Working Test Results

Flatcoated Retriever Society Midlands Area 
Unclassified Working Test for FCRs 
12 May 2018
Held at Curborough Hall Farm Countryside Centre
Judges: Sally Antram, Paul Egginton, Elaine Whittaker
Special Puppy: 
1st Sue Groom with Littleroe Maud of Plethorn
2nd Caroline Hewison with Casblaidd Island in the Sky
3rd Julie Matthews with Ollerset Black Knight
Novice Dog/Novice Handler: 
2nd Alan Moore with Shiraz Pebble
1st Chris Hewison with Pepsmark Jet Stream at Casblaidd
2nd Dave Locking with Balkanis Wyken Pippin
3rd Nicky Wellfair with Trephilip River Alchemist
4th Caroline Hewison with Maddistream Indigo Jack at Casblaidd
CofM Garry Ellison with Ollerset Sparkling Nymph
CofM Graham Clelland with Necessares Rawdon
Well done to all in awards and to those for whom entering at all was a hugely new experience.
Many thanks to the landowners, who provided such excellent facilities, to the judges for their patience and and expertise and especially to Heather Harley and Bob Davis and family without whose help this event could not have happened - big thank you. We welcomed special guests - Peder Pedersen from Sweden with his fcr and Anne Paige and Steve Paige who ran their Golden Retrievers nfc
Thank everyone for making it a good day.

The Southern Area of the FCRS ran Novice and Novice Dog Novice Handler working tests for Flatcoated Retrievers and Golden Retrievers today at Penshurst in Kent, by kind permission of Lord De L’Isle. Many thanks to Dick Pettett for his organisation, our judges Jim Gale and Maddie Burr for their patience, to those who gave up their time to steward and to our dummy throwers David Hutchison and Andy Snow who did sterling work - the day would not have happened without you. 
We had a good entry and a fairly even number of flatcoats and goldens running. The weather was kind to us - almost perfect for the two breeds, overcast but dry with the sun coming out for tea and prize-giving. The atmosphere was relaxed and it was lovely to see so many smiling faces and handlers helping each other out and swapping training tips. We hope the event will become a regular feature of the working test calendar in the south east with the Southern Golden Retriever Society hosting next year. 
Unfortunately we had a number of handlers who had to pull out of NDNH and on the day it wasn’t possible to make any awards in this class. (Ruby (Boresile Arabella Allen for Larksburn) and I were presented with a dummy as the highest scoring dog but our scores were not consistent enough to be placed!)
In Novice awards were made to:
1st Steven Bancroft with Wadesmill Castlebury (GR)
2nd Carol Carter with Azteca Final Alliance (GR)
3rd Suzi Price with Blacklake Oberon for Ruddlebury (FCR)
4th Derek Bull with Keepersway Alana (FCR) and
COM Sue Jackson with Pandapaws Angus (GR)
Many congratulations to all concerned. 

The Shirley Radburn National Working Test 30/06/18

The Schedule is now available for the above working test to be held on 30th June 2018, entries close 23rd June 2018. Venue: Grove Park, Budbrooke, Warwick, CV35 8QJ.  The schedule is available on the Working Forms page of this web site or by clicking on the link below. 


Winner of the Shooting Gazette Challenge Cup Crufts 2018

Winner of the Shooting Gazette Challenge Cup - Crufts 2018 “Working Gundog - Any Other Variety Retriever Best Dog: Owner: Mr & Mrs David and Sara Savory - Hopevalley Morning Arizona. Handler: David Savory. Breeder: Mrs Mandy Romeo-Dieste.


Water Training Day

Keith Manley is organising a Water Training Day near the River Avon, Ringwood on 10th June 2018.  If you are interested in this session please contact Keith on email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

The Kennel Club Gundog Working Tests 2018 : Chatsworth House

Helpers are required at the above event, please click here for the information sheet which gives full details.  

South West Working Test Results: 15th April 2018

The South West Working Tests was held under Kennel Club rules for flatcoats  at Spreyton Estate by kind permission of Viv Bennett. A huge thank you to the dummy throwers, stewards and the judges for giving up their time to help in the running of the day. Thank you to Skinners Pet Foods for sponsoring the prizes.

Judges:  Tim Shipp ( A 1916) , Keith and Jane Manley (NP)


1st Ollersett Sparkling Nymph handled by Garry Ellison O/B Julie Matthews 

2nd Keveral Glololui H/O/B Charlotte Wear 
3rd Henterssheim Burton H/O Shaun Caddy Breeder Ravenhill


1st Tunnelwood Phantom O/B/H Steve Ashby 
2nd Ollersett Shining Nymph O/H/B Julie Matthews
3rd Casblaidd Queen of the Sky over Ruddleberry Breeder R&J Hewison O/H Suzi Price 
4th Donascimento Danilo from Casblaidd Breeder Battison Owner C&C Hewison Handler Caroline Hewison

Special Puppy -No awards given

Midlands Area Schedule - now available

The Schedule for the Midlands Area Working Test is now available for download here or on the Working Tests and Dates page. (entries close 2/05/18).

Working Test Programme for 2018 - now available

The Working Test programme for 2018 has been updated, to view click on this link: Working Test Programme 2018

Novice Field Trial 1st & 18th November 2017

To view the results please click here (for 1/11/17) and here (for 18/11/17).

Shirley Radburn Working Test and Inter Area Team Competition, results and full reports

The results and full reports for both the above events can now be found in the Results Section or by clicking on the links below.

Shirley Radburn


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