Bucks/Central Area Working Test

The Bucks/Central Area Working Test arranged for 12th Sepmtember 2020 has been cancelled. Please contact Vivienne Gatter for further details.

The Flatcoated Retriever Society: 176th Field Trial Meeting

The Flatcoated Retriever Society held its 176th Field Trial Meeting - an Open Stake for up to 16 flatcoated retrievers - on Thursday, 24th October 2019, at Bretby Shoot, Burton-upon-Trent, Derbyshire by kind permission of the keeper, Mr Matt Smith.

Very grateful thanks to our judges Mr Dave Brown (A3357), Mrs Sarah Comber-Smith (A25), Mr Steve Cullis (B2759) and Mr John Yarwood (B3484) for giving up their time.

Thank you also to the team of guns who ensured a plentiful supply of game: David Bellamy, Geoff Derrick, Simon McKay, John Troop, David Savory, Gary Shelbourne and Vinny Wilkinson.

Chief Steward was Roz Bellamy who kept track of the day with her usual skill and expertise. Thanks also to the many helpers who helped the day run smoothly.

After a couple of late withdrawals, we started the trial with 12 dogs in line. The first drive produced plenty of birds for the guns who shot very well resulting in plenty of game on the ground. Early casualties could not resist the temptation of a flapping bird just a few yards in front of the line or the pricked cock bird that ran the line.

The judges took 4 dogs through to a walk up on rough ground with mixed cover. Game was less plentiful but sufficient birds were shot to test the remaining dogs.

Having called "trial over" competitors, judges and helpers retired to the yard where a delicious hot lunch, prepared by Roz Bellamy, was served. After lunch the result was announced:
1st Skeppartops Enjoy the Freedom handled by Ms Linda Vågberg from Sweden, competing in her first UK trial.
Ms Vagberg was awarded The Winch Challenge Cup, The Birch Challenge Cup for the highest placed retriever handled by its owner and The Hellingley Retriever Cup (Oliver Trophy) for the highest placed retriever handled by a lady but these trophies can only by held by members resident in the UK. (photo below)

2nd Mahinda Pompoko handled by Mrs Hilary Rosser who received The Creton Trophy and The Olaf Trophy for the "Guns Choice".
Congratulations to our winners and to David Savory for organising another successful trial.

FCRS Shooting Dog Certificate Assessments

Congratulations to those who passed their FCRS Shooting Dog Certificate assessments on 19th October 2019 at the Fretwell Shoot, Beckingham courtesy of Paul and Helen Fox.

Our judges were Phil Wagland, Anne Crookes and 2nd Assessor Roz Bellamy.

In the awards were:

Portledge Belle Amy of Wolfthistle handled by Andy Sweeney "A" Certificate

Gemswin Disco Inferno handled by Gemma Jacobs "B" Certificate

Donascimento Danilo From Casblaidd handled by Caroline Hewison "A" Certificate

Mahinda Pompoko and Mahinda Fester handled by Hilary Rosser "A" Certificates

Hopevalley Morning Arizona handled by David Savory "A" Certificate.

Nationals Results

Click here for the results or visit the Results 2018-2019 page.

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