Test Results: AV Spaniel Working Tests at Burghley


On 21st May 2022, we held our A/V Spaniel Working Tests at Burghley Estate, by kind invitation of Mr M. Pope. He worked tirelessly on the day to ensure we had a safe test site, after we were met by JCBs and a team of tree fellers at 7.30am on the day! We were treated to lush woodland, perfect weather, and a great group of competitors.

Thanks must go to our judges Alan Hopkins-Young & Paul Seaman for giving up their time to come and judge for us, we really appreciate the time you give back to the sport. Thanks also to our amazing cohort of helpers: Fiona, Alison, Thomas, Hannah, Jerry, Sarah and Joey. And finally, huge thanks to our generous sponsor Dog & Field who continue to support our spaniel events.

Our results were as follows:

1st Donna Kilford with Syncerus Salubrious
2nd Suzi Stephens with Riveroll Rummy
3rd Sue Musselwhite with Musspring Hazelnut
4th Godfrey Lowe with Lainddraig God's Gift for Questeleet
Thomas Poole with Hobleyfurze Nomad
Richard Coles with Cobblenook Aurora

Our Novice Dog & Handler award was presented to the partnership that the judges believed showed promise for the future, and that went to Stephen Chisholm with Handsome Hamish.

1st Natalie Cannon with Craiwarn Tinkers Serenade
2nd Sue Musselwhite with Kentixen Shawnee of Musspring
3rd Sue Musselwhite with Musspring in a Nutshell
4th Suzi Stephens with Riveroll Rummy
Caitlin Cannon with FTCH Countryways Alice of Craiwarn
Summer Gripton with FTCH Spiriteddawn Midnight

The judges also presented Summer with a Young Handler award for her show commitment and determination. Summer is just 8 years old and was lining out with vastly more experienced handlers. She will definitely be a future prospect!

Thank you to everyone who made this a spectacularly fun day!

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