RESULTS

Puppy / Novice Av Spaniel Test

Sunday 9th July at Jays Barton Farm, Okehampton.

BKPO Robert Wilmott and Lorraine Whitley.

Judges Nick Gregory Jon West and Dave Kent.

Many thanks go to the great judges, Rob for the use of his ground, the competitors for joining in and supporting the club, our sponsors Skinners for the valued prizes, Dave Kent for donating The Carydan Cup for best novice dog / novice handler and last but certainly no means least a huge thanks to Sue Bailey, I did my best to support her and help where I could but the credit definitely goes to her for the wonderful day.

We also had a new salver for the novice winner which we named after Mr Galsworthy as he retired this year as our club's president.

The challenging puppy test started off with a hunt up in pairs in the rushes with a seen retrieve for both dogs then a repeat performance under the other judge. They then went onto a seen in long rough grass over a gully, this was then followed by a tricky blind again in the rough grass. All the pups did remarkably well as many hadn't been hunting much in pairs or started blinds in their training.

Puppy Test

1st Gamesika Minnow - ESS - Neve Birnie

2nd Borrikanni Maple of Carkees - ESS - Margaret Cox

3rd Swefen Dashing - ESS - Ellie Scott

CoM Pluvengoras Skipper - CS - James Humphreys

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The novice test also consisted of three tests, the hunt up being held in the woods which was welcoming as it was definitely warmer as the day went on, there was a seen retrieve under the first judge and continuous hunting under the second. They then went across the field into more woods where there was a seen with a shot, they then walked down the hill to a bank where there was a blind across a gully and up the other side. To ensure the day flowed and to minimize the waiting we sent 1 to 10 off to do their hunting while 11 to 18 went off to do 2 retrieving tests.

Novice Test

1st Woodabudge Tamarillo - CS - Hayley Matthews

2nd Woodabudge Ruby - ESS - Christopher Roberts

3rd Borrikanni Maple of Carkees - ESS - Margaret Cox

4th Lannissey Queen of Cornwall - ESS - Matthew Warren

CoM Treharde Teaser - ESS - Nicky Chapman

The novice test also consisted of three tests, the hunt up being held in the woods which was welcoming as it was definitely warmer as the day went on, there was a seen retrieve under the first judge and continuous hunting under the second. They then went across the field into more woods where there was a seen with a shot, they then walked down the hill to a bank where there was a blind across a gully and up the other side. To ensure the day flowed and to minimize the waiting we sent 1 to 10 off to do their hunting while 11 to 18 went off to do 2 retrieving tests.

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