.The Wiltshire Working Gundog Society (WWGS) held the last of their Retriever Trials today at Horningsham in Wiltshire.
We were invited by the keeper & host, Mr Sean Jefferies. Our thanks go to him & his team of beaters & pickers, tractor & trailer drivers and also to the team of guns who shot so well.
Our thanks go to the judges, Heather Bradley (A2431), Judith Evans (B2898), Reuben Mort (NP) & Beth Payne (NP).
- No 1st awarded
- 2nd to Rob Wilmott with Lab B Danescombe Omega
- 3rd to Paul Green (Clare Baker handler) with Lab D Fordbank Oakley
- 4th & The Melbury Award for Guns Choice to Basil Smith with Lab D Highshot Cooper.
- Thank you to Sarah Winter & Vicky Webster for stewarding, to Geoff Shore & Paddy Williams for Game carrying, to Sarah Miles for carrying the ‘Red’ flag & Nikki Urquhart for helping in all sorts of roles! Thank you to Lucy Arnold for all her help behind the scenes.
Thank you too Jennie Dimmock for being Chief Steward.
We were kindly sponsored by Skinners.
And finally….I must mention and thank Tim Hankey (FTMS)for all his support and guidance over the season.