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Monday, April 17, 2017

Erin’s Whiskey River Retires After 9 Successful Years!

7x Erin’s Whiskey River (Will) has had an extremely successful career. Will qualified for the National Championship at Ames as a derby by winning two open all-age trials. He then qualified each year after that and this last February was his 8th and final time running in the National. Will is retired and enjoying being spoiled by his owner Maeve Derrig. Below is a list of Will’s wins:

-3rd Piasa Open Derby Fall 2008
-2nd U S Chicken Championship Open Derby Fall 2009
-Winner Southern Championship-Jan 2010 
-3rd Cajun Open Derby Jan-2010
-Winner Alabama Open All-Age Championship-Jan 2010
-R-U Region 5 Amateur All-Age-Nov 2010
-3rd Kentucky Lake Open All-Age-Nov 2010
-Winner Benton County Open All-Age-Dec 2010
-Winner Region 6 Amateur All-Age Championship-Dec 2010
-Winner Southern Championship-Jan 2011
-2nd Rend Lake Open All-Age-Oct 2011
-1st Still Water Open All-Age-Oct 2012
-Winner Mid-America Open All-Age Championship-Oct 2012
-Runner-Up Southland Open All-Age Championship-Nov 2012
-Runner-Up Kentucky Open All-Age Championship- March 2013
-Winner Souther Championship-Nov 2014
-1st Heartland Open All-Age-March 2015
-Runner-Up Region 5 Amateur All-Age Championship-Oct 2015
-1st Rend Lake Open – Oct 2016




Friday, May 27, 2016

Erin’s Bad River gets Inducted into the Field Trial Hall of Fame

5x Champion Erin’s Bad River
Ch. Erin’ Bad River was whelped January 6, 2005 sired by Ch. Erin’s Southern Pride x Erin’s Rockin Robin. Both of these dogs were directly sired by HOF Ch. Erin’s Southern Justice x Erin’s Lacy J who trace their lineage to HOF Ch. Addition’s Go Boy. Erin’s Bad River “Joe” was gaining attention as a puppy with his powerful stride that literally flung mud in the air when he was released. Joe’s production record shows 13-101-546.

Joe’s career shows 13 placements, which include five championships, one futurity placements and three trips to Ames Plantation. Joe’s Derby year started with a 2ndplace in the National Prairie Chicken Open Derby following by a 1st in the Kentucky Lake (Ricky Chism) 1-hour Open Derby. Joe took 2nd place in the 73rd American Field Pheasant futurity only to be bested by his kennelmate. In the spring of his derby campaign Erin’s Bad River won the coveted Georgia Derby Championshipwith a strong two find performance just shy of his second birthday. Joe’s competitive career also included three bids at the National Championship before being retired to stud. Erin’s Bad River was not campaigned as extensively as some, but was a threat every time he was put down. Detailed below is a list of Bad River’s wins:

Win Record:
• 2nd -73rd American Field Pheasant Futurity F 2006
• 2nd -National Prairie Chicken Open Derby F 2006
• Wr -Kentucky Lake Open Derby (1 Hour)F 2006
• Wr-Georgia Derby Championship (1 Hour) S 2007
• Wr – International Pheasant Championship F 2007
• 2nd – Rend Lake Open All-Age Classic F 2007
• Wr. – National Amateur Pheasant Championship F 2008
• Wr. -Region 5 Amateur All-Age Championship F 2008
• 1st -Rend Lake Open All-Age Classic F 2008
• 3rd – Solatex Cajun Open Classic S 2009
• Wr. – National Amateur Pheasant Championship F 2009
• RU – National Open Pheasant Championship F 2010

Production Record
Erin’s Bad River has produced 101 winners to date that have amassed a total of 546 wins. 15 of Bad River’s progeny have garnered championship titles while numerous others have won runner-up laurels. While the list of champions is extensive what is more impressive is the level of competition these championships were obtained. Dog’s produced by Erin’s Bad River have won endurance trials (Southern Championship and Invitationals), Purina Dog of the Year Awards and numerous other accolades. From Shooting Dog to All-Age competition the versatility of his offspring is evident as they have won from the Canadian Prairies to the Deep South and numerous venues in-between.

The mark of a truly great sire is a dog that is able to make a contribution to the breed that is better than one’s self. Erin’s Bad River’s contribution to the sport is already being witnessed in the next generation as numerous offspring have produced another generation of champions. Joe is the grandsire to several champions including the 2014 Continental Champion. His offspring have solidified Joe a place in Field Trail history by continuing to carry his banner through future generations.
When looking at the criteria for election, a canine’s contribution to the sport is based upon performance and production. We believe Joe exemplifies the metrics of not only a successful performer but even more so as a stellar producer with a record that will continue to grow. Bad River’s contribution to the betterment of the breed will continue to be realized for many future generations to come.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Sean and Patty Derrig recognized as FTCI Sportspersons of the year 2008


Sean and Patty Derrig were recognized as the 2008 FTCI Sportspersons of the Year.  Sean and Patty were responsible for starting the Junior Handler Field Trial on their farm.  Junior handlers from all over have come and enjoyed participating and learning about the sport of field trialing.  The Derrig’s provide horses or four wheelers and adult helpers to assist the young people in their handling endeavors and accommodations are made for young people that have special needs.   Sean has long been an advocate of promoting the sport to young people.  He believes this is necessary if we are to ensure the future of the sport in the coming years.  Sean has given of his time to serve as a director of FTCI in the past.  His devotion to promoting excellence in the sport and providing help to others was noted by Terry Trzcinski.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Erin’s Tin Soldier Wins 2007-08 Inagural Purina Amateur All-Age Dog Award


Monday, March 17, 2008

CH Erin’s Southern Justice Inducted into the Field Trial Hall of Fame