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M-AHSC GROUSE TRIAL - FEBRUARY 17, 2018 (Premium/Flyer)

This year's M-AHSC Grouse Trial will be held at the Mason Dixon Game Farm in Glen Rock, PA on Saturday, February 17, 2018. The event is open to all flushing spaniels. RSVP appreciated. (see below)

Judges:
Gun Dog: TBA
Puppies & Open: Tom Meyer and Dave Granatir.

All stakes will be run in wooded cover (typical grouse cover). Chukar Partridges will be used in all stakes. The Puppy and Gun dog will be run in the morning and the open in the afternoon.

The following stakes will consist of two series, each series will consist of at least two contacts. Additional contacts and callbacks for the second series will be at the judge's discretion. Complete rules and standards will be available for review at the grounds. Here's a link to the Grouse Trial Rules.

  • Unsteady puppy: This stake is open to all flushing spaniels 6 months old to 2 years of age. This stake does not require your dog to be steady.
  • Steady puppy: This stake is open to all flushing spaniels 6 months old to 2 years of age. This stake requires your dog to be completely steady.
  • Gun Dog: This stake is open to all flushing spaniels 6 months old or older that have not placed in an All- Age stake of a licensed trial. This stake does not require your dog to be steady.
  • Open: This stake is open to all flushing spaniels 6 months old or older. This stake requires your dog to be completely steady.

Registration: Registration for all stakes will start at 7:30 am the day of the event. The first stake will start at 8:30 am. Entries will remain open until the start of that particular stake. Entry fee for each stake will be $55.00. Dogs may be entered in more than one stake provided they meet the entry rules for that stake.

For more information and RSVP contact Jim Zimmerman, Trial Chairman, at (717) 968-2891 or jjzimm1@comcast.net.

Prizes: A trophy will be awarded for first place in each stake. Rosettes will be awarded for first through fourth place of each stake.

Safety: All people on the course must wear a visible item of blaze orange clothing. We also strongly recommend safety glasses and snag/tear proof clothing.

Food: Coffee and muffins will be provided for breakfast. Soup and sandwiches will be provided for lunch. (A reasonable fee may be charged for lunch)


Read about a previous Grouse Trial in the Spaniel Journal

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Directions to Mason Dixon Game Farm:

From Baltimore: Take 83 North to exit 31 (Middletown Rd - Parkton).Left off exit ramp onto Middletown Rd. Stay on Middletown Rd. approx. 8 miles to the PA line at Gardner's Garage. Continue straight, now 851W, for 6/10 mile to Hildebrand Rd (on bad curve). Turn right on Hildebrand Rd. Proceed mile to first farm on the left.

From York: Take 83 South to exit 4 (Shrewsbury). Right off exit ramp onto Shrewsbury-851W. Follow 851W thru Railroad and into New Freedom. In New Freedom at hardware store, turn right and follow 851W for 5 miles. After passing Rutter's Farm Store, turn right on first hard road (on bad curve) Hildebrand Rd. Proceed mile to first farm on the left.

From Winchester VA & Frederick MDTake Route 7 east to Route 340 at Berryville. Head north on 340, stay on the bypass around Charles Town and continue on 340 (it will join 15) to Frederick. Exit Rt. 15 to I-70 East towards Baltimore. After about 13 miles take the Mount Airy / Westminster exit Route 27 North. Stay on 27 thru Westminster, to the small town on Manchester. At stoplight in Manchester, make a left onto Route 30.Go about 1 mile, and make a right onto Route 86/Lineboro Rd.Take Lineboro Rd. for about 5 or 6 miles, thru the town of Lineboro, and into Pennsylvania. You will still be on the same road, but in PA it becomes Route 516.Continue on 516 for another 4 miles to the "town" of Sticks. At stopsign, make a right onto route 851. Stay on 851 for 2 or 3 miles, and make a left onto Hildebrand Road. Walkers Farm is the first farm on the left.

Mason Dixon Game Farm
Jerry & Michelle Walker
5112 Hildebrand Road
Glen Rock, PA 17327
(717) 235-3926
(717) 586-7415 (cell)

Mapquest Aerial Photo (large file)


Directions to the Hampton Inn No pets in rooms.

From York: Take I-83 South to Exit 4-Shrewsbury-Rt. 851. Turn left at light-Rt. 851 East after passing Tom's Mobile Station. Take the next left on Wolfe Road and then turn left on Far Hills Drive to the Hampton Inn.

From Baltimore: Take I-83 North to Exit 4-Shrewsbury-Rt. 851. Turn right at bottom of ramp-Rt. 851 East after passing Tom's Mobile Station. Take the next left on Wolfe Road and the turn left on Far Hills Drive to the Hampton Inn.

From Winchester VA & Frederick MD Take Route 7 east to Route 340 at Berryville. Head north on 340, stay on the bypass around Charles Town and continue on 340 (it will join 15) to Frederick. Exit Rt. 15 to I-70 East towards Baltimore. Just west of Baltimore get onto I-83 North. Take I-83 North to Exit 4-Shrewsbury-Rt. 851. Turn right at bottom of ramp-Rt. 851 East after passing Tom's Mobile Station. Take the next left on Wolfe Road and the turn left on Far Hills Drive to the Hampton Inn.

Holiday Inn York - Rt 74 & US 30, 2000 Loucks Rd., York, PA
(Pet Friendly) 717-846-9500

Red Roof Inn York, 323 Arsenal Rd., York, PA
(Pet Friendly) 717-843-8181