Novice Cocker Spaniel Field Trial

November 2021 at Tregynon.

An overcast but dry day for our trial on the Heath, all round an excellent day with good ground, good dogs, good shooting, good judges and helpers and last but not least good company. The bracken was still quite high and the thick gorse bushes made for testing ground but the cockers tackled it with determination.

Young Sam Shearer, steward of the beat, took us down the bank and within a few minutes we were into birds alongside the hedgerow. We can’t thank our guns enough for great shooting dropping birds in a timely fashion for the dogs, Johnathon, Ben, Ken and Steve.

Judges Dave Anderson A panel and Steve Adams B panel completed two rounds then put their books together and little discussion was needed on the scores, meaning they were able to declare trial over in good time.

1st and Guns Choice Byrbwll Peaky Blinder – Jon Rees taking the Eldwythe Shield and President’s award goblet.
2nd – Delphaven Gina – Garret Marson
3rd – Breckmarsh Larson – Matt Brown
COM – Smallbrook Sky – Garrett Marson

Thanks to all the helpers, Jayne, Julie, Grace and Jane our stewards and Malcolm our chairman for acting as picker up and thanks to our sponsors “Skinners” and prize money from BASC.

Thanks Jane for her great work parting people from their money, the raffle raised £39 for our charity Midlands Air Ambulance. Also thanks to Jayne CB for baking the cake which is eagerly demolished at the end of the trial.

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