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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. The winner must be a member of the ESSFTA. For permanent possession, the trophy must be won five times by the same owner, 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.

Date Winner (Breeder) Dog Location
October 30, 1993 Karen Nicholas CH GOODWILL GENUWIN REMARQUE Rochester, MN
October 29, 1994 Bud DiDonato CH MAIDENHEAD’S ADVOCATE New Brunswick, NJ
July 15, 1995 Karen Nicholas CH GOODWILL GENUWIN REMARQUE San Jose, CA
July 2, 1996 Peter Shimmin & Cherrie Zayac CH RIDGEWYN LEGACY Dearborn, MI
June 17, 1997 Peter Shimmin & Cherrie Zayac CH RIDGEWYN LEGACY Sturbridge, MA
July 9, 1998 Julia Gasow CH SALILYN N’ ERIN’S SHAMELESS Atlanta, GA
July 1, 1999 Julie Kay & Bonnie Watts CH SILVERHILL TAVISH Portland, OR
July 15, 2000 Tannis and Walter Browning, Janice Johnson CH. WIL-ORION’S HEARTBREAKER Cherry Hill, NJ
2001 David & Andrea Charlton and Monica Bowers CH ESSPECIAL STORMY WEATHER Oconomowoc, WI 
2002 Cherrie Zayac and Debbie Ritter CH RIDGEWYN-BELVOIR UPRISING Olympia, WA
2003 Julie M Roberts CH ELDAMAR’S WIL-ORION DAYSTAR Gray Summit, MO
2004 Nancy Siver and Ruth Kirby CH BRIGHTWATER GILCHRIST JEWEL Perry, GA
2005 Celie Florence and Dolores Streng CH TELLTALE SALUTE Geneva On The Lake, OH
2006 Teresa Patton and Ruth Dehmel CH FELICITY’S DIAMOND JIM Pomona, CA
2007 Teresa Patton and Ruth Dehmel CH FELICITY’S DIAMOND JIM Lexington, KY
2008 Arthur and Sharon Stewart CH SALILYN’S TURBULANCE Arlington, TX
2009 Thomas Faust CH TWIN OAKS SAPPHIRE MAKIN’ WAVES Gray Summit, MO
2010 Dorothy M Cherry CH CERISE JESSE JAMES Albany, OR
2011 Billie Kerfoot, Erin Kerfoot, Charlie Kerfoot and Ruth Kirby GCH WYNMOOR CHAMPAGNE SUPERNOVA Warwick, RI
2012 Dorothy M Cherry GCH CH CERISE JESSE JAMES Gray Summit, MO
2013 Melanie King, Corinne Johnson, J & E Johnson GCH CH OCOEE DSQD WITH A VENGEANCE Gray Summit, MO