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AV Retriever Field Trial - 16 Dog Novice Stake

The IWGDC held its Novice trial today, Saturday 25th November, at Hill Farm, Brading, Isle of Wight, courtesy of the Lovegrove Family.

Judges were Robert Worrall, Mell Brooks, Paula Graystone and Marian Morris-Worrall.

It was a lovely day, dry and cold, and the birds flew despite the lack of breeze.  Huge thanks to the landowners, judges and the team of guns that shot for the day who did a really excellent job for the club.  Thanks also to all the helpers that provided support, beaters, and those that provided refreshments for everyone.

It was not an easy day for the dogs, the scenting conditions were difficult and the dogs had to hunt well to find.  At the first drive, a mix of duck and pheasant we lost 5 dogs.  The second drive saw a woodcock shot into the edge of a wood, which proved a challenge for a number of dogs.  7 dogs were lost in the second round with three progressing to the next drive.

First and second place were not awarded with the result being:

3rd -Amistad Patton, Lab, Nick Gregory
4th - Rookhollow Holly, G Ret, James Walsh
COM - Lyebreach Golden Eagle of Riverlilly, Lab, Abbie Reid

Guns Choice also went to Abbie Reid.

The Isle of Wight Gundog Club is registered with the Kennel Club: ID 422
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