Shows, Working Tests and Training Days
- 22nd October – Working Retriever Assessments – Castle Howard
- 5th November – NEFRA Championship Show
Held at Upper Shadymoor Farm, Stapleton, by kind permission of Joy and Kevan Fox.
24th September 2017
Judges Mike Allen, Garry Ellison and Gill Griffin.
Grateful thanks to our hosts, our judges and all the many helpers for helping the day run well.
Photos courtesy of Caro Dell, Workingline Images
Puppy (3 entries, 1 NFC)
1st Rachel Pierce with Clocktower Amber.
ND/NH (6 entries, 1 abs)
1st Derek Bull with Keepersway Alana
2nd Aimee Gardiner with Kulawand Kookaburra for Svenjak.
3rd Liz Branscombe with Torinmill Gaelic Aurora
Novice (11 entries)
1st Peter Griffin with Eskwinds Ebony Jay
2nd (Judges Choice) Graham Clelland with Necessares Sorrel
3rd Julie Matthews with Ollerset Shining Nymph
4th Conor McCaffery with Donascimento Dias
COM Sue Sinnott with Millola Handsome Man
COM Caroline Hewison with Donascimento Danilo from Casblaidd
COM Caroline Hewison with Venus in Transit over Casblaidd
Open (7 entries, 1 NFC)
1st Caroline Hewison with Maddistream Indigo Jack at Casblaidd
3rd Andy Sweeney with Norfolkflyer Rosie’s Thorn at Wolfthistle
Judges Choice Keith Aldred with Donascimento Santos
Well done everyone, and thank you for supporting NEFRA
Entries are now being taken online for the NEFRA championship show this November, You will find the information you need on our ‘Shows’ page
This year it was NEFRA’s job to host the final Joint Flatcoated Retriever Clubs’ Championship show at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire. The final results are listed here
NEFRA would like to thank all the exhibitors for their support of the show and the judges, stewards and committee for their time and effort. We would also like to thank three extra volunteers, Tim Trevor for the car park, Nic Simons for helping with the photography and Stanley Keight for doing a sterling job with the raffle. We hope that everyone enjoyed what was the final joint show. Thank you all.
Main award winners are pictured below. Other photos of the final judging (courtesy of Charlotte Smith & Kathryn Trevor) can be found here, Photos of the Dog Judging can be found here, Photos of the Bitch Judging can be found here, Photos of the Obedience Judging can be found here
13th August 2017
Dearnford Lake, Tilstock Road Whitchurch, Shropshire SY13 3JQ
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Held at Ribble Bank Field Sports, Hesketh Bank
With kind permission of Sam Slinger.
Judges Alan Fryer (A Panel), Steve Burns and Caroline Hewison
Puppy (2 entries)
COM Rachel Holt and Brookeoneden Chestnut
COM Vicky Sullivan and Autumnal Flame over Wyrebeck
Novice Dog/Novice Handler (4 entries)
1st Sue Sinnott and Millola Handsome Man
2nd Evelyn Lee and Innisbeck Keep it a Secret
3rd Vicky Sullivan and Rocknroll Star by Wyrebeck
Novice (12 entries, 2 abs)
2nd Julie Matthews and Ollerset Shining Nymph
Open (8 entries)
1st Gill Awty and Venetian Red at Maddistream
3rd Pat Bell and Gowran Hesperis at Pallingforth
COM Rachel Holt and Croftcloses Lucrative Boy
COM Andy Sweeney and Norfolkflyers Rosie’s Thorn at Wolfthistle
Despite a very wet start, the weather improved! Thanks to hosts, judges and especially all the helpers for making the day possible.
At the 22nd Annual General Meeting of the Northern England Flatcoated Retriever Association the following announcements were made:
Officials and committee members were re-elected / elected as on the ‘Contact NEFRA‘ page.
The Code of Ethics was modified: details in this link.
Honorary life membership was bestowed on Mrs Sheena Wells following her recent stepping down from long-standing post on the NEFRA committee due to ill health.
Annual awards were presented as follows:
President’s Cup – Sandra Stevenson’s Steelriver Sun Kissed JW
2nd Strudwick’s ShCh Downstream Fair And Square for Burpham
3rd Laird’s ShCh Branchalwood Tamdhu of Daicheil JW
Ceilidh Cup – Wendy Battison’s Donascimento Bebeto
Inca Trophy – Jane Hedges’ Blacktoft Quickstep of Satinbaze
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT MEMBERS SUBSCRIPTIONS NOT RECEIVED BY 30TH APRIL 2017 WILL HAVE THEIR MEMBERSHIP TERMINATED.
Well done to the flatcoat team for bringing home the trophy again for winning the Minor Breeds team competition today. The event was hosted by the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers near Wincanton in Somerset, against the Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, the Curlycoat Retrievers, and the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers.
The Flatcoat team were Helen Ford with Percuil Nuvolari Tazio, Steve Ashby with Tunnelwood Phantom, and Charlotte Wear with Keveral Hen Harrier. Steve Ashby also won the Top Dog award. Well done team!
A walked-up training day was held today near to Sibbertoft, MARKET HARBOROUGH.
Thank you to everyone who came along today – special thanks to our hosts Jenny and Richard Jones and family for inviting us along, and for their truly wonderful hospitality in their home and on their land.
This was all very much appreciated by all who attended such and a lovely venue for training our dogs. As ever, a big thank you to Malcolm Peacock and Garry Ellison for taking the training, and also to Malcolm Awty and Chris Hewison for throwing the dummies for us. We hope you all had a good day.
There should be some photos of the day on their way from Emily Bibb who braved the rain with her camera – thanks go to Emily for taking these.
Well done everyone who came along to NEFRA’s Kennel Club Working Gundog Certificate day on 19th February 2017.
Held at Intake Head, Delph, Oldham by kind permission of Jean Buckley, and thank you to our assessors Steve Crookes and Philip Smithies. Thank you to Malcolm, Chris and Jeanette for throwing dummies, and thank you to Val as always for superb catering in the mud and rain.
The successful dogs were:
Andrew Baker with Saffronlyn Swift (Labrador)
Evelyn Lee with Garshake Eric at Innisbeck (Labrador)
Stephanie Hurstfield with Stac Polly (FCR)
Simon Fitzherbert Brockholes with Mosstarn Maiden (FCR)
David Bellamy with Flatcharm Chelsea Whopper (FCR)
Peter Griffin with Eskwinds Ebony Jay (FCR)
Gill Awty with Venetian Red at Maddistream (FCR)
Garry Ellison with Ollerset Sparkling Nymph (FCR)
Steve Burns with Eiderbay Fastnet at Jollybrow (Labrador)
Rob Ashcroft with Keepersway Adele (FCR)
Jenny Jones with Yonsaff Summer Sky (FCR)
Wendy Battison with Donascimento Ramires (FCR)
Lewis Holton with Castlerock First Angel (FCR)
Pat Bell with Artistryn York (Labrador)
Well done everyone and thanks for taking part.
At the NEFRA Annual General Meeting we award three perpetual trophies to members.
These are the President’s Cup – for achievements in the show ring,
the Ceilidh Cup – for achievements in the working field and
the Inca Trophy – for achievements in agility, obedience, flyball, working trials and heelwork to music.
The President’s Cup is calculated by the association based on championship show wins but the other two awards need members to calculate their points from the previous 12 months.