NEFRA had a first on the 11th May 1999. A show match held with the Irish Setter Breeders Club, North West Region Social Group at Winwick, near Preston. The judge was Mrs Margaret Hibbs and 32 dogs in total were judged. Best In Match was the flatcoat Carroll & Ryder’s Jaskar Strathmore Water and Reserve Best In Match was the Irish Setter Burrenmist Lord of the Dance.
Everyone attending the evening said what a nice social event it was.