Nestle Purina German Shorthaired Pointer Handler of the Year Awards Program
(Rev Jan.1, 2014)
Nestlé Purina PetCare Company is pleased to sponsor the "German Shorthaired Pointer Handler of the Year Awards Program." The award is designed to reward and recognize the Open Handler and Amateur Handler who accumulates the greatest number of points in qualifying horse-back trials as determined by the Handler Awards Committee. The committee will consist of six members (three each selected by the GSPCA and the NGSPA) and will approve qualifying trials and modify guidelines as appropriate.
Open Handler: Points accumulated in Open Shooting Dog, Open Gun Dog, Open Limited Gun Dog, Open All Age, Open Limited All Age, and all Open Grand Limited Stakes.
Amateur Handler: Points accumulated in handling dogs that they themselves own, co-own with an amateur, or are within the allowable limits of amateur handled dogs (currently 3 for NGSPA and 2 for AKC) in the following stakes: Amateur Shooting Dog, Amateur Gun Dog, Amateur Limited Gun Dog, Amateur All Age, Amateur Limited All Age, and all Amateur Grand Limited Stakes. AKC Pointing Breed Gun Dog National and GSPCA Open events will permit amateurs to count wins toward amateur points if no amateur event is held.