WORKING TEST RESULTS
Open Walked-Up Test, Plumpton. 13th April 2014
1st – Jim Tomlinson with Seeking Sieka
2nd – David Latham with Lessor Burdock of Abbotstone
3rd – Julia Johnston with Westmacott Lamp Sonius M
4th – David Tulip with Westmacott Olympic Dream
CoM – Andy Jardine with My Springtime Jazmine
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Puppy, Novice & Open Safari Test, Winster. 18th May 2014[color-box]A glorious sunny day at Winster on the edge of Windermere with panoramic views made for an excellent day. We are very grateful to the landowner Mr Brian Scowcroft for allowing us to use the superb land and to the four judges: Polly Dunckley, Steve Hore, Brenda Lawson and Paul Holmes. Winster is a superb location with undulating rough terrain, wetter rush land and a lake which all pose challenging for the dogs in different ways.
Gail McNab’s pup, Grovery Fallon excelled losing just 4 points over the four tests putting her 5 points beyond her nearest rival Neil Hardy with Risefit Black Adder of Marranscar, Gail McNab was presented with the Ashrigg Shield. The novice was well competed with the top seven dogs within 8 points of each other Neil Hardy’s Marranscar Viper came out on top with John Lawson’s Lovely Lily Lavendar taking 2nd place.
The open test was a pleasure to watch on challenging ground with four well thought out tests, it was always going to be interesting to see who came out on top. A narrow angle across a corner of the lake caused problems for many, Lowforge Aragon of Leacaz (L.Hartis) and Waterford Featherman (N.Rudgard) were the highest scorers on the water both getting 17 out of 20. Nicola Rudgard and Waterford Featherman continued to show their quality with superb straight lines on their three other retrieves leaving them top of the field winning the Greystoke Castle Trophy.
We are also very grateful to our sponsor Skinners and Westmorland Veterinary Group for their kind donations. Keith Sykes also agreed to come along and take photographs throughout the day, he has generously not charged us for this service, for which we are very grateful to him. Keith is also an excellent artist mainly doing animal portraits you can see his work at www.kjsykes.com. As you will realise it is very difficult to ensure every dog is photographed on a safari test so there will not be pictures of every dog. If anyone would like a copy of the pictures please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Kirsty will burn them onto DVD & post them at a cost £3/disk (to cover the costs of dvds and postage any profits will go pack to Burns and Becks Gundog Club).[/color-box]
Results in full
1st – Gail McNab with Grovery Fallon
2nd – Neil Hardy with Risefit Black Adder of Marranscar
3rd – Kirsty Ranson with Lunefirefly Merlot (Handled by R.Howson)
4th – Brian Duggan with Grovery Farrel
Winner of Best Puppy Under 12 months – Lunefirefly Merlot handled by R.Howson
1st – Neil Hardy with Marranscar Viper
2nd – John Lawson with Lovely Lily Lavendar
3rd – Chris Workman with Cornaa Misty Dawn
CoM – Mike Nelson with Fenhart Onyx
CoM – John Lupton with Greenbriar Raft
1st – Nicola Rudgard with Waterford Featherman
2nd – Les Earl with Drakeshead Volvo
3rd – Neil Parkinson with Rockybrook Levi
4th – Kevin Butler with Crooksber Teal of Turpingreen
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