Summer 2002 Newsletter
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This has been a busy summer for our family. I thought that summer would be slower than the school year, but it has proved to be just as busy. We started with the National in Sturbridge Mass. I listed all of the wins on the web site under our last newsletter, if anyone wants to view them go to www.englishsetter.com Newsletters (National). We are pretty excited about Bria winning the National and Zion and Tequila winning Merits from the Field dog classes. By the way they are all sisters and brother. At the NEESC, the day after the National, Rachel Barnes showing Talia, Setír Ridgeís Intensity won Best Jr Handler, you go girl!
Congrats to Natalia Robinson on her new American Champion S. African AM Ch Setír Ridgeís Born Free. Whidbey finished with Billy Ellis expertly handling him in just a couple of weekends. Whidbeyís brother Trigue Ch Setír Ridge Bayside Intrigue, owned and Handled by Lynn Lollis also finished in two weekends. Sting Setír Ridge Bayside Sting, snuck in his own major winning from the six to nine puppy class. Owned by Lynn Lollis and handled by Heather Lollis.
Meanwhile in Amsterdam, Jared , Int World Ch Setír Ridgeís Audacious won Best of Breed at the World show handled by Thomas Wierstad and went on to a Sporting Group III. Congratulations to Jaredís owners and Thomas. Julio and Flavias Prince (Canaan son) finished his International Championship and Brazilian Championship. Bred by Lynn Lollis and Jackie Noel.
At the MBESC Speciatly Rachel won Best Jr Handler again with Talia and then won Best in Sweeps with Trystan, Setír Ridgeís Chivalry, owned by Sharon Samuelson and David Wentworth. Trystan went on to win Winners Dog and Best of Winners with Tracy for a nice Specialty major win. Trystanís sister Setír Ridgeís Aspen Gold owned and handled by Ingrid Clark has accumulated several points this summer. I just received a call from Jenny Wright who has borrowed Jonah for the summer. Jonah is also a littermate to Trystan and Aspen. They are all from the second repeat breeding of Teakoa. Jonah won a major and Best of Breed. Handled by Deanna Kidd. Jonah will be out East until Jenny comes to visit and brings him home in October.
In July, Zion , Ch Setír Ridgeís Real Gold JH , ran in Master Hunter in the morning on Sauvieís Island and passed, even though the shorthair stole his point and stole his retrieve. He held solid through all of that. The shorthair was finally picked up and Zion went on to have another nice point, retrieve, and honor. We flew from the Hunt Test to Kateís house to give Zion a bath, we left Kateís with an hour to spare to get to the show, where Kateís bitch Wildline Setír Ridge Scribble won winners Bitch, and Zion won Best of Breed and was pulled in the Group. I think it was in the 90ís. He never let down.
The next weekend Rachel and Terry Barnes came to visit for a couple of weeks. We had a lot of fun Tracking , Obedience, and Field Training. Talia earned some more show points, at the All Breed show and Zion won a couple more Best of Breeds. We were sad to see them leave.
In August Nadia, Ch Brasswinds All Tht Gltrs Isnt Gold , owned by Melissa and Bred by Pam Lefever, finished her Championship to become Hadjiís 127th American Champion. Two more of Pamís dogs finished this summer to become Hadjiís 125th and 126th Chís (Ch Brasswinds Hot Topic and Ch Brasswinds Gold Charm. That same weekend Khorizma, Setír Ridgeís Khorizma won a 4pt major.
This summer Raine, Setír Ridgeís Mirror Image (Snowy & Shoebe) owned and trained by Donna Richardson, obtained his Tracking Certificate to Track. Ellie, Ch Setír Ridgeís Unforgetable finished her Championship and her NAJ (Novice Agility with Jumps). Ellie and Dakara are sisters out of Zion. Jackie Noel finished her Canaan son Ch Noelís Hunting for The Gold out of Ch Noelís Fine China Gold. Deanna Kidd finished Prism, Ch Setír Ridge White Light owned by Jenny Wright.
Out of the Nadia Canaan litter, Dawne Eppes picked up some nice majors on her girl Jesse, Setír Ridge Bludawns Jewel. Skip and Nancy Alexanders (Melissa) Ch Setír Ridge In My Dreams had several nice wins. Kathi Dumbars Andrew Ch Setír Ridge Singing the Blues finished. Joe Duncalfeís Ch Setír Ridge Jesse Josiah finished and is off for Field Training. Pavel Vosalikís Ch Setír Ridgeís All American has had some awesome wins in Checklasavokia and surrounding Countries.
Also these littermates, bred by Lynn Lollis and Melissa Newman and out of (Ch Setír Ridgeís Select Gold and Ch Fieldplayís Bayside Winners Eve) finished their Championship: Ch Baysideís Ship of Dreams, owned by Lynn Lollis, Ch Baysideís River Runs Deep WD at the Combined, both owned by Lynn Lollis and Ellie and Dana Pusateri. Handled By Heather Lollis. Bianca Ch Setír Ridgeís Devoted owned by Mary Jo and Brian Boydston and Melissa D Newman. Also these littermates won points this summer; Setír Ridgeís Bayside Unlimited, owned by Karen Ford and Setír Ridgeís Intensity (she is also Field pointed), owned by Rachel Barnes and Melissa.
Meanwhile Rose Miller has been working very hard with Jordon, Ch Setír Ridgeís Deep Impact. Jordon and Rose went to Canada and finished there CD Companion Dog Title in three straight trials with scores in the 196 range and two All Breed High in Trials. Then two weeks ago, Jordon placed second two days in a row at All Breed shows for his first two legs of his American CD with scores of 196 1/2 and a 198. The following weekend he won his Dog World Award with a 197 Ĺ and a Specialty High In Trial. The next two days he blew two 199ís refusing to come on the recall. Rose says thatís the part of Jordon that I own (the naughty part). Jordon is also Field pointed and in training now with Rose. Go Rose and Jordon!!
During the Minnisota Specialty weekend, Meg, Setír Ridge Aerdenís Spice Girl owned by Laurie and Mary Engel, was handled to two majors by Yvonne Alexander. That same weekend was the Puget Sound English Setter Specialties. Zion won both Specialties and Dakara Ch Setír Ridgeís Special Affects won Best of Winners both days to finish her Championship with three Specialty five point majors and three Specialty reserves, Best In Futurity at the 2000 National. Dakara is owned by Kathy Rodgriguez, and Melissa. Dakara will be bred in December. Dakara is Zionís daughter. She is now in Field Training.
Best in Sweeps the first day was Setír Ridgeís Ritcie Ritch owned and handled by Lisa Monical, Best of Opposite was Setír Ridgeís Imprint (Canaan x Jira) owned by Melissa, Conditioned and handled by Skip and Nancy Alexander. At the second Specialty Setír Ridgeís Everlasting (Ben x Chloe) owned by Melissa, was Best In Sweeps and Ritchie was Best of Opposite. Sahara (Everlasting ) was only shown in the Sweeps and wonít be shown again until next year. She is in Field Training now. She is starting to hold nicely. She has a beautiful point and honor.
On Sunday of that weekend. Zion won the breed and Scribble, Wildline Setír Ridge Scribble won Winners Bitch for the major. Scribble is owned and handled by Kate Simon. In Illinois Trailstars Braveheart won his first breeds. Braveheart is owned by Peggy Dunsmuir and Mary Ann Rodgers, He is a Zion son.
If I have forgotten anybody, please let me know. I tried to write about the entire summer by memory, so please fill me in on all of the things that I missed. I will try to right on a somewhat regular basis and keep you posted on what is happening here. Please let me know if you do not want to receive the newsletter or if you are getting it more than once. If you know of someone that would like to receive it, just have them go to our web site at www.englishsetter.com and enter their email address under newsletter.
May God Bless you as much as he has me, Melissa
Setter Ridge Kennel
Paul & Melissa Newman
7009 S Heggenes Rd
Clinton, WA 98236
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