FIELD TRIAL RESULTS 2015
NOVICE FIELD TRIAL EMPINGHAM ESTATE 28TH JANUARY 2015
Judges: Nick Gregory and Alan Hopkins-Young
The trial was held in woodland with light bramble cover. There was a freezing north wind and in the early part of the trial, on the windward side of the woods, the birds had gone to find somewhere warmer. This resulted in some early competitors failing to find game. However, as the trial progressed the birds became more plentiful and the keeper kindly took us into ground reserved for another day to ensure we had enough birds. Our host Mr Padley, walked round with us all day and he was rewarded with some excellent dog work.
The marks for the top three dogs were very close with Swift just taking the edge. With both her parents being Championship winners she was a very top bred bitch.
The hot soup and homemade sausage rolls served to everyone half way round the trial were very welcome and very much appreciated. Hot drinks and biscuits were waiting for us in the shoot room when the trial was over.
The Cocker Spaniel Club wishes to thank Mr and Mrs Padley for all their kind hospitality, and to Glynn and his guns for looking after us so well.
OPEN AND NOVICE FIELD TRIALS HELD ON 20/21ST OCTOBER 2015 AT ROSEDALE MOOR
Judges Jeremy Organ and Steve Winspear
The trials were held in grassy open moorland which was stuffed with rabbits and pheasants. The ground had been untouched all season and the game sat tightly so the dogs had to work really closely to the handlers so they did not miss game. The dogs had to push out the game which was sometimes reluctant to be flushed. The guns were exceptional and virtually nothing was missed so every dog had the opportunity for retrieves. On both days the trials were finished by 12.30 and we were told we only walked half a mile! The judges were full of praise for both days and A panel Judge Jeremy said the standard of dog work was exceptional, particularly in the novice stake where there were 11 awards! Many kind compliments were received from the handlers on the standard of the ground and the professionalism of the judges and guns. The competitors themselves were good natured and sporting even in defeat! All together it was a very enjoyable two days and we were very privileged to be asked to hold our trials on this ground. Many thanks to Davis Ross and Jim Chattaway, also our judges Jeremy and Steve. Jim supervised both days even though he was suffering from a trapped nerve in his back, thanks again Jim for all your hard work to give us two fantastic days.
NOVICE COCKER TRIAL, LOWER BLANNICOME FARM, HONITON, 4TH NOVEMBER 2015
Judges: Nick Gregory and Alan Vaughn
COM and guns choice Moefamau Chief, Darren Skidmore
COM Beggarbush Gypsy, Chris John. Lisburn Judy, Ken Gaskell. Jarus Marsh, David Chudley. Jill of Ellesmore at Breezybrook, Mundy/Ward handler Alan Hopkins-Young. Harpersbrook Quantum, David Chudley.
The trial was held in woodland with bracken, and some heavier cover. The birds were plentiful and the guns shot brilliantly. It was not easy for the guns with the leaves still on the trees and having to walk through quite boggy ground in places, but they hardly missed anything which is always a huge bonus at any trial.
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