Date : Sunday 8th September
Venue: Lenches Lakes, Evesham Road, Church Lench, WR114UB
Sponsored By CSJ Dog feeds
Written By Steve Davis
Photos by courtesy of Country Shots Photography.
“Another brilliant day with the Worcestershire Gundog Society at the annual Fun Scurry Day which was held at The Lenches Lakes near Evesham last Sunday.”
A good turnout of members and non-members saw a wide range of breeds from the Spaniel, Retriever and HPR groups take part in one or more of the 5 scurries on offer throughout the day.
Everyone had plenty of laughs, which is what the day is all about, mums, dads all the kids (and one or two of the grandparents) were all to be seen giving it a go,along with a little semi-serious competition amongst one or two more experienced handlers.
It was a pleasure to welcome visitors from the Vale & West Gundog Club getting stuck in trying to beat each others times, all in good humour, I believe “Beetle” eventually won bragging rights in the end.
The Sun shone all day in the picture perfect blue sky and everyone went home with a smile on their faces and some very tired dogs.
Well done to one and all who came along and took part thank you for supporting the Club and we hope to see you again next year, tell your friends and maybe drag them along too?
Thank you to all the committee members who have worked so hard behind the scenes to create and run this day and to all the volunteer dummy throwers and admin staff for giving their time yet again and a very big thanks to our sponsors for the day CSJ Natural Dog Food, Herbs and Treats for Active and Working Dogs (and now for Cats too!) for the superb goody bags and prizes.”
My images of the action are now uploaded to my website. Visit: https://www.countryshotsphotography.co.uk/Gundogs-Portfolio/Gundog-Training/WGDS/Autumn-Fun-Scurry/
The Arfon Working Gundog Club held a A V Retriever Test at Bodrida Farm, Brynsiencyn, Anglesey on the 17th August 2019 by kind permission of the Rogers family. The judges were Mr Phil Smithies, Mr Peter Thompson and Scott Marland.
The weather was sunny and windy with the wind strengthening as the day went on.
I would like to thank our hosts, the judges,and the helpers and dummy throwers for helping make the day a success, also to our sponsors CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds and Gary McCarthy of Gundog Gear. Thanks to the competitors for supporting us and congratulations to all in the awards.
First – Paul Edmunds with Kynigos Midnight Magic lab
Second – Kim Dutton with Ashwynd Lemon Spirit lab b
Third – Victoria Stanley with Craigmaddie Nevin Lab d
Fourth – Steve Burns handling S J & C P Burns’ Eiderbay Fasnet at Jollybrow lab b
COMs – Jackie Owen with Kensteen Tomorrow’s Dream of Marianglas lab b
H Llyr Roberts Arrupe Janet lab b
First – Victoria Stanley with Minstead Maigret lab d
Second – Victoria Stanley with FTCH Patanavac Brough lab d
Third – Wendy Manning with Dallagil Bluebel with Overmarsh lab b
COMs – Vicky Waterfield with Brenjon Harry lab d
Kim Dutton with Shady Acres Teardrop lab b
First photo – Novice awards – (L-R) Steve Burns, Jackie Owen, Victoria Stanley, Huw Llyr Roberts, Paul Edmunds, Kim Dutton
Second Photo – Open Awards (L-R) Victoria Stanley, Phil Smithies (Judge), Scott Marland (Judge), Wendy Manning, Peter Thompson (Judge), Kim Dutton, Vicky Waterfield
By Libby Middleton
On behalf of the Calverhall Family Day Committee, I’d like to say a “Big Thank You” for your support of this year’s Calverhall Family Day – Fun Dog Show.
We had an excellent day. The weather was kind, with only a couple of sharp showers during the afternoon. We had a just over 60 entrants spread across 10 classes, with lots of them entering several classes.
Our judge for the show was Christine – she shows Saluki’s and loves Hounds. She was excellent, spending time with each dog and their owners and encouraging the children that entered. She said the hardest class to judge was the ‘Dog the Judge would most like to take home’..! She picked a beautiful greyhound called ‘Jimmy’ who went on to receive the Reserve Best in Show, much to his owners surprise. Best in Show went to, a beautiful working cocker called ‘Jinny’, owned by Guy Frankfort (who also scooped BiS at last year’s show..!)..
So, THANK YOU and we hope you will consider supporting the show again next year.
Secretary – Calverhall Family Day