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12 Dog Novice Retriever Trial

10th January

12 Dog Open Retriever Trial
Venue New Farm, Norton
Date 6th January 2018
Host Mr & Mrs Norman Onens
Main Sponsor Cambrian Pet Food Ltd
Judges Mrs R. J. Coley (1850) Mr S. Hagain (3522) Mr T. Axford Mr H. Willmott
Trophy Cambrian Pet Food Ltd Challenge Trophy
Guns  ‘The Valley Commandos’ lead by Mr Paul Mounce

We returned to New Farm for our last retriever trial of the season and despite icy conditions on the day all competitors, guns

and helpers arrived in good spirits. As usual, Norman and Sandra Onens provided a first class welcome, and I am very grateful to

both for their assist on the day. Thank you to Sandra for being Chief dog steward and to Clive and Norman for providing ample

game for our team of guns to shoot at during the trial. Despite hard frost on the ground the game flowed and the Valley Commandos

shot superbly, providing excellent and challenging retrieves for all the dogs and handlers. Unfortunately we lost a number of dogs

early on with only three dogs progressing through to the second round. After a further round of retrieves the final two dogs failed

on a retrieve shot over a strip of maize and the trial concluded with no awards.

Our team of judges were A Panel – Jayne Coley, B Panel Simon Hagain , supported by Tyrone Axford and Haydn Willmott,

our two non panel judges. Thank you to all of you for giving up your time to support our trial and for the way that you encouraged

the competitors over the event. Thank you to everyone that was involved with the trial, although the end result was disappointing

for everyone involved.

Guns’ choice was awarded to

Barry Taylor’s young bitch – Valleyend  Arndilly

Judges (600 x 532)

Judges of the day

Guns of the day (600 x 346)

Guns of the day

guns and judges (600 x 356)

 Guns and Judges

competitors (600 x 293)

Hosts, Judges,Guns, Helpers and competitors

27th September.

12 Dog Novice Retriever Trial.

Venue : Riverside, Sedbury, Chepstow.

Date :  25th September 2017.

Host : Mr. Colin Markey.

Sponsor : Cambrian Pet Food Ltd.

Judges : M. Larkin, G. Caldwell, B. Williams, K. Lewis.

Trophy : Roland Walker Perpetual Trophy.

We returned to Riverside for our first retriever trial of the season and the weather proved to

be very fair but overcast. Scenting seemed to be fair to the early running dogs. As usual, Colin

Markey provided a first class welcome, and was an exceptional host. Colin and his team of guns

shot brilliantly and made the trial, with some very testing retrieves for competing dogs.

On my first visit to Riverside this year the cover crop was excellent, although challenging, and the

game supply was in abundance, as usual.

Our team of judges were A Panel – Mike Larkin, B Panel – Glenys Caldwell supported by our two non

panel judges, Kevin Lewis and Barney Williams. The Society are indebted to all four judges for giving up

their time and allowing each dog and handler ample opportunity to work well, at times, in difficult conditions.

The winner, Mr Phil Highfield’s Mistigris Finn of Featherfly, showed maturity well beyond his age and was a worthy winner.

The full result is shown below.


K.C. Reg – AS02542705

Name – Mistigris Finn of Featherfly. D

DOB – 26.06.15

Sire – F.T.Ch. Lavenghyl Bee of Featherfly

Dam – Astrageln Bebe at Mistigris

Breeder – Mr & Mrs Gent

Owner – P. Highfield

Handler – P. Highfield


K.C. Reg – AS02158303

Name – Amancio Tirpitz of Flypatch. D

DOB – 01.06.15

Sire – F.T.Ch. Flypatch Alfa

Dam – Amancio Swift

Breeder – P. K. Down

Owner – T. Brain

Handler – T. Brain


K.C. Reg – AS02924205

Name – Morayglen Skye of Brakenbird. B

DOB – 04.08.15

Sire – F.T.Ch. Jobeshill Ragnar of Flypatch

Dam – Morayglen Maggie of Oakshot

Breeder – J. Munro

Owner – S. Elliott

Handler – S. Elliott

Winner Novice Ret (600 x 991)

Winner of the day

Novice Ret (600 x 330)

Judges and winners

Winners Novice Ret (600 x 330)

Winners of the day


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