Brittany Field Trial Hall of Fame Nomination of

6x American Field Champion& 6x American Field Runner-Up
DC/AFC/NBOB Tequila With A Twist

(September 2, 2002 – September 1, 2014)
Sex: F 
DOB: 2002-09-02 
Sire: NFC DC AFC Tequila’s Joker HOF 
Dam: Princess Haley II
Color: Orange & White 
Owner: Jessica Carlson 
Breeder: David & Annette Barton
AKC: SR03979606, FDSB: 1556863

Nominated by Charles “Bernie” Crain & Steve Ralph

With great pleasure we nominate for induction into the Brittany Field Trial Hall of Fame 6x American Field Champion, 6x Runner-up Champion, Dual Champion, Amateur Field Champion Tequila With A Twist, "Taryn". Dual registered as Tequila With A Twist (FDSB) and Jayhawker Tequila With A Twist (AKC).

In our long association with Brittanys, no female has made a greater impact on field trialing than Taryn. In our opinion and estimation, she is the greatest female in history. A tremendous career of 47 field trial placements cut short at the age of 7 due to injury, she managed to compile an all-time record of 25 all age hour placements for females. The quality of her wins was extraordinary. Twice she placed in the National Championship and twice she finished as runner-up in the Purina Dog of the Year Award, holding the lifetime accumulated points honor for a female. She was the 2008 US Open Championship Runner-up and, out of only three litters, she produced 2 US Open Championship winners, 1 who placed in the National Amateur Gun Dog Championship and is grand dam of the 2015 Victorie Nationale winner.

Championship and Hour Stake placements: 25 All Age hour wins, 6x CH, 8 1st Place wins
ABC National Championship 2005 4th (63), 2007 4th (70)
Greater Phoenix OAA (hour) 2005 3rd (25)
Region 17 Neosho Valley Amateur All Age Championship 2005 4th (26), 2009 3rd (20)
Region 7 Texas Amateur All Age Championship  2006 CH (22), 2009 RU (20)
Greater Phoenix OAA (hour) 2006 3rd (21)
New Mexico Brittany All Age Championship 2007 CH (21), 2008 RU (22), 2009 CH (20)
Dakota Prairie Championship 2007 3rd (62)
Bluebonnet OAA (hour) 2007 4th (20), 2009 – 4th (26)
US Open Championship 2008 RU (35) & Top Qualifier
Nebraska Brittany Championship 2008 CH (36)
ABC Chicken Classic 2008 RU (75)
Region 8 Amateur All Age Championship 2008 RU (26), 2009 CH (26)
ABC Pheasant Classic 2008 3rd (58)
Central Arkansas OAA (hour) 2008 1st (37)
Gr. St. Louis OLAA (hour) 2008 3rd (38), 2009 1st (31)
Texas Open Brittany Championship 2009 CH (34)
International Open All Age Championship 2009 RU (38)

  • Purina Dog of the Year statistics:  Ranked #2 (2009), #2 (2008), #20 (2007), #21 (2006), #49 (2005)
  • #1 All Age hour winning Brittany female in history with 25 all age hour wins
  • 2007 Christy Feather Duster Award (highest placing female at the National AA Championships)
  • 2005 & 2007 ABC National Dual Award Winner
  • 2006 ABC National Championship – Posted
  • Show - 2008 ABC National Specialty, Best of Breed, 2005 & 2007, 1st FT Bitch & Award of Merit

    Progeny/first and second generation - 4 dogs with total 15 hr wins
    3 dogs with total 8 Am. Fld. CH, 1 RU Am. Fld. CH; additional 2 DC, 2 FC, 4 AFC, 7 show CH
    All puppies produced are field and/or show pointed and most achieved AKC titles, 3 Am. Fld. titles

    By sire NFC/FC/AFC Shambo’s Dark Shadow (whelped May 2008, 6 pups) total 6 hour wins
      3xCH/1xRU DC/AFC Shadow's Tequila Tryst -   5 hour wins
        2014 US Open Champion, 2010 ABC Western Futurity Dual Award winner
          dam of: Am Fld Ch Rusty Ridge Pepper Rey Ann, CH 2015 Victorie Nationale (field pointed)
            Ch. Shadow’s Peppermint Twist & Triple Shot of Southern Comfort (both field pointed)
      FC/AFC Shadows In A Twist, MMM Award #4 2015 & #7 2014, 2010 Central Gun Dog Futurity winner
      FC/AFC Twist’n Tequila’s Shadow, 2013 4th place, ABC NAGDCh - 1 hour win
      Ch Hybrittin’s Party Naked (field pointed) & Ch 5 O’Clock Shadow (multiple field placements)
      Ch Tullamore With A Twist (field pointed)
          dam of: Ch Alar’s Double Shot of Tequila JH (adult field placements)

    By sire DC Almaden's River of Shadows (whelped July 2010, 4 pups) total 9 hour wins
      5xCH/DC/AFC Tequila Scorcher,  2016 US Open Champion, 9 hour wins
      Tequila Twister (field pointed)
          dam of:
            Ch Bandit’s Mr Twister (field pointed, multiple adult placements)
            Mud On The Tires (dual pointed), B&T’s Hooch With A Twist (field pointed)
            Breton’s Bear From Twister Mountain, 2018 4th Western AA Futurity (field pointed)
      Ch FireStarter’s Tequila Torrent & Ch Tequila Tempest

    By sire Nitro Express (whelped Sep 2011, 3 pups)
      Ch Tequila’s Red Corvette JH (field pointed)
          dam of:
            Ch Sovereign’s Legendary Ride JH, 2016 4th Eastern AA Futurity (field pointed)
            Ch Sovereign’s Legendary Speed, 2017 2nd Central Gun Dog Futurity (field placements)
            Ch Sovereign’s Legendary Mustang, Ch Sovereign’s CU Later Copper JH
      Ch Triple Shot of Tequila & One Too Many Tequilas (both field pointed)

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    **** Supporters of this nomination ****

    Teresa Armstrong
    Cecelia Benson
    Rhonda Carlson
    Andi Christensen
    Charles "Bernie" Crain
    Michael & Joni Cupp
    Philip Dangerfield
    Dawn & Joe Droel
    Janet Gabriel
    Joe Gower
    Jeffrey Groen
    Sharon King
    Jody Kirtley
    Karen Listgarten
    Tammy Lorch
    Emmy McAuliff
    Paul & Patricia Newman
    Kent Patterson
    Steve & Lori Ralph
    Tom & Judy Robin
    Kelly Schuette
    Larry Snider
    Kris Stevens
    Doug Ziegler