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AV Retriever Field Trial - 12 Dog Open Stake

The Isle of Wight Gundog Club held its final trial of the 2023/24 season in 8 January 2024 at Newbarn Farm, Calbourne.  A 12 dog open driven trial on what was a chilly day with some good dog work. Grateful thanks to the landowners, keeper and the beaters, the team of guns organised by Tim Pressey, who shot for the trial, stewards and all helpers.

After the first drive which saw birds fall in open ground and cover and with a couple of runners to pick, 9 dogs remained.  The second drive was in ground with more cover and and after the second round 6 dogs remained.  Two dogs went out in the third round and the remaining 4 dogs had fourth round retrieves before the judges discused awards.

There was a late entry in round three in the form of a Gloucester Old spot cross who joined the gallery for a while along with a flurry of sleet, which thankfully was short lived.

Thanks to our Judges, Heather Bradley, Robert Worrall, Martin Bagg and James Bailey. 

1st Mitforton Tout de Suite of Hawkerline, Matthew Gould
2nd and Guns Choice, Mitforton Tobin, Jon Dower
3rd Marstonprior Grenadier of Wedgnock, Steve Richardson
4th Elmertown Blazer of SussexSharp, Reuben Corbett

Thank you to all competitors for continuing to support the club and we hope that you have a successful remainder of the season and safe travels home.

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