Judges: Richard Webb(A), Kevin
Doughty(A) Mrs Gaynor Gent(A) , Steve Ashby (B)
Results:1st Not awarded
2nd Not awarded
3rd & Guns’ Choice Mrs J. Mann’s (d) Holway Humber
4TH Mrs L. Harris’ (b) Chilean Spice with Hawksthorn
C of M Mr A Wright’s (b) Hoghedens Susa From Sweden and Wadesmill
and generous invitation of Mr and Mrs Henry and Elizabeth Pelham,
The Judges were Mr. P.J.Wagland (A) Mr. G.West
(A) Mrs. A.Wagland (NP) and Mr. K. Becksteiner (NP)
1st. Mr. Richard Ashdown’s, Mistybrook Tegan,
(Tauvechan Minstrel x Mistybrook Bracken)
COM, Mrs. Denise Smith’s, Harsett Tamise, (Clancallum
Tamdhu x Harsett Gypsy Rose)
COM and Guns Choice, Mr. Ken Chandler’s, Haddeo
Helena of Papercourt, (Holway Victor x Haremire Diane of Haddeo)
Judges were Gaynor Bailey, Terry Bailey, Derek
Capel and Graham Bird.
1st Jim Gale with Earnsfield Kestrel (right)
2nd Jane Mann with Holway Humber (centre)
3rd and Guns Choice Richard Ashdown with Mistybrook Tegan (left)
25TH JUNE, 2011.
Eight of the thirteen clubs attended this year’s
competition held at Shanes Castle, Antrim,
County Antrim by kind permission of Lord and Shane O’Neill, hosted
The Ulster Golden Retriever Club
Our hosts were particularly pleased to see us all as they wished
to raise the profile of the golden retriever in Ireland and they
worked very hard to make us all welcome.
Our four A Panel judges for the day were Nigel Carville, Graham
Cox, Dermot Donnelly and Roy Rankin. Joe Johnston, the Field Trial
Secretary was chief steward for the day.
The morning tests were set alongside, in and over a river running
through a valley. The river was fairly fast flowing, causing some
difficulty for the novice dogs who had to actually retrieve the
dummy bobbing away in the current. The open dogs had to cross
the river and adjust their bearings on the other bank after they
had been swept downstream a little. There were three tests in
the morning with many of them sitting the dogs in pairs to test
steadiness on seen and blind retrieves.
Lunch was taken back at the Country Fair, which was being held
at Shanes Castle over that weekend, and then the afternoon tests
were held below the ramparts of the castle.
Excellent viewing for the public – although not such good viewing
for the handlers in the long summer grasses alongside the Lough.
Jumps had been improvised below the castle walls, which made for
good action photos. Again, dogs were working in pairs, each having
to wait for the other to finish their task. Hard luck on the novice
dogs if the open dog got into difficulty!
The organizers decided to throw in a ‘treat’ at the last minute
with a retrieve into the Lough(which was more like the sea!).
The ‘inland’ dogs were a little nervous, but all completed
the task satisfactorily and so ended a very interesting and enjoyable
After the results and prizegiving; competitors, helpers and organisers
had a meal in the old converted railway station in the grounds.
The hard work of the host club paid off with Ulster winning
the top prize of top team and top overall dog. Well done to you
all – team and organisers.
1st Ulster GRC 480 points
2nd Midland GRC 478
3rd SWGRC 476
4th GRC 456
Top Open dog Simon Fowler’s (d) Cainhoe Chapeldown (GRC Wales)
Top Novice/Overall John Williamson’s (d) Nordenlights Cherokee
Helen Burnie (d) Merryway Maximum (open)
Karen McCarthy(d) Echobrook Fergus Mhor of Ashmhorgold (open)
Mike Knox (d) Abnalls Beau Brummel of Tauvechan (novice)
Gwen Knox (b) Holway Venus of Tauvechan (novice)
Sunday 1st May, 2011
by kind invitation of Mr & Mrs J Barnes
JUDGES: Mr C. Rose, Mrs J. Venturi-Rose,
Mr P. Buckle, Ms C. Wood
1st Largymore Maccallan (d) Mrs S Jackson
2nd Alamy Dunbar of Auro (d) R. Wort
3rd Merryway Mugglewump (d) M. Saunders
4th Baveybuilt Bellini (b) Mrs J Baveystock
1st Merryway Maximum (d) Ms H Burnie
2nd Holway Phantom of Tarinomagh (b) Mrs A Sanders
3rd Holway Martina of Wydcombe (b) G. Cox
4th Hanans Mace Spice of Life (d) R. Hardie
1st FTCh Castlemans Running Game (d) Mrs K McCarthy
2nd Catcombe Calceolaria of Auro (b) Mrs A Wort
3rd Haremire Diane of Haddeo (b) S Robson
4th Sladeway Kyle (b) Mrs G Clark
Judges: Mrs G Knox Mrs J. Venturi-Rose
GOLDEN RETRIEVERS WHO PASSED
Ms Ruth Turner’s b AMILONE LILLI MARLENE
D. Jones’ b PLAZA LOVE ACTUALLY
R. Hall’s d CHALKSVILLE CHANCET AT BLUWAYS
Miss M. Fascione’s d HAIRY MCCLARY AT GOLDREALM
Ms M. McDonald’s b LAMANCHA GLOW OF MOONLIGHT
Labrador and Golden Retriever Clubs’ Show Gundog Certificate
at The Court, Hampton Bishop, Herefordshire.
by kind permission of Messrs Wilks, Norket and Coode.
Judges: J. Gale. D. Stephens, S. Robson,
Miss J. Evans
- 1st : S. Pullin’s b MERRYWAY OPIUM
2nd: Mrs F, Baird’s b TREUNAIR RHUM
3rd : Mrs K. McCarthy’s d ECHOBROOK FERGUS MHOR AT ASHMHORGOLD
4th : Mrs M. Jarrod’s d LILLEBURNE TORRS GOLD
by generous invitation of Mr R. Copplestone