Re: Hall of Fame Candidate
Posted by Ellen Clements on 4/20/2012, 9:41 pm, in reply to "Hall of Fame Candidate"
A must agree. A well deserving candidate.
: As the field trial season is winding down
: it is time to be considering membership in
: The Field Trial Hall of Fame.
: I would ask your consideration for Garland
: Priddy, a candidate who :
: Trained and campaigned in the highest
: caliber of Open All Age competition. Among
: dogs he trained and ran were 4 members of
: the Birddog HOF: Addition's Go Boy, The
: Kansas Wind, Go Boy's Shadow, and Mac's
: Reelfoot Chief.
: Garland handled Mr.Pete Frierson's dogs
: to over 50 Championships and 41 All-Age
: stake wins:
: Won- The Open Invitational Championship
: Won- The Southern Championship - 3 times
: Won- The Continental Championship - twice
: Each of the above are especially of note as
: they are endurance trials
: Fierson dogs were trained and handled
: by Garland in Open stakes. Mr. Frierson, and
: later Jerry Black, handled them in Amateur
: stakes. The Priddy trained dogs retired all
: three National Amateur Championship
: trophies: The Quail, Pheasant and Chicken by
: each being won a minimum of three times.The
: total being fourteen National Amateur
: For 22 years his dogs were campaigned and
: won from the Praries of Canada and South
: Dakota to the quail belt of the south.
: Garland helped organize and run The
: Southern Championship, The Mississippi
: Championship, The Cajun Classic, The Frank
: Stout, The Region 6 and The National Amateur
: He has judged countless club and
: Championship trials including The
: Southeastern, The National Amateur Quail
: Championship, The Open and Amateur
: Invitationals, The Continental Derby
: (twice), The Continental All Age
: Championship (six times) The Region 3
: Championship, and The Quail Futurity (three
: times). The list grows as he contines to
: give back to the sport he loves.
: Competing with amateur status now, the
: love of dogs and trials has not diminished
: one iota.
: I would ask that you evaluate the
: record presented here. If there are those
: who are more deserving, then by all means
: vote in their favor. If you feel this record
: deserves your consideration then I hope you
: will cast your vote for Garland Priddy.
: Yours in sport.
: Tommy Stargell