Class 15 – Junior Bitch – 5 entries (1 Absent) 1st – 59 Walker’s LIZZLOG NUN ON THE RUN 2nd – 46 Romeo-Dieste’s HOPEVALLEY MORNING RAINBOW JW 3rd – 17 Haley’s SKYBROOK HONEY HONEY Res -23 Hedges’ SATINBAZE CIRQUE DU LUMIERE (AI)
Class 16 – Yearling Bitch – 3 entries (0 entries) 1st – 25 HEWERDINE-MILLER’s LIZZLOG WEE DROP OF MISCHIEF
Class 17 – Novice Bitch – 3 entries (1 Absent) 1st – 54 Trevor’s TREVORSILK GALAXY AURORA 2nd – 10 Colson & Fox’s Blacktoft Dancing on Ice with Windyhollows (AI)
Class 18 – Graduate Bitch – 3 entries (0 Absent) 1st – 30 Jones’s BLACKTOFT SAPPHIRE ICE AT BENVELLYN (AI) 2nd – 57 Walker’s LIZZLOG HARPY’S GOLD 3rd – 7 Collins’ ANNBECKS ISLA MAY AT STEEPLEHOUSE
Class 19 – Post Graduate Bitch – 3 entries (0 Absent) 1st – 16 Gale’s WILLOWSWIND NETTE LARK JW 2nd – 52 Stott’s BITCON GIRL IN BLACK WITH LOROSIETTIE 3rd – 44 Richards’ HAMELDOWNTOR MOON RIVER IN MANHATTAN (IMP)
Class 20 – Limit Bitch – 2 entries (1 Absent) 1st – 12 COLSON’s BLACKTOFT FROZEN IN TIME BY WINDYHOLLOWS (AI)
Class 21 – Open Bitch – 5 entries (1 Absent) 1st – 58 Walker’s LIZZLOG ANNIE GET YOUR GUN JW 2nd – 33 Joyce’s SH CH STRANFAER SOLITAIRE JW 3rd – 24 Hedges’ BLACKTOFT QUICKSTEP OF SATINBAZE Res – 14 Finlay’s IR SH CH ANNBECKS AILIS AT AUGHNALECK IR JUN CH CW16’17 CJW’16
Class 22 – Veteran Bitch – 3 entries (1 Absent) 1st – 13 Colson’s Eskwinds Driving Miss Daisy to Windyhollows 2nd – 45 Richards’ LUSS KISS IN THE DARK
Class 23 – Special Veteran Bitch – 2 entries (1 Absent) 1st – 6 Collin’s STEEPLEHOUSE GIFT OF THYME
Class 24 – Special Liver Bitch – 1 entry 1st – 54 Trevor’s TREVORSILK GALAXY AURORA
NEFRA held a training and Working Retriever Assessment day at Carburton, by very kind permission of Robert Bower and the Welbeck Estate. Photos were taken by Caro Dell from Workingline Images – keep checking her website for images of your dog… some may be selected for the 2020 calendar.
Thank you to our trainers Garry Ellison, Andy Sweeney and Malcolm Peacock for taking the classes. Andy and Caroline judged the novice assessments, and then Garry and Chris judged the Intermediate dogs.
Thank you also to those who helped throw dummies during the day.
Passes were awarded in the Novice assessments to Jane Calverley and Gwenadillo Helga Geerhart Cherry Wood and Woodfinch Cherith – who was awarded her third pass today and also her Novice Working Retriever Certificate
Well done all, and many thanks to all who came along.
UPDATE: Denise Jury’s funeral details: 7th May 1.30pm Chesterfield Crematorium.
The NEFRA committee are deeply saddened by the news that Denise Jury passed away on 10th April 2019. Denise was a founder committee member and served as our Hon Working Secretary for many years. She devoted her life to her Torwood kennel of flatcoated retrievers and miniature dachshunds. We will post funeral details when they become available.
Many thanks to all who came along to our spring working test, we had a fabulous entry from all over the country (and beyond)!
The Belvoir Estate near Grantham proved to be a wonderful venue and we thank our kind hosts for allowing us to visit. I am sure you will agree a lovely ground for a test.
The tests themselves were very well thought out and set by our panel judge Dan Higgs. Our other judges were Sharon Kitson, Pat Bell and Elaine Whittaker who got through the 49 entries in good time.
A vote of thanks was given by Gill Awty, who won the open test, to thank everyone who answered our appeal for help, we haven’t ever had quite so many willing volunteers and this was definitely appreciated!
A big thank you is also due to Malcolm Awty as chief steward who did a lot of work on the day to keep things running smoothly.
Puppy (7 entries) 1st Steve Ashby with Hwarthow Archer of the Moors at Tunnelwood
ND/NH (7 entries) No awards made
Novice (19 entries) 1st Amber Nicholls with Featheringay Raven Prince 2nd Julie Matthews with Ollersett Shining Nymph 3rd Helen Ford with Percuil Dasher 4th Steve Ashby with Flatgold’s Hot Child in the City COM Julie Matthews with Ollersett Rainbow COM Colette Greenwood with Tawnywood Jollification
Open (16 entries) 1st Gill Awty with Venetian Red at Maddistream 2nd Garry Ellison with Ollersett Sparkling Nymph 3rd Caroline Hewison with Donascimento Danilo from Casblaidd 4th Helen Ford with Percuil Nuvolari Tazio COM Charlotte Wear with Keveral Hen Harrier
Further photos can be found on this link (thank you to Tom-S-N) and thank you to our sponsors Skinners Pet Foods.
Thank you to all members who chose to renew their membership to NEFRA for the new year by bank standing order. This is very much appreciated and does make the Treasurer’s job much easier.
SUBSCRIPTIONS NOT RECEIVED BY 30th APRIL 2019 WILL HAVE THEIR MEMBERSHIP TERMINATED
If you haven’t paid your ‘subs’ yet please do so. Please send payment to our Treasurer – Mr David Taylor, Cooks Lane House, Cooks Lane, Bradnop, LEEK, ST13 7HA (email@example.com Tel: 01538 383946)
At the twenty fourth Annual General Meeting of the Northern England Flatcoated Retriever Association the following amendments were made to the officers and committee:
Honorary Secretary (3 Years) – Miss H. Walker Deputy Chairman (3 Years) – Mrs K.Trevor Committee Vacancies (4 posts, 3 years each) – Mr S.Jubb, Mrs K.Jubb, Mrs M.Melrose, Mrs M Salt (plus 1 post co-opted for 1 year with agreement of the committee – Mr D.Orme.
The following awards were presented with our annual trophies:
President’s Cup – Smitherman’s Seaheart Cecilia JW (61 points)
=2nd Smitherman & Roberts’ Seahart Crian At Gloi (56 points)
=2nd Fox’s Satinbaze Crackeman For Blacktoft (56 points)
Gill Smitherman being presented with the Presdient’s Cup by Mr R Allen and Mrs V Orme
Once again we are very grateful to the Bebbington family for welcoming us back to Alderford Lake to train our dogs in and around the lake. This always proves to be a popular day so be sure to book in early.
The following health testing sessions will be carried out at the Society Championship show to be held at the Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire CV8 2LZ on April 7th 2019.
Eye Testing Session
BVA Eye Panellist Kerry Smith BVetMed CertVOphthalDipECVO MRCVS will be attending the show to carry out gonioscopy (and routine eye examinations if required). The BVA recommend Flatcoated Retrievers are screened for Goniodysgenesis by gonioscopy examination every three years.
Normal BVA fees at the time of the show will apply however the Flatcoated Retriever Society will support the testing of older dogs by offering to subsidise the fee by £20 for gonioscopy examination of members’ Flatcoats aged 8 years and over.
o Dogs must be six months of age or over
o All dogs must be permanently identified (by microchip or tattoo) before examination
o Please bring the relevant KC owner registration document with you and where possible bring any previous eye certificates issued for your dog
o Payment by cash or cheque only
Patellar Luxation Screening Session
Jane Alexander BVet Med Cert BA, MRCVS will be offering patellar screening at the show.
Members: £12 for first dog, £10 for subsequent dogs in same ownership.
Non-members £20 per dog.
o Dogs must be 12 months of age or over
o Please bring the relevant KC owner registration document with you
o Payment by cash or cheque only
Appointments for either testing session should be made in advance by contacting Liz Branscombe Tel: 01525 405884 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org