Ray Trimble is the epitome of the amateur field trial handler, trainer, breeder, and club member. In
addition to his election to the BFTHF, he was the second person to be honored with AKC's
Lifetime Achievement Award and the first pointing breed individual to receive the award.
Ray began his field trial career in the mid-1950's and has remained active for over 50 years. He has been a director of the American Brittany Club, Inc. since the 1960's. He was co-founder of the Greater St. Louis Brittany Club and charter member of the Illinois Brittany Championship Association, and member of numerous pointing breed clubs. He has served as judge, marshall, ABC National Field Trial Co-Ordinator, lst V.P of ABC, Purina Coordinator, Classics Chairman, and held offices in regional clubs. He is a member of the ABC Hall of Fame and recipient of the Field Trial Clubs' of Illinois Distinguished Service Award for 1998.
He has won the National Open Brittany Championship with Crab Orchard Duke in 1963, the National Amateur Brittany Championship with Crab Orchard Jet in 1986, and was Runner-Up in the National Amateur Brittany Championship with Franklin County Bandit in 1988, as well as campaigning many other field champions. During the last decade, he has put 5 Championships and 5 Runner-Up Championships as well as AKC FC/AFC titles on his dog Buddy's Trucker Express.
Ray's devotion to the sport of field trialing and the betterment of the Brittany breed has been a source of inspiration to many Amateur Field Trialers and the sport has certainly benefitted by his participation.