The 2012 P&S Field Trial season came to a finish on the weekend of 11th and 12th August in the NSW Riverina with two Closed Season events conducted by the NSW WGAA branch. Great conditions, perfect paddocks and plentiful game greeted the 8 (Saturday’s event) and 10 (Sunday’s event) dogs who were vying for trial honours.
Saturday saw the competing dogs rack up a total of 19 finds in what was one of the best trials of the year. A stiff, cool breeze was tailor made for bird dogs, and dog after dog made the most of it by putting in a strong performance. Foremost among these was Andrea Melisi’s F CH (CS) SIMILAX CONTE (PD) who put on a great show with 5 picture perfect finds and productions – a worthy winner. Peter Simmons’ pointer was unlucky not to be placed when it ‘mucked up’ on the retrieve. Runner up was Barry Oliver’s RIP RAP VEEDA (PB).
Sunday saw another great paddock with conditions being a little warmer. While the standard of work was not quite as exceptional as the previous day, nevertheless good performances were carded for Andrea Melisi’s F CH (CS) SIMILAX CONTE (PD), Peter Simmons’ QUANNAH BELLA APACHE (PB) and Cosmo Kostikidis’ SIMILAX APOLLO (PD). Winner on the day once again was F CH (CS) SIMILAX CONTE (PD)
For a slideshow of pictures please click HERE.