The winners and judges: (from left) Wayne Greig, T. Ballinger, Malcolm Timms, Hazel Crocker, Paul Bone, E. Kennard, Peter Jones & Andy Creed. Photograph credit: Sandy Pond-Jones
By Geoff Ford
Monday, 27 April 2009
The Chiltern Gundog Society held a novice cocker spaniel trial at Pophleys estate, Kingston Blount, by kind permission of Stuart Mcintosh and Angie Murrey.
The trial started in heavy rain and extreme cold.
Keeper Mark Williams and his team of stops worked hard to keep the late season pheasants in the beat of the trial.
The guns shot very well and judges Peter Jones and Wayne Grieg gave every dog a good run.
1 Paul Bone with cs.b. Huic Russian Dancer
2 Malcolm Timms with cs.b. Brackenpark Mayar
3 E. Kennard with cs.b. Fieldvale Fanatic Flyer of Braebate
4 T. Ballinger with cs.b. Windmillwood Penny of Ammerdown
CoM Andy Creed with cs.b. Jaspers Black Riddle
CoM L. Dewis with cs.b. Cundriebrook Katrina
CoM P. Booth with cs.b. Sparginn Beeshnut
CoM N. Cook with cs.b. Rowston Simone
Guns’ Choice Hazel Crocker with cs.b. Fordrock Lucky Sweep
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