2023 Working Test Results
Working Test results and pictures form the day will be added here following each event. For more information, please see the Working Tests page.
KVGTS Open Retriever WT 18 March at Mayridge, Englefield Estate with kind permission of Lord Benyon.
Our judges Peter Castleman, Chris Marchant, Colin Pelham & John Stubbs did a sterling job - the weather forecast said a 10% chance of precipitation - the clouds above obviously took exception and it poured!
However, the sun came out for the awards and after a runoff for 2nd & third place the result was:
1st Beth Morgan with Abney Affinity (Lab D)
2nd Lauren Wright with Norlands Tara (Lab B)
3rd Robert Small with Troddenmills If Only (Lab D)
4th Liz Woods with Lowsommer Blacksmith Rose (Lab B)
CoMs to :
Fay Drewry with Isleofman Gretel (Lab B)
Barbara Kuen with Gwidigada Affinity at Dipplelodge (Lab B)
Jan Abrahams with Kerrabrah Nelly (Lab B)
With many great thanks from Team Kennet to our helpers who were out in force & to their spouses, partners & friends who looked after things at home so that the amazing field of open dogs could run.
See you at our next test, Novice & Intermediate 15 April @ Goring Heath.
KVGTS Novice Retriever WT Saturday 15 April18 at Copyhold Farm by kind permission of Dr & Mrs Berman.
With thanks to our superb judges: Dave England, Ken Green, Karen Handley & Belinda Routledge –and after a runoff with 3 dogs tying on 2nd place the result was……
1st Alan Keenan with Fenway Blossom (Lab B)
2nd Sarah Burnell with Rossclyde Highland Mist At Rotherburn (Lab B)
3rd John Read with Ledumwood Whortleberry (Lab B)
4th Jessica Webster with Lucky Billy Boy (Lab D)
CoMs to :
Kieran Green with Troddenmills Hot Bloodied (Lab D)
Chrissie Walton with Braltontwist Lou Lou (Lab B)
As ever, with many great thanks from Team Kennet to our amazing helpers & again to their spouses, partners & friends who looked after things at home so that we could run the test.
See you at our next test, ND/NH, Special Puppy & Veteran, Saturday 3 June at Hermitage. Help always welcome.
Special Puppy, Novice Dog/Novice Handler & Veteran Working Tests
3 June held at Marlston Farm by kind permission of Mr David Fleming
With many thanks to our lovely judges Carole Montague, Abbie Reid, Terry Souter & Jane Trowell.
1st Moira Robertson with Downfarm Martell
2nd Moira Robertson with Downfarm Martine
3rd Lesley Scutter with Cornwood Glorious Twelfth
4th Chrissie Walton with Braltontwist Pumpkin
Novice Dog/ Novice Handler:
1st Emma Newman with Silver Mill
2nd Lucy Anderson with Tallamelie Rose
3rd Jo Clay with Bodekirefu Letizia
4th Bradley Stray with Kenxtwen Fairest
1st Janice Miller with Millerise Jemima
2nd David Miller with Millerise Jacob
3rd Sam Davis with Wildspirit
4th Wendy Brown with Kenquince Time for Twister
CoM Sue Berman with Suthcharic Freya
Congratulations to all!
Thank you also to the tremendous band of helpers and those looking after things at home so we could run our dogs.
Open & Novice Walked-up on FT Lines 16 dog stakes
19 August @ Stratfield Saye, by kind permission of the Duke of Wellington
Always a brilliant finale to the Kennet working test season. The ground is superb, and even the weather was kind to us.
To our judges for the 2 tests, John Keegan & Ken Green – thank you so much.
Huge thanks as always to Barbara Kuen, (Steward of the Beat) for running the line with her great team of guns & throwers. Thank you too to the many other helpers from stewards to game carriers, and those helping back at base.
1st & winner of the Rollinson Bowl:
Lyebreach Golden Eagle Of Riverlily (Lab D) handled by Abbie Reid
2nd Suthcharic Roux (Lab B) handled by Sue Berman
3rd Peterspond Wader (Lab D) handled by Karen Handley
4th Haddeo Carrick (GR D) handled by Bob Marcham
1st & winner of the Millerise Cup:
Jumbi Alice Emma Of Jathmea (Lab B) handled by John Baker
Rozel Gail at Tyrian (Lab B) handled by Steve Dean
Those placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd all received a bag of Dr John working dog food provided by our sponsors Gilbertson & Page Ltd (Gilpa).
Well done to all in the awards and thank you to all handlers for entering in to the spirit of the day.