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Shadow Oak Bo, crowned 2013 National Champion !!

Shadow Oak Bo, English Setter male owned by Butch Houston and Dr. John Dorminy and handled by Robin Gates has won the 2013 National Championship at The Ames Plantation with seven finds and three backs.  Shadow Oak Bo has thus laid claim to the Setter Fund Jackpot awarded to the first setter to win the National Championship since Johnny Crocket in 1970. 

The Board of Directors of the English Setter Fund extend their heartiest congratulations to Shadow Oak Bo, his owners and handler, Robin Gates.  The Board of Directors also wish to thank all of the bird dog patrons and friends who've made the Setter Fund Jackpot possible through their efforts and monetary donations over these many years. 
The English Setter Fund Award Ceremony for Shadow Oak Bo will be scheduled for June 1 at Merry Acres Event Center in Albany, GA. There will be a social hour at 5:00 P.M., followed by dinner and award ceremony from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.  It will be in conjunction with The Dixie Trace Field Trial organization. 

The cost of the dinner is tentatively $25.00 and reservations will be required.  Directions on how to RSVP will be in the American Field when Dixie Trace runs their ad around May 18th.

On Monday, April 18, 2011 the Board of Directors and Officers of the English Setter Awards met via conference call to discuss matters of concern dealing with the process of awarding points and criteria for eligibility. A quorum of board members was in attendance with nine of the ten Directors present on the call.

A matter was brought to the board's attention that a conflict existed in published criteria for qualified points. One such document dated back to 1986 with the creation of the award and the other a more current listing and posting of qualifying trials. The fundamental issue at hand was whether or not a Derby Dog could accumulate points for the Derby Category Award by placing in an Adult Stake. The case in point for this year existed with the placement of a Derby Dog in an Open All Age Championship as Runner-up.

The board concluded by unanimous decision that points will only be awarded in the Category designated by the Stake as advertised in the American Field. So as a point of clarification, points earned in a Qualifying All Age Stake will only be awarded in the All Age Category irrespective of the age of the dog or the status of the handler. Such is also the case in regards to Shooting Dogs. Derby points will only be awarded in a qualifying Derby Stake in the category designated by the Stake be it All Age or Shooting Dog.

This policy will carry forward pertaining to All qualifying Stakes..

As for the case in point brought into question for this trial year pertaining to Skydancer Dancing Bull, points will be awarded to the dog for his placement as RU-Ch in the Open All Age Category but no points will be awarded for the Derby Category. The Board of Directors does take note of this fine placement and congratulates the performance of this young Setter.

The Board also discussed and agreed to publish a listing of trials and stakes that will qualify for Setter Award Points for all categories for the coming season and all lists will be posted on the website.

Questions regarding Cover Dog Trial eligibility can be directed to Ryan Frame. Questions and/or submissions of stakes regarding Horseback eligibility can be directed to Joe Cincotta. The Board will be meeting again mid-summer at a date to be determined at which time a listing of English Setter Award points trials will be confirmed for the upcoming year.

Joseph Cincotta
English Setter Awards
Board of Director

The 2010 awards

The plans are that we will have two awards presentations this year.  The  Flanagan tribute will be during the Orange County Field Trial which will start on August 25th. We will plan to have our dinner Saturday August 28th.  The clubhouse at the grounds is not large enough to hold our anticipated guests so the awards will need to be in a local restaurant- to be determined.
Joe Cincotta will do the tribute for Dr. Flanagan and impact of the Grouse Ridge Setters to the English Setter field trial breed.
The date for the western presentations  is Saturday, September 25th . The location is the field trial clubhouse on the Robertson's ranch in Payette, Idaho. This is during the Northwest Chukar Championship.
Herb Anderson will highlight importance of the Tekoa Mountain Sunrise blood line to field trial setters as well as the record 41 times Richie Robertson has handled dogs which won or were runner-up for the John O'Neall All Age or the Herman Smith Derby awards during the western presentation.  He had one Bill Conlin derby win also.



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