RESULTS of the Cotswold and Wyevern Labrador Retriever Club Novice test on 7th April 2013
At Aston Farm by the kind permission of Captain Mark Phillips
Judges - Killey Pennell, Anne Hoddy, Mary Jarrod, Simon Pullin and Howard Parker
1st Matthew Gould - Cynhinfa Kelly (lab)
2nd Adrian Phillips - Bumblyn Cohosh (FCR)
3rd Norman Onens - Kestrelway Freddie (lab)
4th Miss E Davis - Damson of Ivy Rock (lab)
COM Sandi Goodie - Poolmoor Rho (lab)
COM Jane Beach -Blackthorn Button (lab)
COM Jason Mayhew - Kestrelway Flint (lab)
My Thanks to all the judges and helpers on the day, also to Peter Phillips who kindly joined us in time to present the awards.
Also, my thanks to Skinners Pet Foods for their generous sponsorship.
We had a really good entry of 45 dogs with only 4 absent, the tests seemed to run well and most importantly the weather was good - intermittent sunshine with a light breeze.
Test 1 - a two dummy pick up in a wood, no shot
Test 2 - a mark followed by a blind over a jump, no shot
Test 3 - a blind with a distraction mark which had shot
Test 4 - a blind to shot up a steep wooded bank
Test 5 - a two dog walk up, with a crossover
There was a run off for 2nd and 3rd place and also for 4th and a COM. This was a long mark of about 100yds, possibly more, which was across a very steep grassy valley giving a wonderful view for the assembled gallery of the dog running up the opposite slope, had it stayed on the right line?
Well done to the winner who had travelled up from Exeter with 3 friends who were also running, a very worthwhile trip up for him!
Sharon Rogers W/T sec