K&ES Field Trials 2018/2019

Novice AV Retriever 16 Dog Stake

12th September 2018
at Mousden Farm Tunbridge Wells Kent
by kind permission of Roy Sammons and courtesy of Darren Flood and his Guns
Judges: Mr R Wade (A1704), Mr M Polley (B3220), Mrs Julia Smith (NP3634), Mrs Tracy Flood (NP)

PRIZES: Winner - The Secretary’s Cup
Runner up - The O’Brien Trophy
Guns Choice - The Banner Trophy

We held our Novice Field Trial on 12th September 2018 at Mousden Farm, Tunbridge Wells. The weather did not dampen spirits, with a good team of guns providing plenty of game on the ground, giving us a good variety of retrieves. Our judges for the day were Roger Wade, Mark Polley, Julia Smith & Tracy Flood. Thank you to our host Roy & to Darren & his team of guns & to all the judges & helpers who we could not manage without. We saw some lovely dog work, which resulted in the following awards

1st & Gun's ChoiceMitforton NutmegMike Fleming
2ndPointhill PeregrineMarianne Copp
3rdGold Silver Ann of HiggscroftMick Higgs
CoMElmertown Special OneKeith Townsend

All Age AV Retriever 16 Dog Stake

8thDecember 2018
at Horsefrith Farm, Blackmore, Essex
by kind permission of Mr Simon Polley and Courtesy of Mr Gary Vidler and his Guns
Judges: Mrs D Harrison (A1870), Mr R Ketley (B2815), Mr J Bailey (NP3250), Mr P Wheeler (NP)


The top 3 dogs will be asked to compete in the Branch Finals on 25th January 2019 Hosted by the Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire Branch

We held our All Aged Trial at Blackmore on Saturday 8th December 2018. It was a very cold, blustery day which made it a bit of a struggle to get the birds on the ground. The judges had a difficult job separating the dogs, which meant we finished just as darkness fell. I am so grateful to Gary Vidler & his team of guns, Sid & his beaters, all the fabulous helpers & to the judges Di Harrison, Roger Ketley, James Bailey & Paul Wheeler who didn't even take a break & worked so hard along with the competitors to achieve the following results -

1stBirdsgreen Thembi of SpurgateBrian Chesser
2ndTagabea Pretty Thing of LuddesdownKelvin Nettleingham
3rdPointhill PeregrineMarianne Copp
4thSpiraline Chardonnay of WittinsmeadPeter Elmy
CoMBrockaghs ForbaJim Collins
CoMBellspaddle JockSharon Dingle