Hello all, thank you to all who have entered this year’s Pike’s Peak trial. As most of you are aware, the trial filled in less than 15 minutes, which is incredible! Sorry for the delay in getting the draws finished but they are finally drawn and available on the NSTRA website.
We will be using the same fields as we did last year and the directions can be found on our here . There will not be any camping available at the fields but there are several campgrounds in the area within 5-15 minutes of the trial grounds. We have had an abundance of rain in the past month which has made for some nice cover in the fields.
Forecast as of 8/6/17
Start times will be at 0730 each day. We will work around the occasional thunderstorms which have been showing up in the afternoons. Lunch will be available each day at the fields. The landowner has approved us to be on the fields Thursday afternoon but please remember no birds planted in the fields after 3pm on Thursday.
Thanks to everyone for coming and supporting our trial and a special thanks to those who have volunteered and agreed to help with judging, marshaling, scoring, setting the fields, and with meals. If you have any questions please feel free to call me at 719-659-7361. Thanks again, Chris
This year we will continue the Pikes Peak Trial High Point award. The rules for 2017 Pikes Peak Trial-High Point Award will be as follows:
Points will be awarded to each dogs first three runs. If a dog only has 2 runs during the trial then their 3rd score will be entered as a zero.
In an effort to reward consistency, points will be awarded to each dog according to where they finished in each field they ran.
Example: 1st place=32 points, 2nd place=31 points, 3rd place=30 points, down to 32nd place=1 point.
Start Time: 8:00 The 2016/2017 Regional Elimination Trial and side trial are May 6-7, 2017. The 2016/2017 Regional Elimination Trial and side trial will be held at the north fields at Steel Fork Pheasants in Rush, CO on May 6/7. The trial will start at 0800. Our judges will be Mike Jepsen from Big Sky Region and Jason Norton who is the Mid North Region President. Our bird handler will be Hanna Jepsen who has planted numerous Regional trials. Our side trial judges will be Dave Dowers and Ron Horn. The side trial will be in the west field -the current B Field (42 acres) the Regional field ( 48acres) will be east of the current A Field. By doing this, the Regional field will have virgin cover and we will have a full 40 acre field between the Regional and side trial to prevent bird fly over and interference from outside dogs. We did get permission from NSTRA 1st Vice President Mikeal Mulberry to chip draw the side trial to avoid conflicting braces. I am planning on drawing the side trial on Friday May 5th at the clubhouse. The Regional entry fee will be $100.00 and the side trial brace will be $45.00.
We will move to the clubhouse at the end of the trial on Saturday to hold our annual membership meeting, election, and dinner. Dinner will be available after the meeting and we are planning on prime rib made by Rhonda and Rod. The cost of the dinner will be $20.00/person. We will also have a raffle to raise money for the region and to help offset the cost of the Regional. If you are able to bring something to donate for the raffle that would be appreciated.
Thank you Steel Fork Pheasants and Start to Fish Bird Dog Training for an excellent trial. Congratulations to all our winners.
Start Time: 7:30am Our next spring trial is April 22-23, 2017. This trial will be located at Steel Fork Pheasants East of Rush, CO. See the trial schedule for details on the trial grounds. This is an Open/Novice trial, handlers must specify that they want their dog to run as a novice prior to the draw. There is more information on the Novice program above. You can view the draw by clicking the link below and then selecting braces. Once the braces option expands you can toggle between the field and days by clicking on the top icons for each Field/Day.
Thank you to everyone who participated in this trial! A special thank you must go out to our judges who had some snowy and cold conditions as well as Steel Fork Pheasants who opened up their facilities a day early so folks could make safe travel arrangements.
Start Time: 8:00am Our next spring trial is April 1-2, 2017. This trial will be located at Steel Fork Pheasants East of Rush, CO. See the trial schedule for details on the trial grounds. This is an Open/Novice trial, handlers must specify that they want their dog to run as a novice prior to the draw. There is more information on the Novice program above. You can view the draw by clicking the link below and then selecting braces. Once the braces option expands you can toggle between the field and days by clicking on the top icons for each Field/Day.