Retrieving Trials are a great way to see what your dog was originally bred for.
The Club holds a Retrieving Trial each year, during the winter months, which is generally held on the shores of Lake Alexandrina, in the Milang/Langhorne Creek area. Last year the Trial was held on the June long weekend, on a property located near the corner of Verco Road and Metala Road, Tolderol, SA.
We were blessed with beautiful weather for our trial, held on Saturday 6th June (in conjunction with the Labrador Club's Tolderol trial held on the Sunday and Monday). The GSP Club provided catering for the whole weekend, which was well patronized by competitors and friends alike. A big thankyou to Helen and Cheryl (secretary/treasurer) who manned the canteen facilities for the day, and to Cheryl for managing the catering single-handed for the other two days - much appreciated. The trial ran smoothly and finished early in the day, thanks in no small part to Geoff Melville's dedicated stewarding assistance (he came down to the trial site especially to steward), also to Alan Puterill from the Lab Club, and the many competitors who also pitched in to help with stewarding and moving equipment around. The whole day ran blissfully smoothly! Here are the results:
2015 Retrieving Trial Results NOVICE - Judged by Mrs G McClure 1st Belbun Taraz Miss - Trevor Stevens - 168pts 2nd Kadnook Solitary Man - Kadnook Knls (handler M Davis) - 167pts 3rd Kadlinga Bon Qui Qui NRA QND - Kadlinga Knls - 151pts RESTRICTED - Judged by Mr B Kradolfer 1st Yorifeld Cup Fancy - J Carter (handler C van Eekelen) - 130pts 2nd Calendula Hunter RRD - M Mason - 115pts 3rd Reveirter Clan Nairn - R & R Cooper - 107pts ALL AGE - POLDEA PLATE - Judged by Mr M McClure 1st Gr Rt Ch Kadnook Sporting Spirit - J & V Lawton - 144pts 2nd Rt Ch Reveirter Swan Hill - N & K Eltringham - 117pts 3rd Reveirter Loch Fyntalloch RRD - N & K Eltringham - 112pts Special mention must be made of John & his dog Ben for having won the Poldea Plate for the third year in a row!
2014 RETRIEVING TRIAL
2014 Retrieving Trial Results NOVICE - Judged by J Duffy (QLD) 1st Reveirter Clan Dalzeil - N & K Eltringham 2nd Belbun Taraz Miss - T Stevens 3rd Westspring Special Blend CCD - P Both RESTRICTED - Judged by A Bartram (WA) 1st Ethylwyn Patton Spice CD (AI) - J Duffy 2nd Winterset Out of the Blue NRD - H Pownall 3rd Ch Cheyandor Wilson NRD CD - J Bird ALL AGE - POLDEA PLATE - Judged by M Davis (VIC) 1st Rt Ch Kadnook Sporting Spirit - J & V Lawton 2nd Winterset Anzac RRD - P Doley 3rd Reveirter Loch Fyntalloch RRD - N & K Eltringham Unfortunately, no GSPs were successful at our trial, although a couple of them did manage to feature in the placings at the Labrador Club's trial the next day.
2007 RETRIEVING TRIAL
Retrieving Trial Results (trial held at Mulgundawa) on 11/6/07 NOVICE - Judged by Mr G Melville (SA) 1st: Cavajal Buccaneer (Labrador) - Jeff Patrick - 143 points 2nd: Ch Bournbeau Sir James (Golden Retriever) - Peter Reimann - 134.5 points 3rd: Cavajal Indus (Labrador) - Annette White - 133.5 points RESTRICTED STAKE - Judged by Mr R Johnson (SA) 1st: Yorifield Rain Lover NRD CDX (GSP) - Jackie Carter - 154 points 2nd: Dindigold True Blue NRD (Golden Retriever) - Trevor Stevens - 149 points 3rd: Yorifield Joy to the World (GSP) - Gareth Tawton - 140 points ALL AGE STAKE - Judged by Mr M Byrne (WA) 1st: Gr Rt Ch Reveirter Jet Kite (A) (Labrador) - Noel Eltringham - 147 points 2nd: Nat Rt Ch Adderslot Crackers Triga (Labrador) - Russell Whitechurch - 145 points 3rd: Gr Rt Ch Kadnook Pride ov Cork (Labrador) - Gareth Tawton - 142 points
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