Field Trials

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.

Where Are Field Trials Held?

All of our filed trials are held at the Dr. John E. Flaherty Field 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 Energy and Environmental Protection and maintained by the Flaherty Field Trial Clubs Association specifically for these types of events.

From North or South, take Route I-91 to Exit #44 (Route5).  Turn Right at end of exit onto Route 5.  Go about 1 mile to the light at Tromley Road.  Turn Left onto Tromley Road.  Continue approximately .9 miles to the Flaherty Field Trial Area entrance on the left. There is no Postal address, but the driveway is located immediately west of house number 85.

GPS Coordinates:  N 41.90352   W 72.59758

Interactive Map

Aerial View

Wildlife Management Map

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.

Field Trial Sponsors

Thank you to Purina, our event sponsor!

Event Secretary

Questions and inquires should be directed to the field trial event secretary, Stephanie Ellars.

Premium

The entry forms for field trials are called "premiums" and will be posted here when they become available.

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

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

  • April 2021 Field Trial Results

  • November 2019 Field Trial  (Event Cancelled)

  • November 2018 Field Trial Results

  • April 2018 Field Trial  (Event Cancelled)

  • April 2016 Field Trial  (Event Cancelled)

  • November 2015 Field Trial Results

  • April 2015 Field Trial Results (No Event Held)

  • November 2014 Field Trial Results

Photo Gallery

April 2021 Field Trial

Pics of the Weekend

(See Photo Archives Below for PDF with Larger Images)

01 IMG_9213
02 IMG_9267
03 DSC_3327
04 DSC_3362
05 IMG_9341
06 DSC_3306 Color Adjust
07 DSC_3475
08 DSC_3393
09 IMG_9302
10 DSC_3449
11 DSC_3559 Cropped
12 DSC_3293 Color Adjust
13 DSC_3532
14 IMG_9418
15 DSC_3587
16 DSC_3678 (3) Irfanview
17 DSC_3696
18 DSC_3509
19 IMG_9323
20 DSC_3519
21 DSC_3385
22 DSC_3423
23 DSC_3426
24 IMG_9407
25 IMG_9380
26 IMG_9458
27 DSC_3942
28 DSC_3946
29 DSC_3947
30 DSC_3828
31 DSC_3964
32 DSC_3960
33 DSC_3808 Cropped
34 DSC_3702
35 DSC_3978
36 DSC_3972
37 DSC_3667
38 DSC_3578
39 DSC_3581
40 DSC_3636
41 DSC_3914
42 DSC_3864
43 DSC_3774
44 DSC_3616
45 DSC_3585
46 DSC_3434
47 IMG_9414
48 IMG_9390
49 IMG_9378
50 IMG_9370
51 IMG_9271
52 IMG_9485
53 IMG_9343
54 IMG_9284
55 IMG_0067
56 DSC_3739
57 DSC_4137
58 DSC_4031
59 DSC_4102
60 IMG_9477
61 DSC_4020
62 DSC_4110
63 IMG_9482
64 DSC_4077
65 DSC_4092
66 DSC_4059
67 IMG_0075
68 IMG_0057

Photo Archives

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

© 2018 by The Nutmeg German Shorthaired Pointer Club, Inc.   All rights reserved.

Website Last Updated 4-10-21

  • Facebook Social Icon