2016 TBDA Gun Dog, Puppy and Handle of the Year

11/5/16 11:17:05 AM -- TBDA Winners from the November 5, 2016 Gun Dog and Puppy Trials at Inola, Oklahoma. Also, Gun Dog of the Year Candy Man and Puppy of the Year Daisy Photo by Shane Bevel

Brian and Hayden Spriggs with the 2016 Puppy of the Year, Daisy.

Doug Hardesty with 2016 Gun Dog of the Year Bullitt

Doug Hardesty with 2016 Gun Dog of the Year Bullitt

What a year it’s been here at TBDA. We’ve been as busy as we ever could have imagined and it’s been great all around. But for a couple of people, this year was extra special. We would like to first thank all of our judges and volunteers, out trial chairmen and the members of our board for all their hard work and dedication to field trialing. With that said… we are pleased to announce that the 2016 Gun Dog of the Year award is given to Bullitt, Brittany male, Handled and owned by stalwart club member Doug Hardesty. Congratulations to Doug for all his hard work.

2016 Puppy of the Year goes to Daisy, GSP female, handled and owned by club newcomers Dr. Brian Spriggs and his son Hayden Spriggs. Daisy placed in five out of six trials and took home a remarkable three first place finishes in the spring. Outstanding work by Hayden and his father.

Finally, the 2016 Handler of the Year award goes to RuSean Hardman, who placed his setters 7 times in 6 trials with one first place finish in the gun dog field and two in the puppy field. Outstanding work and a busy schedule to keep up with.

We at TBDA hope that you have an outstanding bird season and cannot wait to see you again in the spring for the  27th renewal of our Gun Dog and Puppy Trial season. The full final points standings for all three awards are listed below:

2016 TBDA Gun Dog of the Year Standings

Dog 02/20/16 03/05/16 03/19/16 10/08/16 10/22/16 11/05/16 Total
Candy Man

1

5

6

2

14

Sue

6

5

1

12

Sonja

3

3

6

12

Bullitt

4

5

4

2

15

Sassy

1

6

3

10

Shoni

5

5

10

Hoss

4

4

8

Roxie

6

6

Dapper Dan

6

6

Tip

5

1

6

Buddy

2

4

6

Shelley

4

4

Scout

3

3

Hannah

3

3

Boss

3

3

Sara

2

2

Outlaw

2

2

Tara

2

2

Willie

1

1

Roscoe

1

1

2016 TBDA Puppy of the Year Standings

Dog 02/20/16 03/05/16 03/19/16 10/08/16 10/22/16 11/05/16 Total
Daisy

3

3

3

2

1

12

Chief

2

1

3

3

9

Emma

2

2

4

Sophie

1

3

4

Rock

2

1

3

Ringo

2

2

Ptarmigan

1

1

Chloe

1

1

2016 TBDA Handler of the Year Standings

Handler 02/20/16 03/05/16 03/19/16 10/08/16 10/22/16 11/05/16 Total
RuSean Hardman

2

1

4

9

3

19

Doug Hardesty

4

8

4

2

18

Tom Alexander

1

5

6

2

1

15

Larry Moore

9

1

4

14

Ben Faulkner

9

5

14

Keith Lindsay

3

5

6

14

Hayden Spriggs

3

3

3

2

1

12

Dean Leonard

6

5

1

12

Mick Gill

1

3

5

9

Taylor Woods

6

6

Tom Krause

6

6

Gary Byfield

2

4

6

Chad Short

2

1

3

Stephen Pingry

3

3

Ronnie Pike

3

3

Kyle Ruehe

2

2

Bob Dorn

2

2

Haley Cavney

2

2

Jahan Abdoveis

1

1

Kevin Baker

1

1