The Open Retriever Field Trial took place at Acton Round by invitation of Mr Hew Kennedy and the shoot Syndicate, with a full card of 12 Labradors.
The weather was perfect, dry, not too cold and cloudy as the first drive started with all the dogs in the line.
Judge’s Mark Bettinson, James Bettinson, Glenys Caldwell and Dorothy Walls-Duffin set some tricky retrieves on long pheasant and duck and through hedges on the next 4 drives.
On the last drive there were 6 dogs remaining to complete some long and unseen retrieves which required excellent control and handling.
The winning dogs were Guns Choice and
1st Craig Perry with CYNHINFA JOHN
2nd Stewart Henderson with GREENBRIAR KNOCKANDU
3rd Charlotte Smith with DERRITY ROSE.
A big thanks to all those who came to help, our Sponsors Skinners and to Richard Bates the leader of the syndicate and his team of guns.
The raffle raised £45 for our charity” Medical Detection Dogs”.