Virginia State Fox Hunters Ass’n
Our 90th Annual Field Trial and Bench Show was held at Poole’s Fox and Hound Training Preserve on October 5-9, 2011. The running this year was very sporadic and not as good as in past years, but we still had a good hunt. On Wednesday we entered 483 hounds. Our numbers were down this year from 667 last year, but with the economy the way it has been, we felt very fortunate to have the members and hounds present this year.
On Wednesday evening, we had a delicious cookout prepared by Dennis “Big D” Stanley that everyone enjoyed prior to the Bench Show. Our Bench Show Judge was Will Rutherford of Virginia and Ringmaster was Craig Nobles from North Carolina. At the end of the evening, Ch. (b) Windsor’s Diamond, owned by Melissa Windsor of Sleepy Hollow Kennels, Upper Marlboro, MD was crowned Best in Show. Best Opposite Sex was East Coast Crown, owned by East Coast Kennels, Hookerton, NC. Congratulations to both our winners!
Bright and early on Thursday morning we began our casting of the hounds. Hunters and hounds alike we were anxious to get the show on the road. Things went pretty smoothly all three days of casting and running. On Friday we held our Business Meeting and acknowledged our good friend Dennis Cosner to whom our program was dedicated.
We also elected new officers for the coming year: President, Louis Callahan; First Vice-President, Paige Brannan; and Second Vice-President, Haynie Hite. We would like to thank Paige for his two years of service. Then we turned the meeting over to our Master of Hounds Pete Warren of North Carolina for the Derby awards. Everyone was anxious to see who had won and finally Farmer’s Lil John, owned by Roy and Rose Farmer, Moon, VA was crowned winner of the 2011 Derby. Congratulations!
Saturday morning bright and early our cast began for the final day of running. Did I say that we had three beautiful days with no rain? At the end of the hunt, people were anxious to find out who the winner was and head home to rest before going back to work on Monday. Hammertime Pure Nitro, owned by Purdy Bo Kennels, Emporia, VA, was crowned the winner. Congratulations!
At this time I would like to say “thank you” to the following people who contributed to making our hunt a success this year: Master of Hounds Pete Warren, Assistant Master of Hounds Donnie Adams, Bench Show Judge Will Rutherford, Ringmaster Craig Nobles, and Judges: Kelly Meadows, Jerry Towler, Mike Fleming, Walter Lee Haney, Donnie Hall, Trent Mills, Jerry Kinker, Howard Stanley, Paul Jackson, Jack Jackson, Ben Slayton, Andy Wickham, R. D. Bolt, James Booker, Glenn Brannich, Derek Doss, Derek Doss, Jr., Dick Jones, Charles McCoy, Pete Brown, Tommy Carter, William Easter and Mike Smith.
Thanks also to Billy Poole, Nancy Tyler and the ladies in the kitchen who provided breakfast and lunch for our judges; Dennis Stanley, Paul Isbell and Specialty Feeds for the donation of watches for first place winners in Derby and All-Age; Jennifer Hackett and Quick Track for providing tracking collars for our money raising event; Chris Wright for running this event and the 50/50 cash event; Roy Neighbors for assisting with obtaining feed from Pride, Hi-Tek, John Allen of Black Gold, Sunshine Mills, Bartlett Milling, Sonny’s Pride and Joel Gilman of Showtime. We really do appreciate your donations to our hunt.
Last, but not least, you, the hunters, who continually turn out to support our hunt. You are the backbone of our organization and we really do appreciate your continued support!
We wish you and your family a safe holiday season and a prosperous new year!
All-Age HGA: 1. Hammertime Pure Nitro (Ch. Hoehner’s Wonderboy ex Pure Country Missy), Purdy Bo Kennels, Emporia, VA; 2. Farmer’s Sticker (Magee’s Sticker ex TOC Little Rose), Roy and Rose Farmer, Moon, VA; 3. Hammertime Pure Streak (Ch. Hoehner’s Wonderboy ex Pure Country Missy), Purdy Bo Kennels; 4. Wilson Creek Big Mack (Wilson Creek Fidder ex Wilson Creek Show Girl), Wayne Green, Gloucester, VA; 5. ARHC (f) Ch. East Coast Crown (Ch. East Coast Sea Captain ex East Coast Sadie), East Coast Kennels, Hookerton, NC; 6. Oakdale’s Big John E (Atkins’ Ricky ex Atkins’ Daisy), Oakdale Kennels, Jetersville, VA; 7. Meh. Riv. (f) Ch. Whoman’s Shelia (Finch’s Hustler ex Finch’s Raven), Whoman Kennels, Waverly, VA; 8. Stone Mills’ Deucey (Stone Mills’ Sugar Ray ex Boyd’s Bear), Stone Mills Kennels, Sandy Hook, VA; 9. Hearn’s Striptease (Ch. East Coast Dylan ex Bobbi C. Wilson), Mike Hearn, Windsor, VA; and 10. Lee Lake Skeeter (Webb’s Trooper ex Webb’s Sunshine), Lee Lake Kennels, Blackstone, VA.
All-Age Combination: ARHC (f) Ch. East Coast Crown, East Coast Kennels.
Derby HGA: 1. Farmer’s Lil John (Ch. Tyree’s John Dennis ex Cedar Lane Jennifer), Roy and Rose Farmer; 2. East Coast Alibi (East Coast Tarheel ex East Coast Sable), East Coast Kennels; 3. Hogge’s Isla (Hogge’s White Lightning ex Deep Step Patty), Robin and Teresa Hogge; 4. Baby Ruth (Haytokah Rock ex Simms’ Coley), Wayne Harvey; 5. Opie’s Fat Boy (Ch. East Coast Dylan ex Ch. Opie’s Latina), Opie Kennels; 6. Stone Mills’ Smurf (Stone Mills’ Sugar Ray ex Brookfield’s Trixie), Stone Mills Kennels; 7. Atkins’ Cocoa (Webb’s Deuce R ex FNF Miracle), Eddie Atkins; 8. PK’s Brutos (Webb’s Deuce ex Webb’s Runt), Pressure Kennels; 9. Silver Bullet Ajax (East Coast Dylan ex Lil Creek Nakita), Tyler Barlow; and 10. Farmer’s Fashion (Farmer’s Jasper ex Hogge’s Checkmate), Roy and Rose Farmer.
Derby Combination: East Coast Alibi, East Coast Kennels.
Best in Show: Ch. (b) Windsor’s Diamond, Sleepy Hollow Kennels.
Best Opposite Sex: East Coast Crown, East Coast Kennels.
All-Age Male: 1. East Coast Sea Crown (East Coast Sea Captain ex East Coast Sadie), East Coast Kennels; 2. Oakdale Hillbilly E (East Coast Holliday ex Little Creek Fancy), Oakdale Kennels; 3. Ch. Bonds Roll On (Ch. Olsteen’s Zeb ex Barley Bugs), Sleepy Hollow Kennels; 4. Shack’s Sport (Piney Swamp Gigalow ex Shack’s Molly), James Shackelford; 5. Ch. East Coast Moses (East Coast Dylan ex East Coast Sadie), East Coast Kennels; 6. Poke Big Rig (Webb’s Deuce ex Webb’s Louise), Pressure Kennels; 7. Oakview’s Ace (Oakview Blackjack ex Oakview’s Peggy Sue), Oakview Kennels; 8. Atkin’s Big DE (Webb’s Deuce R ex Webb’s Louise), Oakdale Kennels; 9. Butterbean’s Koolio (2008 Fut. M.S. Outlaw ex Piney Swamp Spot), Burt Gay; and 10. Oakview’s Lil Nut (Oakview’s Peanut ex Oakview’s Sassy), Oakview Kennels.
All-Age Female: 1. Ch. (b) Windsor’s Diamond (Big A Mtn Ted ex Big A Mtn Crook L), Sleepy Hollow Kennels; 2. Hearn’s Striptease (Ch. East Coast Dylan ex Bobbi C. Wilson), Mike Hearn; 3. McAden’s Rhonda (Ch. Boyd’s Ben ex Spires’ Belle), Kirk McAden; 4. Ch. Bottom Line Belle (Ch. East Coast Hollywood ex Ch. Pine Country Lexus), Bottom Line Kennels; 5. McAden’s Trixie (Ch. Boyd’s Ben ex Spires’ Belle), Kirk McAden; 6. NVF (b) Ch. Boyd’s Molly (Va. St. Ch. Boyd’s Ben ex McAden’s Lady Bug), Wayne Boyd; 7. Farmer’s Stormy (Farmer’s Jed ex Farmer’s Sassy), Roy and Rose Farmer; 8. Ch. Atkins’ Lucy (Webb’s Deuce R ex Webb’s Louise R), Eddie Atkins; 9. East Coast Fine China (East Coast Hollywood ex Hart’s Rowdy Girl), East Coast Kennels; and 10. Opie’s Baby Girl (Ch. Opie’s Hammer ex Sticker’s Jill B), Opie Kennels.
Derby Male: 1. CMK’s Simon IGWT (High Cotton Hercules ex Southeast Oreo), Christian Mtn. IGWT; 2. Bottom Line Hustler (Ch. East Coast Dylan ex Bobbi C. Wilson), Bottom Line Kennels; 3. Eppard’s Circus Clown (Eppard’s Stickman ex Eppard’s Flying Witch), Larry and Stacy Eppard; 4. Windsor’s Baby Boy (Oakview’s Wall Street ex Oakview’s Emmy Lou), Sleepy Hollow Kennels; 5. Farmer’s Jude (Lofton’s Jeremiah ex Farmer’s Ashley), Roy and Rose Farmer; 6. Opie’s Fat Boy (Ch. East Coast Dylan ex Ch. Opie’s Latima), Opie Kennels; 7. Hearn’s Stormy (Ch. Whisenant’s Jimmy B ex Trailblazin Black Widow), Mike Hearn; 8. Brookefield Ghost (Brookefield Troy ex Brookefield Snowball), Todd Robinson; 9. Bottom Line Magnum (Double T’s Magnum ex Namazine Creek Special K), Bottom Line Kennels; and 10. Big Tens Boy (Big Ten Real Deal ex A&M Skeeter), J.T. Berry.
Derby Female: 1. Clay Hill’s Betty Boop (Tyree’s Q-Tip ex Bonz’s Betty), Jay McFarland; 2. Opie’s Shirley (Webb’s Trooper ex Ch. Opie’s Q-Tip), Opie Kennels; 3. East Coast Heart (East Coast Tarheel ex East Coast Sable), East Coast Kennels; 4. Opie’s Lauren (Webb’s Trooper ex Ch. Opie’s Q-Tip), Opie Kennels; 5. Little Sussie (After Hours Courtney ex After Hours Sussie), After Hours Kennels; 6. Summertime (After Hours Courtney ex After Hours Sussie), After Hours Kennels; 7. Lydia (After Hours Courtney ex After Hours Sussie), After Hours Kennels; 8. Farmer’s Josey (Lofton’s Jeremiah ex Farmer’s Ashley), Roy and Rose Farmer; 9. East Coast Alibi (East Coast Tarheel ex East Coast Sable), East Coast Kennels; and 10. Fanny Mae (Borum’s Dandy ex Borum’s Pepper Ann), Hell’s Corner Kennels.
Natural Carriage: Windsor’s Dusty, Sleepy Hollow Kennels.
Best Pair: McAden’s Rhonda and McAden’s Trixie, Kirk McAden.