2018 Open Stake

The 106th Open A V Stake for 24 Retrievers took place at the Glenalmond Estate, Perth by generous invitation of Mr H R Astrup on 8th & 9th October.

Judges were Mrs L Mitchell(A), Mr T Prentice (A), Mr J Bettinson (A) and Mr S Hore (B).


1st place & Guns' Choice to Laggengill Dawn of Blackgrass owned & handled by Mr Leigh Jackson

2nd Troddenmills Full Throttle of Leacaz owned & handled by Mr Lee Hartis

3rd Serrara Managa Sahara owned & handled by Mr John Iacono

CoM Fendawood Feller owned & handled by Mr Reuben Mort

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2018 Novice Stake

The Novice Stake for 14 AV Retrievers took place at Nevill Holt, Leicester by kind permission of Mr David Ross on Wednesday, 5th September.

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2017 Championship Report

The Championship was very generously hosted on 4, 5 & 6 December by the Holden family at Out Rawcliffe in Lancashire where their Hy-Fly Game Hatcheries is well known not only for its long established game farm but also in more recent years for holding successful trials.

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AV Novice 14 Dog Stake, Packington

Trial held by kind permission of the Earl of Aylesford and Head ‘Keeper, Matt Nesbitt

Judges : Linda Partridge, John Yarwood, Clare Baker, Dawn Scott

1st Troddenmills Full Throttle of Leacaz Handled by Lee Hartis

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2016 Novice Stake

One of the first decisions taken by the newly elected Committee of the IGL was to hold a Novice Field Trial for our members. This took place at the Ganton Estate in Yorkshire by the very kind permission of Mr and Mrs Nicholas Wrigley and with thanks to a generous team of guns. Committee member Stan Tweedy had organised everything and everyone and Head Keeper Neil Barnes ensured that the Society, competitors and guns all had an excellent day.

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