Wiltshire Working Gundogs Summer Retriever Test

Wiltshire Working Gundog Society working test day on the 22nd of July 2018 at the Orchardleigh Estate near Frome by kind permission of Mr Charles Fuller. We had a baking hot day like all others who had scheduled a test for today. Classes run were Special Puppy, Novice Dog/Novice Handler and Novice with about 35 entries across all groups. Lucky all tests could be set in woodland and our 4 judges Ken Green, Keith Broomfield, Roger Ford and Roland Stacey kept their sense of humour till the end.

In the Awards:

Special Puppy

  1. 1st Julie Spencer – Bellaroyal Little Red Panda 
  2. 2nd Suzanne Hickling – Eustna Ginger Fizz 
  3. 3rd Isobel Whitford – Bellaroyal Funky Monkey 


  • 1st Georgi Wickham – Widgerybarn Breeze
  • 2nd Jessica Barnes – Valley Of The Rocks
  • 3rd David Forbes – Regorlien Phoebe 
  • COM Carol Clift – Olivestone Lemon Drizzle 
  • COM Andy Doyle – Macmillane Halle Lady


  • 1st Shane King – Wintercopse Red Kite
  • 2nd Nick Jordan – Hollowbrook Eddie 
  • 3rd Dave England – Abney Arrow 
  • 4th Peter Leyden – Ticefield Nightjar 
  • COM Malcolm Jones – Gwynteg Alize 
  • COM Henriette Fletcher – Henergy Moon River


Annabel Kettler took plenty of pictures throughout the day and please have a look at the clubs Facebook page to look at them.

A big thank you last but not least to the 15 helpers including dummy throwers and stewards and generally helpful people who are vital to make a day like this a success. Thank you all and I hope everybody is cooling down by now to call it a day. See you soon….


Future events

Please keep an eye out on our website and Facebook for future tests and a ALL club friendly scurry morning.  Date we are currently looking at Sunday 9th September in Mere.

Also if you feel you have got what it takes to help on the committee for future tests, trials, training or in other committee roles please contact verityeastman@gmail.com