This year we held out annual charity working gundog test on the prolific Bolton Abbey Estate, by kind permission of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. We had set the date of Saturday 23rd February, slightly concerned that the weather would no be in our favour, however competitors and spectators enjoyed spring like weather conditions.
Once again we were treated to some fantastic dog work and successfully raised over £3500.00 for some outdoor leaning equipment for the local primary school.
This event did not only benefit the local school but once again the local economy benefited from out of peak season bed nights spent in local hotels and B&Bs from all the competitors and helpers who travelled from as far a field as Sweden and Scotland.
The winning teams were ..
1st place – Team – Three wise men
Mr C Pilkington
Mr W Dewhurst
Mr H Vincent-Price
2nd place – Team – The A team
Mr P Newton
Mr Stephen Le Voi
Mr D Ross
3rd place – Team – Wuffitmix
Highest scoring dog of the day was Maderablanca Amarillo with handler Stephen Le Voi who won the Jimmy Swindlehurst memorial cup