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Please don’t be under any illusions**YOU WILL LOSE THIS SOCIETY** at the end of the season if we don’t have people come forward to fill these roles. The letter below has gone out to all members this week, in the hope that people will give something back to the sport they love. Lots of people doing a little bit is so much easier that a tiny few trying to doing it all. Please contact the Chairman Dai Herbert or feel free to message me to find out more.

Sherborne Castle Country Fair
RAISING MONEY FOR CHILDREN’S CHARITIES
Sunday 29th May 2022
THE RETRIEVER & SPANIEL TEAM CHALLENGES
Sponsored by Hi Lost and Skinner’s Pet Foods and supported by Gerald Hallett Land Rover and A R Rule & Son
Sherborne Castle Country Fair is a company limited by guarantee. Registered in England and Wales no 04773061
Registered Office: The Calf House, Shepton Montague, Wincanton, Somerset, BA9 8JJ
January 2022
I would very much like to invite you to enter a team into this year’s Sherborne Castle Country Fair Team
Challenges. Teams can be either a group of friends or a club team for both the Retriever and Spaniel Team
Challenges, and to this end I enclose an entry form. All tests will be run under Kennel Club regulations. This
year, we have a new team organizing the Spaniel Team Challenge and they will be working hand in hand with
the Retriever Team Challenge committee to provide a good day out with well planned tests in a unique and
beautiful setting.
Sherborne Castle Country Fair Challenge Trophies will be awarded to the winning Retriever Team and to
the Top Dog. The winning Spaniel Teams will receive a Skinner’s Team Challenge Trophy as will the Top
Dog. Winning Teams & both Top Dogs along with Teams to 3rd place will receive generous prizes from Hi
Lost and Skinner’s Pet Foods and rosettes.
RETRIEVER CHALLENGE – Teams of 4
The Retriever Challenge has four Open
Standard tests running simultaneously in the
Deer Park in the morning, and in the afternoon all
dogs compete in the hugely popular and well
supported lakeside finale.
Timetable (provisional)
9.00am Competitors’ briefing at the
marquee in the Deer Park
9.30am Tests begin
1.00pm Lunch
2.30pm runs by the lake (near the Castle
entrance)
4.00pm Parade of teams & Prize-giving in the
Main Arena
SPANIEL CHALLENGE – Teams of 3
The Spaniel Challenge commences with a popular
water test on the Lakeside, followed by further
tests in the Old Park.
Timetable (provisional)
ALL CORRESPONDENCE, including entry forms for both retrievers AND spaniels must be
sent to:-
Mrs J Bentley, King’s Hill House, Cockmill Lane, East Pennard, Somerset, BA4 6TR.
Mob: 07789 991603 E-mail: jbentley@sherbornecountryfair.com
Please note;
• Entries close Tuesday 19th April and the draw will take place on Friday 22nd April.
• Entries for both challenges will be restricted to 8 teams.
• The Retriever Challenge is open to AV Retriever of Open Standard.
• The Spaniel Challenge is open to AV Spaniels for good Novice or above.
9.00am Competitors’ briefing at the
marquee in the Deer Park
9.30am Tests start at the lake
11.30am Tests start in the Old Park
1.00pm Lunch
1.30pm Tests continue in the Old Park
4.00pm Parade of teams and Prize – giving
in the main arena
Sherborne Castle Country Fair
RAISING MONEY FOR CHILDREN’S CHARITIES
Sunday 29th May 2022
THE RETRIEVER & SPANIEL TEAM CHALLENGES
Sponsored by Hi Lost and Skinner’s Pet Foods and supported by Gerald Hallett Land Rover and A R Rule & Son
Sherborne Castle Country Fair is a company limited by guarantee. Registered in England and Wales no 04773061
Registered Office: The Calf House, Shepton Montague, Wincanton, Somerset, BA9 8JJ
• Please enter your team name in the space provided on the entry form.
• Entry fee £15 per dog includes entry to the Sherborne Castle Country Fair (for competitors and
the Team Captain only).
• Competitors are expected to make their own arrangements for accommodation and lunch (there
are plenty of catering concessions at the show)
• Please do not send payment until you receive confirmation of a running place.
• Entry forms must be complete, no handler/dog may be entered into more than one team, and
one person may not handle more than one dog in any one team.
• Please return your completed entry form, preferably by e-mail, to the address as above.
For more information visit the event Facebook Page ‘Sherborne Castle Retriever & Spaniel Team
Challenges’ or go to the Sherborne Castle Country Fair website, www.sherbornecountryfair.com, click on
attractions, and then dog events and a link to information about the Retriever and Spaniel Team Challenges
can be found about half way down the page.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Kind regards
Mrs Joanna Bentley

FIELD TRIALS LIAISON COUNCIL MEETING: 31 MAY 2022 The next meeting of The Kennel Club Field Trials Liaison Council will be held on Tuesday 31 May 2022. Proposals for inclusion on the agenda should reach the Field Trials Liaison Council Secretary by 2 March.

Each eligible society or an individual may submit items for the agenda, through a council representative. Proposals must be concise and, if an amendment or an additional regulation is proposed, the regulation number must be given.

As a reminder, all items for inclusion on the agenda should be sent by email to gundogs@thekennelclub.org.uk.A full list of Field Trials Liaison Council representatives can be found at thekennelclub.org.uk/competinginfieldtrials.

Cocker Spaniel owned by Her Majesty The Queen wins prestigious championship award

Published on14 January 2022 at 4:58pmFTCh Wolferton Drama, a four-year-old Cocker Spaniel bitch, bred and owned by Her Majesty The Queen, has won the 91st Kennel Club Cocker Spaniel Championship, sponsored by Skinner’s Field & Trial Pet Foods. The prestigious Championship, which was two years in the planning owing to the pandemic, returned to the spectacular location of Windsor Great Park, one of the Royal Estates, by gracious permission of Her Majesty The Queen.

Handled by Ian Openshaw from Market Drayton, winning spaniel FTCh Wolferton Drama – known at home as Lissy in honour of Her Majesty – was awarded first place in the competition, which saw talented spaniels tested on their natural working ability.

Speaking about the win, Ian Openshaw said: “Winning the Championship was the greatest day of my life, it is a true honour to handle dogs for Her Majesty and it has been a lifetime ambition to win for the Queen.

“Lissy has always been a very good dog, excellent at all working elements, and she is particularly fantastic on a runner. She used to be a bit of a monkey when she was younger, but she has really come into her own now. She is a great all-rounder.”

Kate Broers, Kennel Club Field Trial Secretary, added: “The Championship was a great success and thanks must go to all who were involved in the planning, preparation and running of the event. Head gamekeeper Peter Clayton and his team prepared the ground wonderfully, which was an impressive setting of ancient woodland and bracken beds.

“The number of competitors and spectators made for a fantastic atmosphere over the two days and having His Royal Highness, The Earl of Wessex present the awards made the presentation truly special. Her Majesty was presented with a Kennel Club commissioned portrait of her two Field Trial Champion Cocker Spaniels, and we are delighted that Her Majesty’s own bred Cocker Spaniel won the event, making this her first gundog Championship win in any breed.

“Thank you must also go to the judges for their time and expertise when judging the dogs. They handled the two days with patience, understanding and skill.

“Finally, we would also like to express our gratitude to our sponsors, Skinner’s Field & Trial. Skinner’s give an awful lot to the world of working dogs and their representatives are passionate about providing the best nutrition for our gundog needs. They are always appreciated and we would not be able to run these events without their generous support.”

William Delamore, Skinner’s Commercial Director said: “We know how passionate Her Majesty is about working gundogs and we are delighted at her success at the Championship, in her platinum Jubilee year.”

The judges at the competition were Mr Steve Bates, Mr Carl Colclough, Mr Andrew Cunningham and Mr Garry Veasey, who selected the following winners:

  • 1st – HM The Queen’s FTCh Wolferton Drama, handled by Mr I Openshaw
  • 2nd – Ms J Righton’s Craiwarn Tinkers Stella of Costapakit
  • 3rd – Mr N Partis’ FTCh Tiptopjack Firebug, handled by Mr I Openshaw
  • 4th – Mr I Openshaw’s FTCh Mallowdale Shine

Diploma of Merit were awarded to:

  • Ms F Ardley’s Rowston Sublime of Tarncrag
  • Mr P Avery’s Deepfleet Junia (also Gun’s Choice)
  • Mr D Lee’s FTCh Kenaiteen Sagitta, handled by Mr W Clulee
  • Mr T Phillips’ FTCh Lowallin Lorcan
  • Mr D Templar’s FTCh Mallowdale Foden of Countryways
  • Mrs K Varty’s FTCh Delphaven Enya, handled by Mr W Clulee
  • Ms L Whitley’s Jandenmoss Ash of Mullenscote
  • Mr S Winspear’s FTCh Kiltonbeck Arro

AV (Ex Cocker) SPANIEL CHAMPIONSHIP RUNNING ORDER
SNILESWORTH ESTATE, NORTH YORKSHIRE
Thursday 20, Friday 21 & Saturday 22 January 2022
Competitors Owner Handler
1 GEORDIELAND BONITO Keegan, Mr J C Mr J C Keegan
2 BORRANSFELL BOND Veasey, Mr G Mr G Veasey
3 FTCh DAWSONLEE LIGHTENING AT FOLLYVIEW Satchwell, Mr N Mr N Satchwell
4 BETLEYCOURT HOLLY Ross, Mr D Mr D Ross
5 FTCh MEADOWBEAT NEALA OF GREENBRUSH Wilson, Mr R Mr R Wilson
6 MULRAVEN MISMARK McGuire, Mr S W Mr S W McGuire
7 FTCh DAWSONLEE MADDY Dixon, Mr S Mr I Clarke
8 FTCh CARNIVAL WILLOW Smith, Mr P Mr P Smith
9 THISTLECRACK COOKIE Branton, Mr G Mr G Branton
10 FTCh RYTEX RAPEDS Dixon, Mr S Mr I Openshaw
11 FTCh BROOMFIELD ADAM Scott, Mr E Mr E Scott
12 FTCh TASCROFT PUZZLER Giles, Mr T Mr T Giles
13 BISHWELL BRIDGET O’Neill, Mr J Mr J O’Neill
14 FTCh KILHOPEMOSS SKYLARK Semmens, Mr J Mr J Semmens
15 EBORAKON ARISTA Russell, Mr O Mr O Russell
16 BROOMFIELD VERA AT TAYKIMOOR Stewart, Miss K Miss K Stewart
17 RYTEX RUPTURE Richardson, Mr K D Mr K D Richardson
18 POLLARAMA LUCY Clarke, Mr I Mr I Clarke
19 MISSYMOG BUNNY Burman, Mr S Mr S Burman
20 FTCh CLODAHILL QUIV Brennan, Mr P Mr P Brennan
21 FTCh BARCUDWEN MOLLY Jones, Mr A Mr A Jones
22 SKITTERS ANNIE Faley, Mr B Mr B Faley
23 EBORAKON ANNA Dransfield, Mr J Mr J Dransfield
24 SHERRIEMARSH FULL MOON Hammond, Mr D Mr C Colclough
25 FTCh SUREFLY SASSY Siwek, Miss T Miss T Siwek
26 RYTEX RIZZLE Hayes, Miss A Mr I Openshaw
27 HELMSWAY HOT BABE Wardrope, Mr J Mr J Wardrope
28 KIPPERRIDGE KELLY Slater, Mr A Mr A Slater
29 RYTEX RIE Crothers, Mr T Mr T Crothers
30 HEATHCROFT BLOSSOM Stubbings, Mr G A Mr G A Stubbings
31 FTCh WILLOWSAUL WHIZZ Richardson, Mr KD Mr KD Richardson
32 HALAZE ULTRA Thurston-Woolnough, Mr C Mr C Thurston-Woolnough
33 GARDENRATH MISTLETOE Donnelly, Mr D Mr D Donnelly
34 FTCh SHIVECK TIME TWIDDLER Siwek, Miss T Miss T Siwek
35 FTCh DAWSONLEE KARRISMA Dixon, Mr S Mr I Clarke
36 CORNERMARSH GAYLE ING GIRL Barker, Mr P Mr P Barker
37 WHITEBEAM WARBLER Quinn, Mr N Mr N Quinn
38 FTCh SLIABH LOLA OF CRISPICO Mackender, Mr C J & Mrs Y L Mr C Colclough
39 FTCh CORNERMARSH HONEY OF POOLGREEN Clulee, Mr W J Mr W J Clulee
40 HELMSWAY HOODLUM Blackwell, Mr S Mr S Blackwell
41 FTCh KANSAS KATE Higgins, Miss S Miss S Higgins
42 CHURCHVIEW CORTINIO Bailey, Mr J R Mr J R Bailey
43 MOONREED UGLY TERRI Martin, Mr H Mr H Martin
44 FTCh GORSEBAY SNIPE Lewis, Mr C Mr C Lewis
45 BISHWELL BARRETT OF COMMONSHALL Gorman, Mr R Mr R Gorman
46 FTCh CHINACHGOOK MINDING Matthews, Mr P Mr P Matthews
47 LAOCHIN BEAR Brown, Mr A Mr A Brown
48 KNEENSHOT SARABI Higgins, Miss S Miss S Higgins
49 FTCh HELMSWAY HOT GOSSIP Quinn, Miss S Miss S Quinn
50 FTCh SHIVECK BERETTA OF DEEPFLEET Avery, Mr P E D Mr P E D Avery
51 DASHBROOK MIDSUMMER Bolton, Mr S Mr S Bolton
52 SLIABH AOIFE Rice, Mr L Mr L Rice
53 FTCh RIXTONMOSS RHIANNA Wingfield, Mr L Mr L Wingfield
54 FTCh WHIZNIC WESTLYN OF MOONREED Light, Mr M Mr M Light
55 PENWILLS PINOT Openshaw, Mr I Mr I Openshaw
56 GREENBRUSH CHARLEY OF BOGGWATER John, Mr K Mr K John
57 FTCh DAWSONLEE JELLYBEAN Dixon, Mr S Mr I Openshaw
58 FTCh BELVDEN TROTT Mackender, Mr C J & Mrs Y L Mr C Colclough
59 FTCh BROOMFIELD EVE Scott, Mr E Mr E Scott
60 FTCh HELMSWAY HARRINGTON English, Mr I Mr, I English
61 FTCh DAWSONLEE LEGACY Dixon, Mr S Mr I Openshaw
JUDGES:
Please note due to a change of circumstances the judges for the Championship are as follows:
Mr R Claydon
Mr J Cook
Mr A Cunningham
Mr S Waddle

The final results for the 2022 Cocker Spaniel Championships Windsor Estate

Judges: Mr G Veasey, Mr S Bates, Mr C Colclough, Mr A Cunningham

1st) FTCH WOLFERTON DRAMA (FTCH Endowood Cork x FTCH Mallowdale Diamond) – Ian Openshaw

2nd) CRAIWARN TINKERS STELLA OF COSTAPAKIT – Janet Righton

3rd) FTCH TIPTOPJACK FIREBUG – Ian Openshaw

4th) FTCH MALLOWDALE SHINE – Ian Openshaw

DOM’s& GC DEEPFLEET JUNIA – Peter Avery JADENMOSS ASH OF MULLENSCOTE – Linsey WhitleyFTCH KENAITEEN SAGITTA – Will CluleeMALLOWDALE FODEN OF COUNTRYWAYS – Dave Templar ROWSTON SUBLIME OF TARNCRAG – Fran Ardley FTCH KILTONBECK ARROW – Steve WinspearFTCH DELPHAVEN ENYA – Will Clulee FTCH LOWALLIN LORCAN – Tom PhillipsLikeComment

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