We were blessed with lovely weather and as ever are grateful to the judges and helpers for giving up their time, to the landowner and to the SGRS for hosting.
NDNH had 13 entries, with 7 flatcoats. The tests included a walk up a mark over a jump, a double mark and a mark and a blind.
1st was Cecilia ERHABOR’s GR bitch Elkshead Flame.
2nd was Jenny McCARTER’s FCR dog Fulwith Bramble
3rd was Anna ETHERTON’s GR. Dog Kenynten Red Hot
And after a run off, 4th was Carolyn MADGWICK’s FCR dog Yonsaff Going Solo
And David WIMSETT and his GR bitch Rosgar Coconut Belini were awarded a COM.
Jenny McCarter was awarded the FCRS Southern area trophy for the highest scoring NDNH FCR
Novice had 19 entries with only 7 Flatcoats, sadly. There were some challenging tests, all with double retrieves, incorporating marks and blinds, grassland, woodland and deep cover.
1st was Alison SHAW’s GR dog Sleigh Comet with a perfect score of 80/80
2nd was Lisa CLEMENTS’ GR dog Metalbridge Gadbourn
3rd was Steve LAX’s GR dog Hanans Golden Boy On The Hill.
4th was Susan CARLYLE’s GR bitch Gaytonwood Brown Eyed Girl.
Mr Graham CLELLAND and his FCR bitch Trevorsilk Andromeda of Necessares were the highest scoring FCR and were awarded a COM.
Photos kindly provided by Sarah Young