NEFRA again attended the Inter Area Team Challenge, which was hosted by the Flatcoated Retriever Society on August 22nd near Loughborough.
We were lucky to be able to send two teams this year and one of our teams came out on top and won the competition. We have come very close on several occasions previously, but this is the first time that a team from NEFRA has won. Well done!
Our puppy Castlerock First Angel, handled by Dr Lewis Holton was Best Puppy and also had the highest overall score. Gill Awty ran her open dog Venetian Red at Maddistream, Garry Ellison ran his novice dog Ollerset Rainbow and Caroline Hewison ran her novice dog Venus in Transit over Casblaidd who won the Best Novice trophy. A great day and well done to all involved.
The winning team
Entries for our Championship Show are now available on the Fosse Data website
Our next working test date has been arranged and entries are now open. It will be our first test at a new ground in Shropshire. We look forward to welcoming you there in September.
Follow this link for details
Dogs and handlers awarded their assessment passes
NEFRA members had a good day yesterday at a lovely venue near Garstang, doing the novice and intermediate working retriever assessments.
Congratulations to Garry Ellison and Ollerset Rainbow who were awarded their 3rd stage and novice WRA. There were 5 other passes in the novice level, and also 4 passes in the intermediate level.
Thank you to our wonderful hosts Kim & Tony, our judges Den Orme and Chris Hewison, and all our lovely helpers
Our speakers have been confirmed at our health seminar this autumn.
It will be held the day after the Gundog Breeds of Scotland championship show, giving some people in the south two good reasons for traveling north.
The venue is the Pennine Manor Hotel, near Junction 23 of the M62 to enable flat coated retriever owners from across the north of England to attend.
There is ample parking and convenient grounds and adjacent moorland to exercise dogs although dogs are not permitted in the rooms.
A delegate rate has been secured if you would like to stay in the hotel overnight.
Tickets are £30 and this includes a Sunday Carvery lunch, teas and coffees.
Click here to download a flyer
To book – simply fill out the form below. An email will be sent giving details of where to send your cheque.
31st August 2015
NEFRA Working Retriever Assessment – near Oldham
10am start for Novice, Intermediate will commence after novice. Contact Caroline if you want to come along and for directions to the venue.
Thank you to everyone who came along to the ever-popular NEFRA training day at Hesketh Bank today. We hope you all had a good day!
A big thank you to our trainers Pat Robertson, Steve Burns, Derek Miller, Den Orme and Garry Ellison.
Thank you to everyone who helped out, and especially Val Orme for doing all the catering.
Well done to the flatcoat team of Rachel Holt with Croftcloses Lucrative Boy, Stephanie Hurstfield with Stac Polly and Julie Matthews with Ollerset Shining Nymph who won the Minor Breeds test on May 2nd 2015 against the Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, Curlycoated Retrievers, the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers and the Irish Water Spaniels.
Well done team
Bob Allen – our new President
NEFRA are pleased to announce that Mr Bob Allen (Darillens) from Sheffield has agreed to be our new President.
Bob will be well known to those in the showing world, he was our first Chairman when NEFRA was founded and has judged for us at our second championship show and frequently helped us as ring steward. One of Bob’s dogs also won Best In Show at our 1998 Open Show at Worsall.
If you want to read a little about Bob’s early career in flatcoats you might want to read a résumé he wrote in 2012 before a judging trip to the Czech Republic, just one of many prestigious judging appointments which also included judging our breed at Crufts in 2004.
Bob has written a thank you note to NEFRA members for his appointment as our president. You can read it here Bob’s Thank You Note
Sandra Stevenson with Wendy Blain’s Rotherfield First Request awarded the NEFRA President’s Cup 2014
1st (51pts) Blain’s Rotherfield First Request
2nd (44pts) Stevenson’s Sh Ch Steelriver Heatwave ShCM JW
3rd (39pts) Kilminster’s Sh Ch Withybed Blue Jeans
4th (38pts) Brady’s Sh Ch Llantrussa Head over Heals to Bordercot
4th (38pts) Walker and Robert’s Gloi Dubh Enchantress JW
6th (36pts) Fox’s Blacktoft Burlesque JW
7th (34pts) Laird’s Sh Ch Branchalwood Tamdhu of Daicheil ShCM JW
8th (32pts) Walker and Robert’s Gloi Dubh Eriskay
9th (31pts) Egginton’s Ch Glendarual Sea the Stars with Pajanbeck
Wendy Battison and Donascimento Bebeto
1st (491pts) Battison’s Donascimento Bebeto
2nd (301pts) Fox’s Blacktoft Ever Blazin
3rd (297pts) Battison’s Donascimento Ramires
4th (200pts) Battison’s Mystical Eclipse of Donascimento
5th (156pts) Hewison’s Maddistream Indigo Jack at Casblaidd
6th (151pts) Fox’s Blacktoft Burlesque JW
7th (140pts) Orme’s Elmstock Thyme to Dream
8th (132pts) Awty’s Venetian Red at Maddistream
9th (129pts) Hewison’s Venus in Transit over Casblaidd
10th (120pts) Holt’s Croftcloses Lucrative Boy
11th (71.5pts) Hewison’s Donascimento Danilo
Pat Round’s ‘Teasel’ Pebblebed Rainbow Chaser Beg Ex….awarded the Inca Trophy at the AGM
1st (28pts) Round’s Pebblebed Rainbow Chaser Beg Ex
2nd (24pts) Perry’s Casanjay Browneyed Girl