Field Trial Memories

Currently our earliest Catalog is for the 23rd “Meeting” of the English Springer Field Trial Association. A field trial was held on Fisher’s Island, for both cockers and springers in October, 1946.

Exerpt from the First Annual National Championship for English Springer Spaniels, Herrin,ILLINOIS, DEC. 12-13-14, 1947

It is entirely fitting that the first National Championship Field Trial for
English Springer Spaniels should be sponsored by The English Springer Spaniel
Field Trial Association, the Parent Club of the Breed in the United States.
When this Association was’ formed in 1924 there were few Springers in
the United States and no field trials for the breed, Since that time, under the wise
and benevolent leadership of the Parent Association there are now many thousands
of Springers used as gun dogs each autumn and there were in 1946 some twenty’
two trials herd for the breed where championship points were awarded, Thus the
Springer Spaniel, youngest of all gun dog breeds in this country, has made rapid
strides and established itself as a leading contender for the title of all around gun
dog, under the leadership of the Parent Association,
This first National Field Trial meeting for English Springer Spaniels is ~
a sincere attempt to establish by equitable and sporting means the National Chaffi../ ~
pion dog or bitch in the United States, The only restriction on contestants for ~
the title being that they must have previously placed first, second, third or fourth
during the calendar year, in a Trial for the breed in this country where championship
points are awarded,
It is the purpose of this Trial to determine the best Springer of the year
under the usual and customary trial procedures” but ‘covering more trial days and
more series per dog, in order that consist ant, outstanding, dog work over the entire
trial may be demonstrated and the element of luck eliminated as nearly as possible
in the final judging of all contestants, Thus no trick or unusual tests WIll be allowed
and the dogs will be tested in a manner approximating a rough days, shoot
adjoining water as closely as is possible with planted game, There will be a minimum
of five land series and two water series and the winning and placing dogs will be required
to complete all series to receive an award, The trophy for the best amateur
handler in the trials will be awarded only in the event that the recipient is able =
to complete all series required of the winning and placing dogs.

1947 National Championship Field Trial. NationalOpen1947-1st
1948 National Championship Field Trial. NationalOpen1948-2nd
1963 the first national amateur championship was held. NationalAmat1963-1st
1964 the second national amateur championship. NationalAmat1964-2nd
2008 National Open ChampionshipNOCcatalog2008
2013 National Amateur Running Order RunningOrderNAC2013
2013 National Open Running OrderNOC2013RunningOrder
2013 Spring Field Trial PlacementsSpring-2013-English-Springer-Spaniel-Field-Trial-Placements
2013 Fall Field Trial Placements Fall-2013-English-Springer-Spaniel-Field-Trial-Placements
2014 National Amateur Championship NationalAmat2014reduced
2014 National Open Championship NationalOpen2014reduced
2015 National Amateur Championship 2015 NAC
2015 National Open Championship2015 NOC
2016 National Amateur Championship 2016 NAC final
2016 National Open /championship 2016 NOC final

2017 National Amateur Championship NAC 2017 final
2017 National Open Championship NOC 2017 final

2018 National Amateur Championship 2018 NAC Final

2018 National Open Championship  2018 NAC Final

Illinois Spaniel Club Newsletter, August 1940 IllinoisSpanielClubNewsltr1940-Aug

Illinois Spaniel Club Newsletter, September 1940 IllinoisSpanielClubNewsltr1940-Sept.

Illinois Spaniel Club Newsletter, October 1940 http://Illinois Spaniel Club Newsletter, October 1940

Sports Illustrated Article, 1955 SportsIlusNov-1955
Sports Illustrated Article National Open, 1957 Sports Illustrated 1957

Sports Illustrated Article, 01061958 National Open 1957 Sports Illustrated 1958, NOC 1957

Springer Trial Results, 1956 Springer Trial Results 1956