GSP from Norwich victorious at HPR test
Event: Kennel Club open HPR gundog working test Venue: Chatsworth House Judges: Eddie Hales and rita Howard Sponsors: Eukanuba
A German shorthaired pointer bitch from Norwich won the Kennel Club open hunt, point and retrieve (HPR) gundog working test at Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, held by permission of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.
Jerzi, owned and handled by Lucie Hustler, was awarded first place at the test. Lucie said: “Winning the HPR open at Chatsworth with homebred Jerzi (Aytee Juniper) was a great honour and it continues what has been a marvellous 2016/17 season for her, which included open field trial wins in the UK and Ireland and holding the Irish Kennel Club HPR Dog of the Year title for 2016. She is such a genuine dog that always gives 110 per cent and she hunted very hard in that heat so I was delighted for her. A big thank you to everyone involved in organising what was a super weekend.”
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club secretary, said: “Congratulations to Lucie and Jerzi on their success. They clearly are a winning team and highlight the versatility of the popular HPR breeds.”
Owner and handler Lucie Hustler (right) receiving her rosette from Anne Heading of the Kennel Club field trial committee.