Field Trial Results 2015.
photo - Osmaston Park Lake by Becky Wilkinson.
The 107th Field Trial Meeting.
All-Aged Stake for 14 Any
Variery Retrievers at The Stretton Shoot, Donisthorpe, by kind
permission Mr A Bown.
Tuesday, December 14th
Judges - Mick Newsam, Dave Gallimore, Sue Lowe and Julie Campbell.
Photos - Kev Marriott.
This was a good Trial on a testing ground and our Steward of the Beet and
Headkeeper, Paul Bown, was keen to give us what we wanted to make the day a
All the dogs were in line for the first drive from a Game Strip and with our
and Dave on the left and our two Ladies on the right, our very capable team of
to work. Birds came pretty quickly and fell in reasonably high Rape and on the
of Woodland in white grass. As you would expect in an All-Aged Stake where all
dogs had gained a Trial award, the standard was good and our Judges had to work
hard to sort them out. The drive was stopped to pick and then re-started before
moving off to walk-up either side of a thick thorn hedge.
With 8 dogs still in contention by the end of the second round, the retrieves
slightly more difficult and, with long retrieves in Rape and more white grass,
and two more casualties, the Judges were able to close their books with six dogs
five birds each. Our visit to Donisthorpe brought our Trial calendar to a close
another season and I think everyone agreed that we had been very fortunate to be
able to Trial our dogs on such a good ground with interested and helpful hosts.
L to R -
Les Venis, CoM with Aledr Angel of Venvil. Dave Clayton
Little Ava of Klato - CoM and Gun's Choice winning a very nice Game
Bag Sponsored by Lewis Thornley of The BASC. Judge, Dave Gallimore.
Latham, CoM with Ragweeds Aston of Fendawood.
Judge, Mick Newsam. Steve
Polley, Second with Shallowbeck Baker Boy. Winner, Norman Onens with Kestrelway
Freddie - Norman was awarded the Gossmount Trophy presented by Kev and Jan
Judges, Sue Lowe and Julie Campbell and Dave Brown,
with Gunslip Insignia of Bearbrace.
Norman receives The Gossmount Trophy from Kev Marriott.
Dave Clayton with Little Ava of Klato and the Coomberry Trophy for Gun's
Choice presented by Steve
and Angie Lomas and a very nice Game Bag
very kindly donated by Lewis Thornley of The BASC.
Vernon "The Magnet" Lathwell.
As usual, a Big Thank You to The Dove Valley Team.
The 106th Field Trial Meeting.
Open Cocker Spaniel.
by kind permission of Mr A Hall, Family and Guns.
Tuesday, November 8th.
Words and photos -
to R. Terry Frost, Steve "Rosie" Baker and
Guns were Messrs. Rob Bell, Steve Davies, Ben Shreeve and Guy Radford.
stake was run under the watchful and guiding eye of Steward of the
Steve Baker. After a hard days trialling through tough cover, the
winner was Ian English with BROADMEAFARM BEAU.
Second and trophy for
best retrieve was Andy Kirk with PINSARK ROBERTA. Third and Guns choice was Ian
Openshaw with ENDOWOOD BEATRICE.
On behalf of BASC, regional officer Lewis
Ian with a game bag. Fourth place was Tom Skelly with
TIMSGARRY SWIFT. C.O.M's were awarded to John Walker with TAUTAVAVEL KIRSTY at
SANAIGMORE and Ian Openshaw with J Tudor's
TUDORBRIAR SKYLARK. After all usual thanks and presentations Guy Radford sadly
that after Ten years as Spaniel Field trial Secretaries, both
Elizabeth Bedford and Melissa Stubbs were standing down.
A presentation was
made to both ladies for their hard work.
Above - Award Winners and Judges.
Below - Guns.
The 105th Field Trial Meeting.
Novice A/V Spaniel Stake.
The Maer Shoot.
Monday, November 23rd.
Words and photos - Barry Dutton.
This trial was run in typical November weather with a good covering of
frost. Judges were Martin Deacon and Keith Onions who officiated fairly
and consistently. In his summing up Martin said that it was a very
keenly contested stake and anyone put out need not feel disgraced.
Taking the top honours today was Ian Clarke with FUSELEA BASHER.
Second and best hunting spaniel was Anna Holland with EARBSA BREAC.
Third was Terry Frost with RIP RAP JAKE.
Fourth was Graham Burton
with WHIZNIC WAGER.
Guns choice was Lynn De Challan's MEROVIGIAN
MOGHUL DANCER handled by Paul De Challans.
Also a C.O.M. was awarded
to T Phillips with MELINWYNT MESSI.
Photo - Barry Dutton.
The 104th Field Trial Meeting.
The Maer Shoot.
Monday, November 9th.
Novice Cocker Spaniel, Maer, Staffordshire.
Judges - Mike
Williams and Ian Bogacki.
First - Jeremy Organ's Wetlands Scream
Second and Best Hunting Spaniel, M Lomax with
Poolgreen Bolton at
Third and Gun's choice - M Buckley with Selwick Cove
The 103rd Field Trial Meeting.
A/V Novice Retriever Stake, The Cubley Estate.
Monday, November 9th.
By kind invitation of The Rt. Hon. Mr D Legh and Mrs J Legh.
Judges - Ged Lesson, Tim Brain, Stewart North and Laura Marsh.
Winners and Judges. L to R. Les Venis, Stewart North, Clare Baker, Tim
Laura Marsh, Chris Burrows and Ged Leeson.
With Tim and Laura on the left and Ged and Stewart on the right, the day
started with a
with all dogs in line, from a pond in a small wood and,
although birds fell on open grassland,
they were not visible and
retrieves were not easy. It was
clear from the start that scent was not
good and, if dogs didn't
handle, progression would be
limited. Having said that, there was not a
lot of over handling and
the standard was very good.
Young dogs had to negotiate quite strong
winds and, whilst we did
lose dogs, Lady Luck, or the lack of it, was the main resaon for
The second drive from a strip of woodland saw Partridge and
Pheasant falling in the same grassland
and some good work was
seen. As we all know, driven trials take time and our thoughtful Judges
used the birds very well without asking handlers to tackle silly,
un-shoot day like retrieves.
With the second round well underway we
decided to break for one of Ann Blake's fabulous lunches
continuing with a drive from a game and maize crop. Birds flew high and
fast on the wind but
our guns shot well and some interesting retrives
were available. Our Judges whittled their way
through the dogs until
only 3 remained. The Guns were invited to another drive and, with
only 2 birds needed, the Trial quickly reached it’s conclusion.
Our Steward of the Beat, Headkeeper Kim Robinson and his team had
provided us with an ideal
platform to test the dogs in a proper
shoot day situation and sensible Judges ensured that J(A)3.a
(you'll have to have a look !!) was adhered to. A Good Day - and thank
you to everyone in the
Dove Valley Team for helping to make it work.
First, Clare Baker (below) with The Windbreak Whisperer of
winning The Merriwych Trophy in memory of our second Chairman,
Second, Chris Burrows (below) with Drakeshead Wilmer at
Chris Burrows sends Drakeshead Wilmer at Wilrose for the last bird of
CoM, Best Yellow Lab, winning the Hawkslow Cup, presented by
Antram and Gun's Choice, winning the Thorpe Cloud Clary Trophy,
presented by Graham and Diane Barrett, Les Venis with Alder Angel of
The Last Knockins!
Our Winner Clare, and Les, Gun's Choice, were presented with an engraved
by our generous hosts, Mr and Mrs Legh.
The 102nd Field Trial Meeting.
Open Qualifying Stake for 24 A/V Retrievers held at
Estate on October 29th and 30th.
By kind invitation of Mr R Nash.
Judges - Mike Tallamy, Steve Polley,
Clare Wood and Philippa Williams.
1st and Gun's Choice - Jayne
Coley with Ft.Ch. Waterford
Jayne was awarded the Flaxfire Trophy, presented by Colin Walker, the
2nd Steve Newitt
with Diglake Charlie.
Trophy presented by David Clayton and The Marshflight Trophy
for Gun's Choice
presented by Kerrie Morton.
Steve was awarded the Derrity Trophy presented by Charlotte Smith and
3rd Craig Perry
with Ft.Ch. Cynhinfa John.
Delfleet Pepper Trophy for The Best Yellow Lab, presented by Jane Jacombs.
4th Jamie Bettinson with Cynhinfa
CoM Julia Reed with Redbeards Wild Heaven.
L - R. Craig Perry, Julia Reed, Jamie Bettinson, Steve Polley, Pip
Clare Wood, Mike Tallamy, Steve Newitt and Jayne Coley.
This was a fabulous Trial on a wonderful Estate.
The dogs were
thoroughly tested with Woodland drives
walking-up in Game cover and marshy white grass.
thanks to the Dove Valley Team and to
Headkeeper Clive and Shoot
The 101st Field Trial Meeting.
English Springer Spaniel Open Stake held at the Stretton Shoot,
South Derbyshire, on
Thursday, October 22nd
by kind permission of Mr A Bown.
Judges Mr G Veasey and Mr N Satchwell.
1st Ft.Champion BISHWELL BEEPOP bitch owned
and handled by Mr S.J. Morgan.
2nd EDWARDIANA MINSTRAL of HALWYN RYSTON dog
owned and handled by Mr M.
3rd BOOTHSBROW SAM (also GUNS CHOICE) dog owned
and handled by Mr J. Bailey.
4th BUCCLEUCH HAMISH dog owned and handled by Mr J. Dransfield.
COM WRENMARSH TEMPTATION bitch owned and handled by Mr M. Watson.
The 100th Field Trial Meeting.