A Cold, frosty day on excellent Spaniel ground which made a challenging Trial for handlers and spaniels.
A very big thank you to Steve Brankin and his team for kindly stepping in to host the Trial after the original ground unfortunately became unavailable. Many thanks to the Judges, for helping out at short notice. Thank you to the guns, for shooting for the Trial ensuring all the spaniels got a retrieve. A great sporting day for the little Cockers with a variety of cover. Much appreciation to the Helpers, Joanna, Ryan, Howard and Paul. The hot beverages supplied by Steve were very welcome on this Winters Day.
Stake 3 Results – Open AV (ex Cocker) Spaniel Stake Minterne Magna -Dorset -Monday 5th December 2022
By kind permission of Lord Henry Digby
Kindly sponsored by Skinners Dog Food
Judges: Jeremy Davies A3316 & Kevin Barraclough B3278
1st Ddraighelwyr Blaidd ESS D Harley Thompson 2nd Heathcroft Declan of Breckmarsh ESS D Lee Cooper 3rd Shiveck Zoila ESS B Sally Jenkins 4th Stockingford Schaton ESS B Maurice Stanbury COM: Esgob Floss ESS B Alice Wise
Congratulations to all in the awards. A fantastic result for Harley Thompson making his dog up to Field Trial Champion and qualifying for the English Springer Spaniel Championships, wishing you good luck Harley. Many thanks to the judges and The Keeper Paul Marsh for hosting us on his great Field Trialling Ground. Also to the team of guns for shooting well, ensuring all competitors had a fair retrieve and all who helped which made the day run smoothly. A fantastic day for all!
Stake 1 -Open Cocker – Monday 28th November 2022 -CANCELLED
Stake 2 Results – Novice E.S.S. – Tuesday 29th November 2022 Minterne Magna -Dorset
By kind permission of Lord Henry Digby Kindly sponsored by Skinners Dog Food
Judges: Mr Wesley Thomas A2899 & Mr Steve Brankin B3758 Chief Steward: Mr Paul Marsh
1st Anahoe Dove B Martin Ashman 2nd & Guns Choice Rytex Rymi of Haredown B Nick Gregory 3rd Penwills Beech B Michael Lydford 4th Springmoore Shelby B Matt Blake COMS Penwills Flint D Ian Stevens Mynah Reba D Ray Titchener Wiscombe Aramis B Dennis Wills
A huge thank you to Keeper Paul Marsh for hosting the 1st of 2 of our Field Trials this season. A misty foggy day with plenty of scent. The trial was set in woodland which gave challenging hunting ground with plenty of cover and pheasants for the spaniels. This was a first Field Trial for many of the young spaniels. The team of Guns shot well ensuring plenty of retrieves. Thank you to judges Wesley Thomas and Steve Brankin for giving their time and experience to the competitors. A big Shout Out to Field Trial Secretary Martin Ashman for organising and reorganising the Venue with many last minute changes to the card. Also many thanks to the Stewards/Game Carriers and Helpers. A most enjoyable day!