Our Open Cocker Stake was held on the Molland Estate by kind invitation of the Estate and Caleb Sutton, Bettws Hall Shoot Manager on Wednesday 26th October. A lovely day when the Cockers had to hunt for their game on the Abbot’s Park ground. Quite hard going in places for dogs and their handlers but the game was there to be found with plenty of flushes.
The trial was judged by Jeff Ayres and Aled Jones who needed a three dog run-off to decide the final placings. A delighted Anita Jones won the stake, qualifying for the Championship, with her eight year old Cocker bitch – quite some going to beat two significantly younger dogs in a run-off at that level. Chris Arscott with Wonder of Wiltshire at Centrewalk was the Guns’ Choice.
A very enjoyable day when we all finished back at the London Inn for food and refreshment.
Congratulations to all those in the awards which were as follows:
- FTCH Centrewalk Willow of Episcopi owned and handled by Anita Jones
- Tip Top Jack Ajay owned and handled by Lee Cooper
- Tudorbriar Skylark owned by Josie Tudor and handled by Steve Brewer
- Prior’s Meadow Shina owned by Mr& Mrs MJ Wills and handled by Stuart Morgan
Nettlebridge Aquarius – Mark Burr
Nicarus Moody Minx – Neil Harris
Killylin Lace – Simon Blackman
Wetlands Scream owned by Jeremy Organ handled by Gill Organ
Missselchalke Frantic – Justin Lascelles
Guns’ Choice: Chris Arscott with Wonder of Wiltshire at Centrewalk.
You can find all the results from 2016 here: www.ndwgc.co.uk/field-trials/field-trials-results/