Sunday, January 30, 2011

Big win for English setters

English setter Shadow Oak Bo won the most important All-Age field trial in the country... no, not the National Championship... the Continental All-Age Championship. All-age English setter, “Shadow Oak Bo” is owned by Butch Houston, trained and handled by pro Robin Gates.

Bo bested an accomplished field of 68 pointers and 7 setters to win what knowledgeable field trialers consider the most important All-Age trial in the United States.


Craig Peters Rising Sun, MD 443-206-1091 said...

Tying things together I'd say that picture compares favorably to the one below under "Century Old Setters", assuming that is a photo of Shadow Oak Bo. Good news for setters and it sounds like it was quite a performance in the call back with bird sense of a high order on display.

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

Congrats to Shadow Oak Bo, Butch Houston and Robin Gates for their accomplishment in the field.

Strideaway said...

Craig, I took this photograph of Shadow Oak Bo in Broomhill last September. I also watched him perform in both the Manitoba Championship and the Pelican Open All-Age Classic. He is the real deal and I hope that he makes a valuable contribution to setter breeding. From what I saw of him, I wouldn't hesitate to breed to him. I know Robin was excited about him from an early age.