|Success for Team GB at World Championships
There was success for Great Britain at the 39th World Championships of Practical Hunting for Pointing Breeds and the World St Hubert Championships held in Herm in the Landes region of France.
A number of countries compete, each with a team of British Pointers and/or a team of Continental Pointers with from two to four dogs in each team.
The Team GB results from the World Championships were as follows:
Day 1 British Pointing Breeds: Sara Chichester with Little Treasure of Gawcott, Gordon Setter, 1st with an Excellent. John Naylor with Goddrib Bari of Bitternboom, Pointer, 4th with a Very Good - TB. Continental Pointing Breeds: Linsey Whitley with Questor Llewellyn, German Longhaired Pointer, Very Good.
Day 2 British Pointing Breeds: Maddy Raynor with Bownard Carrabullawn of Wiscombe, Irish Setter, 3rd in her group with Excellent. Continental Pointing Breeds Linsey Whitley with Questor Llewelyn, 2nd in her group and RCACT.
Overall John Naylor, Maddy Raynor and Sara Chichester, 2nd in the Team World British Pointing Breeds Championships with 19 points. Linsey Whitley, 3rd in the Individual World Championship Continental Pointing Breeds awards with Questor Llewellyn.
The Team GB results from the World St Hubert Championships were as follows: Maddy Raynor and Sara Chichester, 2nd place in the Ladies Team World Championship. Maddy Raynor with Bownard Carrabullawn of Wiscombe, 4th in Individual Ladies category.
Team captain Meryl Asbury said: 'This is only the third time Team GB has taken part in this competition and we knew France would be challenging as the terrain is very different from what we usually run our dogs on in the UK.'