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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Grouse Hill Bell – John Stoligits, handler
Centerfold Bette – Harold Holmes, handler
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Judges for the 72nd Grand National Grouse Futurity are :
Tony Bly, Milan, N.H.
Doug McMillen, Dubois, Pa.
Reporter: Lloyd Murray Stark, N.H.
Stake Manager: Lloyd Murray, Stark, N.H.
Futurity will commence Sunday Oct.30, 2016
Kilkenny National Forest, Berlin, N.H.