Chiltern Gundog Society 2017/18 Novice Stake for 14 A.V. Retrievers

Chiltern Gundog Society 2017/18 Novice Stake for 14 A.V. Retrievers at Englefield Estate, Theale, Berks by kind permission of Mr Richard Benyon and the Englefield Estate on 23rd January 2018.

Chiltern Gundog Society held their Novice Retriever Stake at the Englefield Estate today. Many thanks to Mr. Benyon and estate for hosting the trial and to Mr. Wiggins, who as steward of the beat, had given the society two fabulous drives, seeing birds land in woodland, deep cover and open fields with young rape crop. The Judges were able to see the dogs work in such a great variety of situations that the trial was over in two drives! Many thanks to the guns who watched diligently so as to be able to award Guns’ Choice. The Judges; Mr. B. Taylor, Mr. A. Buckland, Mr. J. Bailey and Mrs. P. Graystone were able to close their books and award;
1st N/A
2nd Mr. Colin Pelham with Endacott Uncanny of Norlands
Guns’ Choice; Mrs. J. Venturi-Rose with Leospring Tay
Thanks to everyone — keeper, guns’, judges, helpers, competitors – a very enjoyable day!