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Pedro
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National Championship

Post by Pedro » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:34 am

The National Championships are ongoing at the Ames Plantation. Here's a link to brace by brace synopsis, if you click on the camera there is a daily album of dogs and action. Some of these dogs are absolute beasts. When we lived down there we normally rode a couple of times per year. Difficult to appreciate the heart, stamina, and intelligence of these dogs until you see them.

This is a unique trial in the All Age season as Ames is fairly tight course and you're asking dogs that have won on the prairies and open piney woods, to run a 3 hour race more typically associated with a shooting dog trial. If you ever get the chance, you should go. In the past one could also rent a horse from a wrangler, not sure if still the case.

http://www.amesplantation.org/field-tri ... -synopsis/

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Sharon
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Re: National Championship

Post by Sharon » Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:10 pm

Thanks for that link. I let my subscription to the American Field run out so I missed being able to read that. Thanks.

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Re: National Championship

Post by mask » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:06 pm

I have been there three times. If you love bird dogs the NC should be on your bucket list. There is no other trial like it and is really worth seeing.

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Re: National Championship

Post by ddoyle » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:53 pm

Is there video? Site said click on camera but couldn't find it.

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Re: National Championship

Post by Sharon » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:56 pm

Not usually. You normally have to buy the video.But looks like this time they are to come: "icons will be put on line when photos are ready for viewing and will be placed next to the release time of the brace."

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Re: National Championship

Post by rinker » Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:37 pm

There are photos posted each evening, in years past there have also been videos. I have seen no videos posted this year, hopefully there will be some.

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Re: National Championship

Post by rinker » Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:38 pm

Here is a link to the photos from this year's running so far.

https://amesplantation.zenfolio.com/f1023194127

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