Salilyn Challenge Trophy

Breeder of the Best of Breed at National Bench Specialty

Offered by Mrs. F. H. (Julia) Gasow, the Salilyn Challenge Trophy is a beaded silver plate wine cooler mounted on a walnut base. This trophy is to be awarded to the breeder of the English Springer Spaniel chosen Best Of Breed at the ESSFTA National Bench Specialty. For permanent possession, the trophy must be won five times by the same breeder, not necessarily with the same dog. The trophy will remain in the Association’s permanent possession until retired. A large green rosette will be offered as a remembrance of the award. Kellie Fitzgerald has continued to offer the Salilyn Rosette each year.

DateWinner (Breeder)DogLocation
October 30, 1993Karen NicholasCH GOODWILL GENUWIN REMARQUERochester, MN
October 29, 1994Bud DiDonatoCH MAIDENHEAD’S ADVOCATENew Brunswick, NJ
July 15, 1995Karen NicholasCH GOODWILL GENUWIN REMARQUESan Jose, CA
July 2, 1996Peter Shimmin & Cherrie ZayacCH RIDGEWYN LEGACYDearborn, MI
June 17, 1997Peter Shimmin & Cherrie ZayacCH RIDGEWYN LEGACYSturbridge, MA
July 9, 1998Julia GasowCH SALILYN N’ ERIN’S SHAMELESSAtlanta, GA
July 1, 1999Julie Kay & Bonnie WattsCH SILVERHILL TAVISHPortland, OR
July 15, 2000Tannis and Walter Browning, Janice JohnsonCH. WIL-ORION’S HEARTBREAKERCherry Hill, NJ
2001David & Andrea Charlton and Monica BowersCH ESSPECIAL STORMY WEATHEROconomowoc, WI 
2002Cherrie Zayac and Debbie RitterCH RIDGEWYN-BELVOIR UPRISINGOlympia, WA
2003Julie M RobertsCH ELDAMAR'S WIL-ORION DAYSTARGray Summit, MO
2004Nancy Siver and Ruth KirbyCH BRIGHTWATER GILCHRIST JEWELPerry, GA
2005Celie Florence and Dolores StrengCH TELLTALE SALUTEGeneva On The Lake, OH
2006Teresa Patton and Ruth DehmelCH FELICITY'S DIAMOND JIMPomona, CA
2007Teresa Patton and Ruth DehmelCH FELICITY'S DIAMOND JIMLexington, KY
2008Arthur and Sharon StewartCH SALILYN'S TURBULANCEArlington, TX
2010Dorothy M CherryCH CERISE JESSE JAMESAlbany, OR
2011Billie Kerfoot, Erin Kerfoot, Charlie Kerfoot and Ruth KirbyGCH WYNMOOR CHAMPAGNE SUPERNOVAWarwick, RI
2012Dorothy M CherryGCH CH CERISE JESSE JAMESGray Summit, MO
2013Melanie King, Corinne Johnson, J & E JohnsonGCH CH OCOEE DSQD WITH A VENGEANCEGray Summit, MO