The novice dog/novice handler award winners: (from left) Andy Head, Judy Bloodworth, Lee Burdett, Phil Cousins and Helen Kenyon.
By Susan Wood
Tuesday, 05 May 2009
The United Retriever Club Hants and South West held their first working test of 2009 at Cleeves Farm, Chilmark.
Held by kind permission of Mr & Mrs Henry Pelham, the event was generously sponsored by Squires & Beaumont Dog Food.
The weather and the venue were both superb with woodland and gently sloped grassland ideal for hunting exercises as well as marking and a walk-up.
Dave England had set the tests and gave the handlers plenty to think about.
Elizabeth Pelham and Celia Norris judged the brace, and the novice section was judged by Nick Coates and Jane Manley.
1 Gillian Yates with Manymills Black Duck & Swinbrook Jewel
2 Jean Baveystock with Baveybuilt Tiffon Too & Baveybuilt Bellini
3 Stuart Robson with Haremire Diane of Haddeo & Haddeo Noble
CoM Kelvin Selway with Tanderswell Liffey of Likelwood & Olivertash Apple of Likelwood
CoM Pauline Dilliway with Penncarrick Nimrod & Hardimans Teal
CoM Keith Broomfield with FTCh.Mavericks Goose & FTCh. Noiroche Aperitif
Novice Dog/Novice Handler
1 Lee Burdett with flc.b. Lenyams Elmers
2 Helen Kenyon with lab.d. Heatheraine Jack
3 Andy Head with lab.d. Henergy River Patrol
4 Judy Bloodworth with lab.b. Abney Rosa of Boundway
CoM Phil Cousins with lab.d. Monmouth Starfinder
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