This was the first trial with Nick Powell at the helm as Spaniel Trial secretary and all went really well. Judges Kevin Powell and Neale Satchwell had a full card of 16 dogs who showed their hunting skills in woodland covered in bramble and bracken.
Thanks to Ted the keeper and the Buildwas Shoot team for allowing us on the excellent ground with an abundance of good birds. Our guns, Jonathon, Steve, Tom and Adam were on form as usual with birds dropped on the ground for the dogs in a timely fashion.
1st BURRINGTON BEN, ESS, handled by Alan Rubery-Jones who had a great eye-wipe on his second run to clinch the win.
2nd CIORNERMARSH COMET handled by Dave Horsman.
3rd SMALLBROOK SKY Cocker, handled by Garret Marson.
4th DUNBRIGG BUTTERCUP handled by Stuart Lee.
COM RIXTONMOSS RONWELL handled by Anne Kedward.
COM CRECCAMARSH VIPER handled by Stuart Fellows.
Guns choice taking the presidents award of an engraved glass and miniature of spirits SCAFELL SWIFT handled by Angela Atkin.
Thanks to our sponsors “Skinners” for vouchers and to BASC for the Game bag for our Winner plus goodie bags for the placed Dogs.
We couldn’t run the day without the helpers, picker up Paul Leeke, Jayne Cuthbert-Brown who presented the prizes and made the lovely cake which was soon consumed and Jane Holmes who ran the raffle which raised £56 for our charity Dog A.I.D.