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Spaniel Working Test and Field Trial SecretaryNicki Hunter
spaniel.sec@utilitygundogsociety.com

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News and Results

24 January 2023 – UGS Novice AV Spaniel Stake

The UGS held our final trial of the season the Novice AV Spaniel trial at Shotesham Park, Norfolk by the very kind permission of the Bailey family. Our judges for the day were Alan Hopkins-Young and Marion Emery.  Head keeper Mark Watson run the line superbly with his team of helpers and made sure we were into game all day. The winning dog ran an outstanding trial, finishing by taking an exceptional running Pheasant on its second run.

The results are:-

(L to R: Peter Avery, Ray Clarke, Mark Reader, Debbie Robertson, Marion Emery (judge), Paul Seaman & Alan Hopkins Young.)

1st Pixiefen Penny, handled by Paul Seaman
2nd Athena Ivy, handled by Debbie Robertson
3rd Purlodge Hot Love Holly, handled by Ray Clark
4th Deepfleet Jagger, handled by Peter Avery.
CoM’s to :
Shallowoak West Frazier, handled by Mike Reader
Cudannsa Taransay, Handled by Daniel Plumb
Skronedale Yew of Dudalen, handled by Mark Page.

3 January 2023 – UGS Open AV Spaniel (ex Cocker) Stake

The UGS held our Open AV Spaniel (except Cocker) trial at Shotesham Park, Norfolk by the very kind permission of the Bailey family. Our judges for the day were Gerry Meehan and Steve Lewis. Head keeper Mark Watson run the line superbly with his team of helpers and made sure we were into game all day.  

After a two dog run off for first place the awards were:-

(L to R:  Peter Avery, Aubrey Ladyman, Steve Lewis (judge), Harry Martin & Gerry Meehan (judge))

1st: Rosebay Meadow, handed by Aubrey Ladyman.
2nd: Deepfleet Yoko, handled by Peter Avery
3rd: Moonreed Ugly Terri, handled by Harry Martin
4th: Deepfleet Malin, handed by Peter Avery.
CoM: Skronedale Grappelli of Dudalen, handed by Mark Page

A special congratulation goes to Peter Avery with his young dog who gained 2nd in its first ever trial. Peter stepped in to run the youngster after a competitor failed to show that morning.

2 December 2022 – UGS Novice Cocker Spaniel Stake

The UGS held their Novice Cocker trial today at Butterfields Farm, Latchingdon, Essex by very kind permission of LE Carr & Sons.

Henry Carr was our Stewart of the Beat and captained the team of guns, who shot superbly. The dogs had to work hard for the birds but sufficient was found for completion of the trial.

The trial was judged by James Luxford and Ray Clarke and they awarded first place to:- Uncleby Matilda, owned & handled by Mark Page.
No other awards were given.

From the left: Henry Carr, James Luxford, Mark Page, Ray Clarke

8 December 2022 – UGS Open Cocker Spaniel Stake

The UGS held our Open Cocker trial today at Audley End by the very kind permission of Mrs Louise Newman and the Audley End Estate.

We were in the very capable hands of head Keeper Geoff Garrod while his son Justin, run the line. The dogs had to work hard to find game and a mixed bag of Pheasant and Hare was shot. We saw a high standard of dog work but number of the dogs fell by the wayside, leave 5 dogs at the end.

Our Judges for the day where Guy Stubbings and Paul Seaman.

After a 2 dog run off for first place the results were:-

1st- Woolpitts Shin, owned & handled by Will Clulee
2nd- Deepfleet Junia, owned & handled by Peter Avery
3rd- Sky of Wellbank, owned by Derrick Lee, handled by Will Clulee
4th- Pixiefen Adelaide- owned & handled by Jack Walton
CoM- Roundgrove Cormac of Hedenham Park, owned & handled by Nick Clitherow

From left: Paul Seaman, Guy Stubbings, Peter Avery, Nick Clitherow, Jack Walton and Will Clulee.
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