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April 17, 2014
April 14, 2014
The Northern Minnesota Springer Spaniel Club would like to thank all the folks who entered our spring trial. Our club members worked smoothly and efficiently top put on a great trial. Thanks to the Open and Amateur judges, Scott Hoover and Joe Coady, Puppy Judges Peter Rainey and Jeff Johanns , and our youth judges, Jason Givens and Ryan Lamberg.
Having to move the trial to Owatonna because of the snow conditions up here by Brainerd meant the club members all had to readjust the schedules. Thanks to Tony Cyr for getting the birds, Bruce Eide for bringing down the mule trailer, Terri Mayer and Cole Thiesse for planting birds, Ross and Lynn Christen for driving and marshalling, Nadine Kohn for marshalling, Tony Cyr for being the head chef, Robin Ablan as judges steward, David Ablan as head bird cleaner, JP Martin as shuttle driver, Lynn Peterson as head photographer, Bob Schulke as judges caretaker and the gun team of Mark Rysavy, Steve Krueger, Pat Gilligan, Peter Rainey, Jeff Johanns, Denny DuErr, John Meyer, John Pauly, Ryan Lamberg.
It was a wonderful weekend.
NMESSC Spring Field Trial Results
1st FC AFC Bridgewater's Minnesota "T" - Sota owner Tracie Wilson/Jayne Reinhart Handler Dan Murray
2nd Crosswind's Ruff Ranger - Sammy Owner John Miettunen Handler Morgan Haglin
3rd Warrener's Snowy Owl - Hoots Owner/Handler Dan Murray
4th FC Upland Meadows Cute as a Button - Button Owner/Handler Bill Boeckman
1st Grandview's Standing Ovation - Bravo O/H Steve Beyer
2nd Whitewater Creek's Patch Adams - Patch O/H Darrel Peterson
3rd Warrener's Short Eared Owl - Clancy O/H Bob Merrill
4th Melchris Whistlestop - Ellie O/H Rick Schneider
1st Absolute's In A Blink of An Eye - Skute Owner Tracie Wilson/Jayne Reinhart Handler Dan Murray
2nd Grandview's Chet the Jet - Chetty Owner/Handler Steve Beyer
3rd Pinecroft's Keaghan of Rockhaven - Keaghan Owner James O'Keefe Handler Jason Givens
4th Pinecrofts's Cyclone - Cy Owner Ray Jack Handler Morgan Haglin
1st Jackson handled by Cole Thiesse
2nd Wallace handled by Evan Lamberg
3rd Apples handled by Kate Haglin
4th Trap handled by Clark Haglin
April 6, 2014
Trial updates: At the Minnesota trial JP Martin’s Neala took third place in the Open, Bruce Eide’s Jackson took fourth in the Puppy and Ray Jack’s Cy took fourth place in the Puppy. Last week at the Heartland trial, Cy won the First Place in the puppy stakes. All were handled by Morgan.
April 5, 2014
It’s a busy trial schedule this week as Morgan and the crew attend three competitions. This weekend’s field trial is hosted by the Minnesota ESS Club and will be held at 9908 34th Avenue SE, Owatonna. On Thursday and Friday they will be at the St Croix Valley ESS event being held at the same farm.
Next weekend we are home hosting our Northern Minnesota ESS Club trial at the Al Grosland farm, 2990 133rd Street SW, Ellendale, MN. Yes, this is a change of location because Hunts Point is much too snow covered.
About eighty springers will be in competition at each of these trials and I encourage you to come out and watch these dogs in action. Look us up by the red vehicles under our American Flags.
· Follow a Daybreak Hunt on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZdzZw2QyD0
· Find You Tube videos on Pineshadows1 channel.
· Great article on featuring Pine Shadows and English Springer Spaniels in the Premier Edition of Covey Rise. Page 33.
· Sports Afield, 125th anniversary issue, Nov-Dec 2012, see Uffda (Zell x Oz), on page 111 in the Ruggs Ranch full page ad.
· Page 21 of the Pheasants Forever journal Summer 2012 a photo of the Due North/MN Bound crew in the Pine Shadows Daybreak hunting bus.
· See a Spear x Wallace pup, Oakley, on page 18 of the USA Hockey magazine
· A number of video clips can be seen of the Pine Shadows dogs. Check into You Tube to watch these videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/Pineshadows1
· Take a moment to LIKE Pine Shadows on Facebook.
· Take a look at Pine Shadows, the feature kennel in this issue of Today’s Breeder by Purina. See the article online.
March 28, 2014
The Minnesota Heartland English Springer Spaniel Club (MHESSC) will host its spring field trial on March 29th and March 30th, 2014 at the Al Grosland farm, 2990 133rd Street SW, Ellendale, MN. Morgan and his road crew will be in attendance. Look for the red vehicles with the American flags.
With the beginning of the Minnesota trial season our weekends are filled. We will not be conducting any Saturday training. However, Morgan is training at the kennels during the week. If you would like to work with him, give him a call, 218.820.8815, to arrange a weekday for you and your dog.
March 20, 2014
We are looking forward to training this Saturday, March 22. Forecast states it may be a little cool, we will have the hobo fire burning brightly. We will begin around 8:30. See you then!
Morgan wraps up his Midwest tour at the Nebraska trial this weekend. He is grateful for the contributions of his road crew, JP Martin, Mark Rysavy, and Steve Krueger. The dogs are running pretty well and gaining a lot of good experience.
March 8, 2014
Among the awards given at the recent NMESSC banquet was the 2013 Midwest Interclub High Point Amateur Stakes, earned by Neala owned and handled by JP Martin. The trophy, sponsored by the Northeast Wisconsin Spaniel Club, was presented by NWSC representative Lynn Christen. This beautiful cup is in memory of NWSC members: Emmett Anderson, Corky Jarstad, Fred Neville, Ralph Sheldon, and Vance Van Laanen. It was designed and made by the company in Chicago that does the Oscars.
The trophy is an Antique Silver Cup which is hand spun from solid brass and electroplated silver on a round black base with a dog on top carrying a bird. This is awarded to the dog with the highest points accumulated in the Amateur Stakes in the Midwest Interclub area. Congratulations to Neala and her owner/operator JP!
This marks the third consecutive year a NMESSC club member and dog has earned this award, Ed Zollar and Prez in 2012 and JP and Neala in 2011.
March 5, 2014
Morgan and JP Martin have arrived in Colorado to begin the March trial season. On Thursday and Friday Morgan will compete in the Northern Colorado Springer Spaniel Club cocker trials with Kevin Gadde’s Smoke.
On Saturday and Sunday the NCSSC is conducting their springer trial. Morgan has a trailer load of puppies and all age dogs for that trial. JP will be running Neala and Marlo in the amateur. All trials are near Fort Lupton, Colorado. Good luck to all participants.
March 2, 2014
Dear Mark and Sophie :
We had a family with three boys like us visiting this past weekend at the hunting camp. Their boys fell in love with Gwinner. Their parents want to get them a dog. Do you have any really good natured dogs ready to go; meaning little farther along than just started. Would not need to be a high powered hunter. If you have any send me pictures and some info and I will get ya’ll connected.
Attached are a couple of pictures of Chex quail hunting, I was entertaining customers and she performed really well.
Hope all well
February 24, 2014
February 16, 2014
Thanks to all who attended the NMESSC Annual meeting and banquet. Almost 40 people came for the awards and wonderful slide show of all the club activities throughout the year. Lynn Peterson is our cameraman and he does a wonderful job putting the slide show together.
This upcoming weekend we are planning a three days training trip to Daybreak. There will not be any training at Pine Shadows this Saturday.
Saturday training will commence again on March 1st at Pine Shadows.
The spring trial circuit will start for Morgan on March 6th with the Northern Colorado cocker trial then on to the Springer trials in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska.
February 10, 2014
On Friday we received a note that Pine Shadows Tatum was laid to rest. Tatum lived with Michael and Catherine Blassey. She had come into their household as a young, well-mannered hunting and house dog. Unsure of what to expect from a dog in their household, Michael and Catherine set the rules with which Tatum adjusted to quite nicely.
Never over stepping her bounds, always the polite quite family member she enjoyed a great life of helping Catherine while she worked at home and Michael while he cut wood, walked down the trails, retrieved many ducks from the ponds, numerous grouse in northern Minnesota and countless numbers of roosters hunting with the Pine Shadows Huntsmen in South Dakota.
A great little girl who enlightened the lives of Michael and Catherine. We are very blessed that Tatum was able to bring Michael and Catherine into the Pine Shadows fold.
January 17, 2014
January 5, 2014