13th January - Novice Cocker Trial

Bretby Park by kind permission of Mrs S MacDonald of Sleat
What a beautiful day to be out, after all the rain and dull weather, the skies were blue, the sun shone and a great day was had by all. Matt Smith took the field off into some fodder beet to start the day where the team caught up with a few birds, followed by a stint in a wooded area. A quick stop to re-group while Matt and the judges conferred and then proceeded to more fodder beet, where we caught up with plenty of birds and the Trial was over. The judges, Jack Iliffe and Graham Burton commented on the very high standard of dog work, with the following worthy award winners.
1st Will Clulee - Derrycullen Gaugin winning the Ormewood Trophy
2nd John Sexton - Saxondawn Slytherin winning the Bedford Cup
3rd Fiona Flannigan - Vierge Louis
4th Breckmarsh Ila - Bill Parkinson
COM Paul McGregor - Dakotagun Shaw
COM Mary Banasik - Kiltonbeck Falcon
Many thanks to the whole team today, Jane Burton (Chief Steward), Vanessa King, Jacob Henry (Gallery Stewards), Helen Fern, Stef Greenhalgh (Judges Stewards), Rob Wood, Ray Pickering (Game Carriers), Doug Ingall (Picker Up), Paul Woodcock, John Gainey, Philip Walton, Jon Fern (Guns) and Bob & Helen Seaman for the fabulous breakfast!
Many thanks to our valued sponsors, Skinners Pet Foods, Sporting Saint, BASC & Twicebrewed Twines.