NOVICE A V Retriever Trial at Checkley Wood
- LABDOM SCOTER OF MIDDLEBROOK, Ken Littlemore
- FIELDCREST MOONBEAM ECHO, Alan Bexon.
- MOSSBOROUGH CHUB OF APPLEBRIAR, Anthony Neil Appleton.
- Guns Choice RINGNECK RED KITE OF GWRYCHBEDW, Gareth Lewis.
The day was walked up partridge in roots and the weather was very near perfect -dry, cool, with a light breeze. Guns, Kevin, Phil, Nigel and Ben shot well, dropping good birds for the dogs all day, with some long retrieves.
There were a couple of sprightly runners which proved elusive but gave the dogs a chance to put in some good hunting. Lunchtime saw judges, Tim Shipp, Steve Ashby, Mike Allen and Dave Kirkby taking six competitors to a third run and a couple more retrieves saw 3 dogs in the awards.
Thanks to Ivor and Nick Beavis and all who helped organize and run the day, Lisa Beeston, Chris Brown, David Ross and to Skinners our sponsors.
The raffle raised £52 for our charity Midlands Air Ambulance.