IGL Retriever Champion 2018, Billy Steel Jnr's FTCh Harperrig Breac. Picture: Jamie Bettinson

2018 Retriever Championship

The IGL Retriever  Championship was held at Packington Estate, West Midlands by kind permission of Lord and Lady Guernsey on 3rd, 4th & 5th December 2018.

Judges were Jim Gale, Mark Bettinson, Les McLean and Barry Taylor.

Steward of the Beat was Matt Nesbitt, Head Keeper.


1st Billy Steel Jnr's FTCh Harperrig Breac, winner of The Retriever Trials Championship Challenge Cup, The Lady Auckland Memorial Salver, The Hiwood Challenge Trophy, The IGL President's Trophy and the Lorna Countess Howe Memorial Trophy for best dog entered by an owner resident in Scotland

2nd David Field's FTCh Artistryn Ulrich, winner of The FTCh Ulstare Style Challenge Trophy for the dog placed second and The Andrea Edwards Packington Cup for the highest placed yellow In the awards

3rd Lady C Carter's FTCh Brocklebank Bronze of Chatsworth handled by John Halsted

4th Richard Hinks' FTCh Castleman's Gobi of Garronpoint handled by Annette Clark

Diplomas of Merit awarded to:

Mrs C Finlan's FTCh Macgiriaght Foxy Lady handled by John Halsted

Donnie Leitch's FTCh Garshake Dunbar

Lady C Carter's FTCh Asterix Aguzannis of Chatsworth handled by John Halsted

David Latham's Nettlebrae Andy of Fendawood

The Kingsford-Lethbridge Trophy to the breeder of the winner was awarded to Mrs A Usher.

The Society was formed in 1900 and has 86 Societies/Clubs that are affiliated. Each year stakes are held in order to qualify for the annual IGL Retriever Championship.

The International Gundog League Retriever Society and its Committee are sincerely grateful to the many Hosts who have shown exceptional generosity in inviting the Society to hold the Retriever Championship on their varied and challenging grounds.

The 2019 Championship is to be held at the Glenalmond Estate, Perthshire.

The IGL fully supports the BASC Code of Good Shooting Practice.

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