|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 of the day
Guns of the day
Guns and Judges
Hosts, Judges,Guns, Helpers and competitors
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