We are very saddened to have to report that George Worst, a cornerstone in the establishment and development of the Sandhills Pointing Breeds Club, has passed away. George was a wonderful friend and mentor to many club members, and a visionary in the rise of non-competitive performance events in the world of sporting dogs. Further details can be found at: www.wildefuneralhome.com
The Sandhills Pointing Breeds Club (SPBC) was founded in February 1997. The club’s founder, George Worst, started the SPBC as a non-competitive alternative to field trial clubs. With a small group of local members, the SPBC successfully held the four required AKC sanctioned hunt tests and became an AKC licensed performance club in 1999.
From 1999 to 2004, the SPBC leased property to train dogs and hold hunts. Thanks to the generosity of club benefactor, Mr. Hank Wheeler, the club moved to its permanent 100 acre home in Jackson Springs, NC in 2004.