Spaniel Trials

Draws for our Novice and Open Spaniel Field Trials can be downloaded here.

Open AV Excl Cocker Field Trial Draw 2017

Novice AV Spaniel Field Trial Draw 2017

2017 Field Trial schedules have been sent out to all members.

Spaniel 2017 Trial Schedule

Spaniel Field Trial Entry Form 2017

2016 Spaniel Field Trial Results

We would like to thank our hosts at Altyre Estate, Sir Alastair Gordon-Cumming, Head Keeper Peter Cairney and his team of guns for putting on another good Open ESS trial for us. Both the Spaniel trials were generously sponsored by D & FM Sporting, Tain Pottery and CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds. Judges for the Open Trial were Mr Richard Claydon & Mr Steve Charlton. We would like to thank them both for giving up their time and also all those who came to help over the course of the weekend for both of our Spaniel Trials.

The Open ESS Trial was held on Friday 21st October and the results were as follows:

1st Duke of Buccleuch’s Cowarnecourt Jonquil of Buccleuch handled by David Lisett
2nd Eddie Scott’s FTCh Broomfield Annie
3rd Richard Wells Pitrahh Dirty Angie
4th & Guns Choice Ben Watkins FTCh Simonside Doris of Laysan
COM’s were awarded to Spence Waddell’s Gartshore Ardara, Julie Thatcher’s Shalloakwest Shadey, Steven Blackwell’s Luthmhor Draco & William Johnstone’s Buccleuch Katy.


The Novice Trial was held at Glenferness Estate the following day by the kind permission of Lady Balgonie and Keeper Terry Bain. Our thanks got to them for having us back once again for a great day that finished in good time. Judges were Richard Claydon, Steve Charlton, Jim Adamson and Stuart Dunn. Our congratulations go to everyone who gained an award over the course of the two trials and sincere thanks to everyone who made the journey and gave up their time to make the trials a success.

The results of the Novive AV Spaniel trial were as follows:

1st & Guns Choice Eddie Scott – Broomfield Hope
2nd Richard Wells – Marketgate Dixie
3rd Eddie Scott – Broomfield Anna
4th Jim Clark – Shalloakwest Peroni of Surefly


2015 Spaniel Trial results

Both of our Spaniel Trails this year were judged by Mr Edward Martin and Mr Steve Bates. We would like to thank them for making the journey and giving up a great deal of their time to judge for the club.

We would also like to thank sponsors Tain Pottery, D & FM Sporting and CSJ Specialist canine feeds for their continued support as well as all those who helped out  over the course of the two trials. Without our members and helpers we would be lost so thank you again for all of your help.

Open Trial for 16 English Springer Spaniels held on Friday 23rd October at Altyre Estate.

1st – Alec Coutts – Spamvalley Honey of Stagsden
2nd – Bill Johnstone – Buccleuch Katy
3rd – David Wilson – Granton Minstrel
4th – Jim Clark – Shalloakwest Skooter
COM’s to:
Stuart Dunn – Kirstzo Mr Soft (& Guns Choice)
JimAdamson – Rothievale Larch
Ben Watkins – Pitrahh Dirty Annie

Our thanks go to Sir Alastair Gordon-Cumming, gamekeeper Peter Cairney and his team of guns for another great trial.

Moray Firth Open ESS 2015


Novice Trial for 16 Any Variety Spaniels held on Saturday 24th October at Glenferness Estate.

1st Dougie Gibson – Speytrack Ann
2nd Davie Wilson – Granton Minstrel
3rd Bill Johnstone – Helmsway Honeybee
4th Andrew Cunningham – Woodlandbank Bramble (& Gun’s Choice)

COM’s to:
Gary Vennard – Craigscourt Black Jack
Jim Adamson – Strawberry Glen Sunrise of Jenoren
Jim Temporal – Gartshore Thistle
Raymond Harrow – Kinross Meg
Ryan Hoggan – Bostonmoor Battleaxe

Ryans Novice AV Photo

Our sincere thanks also go to Lady Balgonie, gamekeeper Terry Bain and the team of guns who helped to provide the trial for the club.

Spaniel trial schedule 2015

Spaniel trial entry form 2015

2014 Trial Results

Results from the Open stake for English Springer Spaniels

1st – M Huitson, Balmuir Skylark (Making the dog a FTCh)
2nd – R Claydon, Sliabh Peggy of Greenbrush (& Guns Choice)
3rd – N Hannan, Sealpin Sugar Spun Sister of Druimmuir
COM – S Charlton, Flaxdale Lara
COM – S Charlton Kilhopemoss Pepperpot
COM – A Cunningham, Kilhopemoss Minder
COM – G Clark, Broomfield Lilly
Thanks go to Altyre Estate and to our sponsors D & FM Thomson, CSJ dog food and Tain Pottery.

 Novice Trial for AV Spaniels at Glenferness


Judges were John Dixon, Peter Holmes, Jim Temporal and Jamie Reid. Our sincere thanks are extended to them for judging today and to John and Peter for judging yesterday as well.

Award winners today were:
1st – W Drummond, Buccleuch Imrigh (ESS dog)
2nd – J Adamson, Caulliechat Prince (ESS dog)
3rd – G Vennard, Craigscourt Blackjack (ESS dog) & Guns Choice
COM – A Cunningham, Spamvalley Fizz (ESS bitch)
COM – A Pett, Kingcott Bow (Cocker dog)

Thanks again to our sponsors Tain Pottery, CSJ dog food and D & FM Sporting.

2017 Moray Firth Spaniel & Retriever Club