2019 IGL Championship Results

The Retriever Championship 2019 was held at the Glenalmond Estate, Perthshire by kind permission of Astrup Fearnley AS on 25th, 26th & 27th November.

Judges were Keith Bedford, Lynn Mitchell, Damien Newman and Phil Parkins.

Steward of the Beat was Glenalmond Estate Head Keeper Brian Dickson.

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2019 Facts & Figures

This year 64 dogs have qualified to run - 47 dogs and 17 bitches.  There are four Golden Retrievers qualified.

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2020 Retriever Championship

There has been a change of venue for the IGL Retriever Championship 2020.  This will now be held at Ampton, Suffolk by very kind permission of Peter & Charlie Rushbrook.

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2019 Championship Judges

The IGL is delighted to announce that the following judges have agreed to officiate at this year's Championship:

 Keith Bedford, Lynn Mitchell, Damien Newman & Phil Parkins.

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2019 AGM

This year's AGM is being held on Saturday, 30 March.  Please contact General Secretary Mrs Barbara Kuen (secretary@igl.org.uk) for further details if you are a member and have not received notice of the meeting.

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2018 Championship Results

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

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

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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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