Field Trial North Molton 2007
Wednesday December 12th
at North Molton , Devon
Judges Chris Thurston-Woolnough & Dave Rayner
Award Winners -
1st - Sedgehurst Netherstowey, owner/handler - Ron James, Clumber
2nd - Isfryn Ghost Swift, owner/handler - Tina Smith, WSS
3rd - Flintwood Flow Joe , owner/handler - John Gibson, Clumber
4th - Abbyford Shilley , owner - Jackie Crawford, handler - Ian Crawford, Clumber
COM's - Sedgehurst Myrtleberry, owner/handler - David Wood, Clumber
Sedgehurst Hawkridge, owner/handler - John Zurick , Clumber
Guns Choice - Sedgehurst Netherstowey, Ron James
A cold crisp and dry day met the determined few that turned up to this trial. It very easily could have been lost through illness and injury, with dogs being scrapped from the card due to their or their owners ailments at the last minute. Fortunately all the remaining 12 dogs did arrive at the venue and the trial was on!
We also had old and new members of the Society attending to view and help out at the trial - unfortunately these keen souls then either helped steward or became game carriers or extra dog holders. Everybody is useful at a small event such as this.
There was plenty of game and the dogs instantly were finding scent to get them interested. The Judges were very impressed in the improvement of the breed over the past few years, being amazed at their ability to scent and find game. All of the dogs worked purposefully and were keen to find and retrieve game. Some unfortunately a bit too enthusiastically.
At the end of the trial there were still 6 dogs left in - all gained awards.