Saturday, 12 October 2013

Training Day - October 2013

The next training day will be held on Sunday 20th October 2013at the Melton Botanic Garden (Darlingsford Lake), Melton. Enter the reserve off Collins Rd and follow the track cross country towards the lake. See sidebar on the right for directions via Google Maps. Training commences at 9am and finishes with a BBQ lunch at around 12pm. Anyone with a gundog is welcome.

WGAA Retrieving Trial - 5th October 2013

WGAA’s retrieving trial was held near Seymour on what turned out to be great day weather wise. The property was at its springtime best and with entries of 14 in the Intermediate Stake, judged by Wayne Phelps, and 10 in the Advanced Stake, judged by Andrew Yeomans, the scene was set for a great day.
Throughout the day the dogs retrieved ... and retrieved ... and retrieved, across both water and land. All dogs were tested over three runs in each stake with the Advanced dogs tested in both blind and sighted runs.
Both judges were complimentary about the quality of many of the competing dogs, especially the placegetters; a testament to WGAA’s training day programme and the commitment of the handlers.
Summing up – a great end to WGAA’s 2013 calendar of competition events.  Great property, great weather, cheerful atmosphere – what could be better!
1.    Peter Attard & Milley (GSP)                                147 points
2.    Henry Foster & Riley (Pointer)                           143 points
3.    Nick Guida & Marley (Pointer)                            142 points
4.    Luc Tomasino & Gus (Brittany)                          140 points
5.    Luke Warner & Cody (GSP)                               138 points

1.    Nick Guida & Marley (Pointer)                            146 points
2.    Michael Calleja & Bella(Brittany)                         143 points
3.    Sam Heyes & Tasha (Labrador)                         139.5 points
4.    Henry Foster & Riley (Pointer)                           130.5 points

This win in Advanced qualifies Nick Guida’s Marley for the title Intermediate Retrieving Trial Dog.

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