Ammerdown Working Spaniel Test 2013

We’ve received a big thank you for sponsoring the Ammerdown Test. Here’s a report of the day with all the results.


Sponsored by CSJ and Working Dog Company

Saturday 13th April 2013 at Ammerdown Estate, Judges: Andy Fisher & Richard Biggs. See more great photos of the day here

Report from Helen Clarke at Copperspring Gundogs

Yet again the Ammerdown Test had another good amount of handlers and dogs, 26 in the novice and 13 in the open.

The novice test used dummies kindly supplied by ‘The Working Dog Company’, which were a refreshing change to the bog standard dummies and certainly tested a few dogs.  The test consisted of a ‘hunt up’ with a blind and a seen retrieve.

The ever increasing popularity of this test brought more new faces along, which was good to see. Then the heavens opened! But even though everyone was drenched by the rain, spirits remained high.

The Open Test used cold game, lovely pheasant cock birds, kindly supplied by Glynn Smith – a different scenario as the test is generally uses pigeons.  The test consisted of a ‘hunt up’ and crossover retrieves followed by a blind.



1st – Richard Preest with Wonder of Wiltshire at Centrewalk

2nd – Jo Yates with Fallowhill Fern

3rd – Paul Smith with Warrior of Shortwood

COM – Gill Chapman with Kenmilix Sonia

COM – Andy Faulkner with Samsir Fechan

COM – Robin Sims with Copperspring Landcruiser

COM – Jo Yates with Beanhill Ladybird

COM – Paul Smith with Burnett Lane Bramble

COM – John Dunn with Wild Liquorice

COM – Barry Hayne with Our Del Boy

COM – Kim Barnes with Moonfield Mist

COM – Helen Clarke with Copperspring Purdy

COM – Jim Weetch with Countryways Ambitious Amy



1st – Roger Wooldridge with Gola Storm Star

2nd – Phil Dicks with Centrewalk Roberto

3rd Andy Faulkner with Dancing Freddie

COM Kim Barnes with Dovesflight Elgar

COM Mike Smith with Cwnhelabach Tegwyn

COM Les Jefferies with Kenmileven Moonsilver of Valleykeeper

Thank you from Copperspring Gundogs

A special thank you to all the helpers and here,  to name a few:  Ian & Wayne, Martin, Brian & Ken.

The test isn’t possible without such help, and it is much appreciated by us all, so a big ‘Thank You’ to everyone who joined in.

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