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Armstrong-Umbel Endurance Classic, Endurance Trials

2011 Armstrong-Umbel Endurance Classic

The Black Ash Grouse Dog Club is proud to announce the 3rd Annual running
of the Armstrong-Umbel Endurance Classic for Grouse Dogs starting March 25, to conclusion. Heats will be of
two-hour duration. We are pleased that well-known Pennsylvania grouse dog trainer/trialer, Steve Groy and field trial competitor/wild chukar hunter from Payson, Utah, Kim Sampson have agreed to judge this year’s Classic. Both are Strideaway contributors whose bios can be found on our Contributors page. We are most grateful that two such outstanding individuals with a wealth of experience with wild bird dogs have agreed to judge the Classic.

anyone wishing to support the Armstrong-Umbel
Endurance Classic, please contact Strideaway. Financial contributors will receive a 6 month logo ad plus link here on Strideaway. Ads will be posted here by March 1.

Armstrong-Umbel Endurance Classic (two hour heats)
Date: March 25, 2011
Place: Allegheny National Forest, Marienville, PA
Judges: Steve Groy, Muncie, PA, Kim Sampson, Payson, UT
Reporter: Andrew Campbell, Bronx, NY
Chris Mathan, Gorham, ME


Entry Fee: $125. Purse: $1,500 ($2,000 if 26+ entries)

More details coming in the American Field Ad.



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