Jim White, John Russell, Georgie Casey, Dewey Mullins and Jim Crouse.
Congratulations to Mike Branscum and Jim Fisher for coming up with and following through with the idea of a Judging Seminar. Much appreciation goes to the four esteemed panel members: Dewey Mullins, Jim Crouse, Jim White and John Russell. We thanks them for their participation and immense enthusiasm…and also to Georgie Casey for moderating the event so eloquently. What was discussed will be enlightening and useful to those new to field trials and for those not so new, a positive reinforcement that our sport is still grounded in the principles that have guided it well over a hundred years.
We were all impressed with videographer Evan Peters for his professionalism and are looking forward to see the results.
Thanks to the wonderful members of the Central Kentucky Field Trial Club whose efforts and support helped make the Seminar a great success! I would personally like to thank club members Pam and Buster Tucker for their hospitality inviting me to stay at their lovely home close to the trial grounds. It is a reminder of what a wonderful fraternity field trial folks share across the country.
And a big thank you to Purina for their long-standing support of field trials. It is hard to imagine where we would be without them.
I had the pleasure of riding with Dewey Mullins for the last two days of the Dewey Mullins Classic and Derby that preceded the Judging Seminar. What a positive force Dewey is. At the ripe young age of 92, he is still active raising and tending to not only bird dogs but horses, chickens, geese, peacocks, cats and a buffalo! I visited with Dewey and his lovely wife, Ethel one afternoon when Dewey recalled the story of his Bearwallow Babe who, when he her bred to Builder’s Risk, produced the 1980 National Champion HOF Builder’s Addition.
Here are a few photos from the Dewey Mullins Classic and Derby:
- Dewey Mullins
- Judges Jim Crouse, Georgie Casey
- Jim Fisher, Mike Branscum and Dewey Mullins with the plaque awarded to him after the trial.
The Miller Welsh Wildlife Management Area has been added to Field Trial Grounds