The Duchy Working Gundog Club were privileged to hold a AV novice spaniel trial at the amazing Pentillie Castle Estate late last year by kind permission of Mr T. Coryton, Mr Tony Kennedy, headkeeper Mr Dave Lovatt and assisted by underkeeper Mr Dan Norgate, writes Sam Clark.
Alice Wise, the field trial secretary, was chief steward on the day, it was four-judge system with AP judges Steve Wanstall and Simon Jones giving the non-panels Paddy Williams and Andrew Faulkner the opportunity to gain more valuable experience under two knowledgeable judges.
The day was run in roots with perfect game supply giving every handler the same opportunity to let their dogs shine. The guns, Mr Wayne Swiggs, Mr Nigel Partiss, Mr Gary Stephens and Mr Reg Wise, shot brilliantly, with the trial finishing by lunchtime.
There were two new trophies given, one from BASC for Guns' Choice, which went to Graham West, and Charles Cole presenting the Kernow Cup for best local novice handler to Rob Wilmott.
the trial was held on amazing ground with some fantastic views.
the winners and judges from the event.