Inter-Area Team Challenge 2016

Yesterday eight members of NEFRA were representing the Association in two teams at the Flatcoated Retriever Society’s Inter Area Team Challenge in Warwickshire.  The event was held in the surroundings of Hatton Country World with open fields, woodland and water to test the nine teams.  Each team comprised four dogs and four handlers.

Judges for the day were Sean McGrath, Paul Egginton and Graham Clelland.

Our two teams were:

Team 1

  • Puppy – Andy Sweeney Portledge Belle Amy of Wolfthistle (TOP PUPPY)
  • Novice – Caroline Hewison Venus in Transit over Casblaidd
  • Novice – Garry Ellison Ollerset Rainbow
  • Open – Gill Awty Venetian Red at Maddistream (TOP OPEN)
Team 1
Team 1

Team 2

  • Puppy – Lisa-Jane Mappin Casblaidd Valdoonican
  • Novice – Peter Griffin Eskwinds Ebony Jay
  • Novice – Stephanie Hurstfield Stac Polly
  • Open – Gill Griffin Eskwinds Drake
Team 2
Team 2

Both teams put in a fantastic effort with Team 1 winning a 2nd Place.

NEFRA would like to thank the hosts and the Flatcoated Retriever Society for inviting us to the event.  We offer our congratulations to the winning team from Wessex and look forward to the event next year.

View a Full photo album of the day’s events as a Facebook album. Anyone can view these photos – even without a Facebook account.