Report from the Highland Field Sports Fair (HFSF) 2015

Posting from Lorna Gray
Photos from the HFSF
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1. Novice award winners & Judges (L-R: Colin Falconer, Gary Vennard, Nicola Hannan, Dougie Gibson, Stuart Dunn and Eddie Scott)

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2. Colin Falconer and his dog Dava Jessie.

Open Spaniel 2015

3.  Open award winners & Judges (L-R: Gary Vennard, Jim Adamson, Eddie Scott, Dougie Gibson, Stuart Dunn & William Drummond)

The Highland Field Sports Fair took place on 7th & 8th of August 2015. The Moray Firth Spaniel & Retriever club organised the working tests and put on a demonstration in the main ring as they have done for a few years now.

The Novice tests took place on the 7th, and Open tests were on the 8th. It really was a great weekend and it was made so good by all of the fantastic people who came and helped to run the event. The committee wish to thank everyone who gave up their time to help whether it was to prepare the ground prior to the event or to help with the tests and demonstration over the course of the weekend. We really couldn’t have done it without them. Our thanks also go to the judges and competitors who have all been incredibly helpful and supportive of the event. The weather forecast was good and lived up to expectations with even the midges staying away.

Eddie Scott kindly agreed to judge both days. He was joined by Nicola Hannan on Friday and by William Drummond on Saturday. The spaniel tests were kindly sponsored by CSJ Specialist Canine feeds and for their continued support we are extremely grateful. The winners pack always go down particularly well. Heather Cary will provide a portrait of the Open winning dog and Dog Robes generously sponsored the demonstrations in the main ring.


Results of the Spaniel competitions were as follows:


Novice, Friday 7th


1st Colin Falconer – Dava Jessie – ESS bitch
2nd Dougie Gibson – Speytrack Ann – ESS bitch
3rd Stuart Dunn – Sneggy High Flyer – ESS dog
4th Gary Vennard – Kildabarra Phoenix – ESS dog
Open, Saturday 8th


1st Stuart Dunn – Kirstzo Mr Soft – ESS dog
2nd Gary Vennard – Craigscourt Black Jack – ESS dog
3rd Jim Adamson – Rothievale Larch – ESS dog
Best Hunting Spaniel:
Dougie Gibson – Nunney Catherine – Cocker bitch

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