The German Shorthair Pointer Club of America (GSPCA) National Field Trial will breakaway next Monday, October 16, 2023. This years event is being held at the Bechtel Ranch near Eureka, Kansas. Four stakes are set to breakaway; National Amateur Gun Dog Championships, National Field Futurity, National All Age Grand Championship, and the National Open Gun Dog Grand Championship.
German Shorthaired Pointer Club of Idaho members and dogs can be found running in the National Amateur Gun Dog Championships as well as the National Field Futurity.
National Amateur Gun Dog Championship (Oct. 16 – to completion)
Josh and Allison Miller drew the 38th brace in the National Amateur Gun Dog Championship with “FC/AFC Up N’ Adams Gaining Elevation” aka “Switchback.” The Miller’s finished Switchbacks AFC in late 2022/early-2023 which was quickly followed by the completion of his FC following several back-to-back placements. Best of Luck to the Miller’s and Switchback at this years National Championship! *** Qualification criteria: to be eligible dogs must have earned their FC or AFC or have placed in a 2 point or greater two Amateur or Amateur Limited, All Age, Open or Open Limited Gun Dog stake. Brace Sheets can be found at: https://www.gspca.org/events/nft/AGD-2023-running-order/
National Field Futurity “60” (to follow National Amateur Gun Dog Championship)
Two littermates from Gary Moen’s 2022 litter which paired David Hawk’s Double A Baker with Gary Moen’s Freedom Isn’t Free will be competing in the National Field Futurity. First up will be David Hawk’s KC Moen’s Triple A Scout aka “Scout” who will lead off the event in Brace 1 while being handled by Derrick Olsen (Jump Creek Kennels). Hawk’s Scout/Olsen are coming off recent PNW second, third, and fourth derby and puppy placements earned at both the Fall 2023 Idaho Brittany Club and the Fall German Shorthair Club of Oregon (Tygh Valley) trials.
Scout’s female littermate “KC Moen’s Freedom’s Belle” aka “Belle” (owned by Scott Kragerud) will breakaway in Brace 6 of the event. Belle will be handled by Brian Gingrich who most recently handled her to a first place derby finish at the National Hungarian Partridge Championship (Cheyenne, Wy). *** Qualification criteria: Breeders must nominate litters within 60 days of whelping, individual pups must be renominated within 1 year of their whelp date, and registered to run at the national. Judges assess the stake as any derby stake where a bird must be pointed and assess the pups likelihood to develop into an All-Age and/or Gun Dog competitor. Brace Sheets can be found at: https://www.gspca.org/events/nft/futurity-2023-running-order/
National All-Age Grand Championships and National Gun Dog Grand Championships will follow the Field Futurity. Brace Sheets can be found at: NAAGC: https://www.gspca.org/events/nft/AA-2023-running-order/ and NGDGC: https://www.gspca.org/events/nft/ogd-2023-running-order/
Good Luck and Safe Travels to all competitors!