Having had to cancel the November AV Retriever Novice Stake due to the horrendous storm that hit the South West the morning of the trial, it looked as if the rescheduled one today (24.1.20) was going to go the same way – this time due to thick fog. After it became obvious there would be no shooting at Combe Davey we were very fortunate to have the opportunity to go to another shoot and the trial got under way at 11.30. Our Judges – Steve Ashby, Craig Perry, Matt Gould and Zoe Townsend – did an amazing job and brought the trial to a successful conclusion. Our heartfelt thanks to them and all the helpers.
The result was
1st Kevin Haynes’ Lab D Ragweeds Express
2nd Basil Smith’s Lab D Highshot Cooper
Gun’s Choice was Jo Fergie’s Skyflight All That Jazz (their first trial – fabulous result for them).
Many congratulations to the award winners and thank you to all the competitors for their patience and good humour while we waited (and waited…!) to see if the trial could go ahead.