Booser Memorial Challenge Trophy (Retired-Redonated 2013)

Highest Scoring Dog in National Specialty Obedience Trial

Naia and Larry Libeu offer the Booser Memorial Challenge Trophy, a silver champagne bucket on a walnut base. This trophy will be awarded to the English Springer Spaniel that wins High In Trial at the ESSFTA National Bench Specialty and Obedience Trial. For permanent possession, the trophy must be won three times by the same owner, not necessarily with the same dog. In 1999 the trophy was re-donated by Alvin and Audrey Eng when their dogs Ardee’s Field of Dreams CD won the National in 1995 and OTCH Gold Mountain’s Moonlighting UDX won the National in 1998 and 1999. In 2013, Jon Pidde retired the Booser Memorial Challenge Trophy when his dog Benson, OTCH BENSON MCGEE UDX9 OGM SH MX MXJ RE WDX, won the National in 2009, 2011, and 2013.  Mr. Pidde plans to re-donate the trophy.

2013 High-In-Trial and Booser Trophy Winners Jon Pidde and Benson
Photo by Sandy Pidde

DateWinnerOwnerLocation
October 30, 1993RAMBLEWOOD RAG TIMEJacki WarrenRochester, MN
October 29, 1994CANNY JOSIE TYNESIDERMary & Harry BairdEast Brunswick, NJ
July 15, 1995ARDEE’S FIELD OF DREAMSAudrey and Alvin EngSan Jose, CA
July 2, 1996BRYDEN’S CASH N’ CARRYChristine L Bullock & David SwartwoodDearborn, MI
June 17, 1990BRYDEN’S KISS FROM A ROSE CDDonna PongratzSturbridge, MA
July 9, 1998GOLD MOUNTAIN’S MOONLIGHTING CDXAudrey & Alvin EngAtlanta, GA
July 1, 1999GOLD MOUNTAIN’S MOONLIGHTING UDAudrey & Alvin EngPortland, OR
July 15, 2000CANNY JOSIE TYNESIDER UDMary E. Baird & Harry L. BairdCherry Hill, NJ
2001VALIMAR'S ROLL THE DICE UDXJennee StalzerOconomowoc, WI
2002MELCHRIS N NICKOLI'S DAKOTA CDX SH WDXMarti Nickoli & Linda FongOlympia, WA
2003MUDDY PAWS BEAUTIFUL TRINKET TDX NAMindy MymudesGray Summit, MO
2004DONAHAN'S BELL BOTTOM BLUE UD NA NAJPhyllis Broderick & Carol CallahanPerry, GA
2005CH RAMBLEWOOD CRYSTAL CLEAR SH MX MXJTracy and Patty SalzwedelGeneva On The Lake, OH
2006CH PULLMAN'S ONLY GAME IN TOWN RACarol M Getty & Kenneth & Nancy Goodhue-McWilliamsPomona, CA
2007STORMWYND SEQUOIA CD RA NJP WDPatty ValenteLexington, KY
2008CH WEDGWOOD'S GEMSTONE UDX RAMartha F. EdwardsArlington, TX
2009BENSON MCGEE SH UDX2 OM1 NA NAJ RN WDXJon PiddeGray Summit, MO
2010MARGENE'S NICOLI UD VER REMajorie StambaughAlbany, OR
2011OTCH BENSON MCGEE UDX4 OM5 SH AX AXJ RA WDXJon Pidde & Sandy PiddeWarwick, RI
2012CH POLESITTER'S ABSOLUTE VICTORY UD VER RE AX AXJKimberly Berkley & Mike BockhornGray Summit, MO
2013OTCH BENSON MCGEE UDX9 OGM SH MX MXJ RE WDXJon Pidde & Sandy PiddeGray Summit, MO