NOVICE FIELD TRIAL REPORT – 24th September 2016

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By Kathy Bouch

Glen Quaich Estate

By Kind permission of Lord Cadagon and his keeper Stan Riches, we yet again, had the use of this wonderful piece of ground, fast becoming a favourite with trailers and working test folk alike.

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As usual, the Club received a fabulous entry for our first trial of the season with many entrants unlucky in getting a run. Our judges for the day were Mr Roddy Forbes, Mr Steve Hore, Mr S Robertson and Mr L Macneill.

It seems that the reports from Club events at Glen Quaich come with descriptions of dire weather, this day was no better! It is the truth that your Field Trial Secretary returned home from picking up at the grouse not a week previously with sunburn! However, due to the torrential, horizontal rain, our judges were wondering if any game would show itself, but soon hares broke cover and the trial was on, the trail went at a reasonable pace with many hares being shot. It is pleasing the get a full card of winners, so many trials early in the season have either no winner or award just a 2nd or COM.

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The eventual winner was Gary Ford with his homebred LAGGENGILL CEDAR, by FT Ch Copperbirch Paddy of Leadburn our of Jocksburn Ellie of Laggengill

1st      Mr G Ford – Laggengill Cedar

2nd     Mr G Slater – Leadburn Quibble – owner – Mrs K Rennie

3rd     Mr I Hollern – Brackenbird Dauntless

4th     Mr A Downie – Muirdrum Ross

COM Mr A Sorley – Junior Joseph – owner – The Hon Mrs J Lindsey Bethune

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