Draw for the Retriever Stakes
2017 Retriever trial schedules have been sent out to all members.
2016 Retriever Trials:
Our congratulations go to Sandy Robertson who handled his Labrador dog Garshake Dillon to win our Open Retriever Trial and make the dog up to a FTCh under judges Philip Turner, Richard Johnston, Thomas Brady and Ian Christie on 24th October. Once again, we were at Altyre Estate by the kind permission of Sir Alasdair Gordon-Cumming and keeper Peter Cairney. Once again we would like to thank them for putting on such a good day and having us back there again. We would also like to thank our sponsors Judges Choice dog food, CD McNeill and D & FM Sporting as well as everyone who helped us on the day.
Our Novice Retriever Trial took place at Allangrange Estate on 29th October. Judges for the day were Tom Smith, Gary Youngson, Tom Forgie & Kevin Haynes. We wish to thank them again for agreeing to judge for us and our hosts and guns at Allangrange.
Sadly there were no awards given this year so that means we’ll have time to get an extra special shine polished onto the trophies for next year!
12 Dog Open Qualifying AV Retriever Trial on Friday 30th October 2015
Our thanks go to Sir Alistair Gordon-Cumming and Altyre Estate, judges Tom Boyd, Neil Black, John Castle & Joe Maclure and sponsors C D McNeill, D & FM Sporting and Judges Choice dog food for their continued support.
1st: Kevin Haynes with “Balmuir Replay of Cairngryffe”
2nd: Paul Dixon with “Greenbriar Tango”
Kevin Haynes also won trophies for:
Best Mark: Jim McIvor Trophy
Best Yellow: The Kelvinhead Toby Cup
16 Dog Novice AV Retriever Stake on Saturday 31st October
Thanks from the club go to judges Les McLean, Janice Greig, Stan Payne & Helen Ash and to Allangrange Estate as well as all those who helped over the course of the two days.
1st: Arther Milne with “Suitejet Setting Sun”
Congratulations to Arthur who won all four trophies available on the day:
1st Place: Cawdor Rose Bowl
Best Mark: Lumsden Trophy
Most Stylish: McDermott Trophy
Guns Choice: McNeil Trophy
Retriever Qualifying Open Stake at Tomatin on Tuesday 14th October:
1st Duncan Gillies with Knottsberry Kieron;
2nd Paul Dixon with Waygreen Barracuda;
COM Erica Munro Ferguson with Levenghyl Jacana of Abbotshall.
Awards for the Best Marking Dog went to Greenbriar Tango handled by Paul Dixon; Best Yellow Dog went to Levenghyl Kudoo handled by Amy Higgs.
Many thanks to the judges, John Castle, Neil Black, Graham Slater and Thomas Brady; and to the guns, spaniel handlers, game carriers and of course all the competitors who made it such an excellent day.
Thank you to Davy Thomson of D&FM Shooting for hosting the trial. The weather was fine – perfect for a walked up shoot on the hill. A mixed bag of hare, partridge and pheasant.
Moray Firth Novice Retriever Stake
Tomatin, 31st October 2014
1st: Willowyck Muchly – Kirsty Cousins
Best Marking Dog: Willowyck Muchly (Kirsty Cousins)
Most Stylish Dog: Highdunscott Ouzel (Jim Gall)
Best Retrieve: Julvial Brogan (Nikki Waddington)
Judges: Joe Maclure, John McNeice, John Howden and John MacColl. Thank you Judges!
Thank you to D & FM Sporting for the ground and Ewan Archer the Steward of the Beat; Guns; Spaniel handlers; Game carriers and of course all the competitors. Very well done Kirsty and Jim and Nikki
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