Stake 1 Results – Novice E.S.S. – Wednesday 6th October 2021 – Honiton, Devon
By kind permission of Gareth Stevens
Judges: Wesley Thomas A2889 & Tommy Giles N/P
|1st||Tascroft Dragonfly||B||Rob Singleton|
|2nd||Syncerus Seraphim||D||Geoff Devine-Jones|
|3rd||Lynchside Alderflower||B||P Gyngell (handler Neil Turner)|
|4th||Chamaret Dancer||B||A Holland|
|COMS||Nosbrettap Woodland of Flintwood||D||John Cook|
|Edgegrove Swing||B||Kevin John|
|Cawriffle Tamar||B||Emma Harvey|
|Nederscot Sport of Flintwood||D||Chris Gore|
|Langstroth Bergerac of Boggwater||D||Kevin John|
Congratulations to all those who received awards and participated. Special thanks to the Judges for giving their time and experience, the guns who shot well over the spaniels and to all who helped and made the day run smoothly. Congratulations to Gareth and Sam Stevens on the birth of their baby boy Rowan – we greatly appreciate you allowing us the use of your lovely grounds.
Stake 2 Results – Open Cocker – Monday 6th December 2021 – West Morden, Dorset
By kind permission of Walter Harrison & The Shooting Syndicate
Judges: Steve Bolton & David Templar.
Steward of the Beat: Martin Ashman.
|1st||Byrbwll Peaky Blinder||D||John Rees|
|2nd||Episcopi Zest||B||Anita Jones|
|3rd||Breckmarsh Hugh||D||Lee Cooper|
|4th||Caerfyrddins Eira Tempest (Guns Choice)||B||Lindsay Corbett|
|COMS||Pathfields Roo||D||Justin Lascelles|
|Maesydderwen Milgi||B||John Rees|
Despite an extremely wet day, the excellent ground and cover gave plenty for the dogs to hunt with many pheasants hiding in the maize & sunflower crop. Many thanks to the Guns for shooting in such challenging weather, the Judges, Walter Harrison & the Shooting Syndicate for allowing us to use their lovely ground and for generously giving up their time.
Good Luck to John Rees and Byrbwll Peaky Blinder in the Cocker Championships in January.
Stake 3 Results – Open A/V Spaniel – Monday 13th December 2021 – Minterne Magna
By kind permission of Lord Henry Digby
Judges: Margaret Cox & Steve Brankin
Steward of the Beat: Paul Marsh
|1st||Tascroft Puzzler||B||Tommy Giles|
|2nd||Natcarw Woodcock of Gwerthonor||B||Roger Woolridge|
|3rd||Halaze TUI of Springcopse||B||Simon Parsons|
A very challenging day for many with only 3 bitches left out of a starting field of 16 as many were reluctant to hunt the bramble or ran in. Congratulations to Tommy Giles who has qualified for the Springer Championships in North Yorkshire. Thank you to Paul Marsh, the Keeper for welcoming us onto his ground, the Stewards, Guns and Game Carriers who helped on the day and to the judges especially Margaret Cox who stepped in at the last minute as an A panel Judge.
Stake 4 Results – Novice Cocker Spaniel – Tuesday 28th December 2021- Honiton, Devon
By kind permission of Mr Gareth Stevens
Judges: Martin Ashman A2193 & Matthew Warren N/P
|1st||Misselchalke Green Mamba of Dolbrien||Jeremy Davies|
|2nd||Centrewalk Salsa||Julie Etherington|
|3rd||Misselchalke Pit Viper||Nick Gregory|
|4th||Centrewalk Skipper||John West|
|COMS||Corbinsbere Ricochet||Tracy Corbin|
A very windy day but luckily, we managed to finish the Trial before the rain set in, although quite a few slipped up in the mud or got wet crossing the stream and the marsh. A beautiful setting in the Devon countryside and hills with a variety of cover to put the little cockers through their paces – thanks to Gareth Stevens for allowing us to use his ground. Thank you to the judges, guns, helpers and stewards for their time.
A final thanks to our Field Trial Secretary, Martin Ashman for successfully coordinating four Spaniel Trials this season – we look forward to the 2022 Field Trial Schedule.