2017 AV Spaniel “Spring” Working Test

I’m pleased to report on the 12th March we held our AV Spaniel Spring Working Test at Shadymoor Farm, Stapleton, Shrewsbury by kind permission of Joy and Kevan Fox.

The test was held in extensive woodland with good ground cover, hard going in parts at times this was testing for the dogs, added to this a few pheasants being flushed, and an unplanned water retrieve all added to a great test.

Once again a big thank you to our sponsors Skinners, especially Elizabeth Wooltorton who provided the Certificates, Dog food vouchers for 1st, 2nd & 3rd in both novice and open tests, along with vouchers donated for the raffle.

Thank you to our judges Mr Nick Powell and Mr Steve Brewer who also provided an overview and feedback to the handlers, we had a good entry, 17 for the novice test with awards being presented to the top 3 places, and 10 for the open test with awards being presented to the top 3 places results are detailed below.

NOVICE Winners :

  • 1st Drury Dollar (cocker D) handled by Mr J Pope,
  • 2nd Rheastmore Under the gun ( ESS D) handled by Mr R Fairhurst,
  • 3rd Edgegrove Rohan (ESS D ) handled by Mr Tony Mason.

OPEN Winners:

  • 1st Kirstgo Paperback Writer (ESS D) handled by Mr Philip Sayce,
  • 2nd Edgegrove Rafe (ESS D) handled by Mr Tony Mason,
  • 3rd Wilswin Winston (ESS D) handled by Mr Paul Woodcock.

The day went well, despite rain being forecasted this held off until last dog had run, weather was perfect for the test, not too hot and dry. The test went smoothly with a run off in the novice novice test for second and third place. A big thank you to all the helpers on the day, without which it would not be possible:-

Grace & Chris Brown, Gill & Malcolm Awty, Warren Jones, Gareth Jones, Caroline Beddell, Clare Morris, Paul Woodcock, Neil Davies, Andy Wilson, Jayne Day.

Also an extra thank you to Jayne who made an assortment of lovely sandwiches & Cakes for the Judges and helpers,

A raffle was also held on the day raising a fantastic  £63.00, thanks to everyone who purchased a ticket and also to everyone who donated a raffle prize.

Look forward to your entries again next year and doing it all over again.

Best Regards

Caroline Davies – Spaniel Working Test Secretary


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