Central Prairie Field Trial Club Fall Trial

The Central Prairie Field Trail Club held their fall trial at Sandy Run Hunt Co. this past Saturday.  Weather was beautiful for a nice autumn walk, but too hot and dry for excellent dog work.  Even with poor conditions the dogs did well having some nice casts, finds and points.  J.D. Wirth’s dog Tom received the first placement in the shooting dog trial, with Bobbie, handled by Brad Hargis  taking second.  Snoopy, an English Setter female,  handled by Ron Hamp, got top honors in the Derby Trial.  The club recently lost one of its members, Jimmy McNutt, to a long battle with cancer, but you could feel his presence throughout the day.  Jim’s wife, Elanor and son, Jamie, put on a great lunch and snacks throughout the trial.  But the highlight of the day was when Trinity McNutt, Jim’s granddaughter, helped Brad Hargis with the handling of Charlie, a pointer pup that came out of Jimmy’s kennels.  Charlie and Trinity won the puppy trial with Kate, handled by Rich Green coming in second.