Spaniels Field Trials 2017/2018

16 Dog Novice ENgish Springer Spaniel Stake

13th November 2017
at Ditchingham Hall, Bungay, Suffolk
by kind permission of Earl & Countess Ferrers and Headkeeper Nick Clitheroe
Judges: Chris Thurston-Woolnough (A2015) and Arthur McGregor (NP)

The Utility Gundog Society held it’s first Spaniel Trial of the 2017/18 season, a Novice Springer Stake for 16 dogs at Ditchingham Hall, Suffolk by very kind permission of the Earl & Countess Ferrers and Headkeeper Nick Clitheroe. We were delighted to be invited to this beautiful Estate, the first time a Spaniel trial has been held in it’s grounds. The Woodland is perfect for Spaniels and the team of Guns supplied by the Keeper were excellent. A mixed bag of Woodcock, Pheasant, Hare and Partridge tested the novice dogs with a few going by the wayside on the Woodcock especially. The Judges, Chris Thurston-Woolnough and Arthur McGregor were fair and especially helpful with some very nervous novice handlers. They were in perfect agreement and were able to award places without a run-off. This is the first win for Kevin Doughty (who is an A Panel Retriever Judge!!) in a Spaniel Trial and he was delighted.

Thank you very much to my band of helpers and to Nick & Trish who all made my day easy. Also to Kronch and Sporting Saint for their continued sponsorship

-- Julia

1stBonniemore Eddie of HighseasKevin Doughty
2ndSurefly EleanorMick Reader
3rdStickhouse SorcererOwen Russell
CoMNossewej Lost my MarblesSteve Newman
CoMNossewej Bonkers BobTracey Jewesson-Newman
CoMGeordieland TsarJohn Keegan
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16 Dog Open Qualifying Cocker Spaniel Stake

6th December 2017
at Fallow Hall, St Oysth, Essex
by kind permission of Mr & Mrs Edward Greig
Judges: Guy Stubbings (A2805), Alan Hopkins-Young (B3297)
Entries Close 22nd November 2017

16 Dog Open Qualifying AV Spaniel Stake (excluding Cocker)

20th December 2017
at Cuffley Shoot, Herts
by kind permission of Mr Dave Thomas
Judges: Ben Randall (A2797), Tom Shepperd (B2476)
Entries Close 7th December 2017

14 Dog Novice Cocker Spaniel Stake

2nd January 2017
at Hargham Estate Shoot, Attleborough, Norfolk
by kind permission of Mr Graham Tweed
Judges: Martin Deacon (A2242), Julie Cracknell (B3034), Owen Russell (NP), Stewart North (NP)
Entries Close 19th December 2017

16 Dog Novice AV Spaniel Stake

22nd January 2018
at Shotesham Park, Shotesham St Mary, Norfolk
by kind permission of Bailey family and Headkeeper Mr Mark Watson
Judges: Mark Clifford (A2423), Andy Waterhouse (B3543), Lesley Young (NP), Alex Hayes (NP)
Entries Close 8th January 2018
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