OPEN AV RETRIEVER TRIAL, Acton Round, October 2016
1st FtCh LAMLODGE MATADOR, Keith Broomfield.
2. VILENDAL ZAK OF FEATHERFLY, Philip Highfield.
3. & Guns Choice. WINDDOOGPACK CORAL Clare Baker.
COM. FtCh BROCKWEIR FLEURIE, Annie Wales.
COM. DERRITY MUSTARD OF BALSWAD Robert Daws.
The Open Retriever Field Trial took place at Acton Round by invitation of Mr Hew Kennedy, with 8 of the syndicate guns shooting for our day. The weather appeared good, cool and sunny, but scent proved tricky.
The guns shot very well with a mixture of duck and pheasant but marking was difficult in the oil seed rape crop around the woods.
Judge’s Keith Bellamy, Arlene White, Glenys Caldwell and Dorothy Walls-Duffin set some long retrieves to test the dogs and the handler’s skill at getting the dogs to the area of the fall.
A big thanks to all those who came to help especially Lisa with her picking up dogs, Chris Brown, Helen Roberts and Jane Holmes, our Sponsors Skinners and to Richard Bates the leader of the syndicate and his beating team.
The raffle raised £64 for our charity” Midlands Air Ambulance”.