2017 Season

Novice and Open A.V. Spaniel Working Tests. 18th of March 2017.

Venue   Byrds Retreat, Church Lench. With kind permission of Bob and Sonya Byrd
Judges   David Lisett (A panel) and Julie Thatcher (None panel)


1st   Mr Tony Mason with Edgegrove Ronan (ESS Dog)
2nd   Ms Jane Stenner with Meadowchase Misty (ESS Bitch)
3rd   Miss B James with Barrboyd Jack Spratt (ESS Dog)
4th   Miss Lisa-Jane Allen with Sixchimnies Sunny Spirit (ESS Bitch)
Certificates of Merit
Mr Martin Kilminster with    Hatchetts Little Gem (Cocker Bitch)
Mr Tony Mason with    Leapgate Ross (ESS Dog)
Mr Kevin Woods with    Spanquest Taff (ESS Dog)
Mr John Pearce with     Skirrid Fawr Casper (ESS Dog)
Mr Stephen Viveash with     Storm Flower Ruby Lucas (ESS Bitch)


1st   Mr Richard Biggs with Synceros Solo of Creccamarsh (ESS Bitch). Winner of The WGDS Open Spaniel Shield and The Truwills Shield
2nd   Mr Alex Badger with Brookquest Voudoo (ESS Dog)
3rd   Mr Andrew Fisher with Brookequest Blizzard (ESS Dog)
4th   Mr Peter Alan Willis with Gatekeeper Outlaw of Keldeb (ESS Dog)

A great day was had by all and congratulations and well done to all our winners. The judges, David Lisett and Julie Thatcher were kept busy with 27 runners in the Novice and 17 in the Open. Many thanks to our hosts, Bob and Sonya Byrd for allowing us, yet again, to run the tests on their excellent ground and for letting us use the hospitality facilities.- much appreciated by all. Thanks to our sponsor, Skinners who provided 1st-3rd prizes. Many thanks to our judges for giving up their time to judge these tests.

Special thanks to our great ‘caterers’ who kept us supplied with much-needed refreshments. Last but not least many thanks to all our volunteers and helpers who gave up their time to assist on the day. Without your continued support, we could not put on such successful events. Looking forward to seeing you at our Charity Spaniel Working Test at Besford on the 21st May 2017!    Marjie Jones, Spaniel Working Test Secretary

Novice and Open A.V. Charity Spaniel Working Tests. 21th of May 2017.

Venue   Croome Perry by kind permission of Barry Steward and John Bomford.
Judges    Mr Alex Badger (A panel) and Mr Steve Smith (Non panel)
All proceeds from these tests go to The Air Ambulance


1st   Ms Tina Nicolas with Spanquest Dot (ESS Bitch) Winner of The Roy Smith Memorial Shield
2nd   Mrs Alison Spires with Fitzers Fergie (ESS Bitch)
3rd   Ms Phillipa Mills Cheweky Rainbow Chaser (ESS Bitch)
4th   Ms Andrew Lines with Boggwater Emerald Star (ESS Bitch)
Certificates of Merit
Mrs Ann Turner with    Craigscourt Crackerjack (ESS Dog)
Mr Stuart Lewis with    Shellspoon Cometh The Hour (ESS Dog)
Mr Nick Husher with     Sunnyvale Olethea (WCS Dog)
Mr Mike Smith with     Cwnhelabach Groesffordd (WCS Bitch)
Mr John Pearce with     Skirrid Fawr Casper (ESS Dog)
Mr Stephen Viveash with     Storm Flower Ruby Lucas (ESS Bitch)


1st    Mr Alastair Ross with     Deepfleet Deni of Moonreed (ESS Bitch)
2nd   Mr Steven Erasmus with     Gatekeeper Joy (ESS Bitch)
3rd    Mr Tony Mason with     Edgegrove Ronan (ESS Dog)
4th   Mr M Osman with     Beggarbush Pride at Copsehill (ESS Dog)
Certificate of Merit
Mr Tony Mason with    Edgegrove Rafe (ESS Dog)

Congratulations and well done to all our winners. Another successful working test –even the weather was kind, sunny but not too hot. Our judges Alex and Steve had a busy day with 25 in the Novice and 15 in the Open. Many thanks to both Alex and Steve for giving up their time to judge these tests and to Barry Steward and John Bomford who, yet again, kindly allowed us to the land and woods which are good spaniel hunting ground. Their support is much appreciated by the Society and its members.

Although at this time I do not know how much has been raised for the Air Ambulance I can at least let you know that the ‘bucket collection’ alone raised over £56.00. Many thanks to you all for supporting such a worthwhile organisation. Special thanks to all our willing helpers who assisted in the running of the day. It was nice to see a few new faces who I hope will be willing to assist at future events. Last but not least many thanks to our great caterers who kept us ‘fed and watered’ –especially the homemade cakes!! Without their continued support the Society could not run such successful events. NB- Last year the Society sent a total of £650.00 to Air Ambulance – hopefully it will be a similar amount this year!