Shannonside Gundog Club trial report

IMG_20191109_1545449th Nov saw Shannonside Gundog Club hold its third trial of the year in Glenoo.

A 16 dog open stake for retrievers. Glenoo is a fantastic venue where judges have plenty of scope to put the dogs through their paces, to find a winner.

A huge debt of gratitude must go to Tom Woods and his team who are so accommodating where it comes to hosting trials. This day was no different. The birds flew really well, and the team of guns were very skilled in bringing down game.

I would like to thank the judges, who all are running Open dogs and would have welcomed the chance to run their dogs. They instead gave up their day to Judge. They were Gary Wilson, Danny Behan, Sean Kearney and Trevor Doherty.

To the competitors who came to support this trial, Shannonside GD Club would like to acknowledge your part in making these days viable. As we all know, trialling is an ever increasing financial burden so thank you to you all.

Finally I would like to thank CSJ Dog food for their continued sponsorship

Quality dog food fuels all our dogs, so it is great for the club to have the support of this company CSJ. For your dog food requirements please contact Keith Freeburn (+447729423620) for your nearist CSJ stockist.

Three dogs finished, and all were graded excellent

1st – Anthony Reilly with FTCh Kilgola Lola.
2nd – John Behan with Quarry pool Glenda.
3rd – David Fitzpatrick with Mayberry Little Button.

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Arfon Working Gundog Club -16 dog A V Novice Spaniel Stake 2019

P1000210 (2)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)

The WSCC Working Assessment Tests for Any Variety Spaniel

Report by Sharon Barkley

The Welsh Springer Spaniel Club (WSSC) held their Autumn Working Assessment Tests on Saturday 21st Sept at Hall Farm, Abbots Ripton, near Huntingdon by kind permission of John Fellowes, 4th Lord de Ramsey with judges: Mr Roy Ellershaw [2766] (N&O) & Mrs Jane Sutherland (N&O).

It was a really hot day so I am sure that the dogs appreciated the fact that much of the day was in shady woods but that there were also water retrieves for each test.

The results are as follows (dogs WSSs unless specified):

Novice – 1. & BH River Bank Bremner (Clumber) handled by Robert Lawson, 2. Kingsknoll Hercules (Clumber) handled by Tim Poole, 3. Ruelowhills Zeus (Clumber) handled by Kevan Hawkes, 4 Seolfre Bombay Saphire handled by Gary Barstow, COM. Kingsknoll Sebastian (Clumber) handled by Julie Poole.

Open – 1 & BH Madadhbhan Clements At Seolfre (Clumber) by Gary Barstow, 2. Isfryn Peeping Tom JW handled by Tina Smith, 3. River Bank Bremner (Clumber) handled by Robert Lawson, 4. Blythway Sunflower Gold handled by Fiona Stevenson, COM Kingsknoll Hercules (Clumber) – Tim Poole.

The judge’s choice for Best In Tests was Robert Lawson with River Bank Bremner .
Thank you CSJ, once again, for your kind & generous sponsorship.”>