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Results – Stake 4 – Novice Cocker Spaniel – Friday 20th January 2023 – Grittleton, Wiltshire

By kind permission of Steve Brankin.

Judges: Paddy Williams A3707 & Neil Varney N/P

1st & Guns Choice Woodash Beaufort BelleBDave Rayner
2ndBritscote RavenBJim Thompson
3rdMisslechalke Hell MakerDNick Gregory
4thBreckmarsh JanaBLee Cooper
COMSEndowood IndianaBJohn Henley
Taffswell RobertaBMatt Warren
Royston SkylarkBRon James

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.

Well done to all in the awards.

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Open Any Variety (ex cocker) Spaniel

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!

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Novice English Springer Spaniel Field Trial

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!