Power Forward wins Nittany Valley grouse trial

Power Forward, sired by Blast Zone, racked up her third win this fall in the third start of her all-age career by winning the 1-hr, Open All-Age at the Nittany Valley grouse trial held October 12, 2019 over “The Barrens’ gamelands in central PA. Abby turned 2 in August and has transitioned from thrilling us in workouts to producing the same results under field trial conditions. At Nittany she coupled a strong, powerful ground effort with a woodcock find at 35. Her find demonstrated her remarkable bird finding and bird handling skills. She was standing with her typical high head and high tail when Thor and the judges located her. She was riveted to the spot when the bird flushed and shot rang out. Her finish in the last minutes showed the conditioning that Thor Kain, her handler, put on her as well as “Abby’s” innate desire as the cover was at times thick and heavy.