Debra Harker Open Show

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Debra Harker

Here are couple of photographs from our Open Show which CSJ sponsored in July.

Also to give you an update on Hector (Hernwood Achilles at Ettrick) – he has now enough points for his Junior Warrant, and continues to win all his classes at Open Shows and Championship Shows. He gained Best of Breed at Paignton Championship Show (we don’t have CC’s at this show but meant he got into the big ring) and topped a very successful weekend by winning the Junior Stakes class at National Gundog Championship Show.

Hector also continues to be the top puppy in the breed at over half way through the show year.

CSJ

Many thanks for your continued support.

Best wishes

Debra

 

The Game Fair – Ragley Hall 2018

By Alan Rees

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Friday turned out to be one of the hottest days of the year, with dogs in the Euro Challenge experiencing difficulties due to the conditions in the International Arena.

Saturday was another difficult day with humidity and heat in the morning and gale force winds, torrential rain, thunder and arc lightening during the afternoon.

Sunday was mainly dry until the presentation, which had to be postponed and moved into the marquee, due to the heavy rain.

The Spaniel course for the International proved very difficult and challenging with one straightforward mark retrieve and the others being very difficult long blind retrieves over fences, including a very tempting diversion in the form of a simulated rabbit.

The Retriever course, set by Richard Price of Usk Valley, was excellent but challenging.

The results showed England making a clean sweep of the prizes, Top International Team, Top Retriever and Top Spaniel Team. Wales ran out a very creditable second in the Spaniel international event whilst Wales also ran out second in the International Retriever Team event, providing a challenge to the extremely strong English team.

There were excellent individual performances from Nigel Probert and Haydn Willmott, second and third respectively in the individual retriever category. In addition, David Williams was third overall individual  Spaniel, also winning the team run off against David Lisett of Scotland. This was again a very good performance from the team –

Aled Jones – Molly, Paul Roberts – Rea, Dave Williams – Ruby, Aled Jones – Frano and Dave Williams – Sid, Vicky Stanley – Pip, Barney Williams – Duke, Nigel Probert – Angus, Haydn Willmott- Will and Alan Rees – Magnum.

A huge thank you to Ceri, Phil and Wendy of CSJ for your generous support of the Welsh International Team over the two days of competition.

Alan Rees

Wales International Team Captain

Report from the Clwyd Retriever Club Annual Open Working Test

By Bronwyn Roberts

Results of our Annual Working Test for Open

We held our OPEN Annual Working Test today (8th July 2018) at Hendre Llwyn Y Maen Farm By kind invitation of Mr Robin Crossley.

We would like to thank our judges for the day Glenys Caldwell, Mrs Thelma Draisey, Mr David Robertson & Mr Neil Appleton.

Well done to all the competitors and many thanks to all the helpers who came it is very much appreciated and we would not be able to run our tests without you.

And a big thank you also to our generous sponsor C.S.J

Open Results are as follows

1st Catherine Allsop with Glasybont Springing Teal

2nd Victoria Waterfield with Brenjon Harry

3rd Judith White with Minstead Costello

C of M Scott Marland with Greenbriar Tame

A photo of all the winners and the judges

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 A photo of catherine Allsop the winner of the Mary Roberts trophey for the Top Dog

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Results of our Annual Working Test for Puppy & Novice

Held on Sunday 24th June 2018 at Plas Isaf, Halkyn By kind invitation from Mrs Price & Mr Ian Jones .Our thanks go to the judges Mr P Smithies, Mr S North, Mr P Travis & Mrs G Hargreaves-Jones.

We would also like to say a huge thank you to all the helpers that came on the day and to all those involved in setting the tests before hand as without you we would not be able to run our tests.

And a big thanks you also to our generous sponsor C.S.J

Well done to all who competed and to all in the awards.

Puppy 6-12 months

1st Lee Murphy with Shadows Arch

2nd Frank McAdams Poters Wood Tormund

3rd Keith Porter with Porterswood Missandei

Puppy 12-15 Months

1st Gareth Lewis with Gwrychbedw Cherokee

2nd Linda Scott with Brocklebank Carson

3rd Ian White with Malty Ucha of Minstead

Novice

1st Neil Dutton with Glencambus Oshen Warrior

2nd Gareth Lewis with Brackenbird Dragon of Gwrchbedw

3rd Bob Clay with Siyah Sambucus of Oncote

C of M Karen Parkinson with Torrisdale River

The winner of the Whitter trophy for being the highest scoring dog on the day  was Lee Murphy with Shadows Arch scoring  77 out of 80

A photo of the winners & judges

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Scone Palace Four Nations Challenge 2018

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In the sweltering heat at Scone Palace the second Four Nations Challenge
took place on Saturday the 30th June 2018.The standard of dog work, both
Spaniels and Retrievers, was exceptional.

The course set for Spaniels was challenging with simulated pigeon flushes,
bolting rabbit, fences and a difficult water retrieve, which caused a
problem for a number of dogs and handlers.

The Welsh Spaniel Team, with Aled Jones returning 111 out of 120, Dave
Williams close on his tail and Paul Roberts, in his first international,
stuck to the task and returned a creditable score for the team.

Top Spaniel Team was Scotland, then England, followed by Ireland and Wales
The Retriever course was again very challenging. The England team were
untouchable with top Retriever Laura Hill on 106, followed by Scotland,
Wales and Ireland.

The overall Team placings were –

England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.
Thank you to Ceri, Phil and CSJ for your generous sponsorship and support
over the weekend.
Now the focus turns to the Game Fair at Ragley Hall at the end of July.

Alan Rees

Welsh Team Captain

Clwyd Retriever Club 2018 Spring Test Results

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By Bronwyn Roberts 

NOVICE

1st Philip Brown with Abbottshall Mosquito

2nd Neil Dutton with Crosstone Baccart

Certificate of merits –

  • Neil Dutton with Artistryn Glencamus Oshen Warrior
  • Carole Hopper with Clayneal Chicago of Ronorabrook
  • John Benyon with Hulton Wood Hazel
  • Bob Clay with Laura Tara Tiara of Oncote

OPEN

 

1st Stephen Le Voi with Maderablanca Amarillo

2nd Devina Long with kentredecim Sunset Dream

3rd Jacqui Eyre with Highhouse Bran

Certificate of merits –

  • Suzanne Bailye with Artistryn Usha
  • Wesley Travis with Brackenbird Lucas
  • Paul Brown with Tewellers Freya of Fenway

The winner of the Ernie Bradshaw memorial trophy for scoring the highest mark on the day is Stephen Le Voi with Maderablanca Amarillo scoring 75 out of 80

Thanks to our hosts Mr & Mrs R. Davies-Cooke for allowing us to use their beautiful ground.

Also a big thanks to our wonderful judges John Yarwood, Ken Littlemore, Mervyn Dixon & Mike Bradbury and to all the dummy throwers and helpers who made it all run smoothly.

Also a big thank you to our sponsors CSJ canine feeds www.csjk9.com

Well done to The Wales Team at the 17th Skinners’ Retriever World Cup

IMG_1175 (1)By Alan Rees

The 17th Skinners’ Retriever World Cup event took place at Hamstead Park,
over last weekend, with 15 International Teams competing, including Russia
for the first time.

It was a keenly contested competition of extremely challenging retrieves,
over two days. Scotland ran out winners for the very first time, Ireland
took second place with England in third place.

Wales had mixed fortunes and ended up in 8th place overall, with:

  • Alan Rees’ young dog Fendawood Ecclestone at Delfryd amassing 161 points
  • Haydn Willmott’s Stykes Boy Llangynidr on 158 points
  • David Thomas’ Morglesmissy on 149 points – in his first international competition
  • Jamie Bettinson’s F.T.Ch. Cynhinfa Ladislav on 128 points.

As we now look forward to the Four Nations Challenge at Scone Palace, Perth 
and the Game Fair at Ragley Hall, I would like to express a big thank you,
on behalf of the Welsh Team, to Ceri, Phil and CSJ for your continued
support

Alan Rees
Wales Gundog Team Captain

CSJ Charity Test for Strathmore Working Gundog Club

By Alison Sorely

Strathmore Working Gundog Club held a charity test on 12th May 2018  on behalf of CSJ for Hearing dogs for deaf people and the Scottish gundog fraternity are in full support of this event. It  is really good to see Ceri & Phil  when they do come up, but sometimes due to work commitments they are unable too , but they still  donate all the prizes to the winners and judges many thanks again.

The Total raised was £570 thanks to all the committee and members who came along and supported this charity .

Results

Puppy

1st I Lohour – Auchencloch My Way

2nd T Smith -Lousenga Bud of Craighorn

3rd G Spacey – Gallowridge Craggie

Novice

1st L Sanaghan – Julval Ava

2nd K McLeod – Moonziehill Beannach

3rd A Downie – Hawksgarth   Minnesota of Muirdrum

Open

1st J Nicol- Belniden Delta

2nd  L Jackson -Danny

3rd E Munro-Ferguson – Levenghyl Jacana of Abbottshall

 

Well done to all !

 Alison Sorley