By Gwilym Williams
The Arfon Working Gundog Club held their second AV Novice Spaniel Stake for 16 dogs at the Corwen Forest Shoot, Corwen, Denbighshire on the 17th October 2017 by kind permission of Mr Mike McBurney.
The judges were Mr Dai Lloyd and Mr Philip Sheldon. I would like to thank the guns Paul Dark, Rob Ervine, James Fowler and Andrew Fagan for their generosity, thanks also to our host, the judges, the helpers and the competitors for helping to make the day such a success. Our sponsors for their continued support CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds and Gary McCarthy of Gundog Gear.
Special thanks to Derek Williams of BASC who attended and carried the red flag and presented the winner with a game bag compliments of BASC.
Congratulations to all in the awards almost a clean sweep by the girls.
First – Ian English with Helmsway Hotshot ESSB
Second – Nathan Cross with Beckys Heart ESSB
Third – Stephen Littler with ConerMarsh Rosetta of Houghgreen ESSB and Guns’ Choice
Fourth – Adam Graveson with Borronsfell Spice ESSD
Stephen McGuire with Mulraven Mismark ESSB
Mark Froggatt with Ladycott Lucky Wish Cocker B
Richard Jones with Dunnbrigg Primrose ESSB
photo shown – l-r – Philip Sheldon (Judge), Dai Lloyd (Judge), Mark Froggatt, Adam Graveson, Ian English, Richard Jones, Stephen Littler, Nathan Cross, Colin Torr (FTS)