Sunday, 29 April 2007

Training for the SSAA Shot Expo 29/4/07

Members of the WGAA Demonstration Team gathered at Melton, Vic to work on their retrieving routines for the upcoming SSAA Shot Expo on 26-27 May.
Training Officer, Graham Hayes, put the team through their paces on a damp Sunday morning following good rains throughout the state. All dogs performed well on the quail, rabbit & bumper boy runs.
The breeds on display for the Shot Expo are: Labradors, GSPs, Brittanys & a pointer.
The fastest retrieving title so far goes to Alex Jevric's Brittany - we will see what happens on the day of the Expo.

Saturday, 14 April 2007

Bumper Boy has landed!

Gary Bristow is pictured here with WGAA's new Bumper Boy retrieving trainer. This training aid is capable of launching 12 individual dummies and is operated by remote control. It will be of great benefit in WGAA's training and trail programs in the future. Money for Bumper Boy was raised from training day activities, many thanks to all those involved.

New Zealand Wild Game Trials

The WGAA connection with New Zealand continues with three WGAA Committee members judging in NZ this year. Barry & Kathy Oliver judged at 5 trials during the Easter Wild Game trials, and Peter Yuille will judge at spaniel trials later this year.

Triallers and dogs preparing for the West Beach Trial.

Ian Hendren's English Setter, "Heather".

Skid Hamilton casts off his English Setter, "Sage", with judge Robyn Gaskin, who has judged at many WGAA events, looking on.

Frances Conner with "Nelson" (F Ch. Arddun Aladdin). Nelson was victorious in three consecutive Championship trials over the Easter trials, a unique achievement.

Shot Expo

The SSAA Shot Expo will make its inaugural Victorian debut at the Melbourne showgrounds on the weekend of May 26 - 27. WGAA (Vic) has been invited to conduct two gundog demonstrations on each of these days on the lawn area in front of the Grand Pavilion where the Expo will be held. WGAA's demonstration team has been busy choreographing its show for this important and exciting event.