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

We started the day walking up in the bracken opposite the ‘Keeper’s house.   Birds came steadily to the guns who shot brilliantly.   Some dogs made good retrieves here but unfortunately we lost a few competitors.   We then moved into the park, still in the bracken, but by the time we had finished this drive, we were down to only 3 dogs.     Matt then took us to some wet boggy ground.   Two dogs were tried on a runner, the first dog failing and the second being dropped by the judges, which left just one dog standing after 5 retrieves at which point the Judges declared “trial over”.

It is always a pleasure to run a trial at Packington in Matt’s capable hands.   Our thanks go to him and his team for a great day.  Thanks also to Dave Brown for organising the guns who shot superbly throughout the day and, of course, to the Judges for giving up their valuable time to judge for the Society.   A huge “thank you” to all the helpers and to Skinners for once again providing vouchers for the winner.