This year 64 dogs have qualified to run - 47 dogs and 17 bitches. There are four Golden Retrievers qualified.
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.
The IGL Committee is implementing a Vehicle Registration Scheme for this year's Retriever Championship.
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.
This year's AGM is being held on Saturday, 30 March. Please contact General Secretary Mrs Barbara Kuen (email@example.com) for further details if you are a member and have not received notice of the meeting.
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
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
The Novice Stake for 14 AV Retrievers took place at Nevill Holt, Leicester by kind permission of Mr David Ross on Wednesday, 5th September.
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.