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SNC DRAUGHT TESTS LEVELS BEGINNERS - LEVEL 4

Saturday 27 February & Sunday 28 February 2015 - East Hamsworthy Farm, Pancrasweek, Holsworthy, Devon

Test Managers: David Viney & Kay Burridge


"On behalf of Dave and myself, I would like to thank everyone who made this test weekend a success. Special thanks to Roger & Di who yet again welcomed us with open arms giving us free access to all of their land. Also huge thanks to Carol and Michelle for taking over the catering, the food was delicious with lots of coffee available to keep me functioning.

The weather was kind to us again this year, very cold on occasions, but at least no rain.

Looking through the results, I see lots of passes, some didn't quite make the grade but I'm sure you all will soon, keep practicing and most of all enjoy working with you dog. Hope you all had a good weekend and see you all next year."

Kay Burridge

DAY 1 RESULTS - BEGINNERS LEVEL
Judges: Diana Vincent & Dave Viney
Entrants: 11      Passes: 9

Congratulations to:

Burridge's Bagglebears Man In The Moon "Henry"
Burridge's Bagglebears Moondance "Dora"
Burridge's Bagglebears Moonshine "Ellie"
Hosie's Newfoundlove My Guy at Shadowrise "Mouse"
Hosie's Newfoundlove New Edition at Shadowrise "Solo"
Taylor's Stillstream Sura Kanti at Mollynewf "Sura"
Boyle's Dalrynewfs Chewie Chum "Chewie"
Boyle's Syddyn Kia "Lexi"
Viney's Evanpark Rocket Man for Millthorpe "Badger"


Judges Reports - Beginners Level

"The weather was fine, but cold, but NO rain!

Use of the lead is less common now, with hand and verbal commands more common place. The handlers seem to be taking notice of judges comments and trying to put them into action.

Thank you to steward Mic, to Roger & Di for the use of their property and to my fellow Test Manager Kay."

David Viney & Diana Vincent

DAY 1 RESULTS - LEVEL 2
Judges: Kay Burridge & Pete Lewin
Entrants: 4      Passes: 4

Congratulations to:

Hosie's Newfoundlove New Edition at Shadowrise "Solo"
King's Safeharbour White But Cute "Effie"
Webber's Teddyhawks Mr Daydreamer "Rushmore"
Vincent's Alphabear That's Me at Cumngo "Dreamer"


Judges Reports - Level 2

"Kay and I had four dogs to judge, all got through the control section comfortably. Also the maneuvering section, although tight in places all managed very well.

Out on the haul our main comment was that when going onto a quick stretch of road, through a gate, none of the handlers looked to check on traffic.

The course used, other than a piece of tarmac road and gravel drive was all though woodland with no set trails, completely rural. At one point had all entrants working as a team to help each other over a tricky stream crossing, all completed this and the test very well. Well done all.

Many thanks to Kay Burridge for being Boss Judge. Great test."

Pete Lewin


"Thanks to everyone involved with the Level 2 test, all teams did well in the Control & Maneuvering sections, down stays were ok, but good job it wasn't for any longer!

All teams coped very well with a tricky little woodland haul, great team spirit throughout.

Thank you Pete for letting me be 'boss judge'"

Kay Burridge

DAY 1 RESULTS - LEVEL 4
Judges: Clive Haylock & Jen Lewin
Entrants: 2      Passes: 0

Judges Reports - Level 4

"We had two teams in this level, but none quite made it today, but we are sure that in time they will.

Great venue with lots of scope for this level."

Clive Haylock & Jen Lewin

DAY 2 RESULTS - BEGINNERS LEVEL
Judges: Jane King & Jen Lewin
Entrants: 12      Passes: 7

Congratulations to:

Burridge's Bagglebears Man In The Moon "Henry"
Burridge's Bagglebears Moondance "Dora"
Burridge's Bagglebears Moonshine "Ellie"
Hosie's Newfoundlove New Edition at Shadowrise "Solo"
Boyle's Dalfrynewfs Chewie Chum "Chewie"
Boyle's Syddyn Kia "Lexi"
Haylock's "Maddie" (Barbet)


Judges Reports - Beginners Level

"We had 12 teams in this level, most did work well, only a few didn't want to do the down stay, while others were more interested in the rabbit droppings, all will succeed with practice.

Thank you all for your hospitality, to the Test Managers and to Roger & Diane for letting us use this great venue."

Jane King & Jen Lewin

DAY 2 RESULTS - LEVEL 1
Judges: David Taylor & Jackie Bagnall
Entrants: 6      Passes: 5

Congratulations to:

Hosie's Newfoundlove New Edition at Shadowrise "Solo"
Hosie's Newfoundlove My Guy at Shadowrise "Mouse"
Webber's Seamble Majestic "Lincoln"
Boyle's Syddyn Kia "Lexi"
Haylock's "Maddie" (Barbet)

Judges: David Taylor & Dave Viney
Entrants: 1      Passes: 1

Congratulations to:

Bagnall's Alphabear Black Velvet for Newfinch "Velvet"


Judges Reports - Level 1

"Seven teams entered, six passes.

This was a mixed entry of experienced and new handlers and dogs. The experienced handlers need to remember those hard won experiences and not become complacent. The newer handlers - trust your dog and watch the cart!

Our thanks to the SNC for inviting us to judge in such a perfect venue."

David Taylor, Dave Viney & Jackie Bagnall

DAY 2 RESULTS - LEVEL 3
Judges: Peter Webber & Pete Lewin
Entrants: 2      Passes: 0

Judges Reports - Level 3

"Great venue to judge, with all natural trails to follow with brooks and streams.

We had two entries but sadly they did not reach the required standard, but were so close.

Thanks to Roger & Di for allowing us to use their grounds. A well organized test - many thanks to everyone."

Peter Webber & Pete Lewin