As enthusiastic owners, trainers and breeders of Vizslas,
Roy and Marty would like to help others own and enjoy their Vizsla or
pointing breed dog to the maximum. In addition to being breed club members,
they have involved themselves in various efforts to assist others.
Roy and Marty also help other pointing
dog owners train their dogs. Marty has given demonstrations of Rally
training. Roy has conducted numerous pointing dog hunt training clinics
for dogs at all levels, and has given demonstrations. Examples of
comments he has received appear below.
Recipient of the 2011 VCA Outstanding Sportsmanship Award
Due to all of his efforts to help others and serve the sporting dog community, Roy received the Vizsla Club of America 2011 Outstanding Sportsmanship Award at the 2011 VCA Nationals. At the award ceremony he offered these brief remarks:
"I am truly honored to receive this award. Receiving this award is particularly gratifying since it is given by fellow vizsla owners. That makes it both personal and very special. Many thanks to the Selection Committee, the VCA Board and those members of the Vizsla Club of Colorado who supported my nomination. Thank you all.
I would be remiss if I did not also thank my wife, Marty. She has been a steadfast companion over the past forty years. I doubt I would be here this evening if it were not for her. There have been many mornings when she would rather have stayed in bed than get up at 6 am to help train our dogs. I owe her a special debt of gratitude upon which she will collect, I am sure.
Lastly, I believe the VCA should be commended for having this award. Sportsmanship is mentioned prominently in the VCA Code of Ethics. This award is one way to make the concept of sportsmanship visible within our club. Good sportsmanship should be a part of everything we do within the VCA. To the extent that is possible, our club will benefit greatly now and in the future.
In conclusion, I am privileged to receive
this award. Thank you all for a memorable evening."
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