Our thanks to Gilbertson & Page Ltd who have very generously sponsored all our Field Trials


275th NOVICE STAKE - 2nd October 2018
 
We have been going to Hopton Wafers for several years now and this was another lovely trial held there in perfect weather conditions, dry and cloudy,with a light breeze.  Held on different ground than usual as this was a normal shoot day with the guns especially chosen for their enjoyment in watching the dogs work, by our host Mr Peter Vale who had generously invited us back there again.  The 10 guns shot 3 drives but were happy to wait and watch the dogs work or chat amongst each other whilst the judges Phil Bruton, Charlotte Ernshaw, Paul Truby and Clare Woods put the dogs through their paces.  A very patient and friendly Shoot Manager, Dave Morris was happy to comply with every request and his keeper Luke Williams performed miracles in ensuring none of the guns were ever out of the action.  
 
It is upsetting that with all the generosity shown by our host, one competitor chose to depart during the morning without taking leave or thanking him first but conversely a big thank you to those that did stay despite their long journeys ahead, I know he appreciated being thanked and the award winners much appreciated you being there to see them receive their awards. Thank you for all involved on the day.  

Results:
 
1st    SARNESFIELD TROOPER winning The Boutflour Trophy and The Loebl Cup for the Best Owner/Handler handled by TONY GRIFFITHS
Sex:Dog  DoB:  05/05/2015
FTCh Cynhinfa John x Bryntail's Amber Fern 
Breeder:  Mr S W & Mrs J L Tippins.  Owner:  A J Griffiths
 
2nd   ANNINGTONBAY MADDI MAY handled by MELL BROOKS
Sex:Bitch  DoB:  14/03/2016
FTCh Calderhey Adder x Tayfordwoods Rosebank Of Anningtonbay
Breeder/Owner:  Mell Brooks.  
 
COM HOWGILLHAY FENNEL OF GILLHAYS winning the Club Challenge Cup for the Best Looking dog in the awards handled by DEBBIE POLLEY
Sex: Bitch DoB:  17/05/2014
Gillhays Sage x Goscote Willow
Breeder:  T Davies.  Owner:  Debbie Polley