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  • 30 Nov 2017 8:12 AM | NBC Secretary (Administrator)

    The 2018 NBC Calendar of Events is now available.
    NBC_2018_Calendar.pdf

  • 18 Sep 2017 12:24 PM | W. Cody Anderson (Administrator)

    Through credible research, The National Beagle Club of America, Inc. has found a pet rescue organization, Austin Pets Alive, assisting with animal rescue in Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.  


    Members wishing to contribute may do so directly at  

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    www.austinpetsalive.org


    Very truly,

    Jessica Anderson, President

  • 10 Apr 2017 10:37 AM | W. Cody Anderson (Administrator)

    RESULTS OF THE NATIONAL BEAGLE CLUB 2017 SPRING BEAGLE PACK TRIAL

    March 29 – April 2, 2017

    Institute Farm

    Aldie, Virginia


    Judges:

    Alan Forney and Helen Dellacroce


    Three couple class (16 entries) The Nantucket Harrier Plate

    1st Glenbarr

    2nd Ben Venue

    3rd Orlean

    4th Octorara


    Five couple class (16 entries, 1 scratch)  The Huyler Thophy

    1st Ardrossan

    2nd Orlean

    3rd Wolver

    4th Fairview


    Eight couple class (11 entries, two scratches)  The Richard V. N. Gambrill Memorial Plate

    1st Octorara

    2nd Old Chatham

    3rd Ben Venue

    4th  Glenbarr


    The Treweryn Bowl for Highest Scored Run:

    Octorara’s Eight Couple


    The John C. Baker Horn for Highest Total Scored Pack:

    Old Chatham


    Three Hour Stake

    The Minstrel Plate for 13” Beagles

    1st Farmington Chester

    2nd Farmington Noah

    3rd Still Meadow's Farmington Gaylord

    4th Glenbarr Hoagie


    The Nantucket-Treweryn Forger Trophy for 15” Beagles

    1st Still Meadow’s Old Chatham Gobblin Holler Apollo

    2nd Fairview Turbo

    3rd Sandanona Vintage

    4th Orlean Abby 


  • 01 Feb 2017 1:34 PM | W. Cody Anderson (Administrator)

    The National Beagle Club is pleased to support the 2017 Beagle/Basset/Bunny Benefit for Hounds F4R Heroes at Institute Farm. A full day has been added for a basset two-hour stake and runoff. Beagles will run two couple format on Saturday, with a Top Four Runoff on Sunday morning. Full event info and entry/reservation forms can be found here.

  • 01 Feb 2017 1:29 PM | W. Cody Anderson (Administrator)

    We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Triple Challenge entry and reservation forms can be found here. Entries must be postmarked no earlier than March 1, 2017. Entries will close when thirty (30) entries have been received.



  • 01 Feb 2017 12:00 PM | W. Cody Anderson (Administrator)

    RESULTS OF THE 2017 SOUTHERN CLASSIC PACK TRIAL

    JANUARY 27 & 28, 2017

    BEAUX EDEN PLANTATION

    FORT VALLEY, GEORGIA


    JUDGES:

    Jake Carle

    Alex Bobbitt


    THREE COUPLE CLASS:

    1st Briarmount

    2nd Glenbarr

    3rd Octorara

    4th Bill’s Pack


    FIVE COUPLE CLASS:

    1ST Briarmount-Coleman Creek

    2nd Orlean

    3rd Glenbarr

    4th Octorara


    HIGHEST SCORED RUN: Tie between Briarmount Three Couple and Briarmount-Coleman Creek Five Couple


    PARTICIPATING PACKS (Pack Huntsman)

    Ardrossan (Fran Jacobs)

    Bedlam (Mandy Bobbitt)

    Bill’s Pack (Bill Bethune)

    Briarmount (Joe Hester)

    Coleman Creek (Jim Anderson)

    Glenbarr (Billy Bobbitt)

    Octorara (Larry Bright)

    Orlean (Ramsay Barrett)

    Ripshin Bassets (Sally Bickerrstaff)

    Why Worry Beagles (Helen Dellacroce)


  • 14 Nov 2016 9:38 AM | W. Cody Anderson (Administrator)

    RESULTS OF THE 2016 FALL BEAGLE PACK TRIAL

    OF THE NATIONAL BEAGLE CLUB OF AMERICA, INC.

    HELD AT INSTITUTE FARM, ALDIE, VIRGINIA
    NOVEMBER 9 – 13, 2016


    JUDGES: ROBIN CONRAD AND SALLY BICKERSTAFF, MBH


    13” THREE COUPLE CLASS (THE LISETER PLATE TO THE WINNER) – TWO PACKS COMPETING

    1st Bedlam

    2nd Waldingfield


    15” THREE COUPLE CLASS (WHEATLEY FRANTIC CUP TO THE WINNER) – 13 PACKS COMPETING

    1ST Octorara

    2nd Ben Venue

    3rd Farmington

    4th Warrington

    THE NATIONAL CHALLENGE CUP FOR 

    BEST THREE COUPLE PACK 50% FIELD 50% BENCH:  Octorara

     

    FIVE COUPLE PACK CLASS (SOMERSET CHALLENGE CUP TO THE WINNER) – 14 PACKS COMPETING

    1st Glenbarr

    2nd Bedlam

    3rd Octorara

    4th Ben Venue

    THE JOHN C. BAKER CHALLENGE PLATE FOR 50% FIELD AND 50% BENCH: Ben Venue


    EIGHT COUPLE PACK CLASS ( RICHARD P. ROTH PERPETUAL TROPHY TO THE WINNER) – 11 PACKS COMPETING

    1ST Octorara

    2nd Old Chatham

    3rd Sandanona

    4th Farmington

    THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY PLATE FOR

    BEST EIGHT COUPLE PACK 50% FIELD AND 50% BENCH: Farmington


    BENCH SHOW - JUDGED BY JAKE CARLE


    LISETER PLATE FOR BEST 13” BEAGLE:  Bedlam Melody  (Trophy missing)

    RESERVE: Glenbarr Van Gogh

    TURNBULL CUP FOR BEST 15” BEAGLE: Middletown Valley Bluebell

    RESERVE: Bedlam Messenger

    JOHN C. COPERTHWAITE MEMORIAL PLATE FOR CHAMPION BEAGLE: Middletown Valley Bluebell

    RESERVE: Bedlam Melody


    SIR SISTER CUP FOR HIGEST SCORED RUN IN ANY PACK CLASS:
    Octorara eight couple


    ROBERT P. J. HARRISON MEMORIAL TROPHY FOR HIGHEST TOTAL SCORE IN THE PACK CLASSES:

    Octorara


    C. G. RICE WHIPPER-IN AWARD:

    James Dean


  • 15 May 2016 11:04 PM | W. Cody Anderson (Administrator)

    ‘Good things come to those who wait’ may provide the best epithet for the 2016 Triple Challenge hosted by the National Beagle Club at their home grounds in Aldie, Virginia the first weekend of May. This was certainly the idiom for the die-hard contender and supporter of the Triple Challenge Gregg Moore and his talented hound Moore's Punk Rock Star in the Park, which was co-owned by Paul Moore and took the grand prize at the end of two days of demanding competition.


    The exceptional planning and venerable diligence of co-chairs Jennifer Buckley and Amy Burke insured that the event ran smoothly. Purina, as always, provided brilliant support and a handful of welcome favors and the winners with generous gifts.


    The Triple Challenge is a three phase competition which judges the beagle in a brace format, a stake/large pack format and a bench show. Each phase of competition is evaluated by separate judges who are not privy to the scores and standing of each hound.


    The brace format kicked off the competition first thing Saturday morning and was judged this year by Brandan Dunlop and Brandon Keese who spent the entire day and into the early evening placing hounds. Hounds were run in trios and pairs from 7:30 a.m. until mid-afternoon. All hounds were brought back for a late afternoon ‘play-off’ wherein the format was adjusted to three groups of ten.


    After evaluating hounds in both formats Brandon and Brandan selected the 15” high hound (and high hound overall) as HBCH CH PR’ Gerharts Go Get ‘Em Billy and owned by Terry Gerhart from Coudersport, Pennsylvania. The 13” winner, T&D’s Lane Rae Mountainside Molly owned by Steve Fox (and always assisted by his son Tucker) from Bluemont, Virginia. The third overall scoring hound, regardless of measurements was Bush’s Abbey owned by Ramsay Barrett followed by the fourth placed Stoney Ridged Hare Raiser RS Slugger owned by Aaron M. Jacobus and fifth was Old Chatham Bastille owned by Jessica Anderson.


    After a delightful cocktail party hosted by the esteemed Jean and Joie McDonald, who have contributed endless years to the success of this events, we supped heartily and re-convened in the main room for a splendid auction conducted by the enthusiastic Shelley Good-Cook and a team of assistants. Post cocktails, dinner and auctions we dug into our sleeping bags in order to rise early for the final two phases of competition.


    All began at the break of dawn as Shelley (our emcee from the auction) and Collin Anderson led roll call for the 3-hour stake which was Moore’s Punk Rock Star in the Park enthusiastically judged by our two mounted judges Hazel Hannon of the Middletown-Orange County Beagles and Andy Bozdan who hunts the Loudon Fairfax Hounds.


    Judges were expert equestrians and kept perfect pace with the freight train which struck almost immediately in the hollow of the enclosure and rocked back and forth for almost 45 minutes when judges made their first cull of the group. Hazel and Andy ran the class for the full three hours and pared the pack to a group to a dozen before calling it a class and making their selections. As always, judges must review every last hound and provide a score for each. It is a trying task when galloping along a crying pack with a posse of beagles who are all worthy of notice.


    Just prior to 10 a.m., hounds were collected and we all retreated to the dining hall for an excellent brunch and minor respite. Within an hour, hounds and handlers reassembled in the main lawn for the final phase of competition which was the bench show. 


    Just prior to the bench show, the stake winners were announced per winners of each measured group. FC Random Farm’s Whiskey owned Adam Keith was the high hound for the 13” competition and the 15” high hound was Gary’s Runem Over Snoopdog owned by Harry Burger. The top five hounds without size considerations were as follows: The highest placed hound was Gary’s Runem Over Snoopdog owned by Harry Burger. Second place was Old Chatham Apollo owned by Cody Anderson and third was awarded to Hurry Up Sweet Pea owned by Michael Tobery Sr. The fourth position went to Moore’s Punk Rock Star in the Park co-owned by Gregg Moore and Paul Moore. Fifth place went to Sycamore Creek Zeus owned by Danny Cunningham.


    Just before noon, experienced AKC judge Oleg Voloshin carefully and professionally evaluated individual hounds for conformation and movement. Judge Voloshin was not privy to any of the scores of the hounds and their previous placements. He placed 15” Champion Bedlam’s Lane Rae Tattle Tale owned by Alayne Hartuniewicz narrowly edging out Moore's Punk Rock Star in the Park. The top 13” hound was Still Meadow’s Farmington Gaylord owned by Jennifer Buckley. Without size considerations, the top five hounds were as follows: Bedlam’s Lane Rae Tattle Tale owned by Alayne

    Hartuniewicz was first; followed Moore's Punk Rock Star in the Park co-owned by Gregg Moore and Paul Moore. Bedlam’s Messenger owned by William Bobbitt held the fourth position followed closely by Bedlam Minstrel in the fourth place. The fifth place was Old Chatham Foreman owned by the Old Chatham Foot Beagles and shown by Cody Anderson. It cannot go without remark that three of the top five bench hounds incorporated the Bedlam name. Mandy Bobbitt continues to produce an impressive line of hounds which excel in both the bench and field.


    If you were keeping an eye on the competition, there was a voice in the chorus that Moore’s Punk Rock Star in the Park possessed the proper va-va- voom for this competition, especially after his sound finish in the stake competition and a second place finish on the bench.


    As we gathered for the final announcements, it must be noted that the number of hounds that were considered ‘qualified’ (scoring higher than 200 point overall) was exceptional. Competition was close and fierce, and hounds which excelled in one category met their maker in the next phase of competition. But that is what makes the two days so exciting!


    And as premised, it was the handsome and diligent hound, Moore’s Punk Rock Star in the Park, co-owned by Gregg Moore and Paul Moore that won the weekend!


    Beneath the banner of our die-hard sponsors, which include Purina and Garmin, our champions were photographed.


    RESULTS OF THE 2016 TRIPLE CHALLENGE

    Held at Institute Farm

    Aldie, Virginia

    May 7 & 8, 2016


    Champion Hound: Moore’s Punk Rock Star in the Park (owner Greg Moore and Paul

    Moore)

    Reserve Champion Hound: Gary’s Runem Over Snoopdog (owner: Harry Burger)

    3 rd Place: Glenbarr’s Bedlam Messenger (owner Billy Bobbitt)

    4 th Place: HBCH CH PR’ Gerharts Go Get ‘Em Billy (owner: Terry Gerhart)

    5 th Place: Old Chatham Middletown Valley Foreman (owner: Cody Anderson)

    6 th Place: FC Random Farm’s Whiskey (owner: Adam Keith)

    7 th Place: Hurry Up Sweet Pea (owner: Michael Tobery Sr)

    8 th Place: Ch Bedlam’s Lane Rae Tattle Tale (owner; Alayne Hartuniewicz)

    9 th Place: Waldingfield Voicemail (owner: Waldingfield/Ridge Lee Foundation)

    10 th Place: B&B’s Shes Fancy Fancy (owner: Stanley Booker)


    High Scoring Hounds in each category by measurement:

    Brace:

    13” winner: T&D’s Lane Rae Mountainside Molly (owner: Steve Fox)

    15” winner: HBCH CH PR’ Gerharts Go Get ‘Em Billy (owner Terry Gerhart)

    Stake:

    13” winner: FC Random Farm’s Whiskey (owner: Adam Keith)

    15” Winner: Gary’s Runem Over Snoopdog (owner: Harry Burger)

    Show:

    13” winner: Still Meadow’s Farmington Gaylord (owner Jennifer Buckley)

    15” winner: Ch Bedlam’s Lane Rae Tattle Tale (owner: Alayne Hartuniewicz)


  • 25 Apr 2016 10:48 PM | W. Cody Anderson (Administrator)

    This past weekend the National Beagle Club hosted an event to raise money for the Hounds F4R Heroes organization which raises money to help those who have served our country by enabling them to participate in activities such as hunting and fishing and field trials of various sorts. They also support the training of comfort and service dogs for veterans. This event was organized by Matt Lafley and Steve Fox, two NBC members who enjoy beagling and wanted to do something to help our veterans, and with the support of their families and friends, and NBC members like Sandy and Jay McKenna and Liz Reeser the event raised over $6000 for this cause while at the same time giving beaglers, both NBC members and non-members, a chance to enjoy running their hounds and watching other hounds run. A truly successful event thanks to the inspiration and hard work of Matt and Steve.


    Joe Hester has suggested that I am more efficient in getting out the results of these beagling events when I have some success, so to prove his point I have attached the results of the first annual Hounds F4R Heroes 2 couple pack trial.


    RESULTS OF THE 1ST ANNUAL HOUNDS F4R HEROES TWO COUPLE PACK TRIAL

    NATIONAL BEAGLE CLUB OF AMERICA, INC.

    Institute Farm, Aldie VA.

    April 23 and 24, 2016


    Judges:

    Dan Powell

    George Bell

    Curt Driggs

    Travis Leake


    1st Glenbarr (Billy Bobbitt)

    2nd Hebron Valley (Glen Jones)

    3rd Hills Bridge (Miki Crane)

    4th Wolver Beagles (Susan Stone)


    PARTICIPATING PACKS:

    Warrington Foot Beagles

    Glenbarr Beagles

    Waldingfield Beagles

    Holly Hill Beagles

    Middletown Valley Beagles

    Orlean Beagles

    Hills Bridge Beagles

    Mid Valley Suoer Troopers

    Hokie Hounds

    Gobbler Creek

    One Shot Beagle Boys

    Wolver Beagles

    Hebron Valley Beagles

    Old Chatham Foot Beagles



  • 18 Apr 2016 10:44 PM | W. Cody Anderson (Administrator)

    It was a very memorable weekend as Jeep Cochran stepped down from chairing the Masters of Bassets Committee. The chair and the crown were passed to Carter Amigh. The party to honor Jeep was beautiful and the NBC was decked out in her best. I extend my sincere thanks to all who helped with the party and the usual trial duties.


    Hunting was tough due to poor scenting conditions, dry grounds and warm weather. However there were lots of rabbits both in the Enclosure and on the outside. Spectacular runs were few and far between. Our judges did a great job both in the field and with judging the bench show. A special thank you to them.

    I hope to see many members at Hounds F4R Heroes this coming weekend as we hunt to salute and support our veterans.

    Regards, Liz Reeser


    RESULTS SPRING BASSET TRIALS

    April 13-17, 2016

    Judges: Katie Schoettle and Andrea Herr, MFH

    Judges on the Bench: Katie Schoettle and Andrea Herr, MFH

    12 packs competing


    Three Couple - Strathalbyn Plate

    1st Ripshin Bassets

    2nd Tewksbury Foot Bassets

    3rd Calf Pasture Bassets

    4th Okaw Valley Bassets

    Ashland’s Lee’s Plate (50% Performance – 50% Conformation): - Ripshin Bassets


    Five Couple - Skycastle Trophy

    1st Monkton Hall Bassets

    2nd Calf Pasture Bassets

    3rd Foxboro Foot Hounds

    4th Ashland Bassets

    The Ashland Plate (50% Performance – 50% Conformation): - Monkton Hall Bassets


    Seven Couple - Ripshin Plate in honor of James S. Jones, M.H.

    1st Sandanona Hare Hounds

    2nd Hill and Hollow Bassets

    3rd Monkton Hall Bassets

    4th Ashland Bassets

    Reedy Creek’s James J. Culleton Trophy (50% Performance – 50% Conformation) – Monkton Hall Bassets


    Highest Scored Hunt, The Spring Creek Bowl: Sandanona Hare Hounds for the 7 couple


    Highest Total Score in the Field (Cumulative): The Somerset Trophy: Monkton Hall Bassets


    Bench Show Champion Basset: The Tantivy Trophy

    Champion: Raven of Calf Pasture Bassets

    Reserve: Crayon of Okaw Valley Bassets

    Entered Dog won by: Raven of Calf Pasture Bassets

    Entered Bitch won by: Crayon of Okaw Valley Bassets


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