Draught Tests
- Beginners to Level 3

18 November 2023
Grangewaters Activity Centre, Buckles Lane, South Ockendon, Essex, RM15 6RS
Hosted by South Eastern Working Newfoundlands (SEWN)

We had a good day, the weather decided to be quite kind to us, with a very good entry of 23 teams. Two nice Level 3 passes, the highest level we tested today. Nice to see some first-time entries at Beginners Level, with one going on to successfully pass Level 1. A couple of Level 2 passes rounded off the day.

Thanks to everyone who entered, judged, stewarded and generally helped out. I think we can say a good time was had by all.

Ken Richards, Test Manager

Results and Reports - Saturday 18th November 2023

Level Beginners

Judges: Dave Viney & Kevin Clarke
Entrants: 10 | Passes: 10
Owner Call Name Registered Name
Sanders' Millie
Thornton's Oliver Saskinbears Band Of Gold
Rogers' Alice Inkomo Bloomingdales
Bull's Martha King of Helluland Blue Organza
Barwick's Co-co Barachois First Impression
Strong's Jessie Wilderland Golden Bough
Saunders' Betty
Saunders' Apollo
Haylock's Maddie (Barbet)
Haylock's Georgia (Labradoodle)

Really nice to be welcomed back at Grangewaters Activity Centre for the 2023 draught tests. We had 10 teams entered today on what turned out to be a perfect day for a draught test. All 10 teams passed and all achieved almost perfect passes, with one dog progressing on the day to Level 1.

Thank you to SEWN @ Grangewaters for their hospitality, SNC for inviting us to judge, my fellow judge and the stewards for making it such an enjoyable event.

Dave Viney & Kevin Clarke

Level 1

Judges: Rachel Saunders & Kay Burridge
Entrants: 4 | Passes: 1
Owner Call Name Registered Name
Strong's Jessie Wilderland Golden Bough

Thank you to the SNC for inviting us to judge, the weather stayed nice and the daylight held out.

We had four entries present today, with three progressing to the haul, two not quite there, but will benefit from more experience. One lovely pass for a dog new to draught tests. Well done.

Rachel Saunders & Kay Burridge

Level 2

Judges: Sara Davies & Jeff Burridge
Entrants: 3 | Passes: 2
Owner Call Name Registered Name
Thornton'sFinleyLeonardo Hall

We had three teams present today, unfortunately one did not make it to the manoeuvring & haul sections as they accumulated too many points in the control and down stay elements.

Thank you to SNC and SEWN @ Grangewaters for inviting us to judge glad the rain stopped during the morning.

Sara Davies & Jeff Burridge

Level 3

Judges: Ken Richards & Clive Haylock
Entrants: 4 | Passes: 2
Owner Call Name Registered Name
Rhodes & Hewson's SullyDawbryn Doctor Fourtysix
Burridge'sMartaNurburgnewf Lady Shazam at Bagglebears

The weather was very kind to us, with four entries but unfortunately only two teams managed to pass. One team decided not to back up and the other to get up on the down stay.

The haul navigated around the outside of the lake taking in several difficult obstacles and terrain that was wet and slippery. Each team completed the test with good skill. Well done.