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 of the day
Judges and winners
Winners of the day