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The 2015 National Amateur English Springer Spaniel Championship Placements

President (Chairman) Tim Edwards
FT Chairman Gary Wilson
FT Secretary and Treasurer Jan Johnson

 Thursday, November 12, 2015
Judges:  Clay Earl and John Meyer

Placement Photos



 
 2015 National Amateur Field Champion Treva!!!

NAFC Treva

  #41 NAFC FC AFC CFC Expressway's Retrievin' Fool - Treva
Owner:  Robert Montler
Handler:  Bob Montler

Breeder: Marty Knibbs
Sire:  Cowarnecourt Catalyst
Dam:  Coldwater's Aggie

Treva is 9 years and 3 months old!



 

 
 
 

 

2nd Place in the National Amateur Championship

 #42 NAFC FC AFC CFC Stonington's Expressway Marshal - Marshal
Owner:  Spencer Wharton
Handler:  Connor Wharton

Breeder:  Mike Elsasser and Jenna Payne
Sire:  FC CFC Robinsmoor Frolic
Dam:  
Stonington's Miss Chelsey

 

 
 
 


 


3rd Place in the National Amateur Championship

 #53 FC AFC Osage Rock and Roll MH - Pebbles
Owner:  Bev Matthews
Handler:  Bev Matthews

Breeder:  Bev Matthews
Sire:  FC Sunrise First Freedom

Dam:  
FC AFC Osage Gem of Mountain View MH


 
 
 
 


 

4th Place in the National Amateur Championship

 #6 AFC Pinecrofts Princess Peyton - Peyton
Owner/Handler:  Connor Wharton

Breeder:  Greg Wharton

Sire:  FC O'Gallaher's Taylor
Dam:  
FC AFC Expressway's Princess Polly



 
 
 
 



 

Guns Award (from essft.com :-))

 #42 
NAFC FC AFC CFC Stonington's Expressway Marshal - Marshal
Owner:  Spencer Wharton
Handler:  Connor Wharton
   
Breeder:  Mike Elsasser and Jenna Payne
Sire:  FC CFC Robinsmoor Frolic
Dam:  
Stonington's Miss Chelsey
 


 







Certificate of Merit


CM - #30 AFC Tuff of Ivanhoe - Tuffy
Owner:  Bill Cosgrove
Handler:  Bill Cosgrove
   
Breeder:  Bill Cosgrove
Sire:  AFC Ivanhoe's Red Lion
Dam:  AFC CAFC Ivanhoe's Irish Cream

 
 
 
 


 

Certificate of Merit

CM - #24 FC AFC Raintree High Seas SH - Tiller
Owner:  Gunther and Barbara Boettcher
Handler:  Barb Boettcher
   
Breeder:  Dean Reinke and Cathy Lewis
Sire:  AFC Raintree Top Sail
Dam:  Cedar Boughs Swift


 




Certificate of Merit

CM - #18 FC AFC Prince Padraig of Rockhaven - Paddy
Owner:  James O'Keefe and Elaine Vanderslice
Handler:  Elaine Vanderslice
   
Breeder:  Elaine Vanderslice
Sire:  FC AFC CFC Woodstorm Snow Viper
Dam:  Rockhaven's Princess Sophiette





 
  Don Cande Memorial Trophy - A perpetual trophy to be presented on behalf of the Eastern Interclub and
Don Cande friends to the best looking bitch entered in this year's national whether or not she completed

 
NAFC FC AFC CFC Expressway's Retrievin' Fool - Treva
Owner:  Robert Montler
Handler:  Bob Montler

Breeder: Marty Knibbs
Sire:  Cowarnecourt Catalyst
Dam:  Coldwater's Aggie



The Talbot Radcliffe, Esquire Challene Trophy.  A perpetual trophy to be awarded annually to the breeder of the winning dog.
 Marty Knibbs of Expressway Kennels



 

Dan Langhans Legacy Trophy -
Beginning in 2016 a trophy is offered in honor of Dan Langhans and his contributions to our sport.

We all know what a fierce competitor Dan was.  It was amazing to watch him work tirelessly shaping the next dog
or fixing a problem that cropped up in preparation for the next trial.

He would say dogs are like a tube of toothpaste.  If you squeeze too hard on one end something pops out on the other.  
He had many lines like that he would use to guide people who were willing to listen.

Dan took great joy in walking up and grabbing another ribbon or watching the owner take the honors for a dog that he himself so expertly handled.
He also took as much joy watching someone he mentored rise to the task and accept the blue ribbon.

When you come right to it, it was all about the next great dog, no matter who was running it.
 Dan's eyes would light up when witnessed a dog that could do it all.  Take a tough situation and make it gold.  
The very characteristics that win nationals.

So it is for this reason that a troply meant to honor Dan Langhans will be awarded to the top dog in the country each year.  After all, isn't that what Dan was.


This trophy is to be awarded to the overall high point dog in the country  It will be for the combined points acquired in both the open and amateur stakes during the qualifying period for the Nationals of that year.  These points will be weighted based on the number of starters in each stake.  The winning dog need not run in both stakes.  This will allow the trophy to be accessible to all handlers.  It will be a perpetual, traveling trophy that will be returned with the appropriate engraved plate honoring that year's winner for the next year.  The trophy will be awarded at the latest English Springer Spaniel National of the year.




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The beautiful hand-blown glass trophies were donated by Steve Gibbs to offer insight into this region's history of glass-blowing.  Steve grew up around glass.  His uncle was an architectural stained-glass artist and hired him to work under him in his business of a number of years.

Steve then became manager of Steuben Glass in Corning, New York.  He served as manager for 17 years in the Steuben Factory.  He later moved to the Corning Museum of Glass where he currently works as the Manager of Events Marketing with the Hot Glass Show Team at the Museum.  He enjoys glass blowing and running his English Springer Spaniel, Summer, during his free time.

Best wishes to all handlers!





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