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Armstrong-Umbel Endurance Classic, Endurance Trials

2011 Armstrong-Umbel Endurance Classic


Click here for the American Field Ad: 2011_A-UEnduranceClassic_AFAd.pdf

Strideaway and the members of the Black Ash Grouse Trial Club would like to thank the following for their tremendous support of the Armstrong-Umbel Endurance Classic. This event would not be possible without their generous support. Please scroll down the right side of this page to find the links to visit their websites:

Beretta Gallery
Enhance ~ It’s What’s Inside
ZoomDog Supplements
Brian Ralph ~ Allstate Agent
Steiner Germany
Tito and Mains Development
Mains Pointers
The Ruffed Grouse Society
Chris Mathan Photo
Hard Driving Kennels
Davis Kennels
Northern Kennels
U Dirrty Dog ~ Mobile Dog Grooming
Tony Bly
Earl DeCarli
Dale Hernden
Kim Sampson
Shawn Wayment, DVM
…and thanks to all who purchased Armstrong-Umbel caps!

Through their support:

The Winner and R-U, if named, will receive Visa Gift Cards in the amount of $100 and $50 from ZoomDog Supplements.

All handlers will receive ZoomDog Supplements.

The Winner and R-U, if named, will receive high performance dog food from Enhance.

All handlers and owners will receive Armstrong Caps thanks to Beretta Gallery.

Judges will receive binoculars from Steiner Germany and a gift from The Ruffed Grouse Society.

Reporter will receive a 10 x 15 high quality photo print of their choosing from Chris Mathan Photo.






The Armstrong-Umbel Amateur Derby will be followed by the first Armstrong-Umbel Young Handlers Stake. Bring the kids, any age…let’s get them hooked on bird dogs, field trials, conservation and the outdoors! Ribbons and caps for all the contenders!

Map showing the two areas of Marienville’s 8 one-hour courses: 4 off Loleta and 4 off Lamonaville…both roads leading from the center of town. For the Armstrong-Umbel, 2 one-hour courses are combined for the braces making 4 two-hour courses each used only once a day.












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Strideaway is an online publication founded in 2008. We are dedicated to promoting the great sport of American pointing dog field trials, in particular American Field sanctioned trials for pointers and setters. Our objective is to present the voices and ideas of experienced trainers, handlers, breeders and other knowledgeable participants and enthusiasts from the past to the present — amateurs and professionals alike. Whether All-Age or Shooting Dog, Horseback or Walking Trials, we place particular emphasis on wild bird field trials and the dogs that compete in them. We present richly illustrated articles and stories, podcast interviews and other types of media on a regular basis with the hope of providing an ever expanding, searchable archive of information relevant to pointing dog field trials.Read article

This website is dedicated to our ever faithful friend, Bill Allen who passed away peacefully and surrounded by his loving family on January 25, 2022 at the age of 96. We will miss him but he left us the greatest of gifts, his wonderful writings in a book we published for the 3rd time in 2021: The Unforgettables and Other True Fables.

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