Our Annual Retriever Novice and Open Working Test was held on Saturday 22nd April at the Walford Campus of the North Shropshire Agricultural College near Shrewsbury. I would like to thank Mr Paul Tranter Shoot Captain of the Walford Syndicate for liaising with the College and for sponsoring our use of the grounds.
It’s has wonderfully varied terrain with woods , water and large areas of grassland. The weather was kind to us giving almost perfect conditions and we were able to run 8 different tests over the day.
Our thanks to the Judges Mr Kevin Brady, Mr Graham Bird, Ms Angela Cooper and Mr Garry Ellison and the Chief Stewards Mr Warren Jones and Dr Malcolm Awty.
We were fortunate to have many helpers which ensured that the day ran smoothly and on time…………..not always easy to achieve.
Grace Brown, Chris Brown, Paul Tranter, Adrian Joint, Peter Joint, Caroline Davies, Sarah Cox, Fran Gosling, Jayne Day, Maureen Bullock, Mark Bullock, Helen Roberts, Caroline Beddell, Allen Shore and Nigel ,Vic, Simon and Ross from the Walford Shoot.
A huge thank you to them because without them there would not be a Test!
1st Dave Clayton Klato Firefly (Lab) Judges Choice/Best Water retrieve
2nd Paul Brown Tennellers Freya of Fenway (lab)
3rdMr David Boardman Ribbleside Real McCoy (Lab)
4th Sally Plant Flashmount Cracket (lab)
C0M Dannielle Turton Stokes of George at Ashwynd (Lab)
CoM Kim Dutton Shadyacres Teardrop (Lab)
CoM Ian Glover Bearbrace Gloviean (lab)
Best Flatcoat Stephanie Hurstfield Stac Polly
1st Victoria Stanley FTCH Patanavac Brough (Lab) Judges Choice
2nd Carol Probert Turpinggreen Acuna of Corsemaizie (lab)
3rd Ian Glover Mistigris Cabe (lab)
4th Harvey Jones Ty Newydd (lab)
CoM David Ross Marvellous Mossey (lab )
CoM Kim Dutton Shadyacres Teardrop (lab)
Best Water Retrieve Victoria Stanley Minstead Maigret (lab)
Best Flatcoat Keith Aldred Donascimento Santos
Thanks to our sponsor Skinners Pet Food and Walford Shoot and all the competitors for supporting Shropshire Gundog Society. The raffle raised a magnificent £156 for our charity “National Association of Search and Rescue Dogs”.
A GREAT DAY!