Meon Valley Open Cocker Trial, 3rd December 2022

Meon Valley Open Cocker Trial, 3rd December 2022

By Chris Bridgewater

The Meon Valley Open Cocker 14 dog trial was held at Malsanger, Hampshire on Saturday 3rd December 2022.

Judges – Mike Shefford & Tom Sheppard

Results

1st WHISPERED SPECIAL SECRET AT EQUINEECHO Lesley Young (handler Carl Colclough) & Best Hunte

2nd CRAIWARN TINKERS STELLA OF COSTAPAKIT Janet Righton & Guns Choice

3rd CRAIWARN TINKERS LAD Natalie Canno

4th JADENMOSS EVHO ECHO Sean Conno

CoM GECART ATLAS OF PIGEONWICK Richard Bunyan

CoM BYRBWLL PEAKY BLINDER Jon Ree

CoM JARAILSTAR OPTIMIST James Starke


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Meon Valley Novice Cocker Field Trial 30th November 2022

Meon Valley Novice Cocker Field Trial 30th November 2022

Congratulations to the winners of the Meon Valley Novice Cocker Field Trial held on 30th November at Rushmore Farm, near Andover.

Winner – Andy Robinson





Results

1st – EDGEGROVE ALINA Andy Robinson

2nd – WOODASH GIRL ON FIRE Phoebe Watkins

3rd – BYRBWLL QUINLAN Jon Lees

4th – GAMEGOER FLIGHT Graham Watkins

CoM STRIGIDAE HEDGEHUNTER Sam Thatcher & Guns Choice

CoM GELART HAPPY HATTIE OF PIGEONWICK Richard Bunyan

CoM CENTREWALK SALSA Julie Etherington

CoM NETTLEBRIDGE SOLAR Mark Burr













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Arfon Working Gundog Group Open AV Retriever Trial

Arfon Working Gundog Group Open AV Retriever Trial

The Arfon Working Gundog Club held their Open AV Retriever Trial at Checkley Wood Shoot by kind permission of Mr Ivor Beavis. The judges were Mr John Yarwood, Mrs Lynn Mitchell, Mrs Victoria Stanley and Mr Phillip Smithies.

The weather started off a bit dull but, as the day went on, the clouds cleared and we finished in sunshine.

I would like to thank our hosts, the judges, the guns and the helpers who volunteered to carry the game etc. and the competitors. Finally thanks to our sponsors CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds for providing gifts for the award winners.

Results

Winner – IntFTCH Skovagers Six Mile Woodcock a Lab Bitch Owner/Handler Miss Louise Munchaus Adsboel

Second – FTCH  Lowtrrey Klay of Ticefield a Lab Dog Owner/Handler Keith Broomfield

Third – Brocklebank Vital -a Lab Dog Owner/Handler Miss Amy Collier

Fourth – Brockahghs Forba a Lab Dog Owner/Handler Jim Collins





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Meon Valley Working Spaniel Club Trial,  10th November 2022

Meon Valley Working Spaniel Club Trial, 10th November 2022

By Chris Bridgewater

Open A/V (except Cocker) Spaniels

Judges Andy Robinson & Roger Shepherd

at Savernake by kind arrangement with Paul Howard

Thank you to Ceri and everyone at CSJ for their kind sponsorship. It was a great Trial, results below…

1st CHURAIL CHALLENGE  Owner Nicky Hunter  /  Handler Carl Colclough

2nd HALAZE ULTRA  Owner/Handler Chris Thurston-Woolnough also GUNS CHOICE

3rd SHALLSPOON SNAKE HIPS Owner/Handler Paddy Williams

4h DASHBROOK TYPHOON Owner/Handler Steve Bolton

CoM DRUMAGROVE CARMEL Owner/Handler Harley Thomson

CoM HAGGHOUSE PREDATOR Owner/Handler Grant Branton

CoM IMARACANIS COCO OF BUCKLAWREN Owner/HandlerSimon Jones

CoM FUSELEA HARRIOTT Owner/Handler Julie Thatcher

CoM CHAMARET DANCER Owner/Handler Anna Holland

CoM DASHBROOK MIDSUMMER Owner/Handler Steve Bolton



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Arfon Working Gundog Club Novice Retriever Trial, 19th October 2022

By Arfon Working Gundog Club

The Arfon Working Gundog Club held a 14 dog Novice A.V.Retriever Stake at Bryn Y Pys, Overton on Dee, Wrexhan by kind permission of the Rosselli Family and Head Keeper Mr Tom Painter. I would like to thank the judges for giving up their time and also to the guns, our team of helpers, our hosts, the competitors and all who organised a very successful day.

Our judges were Mr Keith Bellamy, Mrs Victoria Stanley, Mr Gary Collier and Mr Gareth Lewis.

I would like to congratulate our winner who, on her way to victory, achieved a multi dog eye wipe, also congratulations to the other award winners.

Results

Winner – Minstead Boa Vista Lab B owned and handled by Judith White

Second – Kynigos Majic Midnight Lab D  Owner Handler – Paul Edmunds

Third – Risbtbrow Bertie Lab D Owner Handler – Chris Kettle

Photo shows l-r – Paul Edmunds, Gary Collier, Judith White, Keith Bellamy, Chris Kettle, Gareth Lewis


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Cornwall Gundog Club Show, 18th September 2022

By Joy Baguley

Judge Mrs Jan Janes
VIS Clunie’s Golden Retriever Warrentor maple Moon
RBVIS Newman’s Hungarian Wire Haired Visla Lanokk Violeska

Judge Mrs Jan Janes
BPIS Leeming’s Golden Retriever Kadaka Kalypso at Iscadu.
RBPIS McCabe’s Spaniel (Cocker) Zheridons Zephranthos at Grandtully.
3rd BPIS Coleman, Irish Setter Camaling Rose Royal
4th BPIG Stone’s Kideoan Mark Time for Merrem

Judge Mrs Jan Janes
BIS Pike’s Irish Setter Redclyst Boris
RBIS Henderson’s Gordon Setter When I Was Your Man Black Lofty
3rd BIS Attwood’s Welsh Springer Spaniel IR SH CH Kylowen Drym ShCM ShCEx
4th BIS Osman’s Pointer Fleurfield Firethorn at Marissolo ShCEx



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GUNDOG INTERNATIONAL THE GAME FAIR 2022

GUNDOG INTERNATIONAL THE GAME FAIR 2022

First place – Ireland with 903 points

Second place– England with 886 points

Third place – Wales with 854 points

Fourth place – Scotland with 850 points

A big thank you to the Game Fair, Barbara Kuen, Francesca Prentice, Lisa Harris and Mark Clifford, the four judges that did a great job over the two days, and not to forget the great arena crew who were perfect throughout the duration of the competition.

This year’s course, probably the best Game Fair course for a long time, was challenging. 

A huge thank you to Ceri and Phil of CSJ, our main sponsors. Without their continued support it would be impossible to compete at this level.

Wales consolidated their third place overall at International level after some fierce competition over the two days. 

Top spaniels were Scotland with 480 points, second England with 470 points, Third Wales with 458 points and Ireland with 451. The Welsh team, after numerous late changes did remarkably well. Roger Woolridge with 91, Dewi Williams with 88, were first timers on the team, taking on a very difficult Spaniel course. Rhys Carpenter, came in late, scoring a creditable 93, but is was a delight to see Steve Erasmus ( Raz) coming up with  a score of 99, he was a joy to watch. A huge thank you must go to Aled Jones, who leads and works so hard with the spaniels returning a score of 87. Thanks must go to Julie Thatcher, our reserve, for her great support over the weekend.Well done all.

Top Retrievers were Ireland with 452 points, after a fantastic performance, second England with 416 points, third were Wales with 396 points and then Scotland with 370 points. There was a change in the format of this year’s Retriever competition with all Retrievers running on both days, having a total of 10 retrieves per Retriever. The course for the Retrievers clearly showed how difficult it was with 12 failures over the course of the two days, this was tough going. Nigel Probert with Angus returning a score of 90, Alan Rees with Magnum on 89, Nigel again, with Tom on 85, Mike Jones with Buzz on 67 and David Christmas Thomas with Martha, new on the team, scoring 65. There was a tie for top Retriever between Steve Richardson of England and John Dawson of Ireland , both on a score of 98.

A big thank you to our reserve Wendy Glue for her contribution over the weekend.

In closing I would like to thank all 16 spaniels that tried out for the team this year plus the 20 Retrievers that also tried out. Thank you to all the helpers, dummy throwers and the team members that have travelled so far to practice and compete. 

Once again a huge thank you to Ceri & Phil and all at CSJ. Your 15 years of loyal support is well appreciated.

Diolch yn Fawr

Alan Rees

Captain of the Wales Team

England win the HPR Home International Competition at The Game Fair 2022

England win the HPR Home International Competition at The Game Fair 2022

Results of the HPRHome International at The Game Fair 2022

What a day! Team England had a fantastic day at The Home International HPR competition at The Game Fair 2022 and won for the 2nd consecutive year! Well done to team Captain Suzi and Maus who scored maximum score of 120 and won the Best Retrieving Dog and to Alan and Senza who scored 118/120 and took not only Gun’s Choice but also Top Hunting Dog!

“The kit was amazing – a lot of oohs and aahs when I handed them out. England Won again! Thanks again for the great kit.” Team Captain Suzi Burton.

UK gundog team wins Kennel Club International 2022

UK gundog team wins Kennel Club International 2022

By Nigel Probert, Kieron Coey and David Logan

When I was asked by the Kennel Club to Captain the UK gundog team for 2022, it felt an honour and a privilege to be asked. My first task was to select a team, so I asked the captains of England, Ireland and Scotland to pick me a dog from their selection process. This was done slightly different in Wales where I asked two independent panel judges to set a course and to judge the selection as I had to take part in running in the selection myself. Fortunately, I was the highest scoring on that day so I was picked to represent Wales. 

The Team was picked as follows: 

Nigel Probert – Wales
David Logan – Scotland
Kieron Coey – Ireland
Adam Snare – England

Day One of the competition consisted of a walk up with water retrieves included then followed on to a drive scenario picking 4 retrieves at 200 yards plus over a steep bank / valley. This was pushing the dogs due to the extreme temperatures that we had over the two days, but with careful management, wetting the dogs and staying in the shade between retrieves as much as possible, we could keep their performance up. 

Anything could happen

End of day one we were in second position, a few points behind Netherlands but all to play for – anything could happen. 

Day two consisted of five double retrieves in a variety of woodland and open grassland scenes – memories and blinds. 

Our performance stayed consistent but we dribbled points here and there (which was similar to the other teams) but thankfully no zeros!! By the end, the consistent performance of all our dogs then pushed the UK gundog team into first position – it was tight with Ireland only 5 points behind but we did it!

I would like to thank CSJ for the dedicated help and sponsorship that they always provide for gun dog international events. Without sponsors such as CSJ we wouldn’t be able to take our dogs to these events so it is very much appreciated. 

Final scores were :- 

1st – Great Britain 1048 points 

2nd – Ireland 1043 points 

3rd – Italy 1027 points 

4th – Netherlands 1006 points 

Nigel Probert
Llangynidr gundogs

Kieron Coey

I want to personally thank you for CSJs support over the last few days, I hope we did you proud. It is refreshing to see a company still prepared to support working dogs of all varieties in these difficult times. I struggled for at least 18 months before finding a food that agreed with Ralph (Int. Ftch Crosstone Trickster) trying everything from the cheapest to very expensive before discovering  CSJ at the Moira gamefair and we have not looked back, feeding Fit n Fast! for the last 5 years.

Once again thank you very much.”

Kieron Coey

David Logan

“Morning Ceri, I just wanted to say a massive thank you to CSJ, Phil and yourself for everything you have done over the weekend for the team. It is greatly appreciated! It was great to catch up on the Wednesday evening and Thursday. Will see you soon at Scone!”

David Logan