UGS Kent & East Sussex held their 2nd test of the season, Puppy and Novice on 21st May at Hollow Wall Farm in Staplecross with the kind permission of Neil Black. The farm offers a varied terrain of woodland, fields and slopes which enabled us to set tests that, although not particularly difficult, incorporated some interesting “bunkers” which resulted in a wide range of scores across the board.

Judges for the day were Diana Stevens, Sue Jordan, Jo Voke and Mandy Smith.

1st and the winner of the Nick Pots Memorial Trophy –
Welige Lady Sybil of Wight, owned by Bryony Hamilton and handled by Ian Hamilton.
2nd and the Edensway Tankard – Fletchingly Rhum handled by Sam Butchers.
The Novice test was decided by a 3 dog run off for first place
1st and the Stubbledown Trophy – Anningtonbay Ellielicious handled by Mell Brooks.
2nd and the Ghilliedown Tankard – Lovatnoir Ouzel handled by Cynthia Thackwell
3rd – Goldrobber Cracker Jack handled by Julia Mitchell.
4th – Sorrelcott Nebraska handled by Chris Gore
Comm – Blackharn sleet – Pauline Tiplady
Comm – Kentixen Daring Danburite – Norman Weeks

The club would also like to offer congratulations to Puppy Winner Mell Brooks who travelled north after the test to compete in the England Selection tests where she was successfully selected for the England Team for all 2022 International tests.

Finally we would like to thank the judges, Neil Black, our sponsors Skinners, all the wonderful volunteers who gave up their day to help run the day and Bren and Lesley who kept us all fed and watered throughout the day. Thank you