Horseback Field Trials
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Free for all
Posted by paul garrett on 1/3/2017, 11:45 pm, in reply to "Random notes"
The Free free for all concept is the greatest field trial. The trouble with that format (1 hour qualifiying, 3 hour finals) is that in todays world, with as many championships as there are, few professionals can commit the time to spend at one trial when a 3 hour win doesn't mean any more or pay any more than a one hour championship. Plus the Free for all is just that, no qualifying, no bullshit requirements, just show up, pay your entry fee, and run your dog. If I recall right (and this is second hand) Victor McNaughton, in his early days in field trials, entered one of his personal dogs in the FFA, and qualified her for the Finals. Happpy New Year.
: Bill Mason tells how real field trials are
: run and still takes place on the Z Bar
: ranch.Note on page 6 last issue Random
: Notes.In time the Free for All should be ran
: out this way. Every thing is in place.
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