full Breeze- setter female(Full Blast x Straight Forward), Bob Watts and Dick Brenneman- Breeder/owner , Thor Kain – Handler

2nd Place- Asper Hill Pippi- setter female,(Full Blast x ShadyHills Girly) Mike Oxenrider- owner/ handler, ShadyHills kennel- breeder 

3rd Place – Knob Mountain Mayhem-setter male,(Full Blast x Straight Forward) Mike Spotts -owner/ handler, Bob Watts and Dick Brenneman – breeder

4th Place – Braggabull – pointer female ( Bullybragg x Bullerina) Mark Hughes -owner/handler, Ernie and Karen Saniga – breeders. 

Thank you to Pat Cooke and John Cappocci for judging this years Puppy Classic. Another big thanks goes to Peter and Katy Flanagan for letting us use their beautiful grounds. The course had bird cover, open woods to show a dog and big field at the end to finish a dog going away to the front. And finally thank you to the breeders and owners that support the Grouse Futurity. Hope to see you all this fall in Michigan at the Futurity. 

A few pictures from the Puppy Classic….

Tom Coulter(rt side) came down from Canada to run his pup. His friend Cliff Durk also ran a pup and their wives were along to see what it was about.

Judges Pat Cooke and John Capocci

View from the gallery 

Kids and mud, big fun

Winners pic

GNG & Woodcock Invitational, Day 2

Pics from day 2

Rich Hollister headed to the line with Dunrovens Drifter

Ricky Hollister catching all the action on his GoPro

Judge Lloyd Murray ready to go

John Stolgitis wrangling for Judge Mike Groy 

Bill Ballin. Helping out marshaling braces and wherever he’s needed 

Dave Hughes getting  Centerfold Bette belled up and ready to go

Deb Nihart and Sally

Invitational Secretary George Johnson and GNG director Joe Cammissa


Day 1 GNG and Woodcock Invitational 2017

Brace 1: L- Grouse Hill Pepper Ann- Forman, R- Miss Pennstar- Ecker

Crossing the powerline on course 1

Brace 2: L- Moss Meadow Traveler- Moss, Islander- Ecker

Course 2

Brace 3: L- Chip’s A-100 – Forman

R – Out of the Shadows – Wheelock

Brace 4: L- Daddy’s Little Boy Butch- Stolgitis. R- DunRovens Drifter- Hollister

Brace 5 : L – Herbies Asta La Vista – Forman, R – Straight Forward – Hughes 

Brace 6 :  L – Grouse Hill Bell – Stolgitis, R- Rockland Ridge McGraw- Ecker

Brace 7:  L – Chasehill Baby Bella – Stolgitis, Centerfold Bette- Hughes

Lost Pond

Lunch Time

Ricky Hollister came all the way from Michigan to see his dog run

The brothers Forman

Tony watching over the Chowdah

The judges faired well after a long day in the saddle on day 1 

Robert Ecker cooking at the Steak fry that Purina sponsored

Day 2 Draw

1a) Dun Rovens Drifter -Hollister

1b) Centerfold Bette- Hughes

2a) Chasehill Baby Bella- Stolgitis

2b) Rockland Ridge McGraw-Ecker 

3a) Daddy’s Little Boy Butch -Stolgitis

3b) Straight Forward- Hughes

4a) Grouse Hill Bell- Stolgitis

4b) Herbies Asta La Vista – Forman

5a) Islander – Ecker

5b) Chips A-100  – Forman

6a) Out of the Shadows – Wheelock 

6b) Miss Pennstar- Ecker

7a) Grouse Hill Pepper Ann- Forman

7b) Moss Meadow Traveler- Moss

Pictures from the draw for Grand National Grouse and Woodcock Invitational

Invitational Secretary George Johnson and Director Joe Cammissa

New England handler/trainer Tony Bly with Scott Forman, handler of Grouse Hill Pepper Ann and Chips A-100

Mary Moss on left, wife of handler Ken Moss. Diane Wheelock on right, part of the husband and wife team that own and campaign Out of the Shadows. 

John Capocci, owner of Grouse Hill Bell, and Grouse Hill Pepper Ann, both contestant in this year’s Invitational 

Michigan handler/trainer Rich Hollister, he’ll be handling DunRovens Drifter. Also pictured is one of this year’s judges, Mike Groy from Annville PA

Bob and Janet Watts. They own Straight Forward along with Dick Brenneman. She will be handled by Hall Of Fame trainer/handler Dave Hughes. 

Judge Lloyd Murray talking to handler/owner of Moss Meadow Traveler, Ken Moss from Michigan

70th Grand National Grouse Puppy Classic

      70th Grand National Grouse

                  Puppy Classic

     Flanagan’s Farm, Oxford NY

              Starts 4/15/17, 8am

1a McRaes Boris sm R. Hollister Sr. 
1b A Distant Spec pm Hughes
2a Full Breeze sf Kain
2b ShadyHills Zeena pf Forman
3a Irish Run Ellison sf Coulter
3b Duckhook pm Hughes
4a DoodleRidge Huckleberry sm Mueller/Hughes
4b Asper Hill Pippi sf Oxenrider
5a McRaes Tasha sf R. Hollister Sr 
5b Game Winner sm Kain
6a Long Gone Porky sm Murray
6b ShadyHills Thor sm Forman
7a Warrior Zeke pm Hughes
7b Dun Rovens Grumpy sm R. Hollister Sr
8a Dun Rovens Super Sophie sf R. Hollister Jr. 
8b Blue Hen Butch sm Frame
9a Kendall Hills Gracie B sf Durk
9b Speedy Sweetie pf Hughes
10a Braggabull pf Hughes
10b Knob Mountain Mayhem sm Spotts/Ecker
11a Spata Grouse Lion sm Forman

11b  BYE