Usk Valley AV Novice Field Trial

Usk Valley AV Novice Field Trial held on 13th October 2021 at Bitterley Lodge Shoot Judges Mr Phil Bruton, Miss Clare Baker, Mr M Redpath and Mrs J Redpath COM  Percuil Dasher  dob 01.01.16 Dog (Ravensrough Oswald of Percuil x Percuil Nuvolari Tazio) Handler/Owner/ Breeder Helen Ford…

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FCRS Bucks/Central Area Working Test (Special Puppy, ND/NH and Veteran) 5th September 2021

Vivienne Gatter the Central Area Organiser sends the following report, congratulations to everyone in the awards: The Bucks/Central Area held their last test of the season on 5 September 2021 at The Willows, Standlake.  The Judges were David and Janice Miller. Unfortunately no awards were given in Special Puppy. Novice Dog/Novice Handler 3rd                     Suzi Tagg with Empire Glory Black Brianta at Oiyou Veteran 1st                       Graham Clelland with Necessares Sorrel 2nd                      Diane Heywood with Houndswood Aphrodite 3rd                       Caroline Hewison with Donascimento Danilo From                   …

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Central test Sept 5 Veteran winners and judges

FCRS Midlands Area Novice and Open Working Test 8th August 2021

The following report is from Pat Bell Midlands Area Organiser: The Flatcoated Retriever Society (Midlands Area) held their Novice and Open Working Test today at Grove Park, Hampton on the Hill, by kind permission of the landowners. Interesting and challenging tests were set by the judges, Sheila Suzuki, Carolyn Jenkins, Pat Dixon and Sue Corden, making full use of the varied ground and water available. The following awards were made: Novice – 3rd Alan Brighton’s Casblaidd Cuchulain Open – 1st Andy Sweeney’s Norfolk Flyer Rosie’s Thorne of Wolfthistle 3rd Linday Swan’s Swantonwood Rosedor handled by Reece Merry Best water retrieve…

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Midlands Area WT 8 8 2021 Award winners

United Retriever Club (North Midland Area) Cold Game Test August 1st 2021

  Andrew Sweeney sends the following report: Intermediate and Veteran Tests 2021 The United Retriever Club (North Midland Area) held a Cold Game Test on 1st August 2021 at The Slips, Caunton, Notts by kind permission of Mr and Mrs Derrick Smith. The judges were Charlotte Jeffrey and Mandy Minshall. The tests involved retrieves on pigeons and partridges. The weather was cloudy with a heavy downpour in the morning. There were 30 entries. In the morning each judge assessed the dogs on a marked retrieve and a blind at distance in some cover. After lunch Mandy judged a blind with…

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URC North Midlands

FCRS Central Area Novice and Open Working Test August 1st 2021

The FCRS Central Area held their breed only Novice and Open working tests on 1 August 2021 at Standlake, Oxfordshire.  The Judges were Clare Baker (B3700), Adrian Phillips, Pat Bell and Hilary Rosser.  The results were as follows: Novice 1st Ann Bracegirdle with Mahinda Bombus Heath 2nd Lindsay Swan with Swantonwood Gold Leaf CoM Alan Brighton with Casblaidd Cuchulain CoM Rachel Birch with Varingo Magic of Light There was unfortunately only one award in Open: 4th Keith Manley with Lenyam Solaway Congratulations to all in the awards.  A big thank you to the Judges and all the helpers without whom…

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Central WT Novice winners Aug 1st

FCRS Walked Up and Water Training Day

FCRS Walked Up and Water Training 10 July with Norman and Sandra Onens (Kestrelway Gundogs), Nr Evesham, Worcestershire. Thank you Patty Goriainoff for sending a report from the day: Thank you Heather Harley for organising another great training day with Sandra and Norman Onens. The morning consisted of a walk up in tall grass , which made sure the dogs and handlers were on the ball with their marking skills. There were two marks ahead and one long memory behind. This helped us brush up any stop or handling issues. The latter part of the walk up, was 2 marks ahead…

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Report and Results from The Shirley Radburn National Working Tests June 26th 2021

The Shirley Radburn National Working Tests  were held at Manor Farm, Hill Croome, Worcestershire by kind permission of Toby and Alison Spires and generously sponsored by Skinner’s Pet Foods Ltd. The weather was almost perfect for a working test, light cloud, intermittent sunshine, not too hot and a nice breeze. The grounds were fabulous and excellently prepared by Toby Spires and Martyn Evans. Thank you to our judges Phil Bruton (A), Helen Goodwin (B), Roz Bellamy (NP), Martyn Evans (NP), and Fran Robb (NP) for so generously giving up their time and judging in such a friendly and supportive way. Every…

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Shirley Radburn Novice 1

Introduction to Field Trials Training Day

The FCRS held the first “Introduction to Field Trials” in Somerset by kind permission of Dr Tim Woodgate-Jones on 13th June. I hope all who attended have a little more insight into how a walked up trial and a driven trial operate. It was very hot for the dogs, they mostly coped with the heat with the walk up in the morning and drive after a break for lunch. Thank you to Ft Sub members Steve Ashby and Sheila Neary for acting as judges and trainers and of course our guns(dummy throwers) and trainee stewards to compliment the day. See…

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Field Trial Training day Combe Davy

FCRS (Southern Area) and Southern Golden Retriever Society’s Joint Working Test June 6th 2021

Sarah Young sends the following report. Here are the results of the FCRS (Southern area) and the Southern Golden Retriever Society’s joint working test. We had a lovely day, in good company as always, at this joint Flatcoat/Golden working test. Thank you to all those who came and put their training to the test. Special Puppy was won by Jane Manley with Lenyam Kite FCR. Anne Strachan with Hanans Golden Girl GR was second, Keith Manley with Lenyam Enzo FCR, third, and Viv Gatter with Larksease Black Bryony FCR, fourth. Lisa Clements with Metalbridge Gadbourn GR was awarded first in…

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Results of the FCRS South West Working Test April 25th 2021

Sara Thurgood, FCRS South West Area Organiser’s report and results: Firstly thank you all for supporting our Working test today,  It certainly looked as if both handlers and dogs all had a lovely day. Many thanks to our Judges: Mary-Jane Opie, Helen Ford, Beth Payne and Zoe Townsend for setting such great tests and being so encouraging!  The Judges really enjoyed seeing so many promising dogs working today. Thanks also to all my helpers, both Stewards, Car parking attendant and dummy throwers – days like today only work with lots of willing helpers Also I would like to thank the…

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FCRS 176th Field Trial Meeting 24th October 2019

The Flatcoated Retriever Society held its 176th Field Trial Meeting – an Open Stake for up to 16 flatcoated retrievers – on Thursday, 24th October 2019, at Bretby Shoot, Burton-upon-Trent, Derbyshire by kind permission of the keeper, Mr Matt Smith. Very grateful thanks to our judges Mr Dave Brown (A3357), Mrs Sarah Comber-Smith (A25), Mr Steve Cullis (B2759) and Mr John Yarwood (B3484) for giving up their time. Thank you also to the team of guns who ensured a plentiful supply of game: David Bellamy, Geoff Derrick, Simon McKay, John Troop, David Savory, Gary Shelbourne and Vinny Wilkinson. Chief Steward…

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Shooting Dog Certificate 2021

Date for your diary (book your days off work or from picking up!): SDC We have a date booked for a Shooting Dog Certificate at Avon Tyrrell, Dorset on Saturday 11th December 2021 If you are interested in entering your dog for the Shooting Dog Certificate please contact the FT Sec and complete and post the SDC form which can be viewed here. Further information and guidance regarding the Shooting Dog Certificate can be found here: https://www.flatcoated-retriever-society.org/images/2018/working/sdc2018.pdf  Helen Ford FT Sec…

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FCRS Shooting Dog Certificate Assessments

Congratulations to those who passed their FCRS Shooting Dog Certificate assessments on 19th October 2019 at the Fretwell Shoot, Beckingham courtesy of Paul and Helen Fox. Our judges were Phil Wagland, Anne Crookes and 2nd Assessor Roz Bellamy. In the awards were: Portledge Belle Amy of Wolfthistle handled by Andy Sweeney “A” Certificate Gemswin Disco Inferno handled by Gemma Jacobs “B” Certificate Donascimento Danilo From Casblaidd handled by Caroline Hewison “A” Certificate Mahinda Pompoko and Mahinda Fester handled by Hilary Rosser “A” Certificates Hopevalley Morning Arizona handled by David Savory “A” Certificate….

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