A.V. Novice Spaniel Trial, Lydham shoot: January 2014

Trial day was fine and clear with a full card consisting of 3 Cockers and 13 English Springers. The mature woodland had a thick covering of bramble with dogs needing to show persistent hunting ability.

The four guns, Jim, Martin, Jeff and Kevin provided ample retrieves with three woodcock, two hares and twenty seven pheasant shot.

The judges, who were both “A” panel,  Martin Ashman and Ralph Edwards  gave every dog a good chance to show off its hunting skills and the keeper Stuart Whitlock and host Wayne Tuffin were thanked for generously allowing us to run the dogs.

A full set of places were awarded from a strong field of dogs.

  1. Roy Procter with ESS bitch Helmsway Hedda at Highcrett.
  2. Maney Burton with ESS dog Dowsonlee Fleet of Pibwrlwyd
  3. Joanna Farmer with ESS dog Wisp of Moss
  4. Joe Hatton with ESS bitch Bryngwrhyd Mulberry.


Helmsway Hedda at Highcrett with Roy Proctor.

Helmsway Hedda at Highcrett




  •  Peter Wilkes with Edwardianna Beebalm,
  • David Thomson with Glencambus Grey Lady,
  • Keiron Pugh with Bryngwrhyd Oscar
  • Dave Rockall with Hillfighter Ponipine

Judges : Martin Ashman and Ralph Edwards

Novice Sp Winners 2014


Novice Sp Winners

Sponsors Skinners Petfoods. The raffle raised £58 towards Guide Dogs.


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