Brittany Field Trial Hall of Fame Nomination of
For over 3 decades, Kent Patterson has been an enthusiastic supporter of field trialing and the American Brittany, serving tirelessly in various roles at the National, Regional and local level. For 11 years he was a director for the East Central Region of the American Brittany Club. He served as the ABC National Field Trial dates coordinator, currently chairs the ABC Hall of Fame Committee for Dogs and is a member of the ABC Finance Committee. He has been the only ABC Tritronics/Garmin Shooting Dog Award Points Coordinator in its 11 year history and was recently appointed to the board of directors of the Brittany Field Trial Hall of Fame in Grand Junction, TN. In May of 2017, he becomes only the 4th Purina Pro Plan Liaison for ABC.
To Support nomination, send email to mail@BrittanyFieldTrialHallOfFame.com stating support of nomination
**** Supporters of this nomination ****
Paul & Peggy Doiron
Marilynne & Clem Little
Joe & Marsha Luisi
David A. Webb
First met Kent will over 20 years ago when he and Rob Donahue were competing in a Brittany trial at Dorman Lake in Illinois – my memory has faded; not sure who was running the Brittany, but the two of them were a team. Over the years there have numerous meetings at trials and phone calls to discuss various subjects concerning the Brittany. For two years running when ask to judge The Pennsylvania Brittany Shooting Dog Championship, he accepted willingly. And he also performed the reporting duties that first year. Kent Patterson’s professionalism at all levels in the Brittany “world” makes him a deserving candidate for the Brittany Field Trial Hall of Fame. I support Kent’s nomination.
David A. Webb, Pennsylvania Brittany Club
I must say Kent Patterson is, without doubt, one of the most outstanding persons I have met, worked and competed with in thirty…uh….five years playing with Brittanys. Kent is an outstanding voice of the breed. Skilled reporter, regional club officer, American Brittany Club dignitary to mention a few. Most importantly he is also in the top 3 of my personal list of great amateur handlers. He is truly deserving of this honor.
James Doherty, Hiproof
Kent represents what is best about field trialing. He is a sportsman to a fault, a fierce competitor with high standards who will help anyone, an excellent judge and handler of dogs, a talented writer. I could go on but what really separates Kent from most is his desire to raise the bar, to make everything he touches a little bit better. We need to recognize people like Kent because just being around him inspires us to be a little bit better too.
Please add me to the list of people who support Kent for the Field Trial Hall of Fame. I have served along- side him in numerous capacities for club business and found him to be a balanced, hardworking and fair member; a true credit to the sport. As a competitor, he is an exceptional handler and the stake is never over when he still has a dog to put down. I submit my endorsement with respect,
Kent Patterson has quietly given so very much to Brittanys and field trials for over 30 years; as a compettor, judge, scout,club official, reporter, and most importantly as an ambassador. A brilliant writer, he has glorified our sport to many. He has often served as a substitute handler and scout, working tirelessly to beat himself. He has more Amateur Championship placements than anyone I know. He is an honest man! I know of no higher praise.
What a deserving member of our Brittany community to add to the BFTHOF. Kent has done it all. Among his already listed accomplishments Kent started the Music City Brittany Club and the Dixieland Brittany Championship. He is undoubtedly one of the finest field trial reporters in our game and his reports are always informative and entertaining. His trial record as a handler shows that he is one of the best. He has a great ability to read a dog and get the very most from them. Let's put Kent into the BFTHOF this year!
I would be amiss if I did not speak about my friend, Kent Patterson. I know of no other person that deserves to be recognized and rewarded by being inducted in the Hall of Fame than Kent. He is a quite individual never tooting his own horn but fully committed and ready to assist in this great sport of ours. He puts on trials, judges, and reports with a flair that only a few wordsmiths are capable of. Our sport and companionship are better because of people like Kent. He would certainly do to ride the river with!