Wow! What a wonderful response we had to our long-awaited 25th Anniversary Weekend celebrations.  There was a great atmosphere for our members (and many non-members).  Thank you for all your very positive comments.

Some of the Founder members of NEFRA, with current chairman Karen Joyce

Over the course of two days there were opportunities to participate in so many events: our open show, our novice and open working tests, the stakes classes, gundog demonstration, scurry, quiz, scavenger hunt, rally, fun dog show, KC Good Citizen Dog Scheme, film screening, children’s activities.

There are so many people we wish to thank for the weekend, our judges, stewards, caterers, committee members and of course our fellow flatcoat enthusiasts for making the event so very special.

There were also many unsung heroes, volunteers, family and friends who were roped in to help out – to these people please know that your efforts did not go unnoticed. As we left the site on Sunday evening we were proud to say how tidy everything was and this was thanks to the band of helpers.

There were also donations to support the event – from the large donation from the Flatcoated Retriever Society; Steve and Kate Jubb’s wonderful hog-roast, bubbly and cake; many raffle prizes and rosette sponsorships.

We must extend our thanks to the landowners at both Hayes Farm and Abbeyfields Farm for allowing us to hold our events on their land.

Results from the Open Show Saturday 7th May

Judge Mrs Ros Tierling

Best In Show and Best Dog Hewison’s Casblaidd Island in the Sky KCWGC SGWC
Reserve Best in Show and Best Bitch Gale’s Willowswind Nette Lark JW

Best in Show and Reserve Best in Show with Judge Mrs Ros Tierling

Best Puppy in Show Hewison’s Selloana Monoceros
Best Veteran in Show Fox’s Black Mica’s Likes It Hot at Blacktoft JW (IMP SWE)
Best Liver in Show Hopkinson & Trevor’s Trevorsilk Galaxy Alzato
Reserve Best Dog Fox’s Black Mica’s Likes It Hot at Blacktoft JW

Reserve Best Bitch Haley’s Skybrook Honey Honey
Best Veteran Bitch Hewison’s Donascimento Danilo from Casblaidd KCWGC SGWC
Best Liver Bitch Hewison’s Casblaidd Tea Leaf
Best Brace Mrs M Romeo-Dieste

Stakes Classes
Judge Mrs Val Orme

Puppy Dog or Bitch Hewison’s Selloana Monoceros
Open Dog or Bitch Bellamy’s Sh Ch Woodfinch Masquerade
Veteran Dog or Bitch Hewison’s Donascimento Danilo from Casblaidd KCWGC SGWC

Well done to all, all the results can be found here

Saturday’s Scurry results

1st Sue Rodgers and Signy  10.96 seconds
2nd Carol Ball and Fell  11.31 seconds
3rd Jo Hewison and Landy 11.61 seconds

Results from the Working Test Sunday 8th May

Judges Steve Crookes, Anne Crookes, Elaine Whittaker
Chief Steward Cherry Wood
Abbeyfields Farmhouse, by very kind permission of Mr Andrew Duffin

Novice (20 entries)
2nd David Foster with Kenyten Styx
COM Andrew Sweeney with Wolfthistle Mr Miracle
COM Fred Newton Jarvo Supermoon

Open (7 entries)
1st Gill Awty and Venetian Red at Maddistream

A huge thank you to all the helpers and to our sponsors Skinners. There was a really lovely atmosphere at the test, thank you to all for entering


A level one Rally competition was also held on the weekend, a first for NEFRA.
Judge Tony Lewenz, Scribe Kate Wykes
27 Entries (19 Worked. 14 Qualfiers. 3 Non-Qualifiers. 8 Aosent)

All the results can be found here

The Rally Award Winners

Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Awards

Gold (2 Awards)

Silver (3 Awards)
Chris Hewison & Mira, Kathryn Trevor & Yvaine, Emma Shepherdson & Murphy

Bronze (8 Awards)
Rochelle Richards & Doris, Scarlet Sisley-Smith & Eeui (Finnish Lapphund), Mandy Romeo-Dieste & Frodo, Mandy Romeo-Dieste & Buffy, Charlotte Smith & Wispa, Charlotte Smith & Chance, Sonya Jenkinson & Skye, Carol Ball & Fell

Gundog Demonstration

Andy Sweeney and Sue Rodgers

Fun obstacle course

1st – 3rd with Judge Michele Elliot