The Arfon Working Gundog Club held its 16 dog A V Novice Spaniel Stake at the Carrog Shoot, Carrog, Clwyd on the 30th October 2019 by kind permission of Mr James Tuner.
The judges were Mr Kevin A Powell and Mr Noel Parry. The Guns were Mr Eifion Roberts, Mr Howard Latham. Mr Graham Burton and Mr Ian Ross.
The weather was overcast but dry with a cold wind, the ground was a mixture of white grass, gorse, heather and bracken. As the wind got colder the birds got more scares and our host moved us to a more sheltered area where where we were able to complete the trial.
I would like to thank our host, the judges, the guns,the helpers and for the continuing support of our sponsors CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds and Gary McCarthy of Gundog Gear.
Results below you will notice that all the spaniels in the awards are female and for the first time in my recollection we have two lady handlers in the awards.
First – Kipperidge Diamond ESSB – handler Adrian Slater
Second – Dawsonlee Krystal ESSB – handler Richard Wells
Third – Betley Court Holly ESSB – handler David Ross
Fourth – Edgegrove Stich of Cudannsa ESSB – handler Louise Allen
COM – Scafell Swift ESSB – handler Angela Atkins
Guns Choice – Royal Engineers Lady ESSB – handler David Wilkes
Photo L-R – Steve Jamesy (helper) Eifion Roberts (Gun), Noel Parry (Judge), Howard Latham (Gun), James Tuner (HOst), David Wilkes, Ian Ross (Gun), Adrian Sleter, Richard Wells, Angele Atkin, David Ross, Louise Allen, Graham Burton (Gun), Kevin Powell (Judge)