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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

2016 Futurity Results

Judges, Tony Bly, and Doug McMillen.
The Reporter and Stake Manager, Lloyd Murray
1st. Magic Mist Sydni; E.S.F. Black Face Miner X Star’s Southern Idol
Owner/ Handler : Joe Dahl
Breeder ; Jim Humphrey


2nd.McRae’s Angus : E.S.M. Dun Roven’s Boofox X Waymakers Super Sam
Owner/ Handler Carl McRae
Breeder : Richard Hollister


3rd. Clermont Lucky Brynn E.S.F. Jar’s Way Shirley X Long Gone Buckwheat
Owner :Rick Simpson

Handler: Dave Hughes
Breeder : Greg Yutzey