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THE NORTHERN GOLDEN RETRIEVER ASSOCIATION
Working Tests for Golden Retrievers were held on Sunday 7th May 2023
At Wentworth Woodhouse, Rotherham.
By Kind Permission of the Wentworth Park Shoot & the Fitzwilliam Wentworth Estate.
Judges: Mr Tim Brain (A3226), Mr G Dobb (B2244)
Mr P Robinson (NP), & Mrs M Minshall (NP).
We had glorious weather for our 2023 breed-only working tests, in the beautiful grounds of the Wentworth Estate. The variety of the ground allowed us to set tests in and across water, on open grassland, in woodland and in the open but into good ground cover.
The puppies and ND/NH did the same four tests. These were a heelwork and steadiness exercise going through a gate; a mark and replace down a track in woodland; a mark into water, and a mark out in the open.
1st Adrian Blackledge with Tyddynbrooks Albert At Turtonmoor
2nd Charlotte Smith with Voulez Vous Bruce
Novice Dog /Novice Handler
1st Debbie Morgan with Kenwone Blaze
2nd Joanne Sharpe with Ladyshot Spice
The novice tests were also completed in the morning. They had to tackle a walked-up scenario alongside and with a retrieve into the water; a mark and replace in the open but thick cover, and a double blind picking up exercise sending from woodland into a grass field.
1st Gary Collier with Goosetree Shooting Star
2nd Nessa Thompson with Glorishears Bonnie Parker Of Haventrent
3rd Lynda Illingworth with Ticefield Against All Odds
Open and Veteran dogs faced the same tests: a walked-up test, again next to the water with one of the marks on the far bank, and a double blind in woodland. The third test proved tricky – a long marked retrieve out in front into thick ground cover, then a shot denoting a blind at 45 degrees to the mark, at the foot of a tree on the far bank of the river, with the blind to be picked first.
1st Fay Drewry With Think Twice One Shot
2nd Hannah Atkins with Calladee Villeneuve Beau
3rd Shaun Baker with Tawnyhill Iwan
1st Anna Wagland with Funnyline Fieldquest Knockandhu
2nd Nessa Thompson with Waterfall Willow Of Haventrent
We would like to thank the landowners for use of the land on which to run the tests; our four judges who did a sterling job, and the many helpers, without whom the tests could not happen.
We would also like to thank the landowners for use of the land on which to run the tests; our four judges who did a sterling job, and the many helpers, without whom the tests could not happen.
We are also very appreciative of our sponsors for their generosity:
Leads and Lanyards (Pete Barrett),AK Gundog Accessories,Skinners Dog Foods & Sporting Saint
Judges & Puppy & Novice Dog Novice Handler Winners
Judges & Open & Veteran Winners