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New Farm, Norton, Nr Evesham, Worcs on the 30th November 2012
We had 12 dogs on the running order: 2 Fields, 2 Sussex Spaniels, 1 WSS and 7 Clumber Spaniels. The Trial was held at New Farm, Norton, Worcs. A big thank you to the Land Owners Norman and Sandra Onens, who took us around the ground to make sure everyone had the best experience and time whilst competing. There was more than enough game for the dogs to find and the guns to shoot ( the guns really enjoyed themselves). A great day was had by all
Results: 1 Venaticus Henrietta (Clumber) Mr James Darley 2 Sedgehurst Kenver ( Clumber) Mr Chris Raper 3 Jubilwell Pheonix ( Sussex) Mr Bill Cadwell 4 Venaticus Hercules(Clumber) CM Stedigan One in Ten (WSS)
Congratulations to all the winners Also a big thank you to all competitors, without you all, the FSS wouldn't be able to run this event. Personally and on behalf of the FSS I also want to say a huge thank you to the helpers on the day.
Keep the 29th November 2013 free in your Diary for next years Field Trial at the same venue. - Elspeth
Field Spaniel Society - Open Working Test
The Merivale Estate, Atherstone on the 22nd May 2011
Firstly I would like to give a Big Thank You to our judges on the day, Mr Steve Russell (panel judge)
and Mr Luke Russell
Also a Big Thank You to all the FSS members who turned up and helped out.
Everyone seemed to enjoy their day, thankfully it wasn't too hot but it was very windy around by the cars.
In places the cover was getting a little a tall, so it did mean some re organising of the ground.
Sonnetend Double Duchess (Field Spaniel) Owned by Mr & Mrs Stone Handled by Martin Stone
Bodlon Star Attraction (Welsh Springer Spaniel) Owned by Mr & Mrs Dixon Handled by Ian Dixon
Places were witheld in the puppy class
Novice(8) (1 absent)
1st: Stedigan Just Be Good (WSS) Owned by Mr & Mrs Steadman Handled by Paul Steadman
2nd: Stedigan One in Ten (WSS) Owned by Mr & Mrs Steadman Handled by Paul Steadman
No other places given.
Open(12) (2 absent)
1st: Atlas Jack the Lad at Stedigan (WSS) Owned by Mr & Mrs Steadman Handled by Paul Steadman
2nd: Mesntonia Misty Dreams (WSS) Owned by Mr & Mrs Shawyer Handled by Julie Shawyer
3rd: Clumbadane Sirus (Clumber Spaniel) Owned by Mr & Mrs Rudbach Handled by Jon Rudbach
4th: Royal Russet of Mervalyn (Clumber Spaniel) Owned by Miss V Maskell Handled by Val Maskell
COM: Tinglestone Sparkler (Clumber Spaniel) Owned by Mrs T Gray Handled by Mark Gray
Best in Test, Best Hunter, Best Welsh Springer Spaniel and Best Novice:
Stedigan Just be Good ... What a clever girl at just 2yrs old.
Best Field Spaniel:
Vraibleu Daisy Cutter (owned by Mr & Mrs Hazell)
Best Clumber Spaniel:
Clumbadane Sirus (owned by Mr & Mrs Rudbach)
Best Sussex Spaniel:
Jubilwell Miranda (owned by Miss J Lewis)
Bodlon Star Attraction (owned by Mr & Mrs Dixon)
Best Open Dog:
Atlas Jack the Lad At Stedigan (owned by Mr & Mrs Steadman)
I think it goes without saying that Mr Paul Steadman had a FABULOUS DAY.
Elspeth - Working Officer
The Field Spaniel Society - Open Stake Field Trial
As you know the Open Stake was held on the Wednesday 12th January at Woodhall Farm.
The weather was mixed but thankfully dry most of the time. I would again like to thank the judges:
Mr Elvin Thomas (A Panel 2184) and Mrs Di Arrowsmith.
Also a big Thankyou too everyone who helped on the day ... you know who you are.
Thanks to Philip Perry for the land and to Steve our Gamekeeper for the day.
Thanks also to the Guns, who at times were very understanding. The bacon sandwiches which Di Hammond picked up from the pub before the start of the F/T were enjoyed by everyone. - Elspeth (Sub Committee)
The results are as follows:
First place was withheld.
Second was Isfryn Ghost Swift - Bred, handled and owned by Miss Tina Smith
No other places were awarded.
Best Clumber Spaniel was Tinglestone Sparkler - handled by Mark Gray, owned by Mrs T Gray. Breeder HRH The Princess Royal
The Beaumont Challenge Cup .. For the Field that has not won a prize at the F/T before was .. Thandiwe Druid - handled and owned by Miss Judith Harris. Bred by Mrs D Channon
The Gunmakers Cup for the Best Field Spaniel competing at the F/T and The Packwood Challenge Cup for Best Field bred by the owner went to Vraibleu Daisy Cutter ownedand bred by Mr and Mrs Hazell, handled by Mrs Elspeth Hazell.
The Gunmakers Shield .. The guns choice was awarded to Isfryn Ghost Swift.
The Field Spaniel Society Open Working Test for Minor Breeds - Sunday 2nd May 2010
Firstly I need to say that we had a fantastic entry and I just want to thank everyone who entered, they all turned up and some had come afar afield as Cornwall. I'm sure everyone enjoyed themselves, it was cold but at least the rain held off.
A big thank you to both of my judges, who did a grand job with all those dogs under them (37 runners)
I would also like to thank all my helpers, some off the committee (one young man who with a bit more practice could have a future as dummy thrower), but mostly other competitors who helped out dummy throwing and stewarding. A special thank you to Carol Page for her help and guidance. Also thanks must go to Shula Shipton for printing the running card's. - Elspeth (Working Secretary)
Best in Puppy: The Sussex Spaniel Jubilwell Miranda owned and handled by Julia Lewis.
2nd WSS One in Ten Owned, bred and handled by Paul Steadman
3rd WSS Glenbrows Paper Dawn at Graygees Owned and handled by Georgina Brown
4th WSS Just be Good Owned, bred and handled by Paul Steaman
VHC Sussex Jubilwell Beast of Bodmin Owned and handled by Sally Vowles
Best in Junior: WSS Hillpark Sunset Gold over Blythway Owned and handled by Fiona Stevenson
2nd WSS Sycharth Hob Y Derri Dando Owned, bred and handled by Mary Evans
3rd Clumber Spaniel Clumbadane Sirus Owned, bred and handled by Jon Rudbach
4th WSS Isfryn Park End JW Owned, bred and handled by Tina Smith
Best Open: Field Spaniel Vrailbleu Daisy Cutter owned, bred, and handled by Elspeth Hazell
2nd WSS Fiergen Silver Spirit Owned and handled by Paul Shawyer
3rd Sussex Jubilwell Betty Stoggs at Rythebrook Owned and handled by Jill Sillence
4th WSS Mesntonia Misty Dreams Owned and handled by Julie Shawyer
VHC WSS Highclare Fully Charged at Isfryn Owned and handled by Tina Smith
Best in Test, Best Hunter and Best Field ... Vrailbleu Daisy Cutter.
Comments from one of the Judges on the day - Chris Page
Thanks to the FSS for asking me to judge their Working Test. It was very well run with a super atmosphere. 37 entries makes for a very full days judging. Super grounds making the handlers and dogs work for the awards.
The dogs gave quite a good account of themselves despite their handlers! my criticism if any, was that the handlers were letting the dogs down by a series of basic errors, this then caused the dogs to go wrong and consequently put the handlers under more pressure. The dogs even found pheasant and rabbit (so we wouldn't have gone hungry) but if the basic handling is sharpened up we'll do even better.
The dogs in the awards were in the main handled better and thus gave a better account of themselves, the handlers allowed their dogs to hunt with a certain amount of freedom and these dogs impressed both Stan and I the most. As Stan and I had agreed that the majority of the marks should be for hunting, we marked out of 60 points for both Puppy and Novice tests and 75 for the Open and so those who allowed their dogs this freedom obviously gained the marks. Retrieving in the main was O.K however one or two dogs were a little reluctant to retrieve cleanly and this lead to the handlers lunging at the dogs to receive the retrieve, this lost marks.
There is a bright future for the new crop of puppies coming through which has to be good for the future, the scores were very close 1st to 4th only separated by 5 or 6 points which shows how tight the competition is in that test. The novice test was a little more open as regards the points, we had decided to mark the novice hard, as a win in this class qualifies the dog to the open, we had also decided, if necessary to withhold first place. This thankfully did not happen as the winner was worthy of the win.
The open test was run in the afternoon on ground which had game and thus good scent, the dogs performed well but one or two stood out as seasoned campaigners, there experience gave them the edge and the points. The standard was good and by that time in the proceedings the handling had improved, probably due to handlers being more confident in the dogs ability.
All in all a super day for which I thank all of the entrants for there support not only for the FSS, but for there support of Stan Pearson and Myself, without entries there is no test.
klemess Clumbers) for all their hard work.
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