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Poppy’s third best performance at Stamford


FOR THE fourth year running, Bill Ironside’s American Cocker Combleywood Parti Piece at Belcrum won the Advanced Test at the annual Show Spaniels Field Day, and for the third year, she also took the award of Best Performance of the Day. She had also won BPD in 1999 and 2001.

Julie Revill gained a fifth ‘qualifier’ with Julita Rustic Ramble, all in direct line of descent. This was the first year of the newly worded ‘Show Gundog Working Certificate’ (SWGWC) and spaniels had to prove they hunted, faced cover, produced game and retrieved generally to the satisfaction of the two judges.

Testing was on freshly shot, unhandled game and ducks, and a water test was also compulsory.

The event, run by the Midland english Springer society, has been held at the Banholm Estate in Stamford, Lincolnshire, since 1980 by kind permission of land owner, Martin Trollope-Bellew.

Results:

Show Gundog Working Certificates (22). Judges Clarence Colclough and Eric Elwick. 1 Sue Long and Malcolm Leeming’s ESS Tryhard Yorkshire Gold. 2 Ann Moon’s Sussex Deanway Dance on Air. 3 Gill Pearce’s WSS Julita Rustic Ramble. Best Performance in SGWCs. Julita Rustic Ramble WSS. Novice Tests. Judge Alec Geddes (Debanza) . Dogs (16). 1 Sue Long and Malcolm Leeming’s ESS Alanea Merlldes. 2 Gill Pearce’s Cocker Humbar Crackers with Pearkim. 3 Chris Page’s Clumber Micklemess Just George. 4 Phil Guest’s ESS Larbreck Dark ’n’ Delicious. Bitches (10). 1 Trevor Beaton’s ESS Calvdale in Possession at Summerstone. 2 Sue Long and Malcolm Leeming’s ESS Tryhard Enchanting Tri. 3 Julia Grant’s Canouan Absoloodle Doodle. 4 Julia Currie’s Canouan Rachel Heyhoe. Best Novice Overall. Alanea Merredes, ESS. Novice Teams. 1 Linfit Loonies. 2 Bill’s Babies. 3 Linfit Astras. Advanced Test (11). Judges Clarance Colclough and Eric Elwick. 1 Bill Ironside’s Am Cocker Combleywood Parti Piece at Belcrum, 2 Tina Smith’s WSS Highclare Internet at Rockstro. 3 Julie Revill’s WSS Julita Rustic Ramble. 4 Julie Revill’s WSS Julita Ruella. Gun’s Choice. Tryhard Yorkshire Gold (ESS). Best Performance of the Day. Combleywood Parti Piece at Belcrum (Am Cocker).