Thank you Mr Garrett
I think you are absolutely correct.
The Z Bar ranch management would welcome such a trial.This ranch was made for a endurance trial.Unlike most of Ks trials it all belongs to one owner and we have his Permission This is the only trial in Ks that is wild birds only..43 thousand acres of wild bird quail type country and you can see dogs working.
At this time we are working for a Purena Awards trial and hopefully will get approved soon.I have been to quail trials all over the country except Georgia and Florida and have seen nothing to compare with the Z Bar in Kansas.
The drought hurt birds then a 2ft snow storm but two years later there are birds all over the ranch Unbelievable.
We would welcome any major endurance event and feel we have what it takes for a extra good one but if not will fix it..Keep us in mind. Thank You Don
Hey Gary birds dont run around trees out here or jump up on your dogs head. Ha Ha Just Kidden
: You asked about the most important, not the
: nicest, not the prettiest, not even the best
: for handlers and gallery. That concept is
: the Free For All. 1 hour qualifying heat,
: three hour finals, looking for the toughest,
: best all age dog in the country. No prior
: qualifying requirement, just pay your fee,
: bring your dog and run. This was the first
: field trial I ever rode, at Sedgefields. I
: met Clyde Morton, who ran hounds with my
: Grandfather in Union County Mississippi.
: The FFA has fallen on hard times. You wanta
: make field trial history, Don Gerstner and
: Brent Cox, take the FFA to the ZBAR, return
: it to its old format, and revive a legend.
: The National is older, but no other field
: trial has contributed more to field trial
: lore and history than the FFA. Once a great
: trial, it has fallen prey to money, the many
: championships being run and lack of enough
: ground to run a 3 hour finals for big
: running, all age dogs that haven't been
: honed down to handle Ames. It should be
: brought back as the great test of stamina
: and guts it once was. My congratulations to
: Mr Cox for trying to keep it alive, its
: history deserves to be continued. I had
: rather win the FFA in its old format that
: ANY OTHER TRIAL. Many others will disagree,
: but that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
: If someone is willing and able to host the
: OLD FFA, they deserve to be immediately
: inducted into the Hall of Fame and given
: lifetime privileges at any field trial in
: the country. The prairie trials are great,
: the National is wonderful, the Continental
: is a great trial, the QCI is great in
: concept, the Southern is a favorite of mine,
: but the FFA is THE GREATEST. Mr Cox, I know
: I said I'd come down and run this year. I
: can't make it, but it is on my list and I
: will be there next year if I am still alive.
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: What do you consider THE most important or
: prestigious trials in the AA game? If you
: are an all age amateur, which trial do you
: consider to be most important to win. What
: about major circuit all age stakes?
: I'll start out with the obvious National
: Bird Dog Championship at Ames, the National
: Amateur Quail Ch, the Quail Championship
: Invitational for Open and the Amateur
: Invitational Ch for the amateurs.
: Which others? Have some become more
: important to win while other have faded in
: importance because of grounds, birds, club
: prestige, purses, etc?
: An explanation of why you believe the
: particular trial is of great importance
: would also be helpful.