2018 Season


Charity A.V. Spaniel Working Test.    Sunday 10th June 2018


To be held under Kennel Club Rules

Venue:   Bourton Woods, Bourton-on-the Hill Gloucestershire. By Kind Permission of Lord And Lady Dulverton
Start:   Novice   9.00am for 9.30am.    Open   Will not start before 1pm

Judges:   Mr Alex Badger (A Panel 3267). Mrs Julie Thatcher (Non Panel)

Novice


1st   Pendaran Catori of Cindersash (ESS Bitch)    Mr Oliver Organ. Winner of The Roy Smith Memorial Shield
2nd   Kenquince Penny Lover (Cocker Dog)    Mr Anthony John Allen- Everitt
3rd   Donnachaidh Black Opal (Cocker Dog)    Mr John Robertson
4th   Skirrid Fawr Casper (ESS Dog)    Mr John Pearce

Certificates of Merit
Cheweky Rainbow Chaser (ESS Bitch)    Ms Philippa Mills
Craigscourt Calypso (ESS Bitch)    Mr M Durno
Craigscourt Cracker Jack (ESS Dog)    Mrs Ann Turner
Shellspoon Cometh The Hour (ESS Dog)    Mr Stuart Lewis
Triggerjal Crusader of Joysedas (ESS Dog)    Ms Ade Stride

Open


1st   Leighton Beck Kim (ESS Bitch)    Mr Chris Dearden. Winner of The W.G.D.S. Spaniel Open Trophy
2nd   Perija My Bonnie Wren (Cocker Bitch)    Mr Mark Hastelow
3rd   Warton Lady (ESS Bitch)    Mr Chris Dearden
4th   Skirrid Fawr Casper (ESS Dog)    Mr John Pearce

Certificates of Merit
Merriroyles Rob Roy (ESS Dog)    Mrs Alison Alabaster
Magic Slim Tinsonwood (Cocker Dog)    Mr Thomas Joseph Pickett
Hatchetts Little Gem (Cocker Bitch)    Mr Martin Kilminster
Timsgarry Alpine (Cocker Dog)    Mr John Robertson


A V Spaniel Working Test Saturday 21st April 2018 at Brockhill


By Kind permission of The Bordesley & Redditch Shooting Society and The Brockhill Wood Owners. Sponsored by Skinners who provided prizes for the first 3 dogs in both classes.

This was a new venue for the Society and it proved an excellent choice with ideal woods and plenty of ground cover for the dogs to show what they were capable of. Luckily the weather was cooler then of late and the forecasted storms late afternoon amounted to just a good downpour that quickly went on its way!

With such good ground the judges, Richard Biggs ( B Panel) and Andrew Fisher ( Non-Panel) were able to give all competitors ample opportunity to demonstrate their dogs hunting and retrieving skills.

Again many thanks to our two Judges, Richard and Andrew, for spending the day with us and to Gail for supplying the well needed refreshments.

Last but not least, many many thanks to all our helpers and volunteers who kindly gave up their time and assisted to ensure we had a successful day. Without your support we could not hold such excellent events. Well done and thank you to you all.

Novice


1st   Mr Tony Mason with Leapgate Rose (ESS Dog) Winner of The Roy Smith Cup
2nd   Mr John Pearce with Skirrid Fawr Casper (ESS Dog)
3rd   Miss Bronwyn James with Barr Boyd Jack Spratt (ESS Dog)
4th   Mr Peter Alan Willis with Medowchase Gladys (ESS Bitch)

Certificates of Merit
Ms Philippa Mills with Cheweky Rainbow Chaser (ESS Bitch)
Mrs Jennifer Hurley with Swalereeth Deer Sedge at Swifthouse (Cocker Dog)
Mr John Robertson with Donnachaidh Black Opal (Cocker Dog)
Mr Peter Alan Willis with Penwills Molly of Keldeb (Cocker Bitch)

Open


1st   Ms Tina Nicholas with Spanquest Dot (ESS Bitch). Winner of The WGDS Open Spaniel Shield and The Truwills Shield ( For The Best Hunting Dog Of The Day )
2nd   Mr Tony Mason with Edgegrove Ronan (ESS Dog)
3rd   Mr Peter Alan Willis with Gatekeeper Outlaw of Keldeb (ESS Dog)
4th   Mr John Pearce with Skirrid Fawr Casper (ESS Dog)

Certificate of Merit
Mr Neil Turner with Lynchside Harpy Eagle (ESS Dog)

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)

Novice


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)

Open


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

Novice


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)

Open


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!