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.
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