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GSCA All-Setter Field Trial (TX)
February 19 @ 8:00 am – February 21 @ 5:00 pm EST
Closing Date: Tuesday – February 15, 2022
Closing Time: 07:00:00 PM
For additional information contact:
Mary Ann Gustafson, Event Secretary
8305 ELROY RD
DEL VALLE, TX 78617-4818
ANNOUNCING THE TEXAS ALL-SETTER FIELD TRIAL EXTRAVAGANZA
The Gordon Setter Club of America (in conjunction with the Sunbelt Gordon Setter Club) and the Irish
Setter Club of San Antonio will be hosting back-to-back weekend trials at the Middle Verde Ranch in
Bandera, Texas in February.
Both trials are restricted to Setters only – Gordon, Irish, English, and Irish Red and White. The Gordon
Setter trial will run from Saturday, February 19 through Monday, February 21. The Irish Setter trial will
start on Friday, February 25 and run through Sunday, February 27.
This will be the fourth year that this venue has been made available to setter enthusiasts through the
gracious efforts of the owners/hosts: Lynne Barnett and Jeannie Stevenson. And the first year we have
put together the two trials to encourage setter owners to come on down to Texas. The ranch is a
beautiful place to run dogs. Conducted among the rocky hills, cedar trees and live oak motts of the
beautiful Texas Hill country, there’s plenty of room to allow a dog to run and plenty of cover for dogs to
hunt. The trial will be run on both wild and liberated quail. Lynne has been working hard to establish
wild coveys on the ranch and we’ve seen 20-25 birds get up at a time.
The remote camp area has easy parking and a central water hydrant. There are no electrical hookups.
The heated clubhouse has a full kitchen and dining room. Lunch and Dinner will be available at a
nominal cost each day. There will be beverages and pastries each morning.
Bandera is a small, picturesque town west of San Antonio. It’s self-described as the “Cowboy Capital of
the World.” Visitors will not be disappointed. A blending of Indian, Mexican, Polish and Western
cultures gives Bandera a unique ambiance not found elsewhere in Texas.
Many bloody battles between Apache and Comanche Indians and the Spanish Conquistadors took place
in Bandera Pass (12 miles north of Bandera on Hwy 173). Legend has it that, for years afterward, a red
“bandera” (Spanish for banner or flag) was flown at the site to define the boundary between Spanish
and Indian hunting grounds.
Bandera’s title, “Cowboy Capital of the World” originated when it became a staging area for the last
great cattle drives of the late 1800’s. Confirming Bandera as the “Cowboy Capital of the World”, a
bronze monument honoring the many National Rodeo Champions who call Bandera home, stands on
the Courthouse lawn.
For more information on this unique and “not to be missed” Texas town, check out:
https://www.banderacowboycapital.com. And, for those wanting to venture out a bit more, San
Antonio is only an hour’s drive away. And the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo will be going on
during the week of the trials.
Premiums for both trials are included in the email. For additional information, please contact:
Mary Ann Gustafson, Field Trial Secretary
We’re looking forward to having a great time in Bandera. We’d love to have you join us.