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Ontario Annual Field Test Report
Julie Donnell, Field Test Secretary
Vizsla Canada held their annual Ontario spring field tests on June 11th and 12th at Ruffwood Game Farm in Cayuga, Ontario. Our entries were up and we had a nice mix of hunting dogs - Vizslas, Irish Red and White Setters, Pointers, Brittany Spaniels, German Short Hair Pointers, Weimaraners and a Deutsh Draathaar!
Saturday was beyond hot, far exceeding our normal temperatures for that time of year but everyone persevered through the heat wave to finish the day with some great test scores and laughs along the way. “Hans” (Stannyfield Legacyk Day Dreamer, FDJ) owned by Louri Sazonov & Irina Sazonova and handled by Mike Wilshire completed his FD Title and “Duke” (Sure Points I’ll Lead The Way) owned and handled by Keri Morris completed his FD Title. “Ice” (Rivermist Broxden N Roja's Icy Hot) owned by Allyson Godfroid, Amy & Phil Booth, Linda Langford and handled by Mike Wilshire completed his FDJ Title and “Kona” (Waypoints Katch Me Kona) owned by Christina & Ajay Kohli and owner handled completed her FDJ Title.
Sunday the humidity decided to give us a break and we had another great day! “Charlie” (CH K Star Speak de Happy Charlie, FDJ) owned by Kathy Shannon and handled by Kathy Shannon and Stewart Thomas finished his FD Title. “Tom” (Caniscaeli Meagher of the Sword) owned by Kevin & Cindi McDermott and handled by Mike Wilshire finished his FDJ Title and “Artax” (Waypoints Neverending Artax) owned and handled by Iveta Koskina finished his FDJ Title.
Top Scoring Entries for Saturday and Sunday are:
FD – “Duke” (Sure Points I’ll Lead The Way) with 95/100 owned and handled by Keri Morris
FDJ – “Ice” (Rivermist Broxden N Roja's Icy Hot) with 100/100 owned by Allyson Godfroid, Amy & Phil Booth, Linda Langford and handled by Mike Wilshire
FDA – Belle (CH Canpat Happy Belle de K Star, FD) with 96/100 owned by Kathy Shannon and handled by Kathy Shannon and Stewart Thomas
FD- Piper (Perle Vom Dan-Son) with 100/100 owned by Steven Bitton and handled by Ugo Pennacchietti
Tie for FDJ –
Tom (Caniscaeli Meagher of the Sword) with 97/100 owned by Kevin & Cindi McDermott and handled by Mike Wilshire
Gabi (Sure Point's Gabi's Got Get Up) with 97/100 owned and handled by Dennis Sanson
On behalf of Vizsla Canada and myself, I would like to take a moment to recognize and thank each and every participant who came out. I would also like to congratulate everyone who had top scores and finished titles that weekend - enjoy your accomplishments!
This of course could not have materialized without the assistance of our volunteers and club members who provided their time and encouragement, Laura Wright for planting birds and providing lunch on Sunday, Terri Corneil for planting birds on Saturday in that terrible heat, Janice Wolff and Debbie McDonald for field marshalling both days, I wouldn’t be able to keep everything and everyone on track without you ladies! To our judges Jack Dafoe, Mike Leitch, Murray Wolff and Craig McDonald and last but not least our gunners Don Hillis and Sam Ghazysiawash thank you all so very much! Also, a huge appreciation to Mike, Donna and Leah Wilshire for providing us with the perfect venue for our tests.
I hope to see you and your dog out in the field again soon.