Acton Round, October 2018

1st Nicola Reynolds with Waysgreen Comet, winning their first Open Trial and taking the Artistry Trophy

2nd and Guns Choice Stuart Arch and Gwynteg Fyne who took home our prized Presidents Award of an engraved goblet and tot of whiskey.

3rd Robert Daws with Derrity Mustard of Balswad

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Thanks to judges Steve Ashby, Tim Shipp, Glenys Caldwell and Helen Goodwin who had a difficult job separating out the winners with 8 dogs still in the line, on top marks, at the lunch break.

The day was a perfect autumn day with a light breeze and it was testing on a natural shoot day and we thank the Acton Round Shoot and guns for their generosity and patience in allowing us to run our day with them.

All dogs showed their steadiness in line and were given some long retrieves on the new drilled and stubble fields.

Many thanks to all the helpers without which we couldn’t run the day especially our spotters (Leigh Jackson who came as first reserve but worked hard all day, Malcolm and Trevor) and my fellow steward Gill Awty.

The spotters need eyes like hawks to keep track of birds down from the 8 guns. Jane Holmes who marshalled the gallery on the long walks over the lovely shoot ground and Lisa Beeston who was our official picker up and also produces the lovely home-made goody bags as gifts for our judges.

The raffle raised £81 for our charity Therapy Dogs. Many thanks to our sponsors Skinner’s Pet foods.

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