Autumn Working Test 2016

Sunday 25th September 2016 saw NEFRA hosting their annual Autumn Working Test at the grounds of 
Bannister Hey, Claughton-On-Brock, near Preston by the very kind permission of Francis Fitzherbert-Brockholes & Jeremy Hunt.


Photo Courtesy of Caro Dell – Workingline Images

This is the second time the Association has visited this ground which offers many opportunities for putting dogs through their paces.   The judges for the test were Mr Philip Smithies, Mr Paul Dixon & Mr Jeremy Hunt assisted by our 
Chief Steward Mr Garry Ellison.

A night of persistent rain prior to our arrival left the ground somewhat damp underfoot so mud was the order of the day.

Prizes awarded were as follows:

Puppy (4 entries)

1st Sue Sinnott Millola Handsome Man
2nd Vicky Sullivan Autumnal Flame over Wyrebeck

Novice Dog/Novice Handler (5 entries)

1st Rose Barker Mahinda Sweet Bay
2nd Rob Ashcroft Keepersway Adele
3rd Vicky Sullivan Rocknroll Star by Wyrebeck

Novice (17 entries)

1st and Judges Choice Pat Bell Gowran Hesperis at Pallingforth
2nd Andy Sweeney Norfolkflyers Rosie’s Thorn of Wolfthistle
3rd Peter Howson Devonbank Dare to Dream

Open (11 entries)

1st and Judges Choice Caroline Hewison Maddistream Indigo Jack at Casblaidd
2nd Peter Griffin Eskwinds Chaffinch
3rd Rachel Holt Croftcloses Lucrative Boy


Vicky Sullivan, Rob Ashcroft, Andy Sweeney, Rose Barker, Paul Dixon Philip Smithies, Sue Sinnott, Jeremy Hunt, Pat Bell, Peter Howson.  Photo courtesy of Caro Dell Workingline Images


Peter Griffin, Caroline Hewison, Rachel Holt