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What Is a Field Trial?
For pointing breeds like the GSP, field trialing is a sport in which dogs compete against each other to demonstrate their ability to search for, find, point and retrieve birds back to their handler. Dogs are run in pairs called a "brace". Depending on which competitive category (stake) is entered, each dog is judged on specific abilities and then ranked 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. There may be up to six stakes offered at a field trial for both amateur and open classes. Successful placements earn the dog points toward a Field Champion or Amateur Field Champion title. Although some clubs host walking field trials, the Nutmeg club's field trials are conducted on horseback. Judges, handlers, scouts and gallery are all mounted except in the amateur puppy and derby stakes where the handler must walk. Please see the AKC pointing breed field trial history, test procedure manual, and field trial rules for a more in-depth explanation of this sport.


Click the map to open an interactive map in a new window.Where Are the Field Trials Held?All of our filed trials are held at the Dr. John E. FlahertyField Trial Area on Tromley Road in East Windsor, CT. It is a 500 acre managed wildlife grounds owned by the State of CT Department of Environmental Protection and maintained by the Flaherty Field Trial Clubs Association specifically for these typed of events. Click on the map for driving directions. GPS Coordinates: N 41.90352 W 72.59758

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Next Field Trial Event
Please see the event calendar for our next field trial date. A complete listing of all field events held at Flaherty and other CT field trial areas can be found on the CT DEEP website.
Event Secretary
Questions and inquires should be directed to the field trial event secretary, Maria Rispoli.
The entry forms for field trials are called "premiums" and will be posted here when they become available.

  • Nutmeg Field Trial Premium - November 2017   PDF   Word

Running Order / Brace Sheets
Dogs are run in braces (pairs) and in a specific order based on how they were chosen in a lottery drawing of all entries. Brace sheets will be posted here as soon as possible after the lottery, which is usually held on the Wednesday evening prior to the filed trial.

Results of the field trials will be posted here when they become available.

  •  April 2016 Field Trial  (Event Cancelled)
  • November 2015 Field Trial Results
  • April 2015 Field Trial Results (No Event Held)
  • November 2014 Field Trial Results
  • April 2013 Field Trial Results (Event Cancelled)
  • November 2013 Field Trial Results
  • April 2013 Field Trial Results
  • November 2012 Field Trial Results
  • April 2012 Field Trial Results 
  • November 2011 Field Trial Results
  • April 2011 Field Trial Results  Note: Open Gun Dog - All Placements Withheld
  • November 2010 Field Trial Results
  • April 2010 Field Trial Results 


Photo Gallery 
 November 2015 Field Trial
Pics of the Weekend
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 Photo Archives

Click on the cameras below to view pdf's of previously posted event photos.

April 2010

Field Trial



April 2012

Field Trial



November 2014

Field Trial



November 2010

Field Trial



November 2012

Field Trial


November 2015

Field Trial


April 2011

 Field Trial 




April 2013

Field Trial



Getting ready for the break-away



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