Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla Association Novice field Trial
held at Warren Lane Shoot, Sawley, near Long Eaton, Nottinhanshire on Saturday 23 November 2013
Judges Fiona Wensley (A2814) and Lori Dempster (non panel).
Twelve dogs ran made up of a range of HPR breeds which included GSPs, Weimaraner, Italian Spinone, GWPs Hungarian Vizslas and Hungarian Wirehaired Vizslas.
The weather was dry and the day started cold and with a frost, as the day went on it warmed up. |The wind remained very light. The general mild weather conditions so far this year had meant the birds had strayed further afield than might be expected and a large arc of land was used for the trial. This started off with rough and at times long grassland with the land underfoot being undulating and wet with ditches and pockets of standing water. Most dogs that ran on this land made good use of it and gave a good account of themselves hunting. The land later opened up to fields and hedgerows. The dogs had to hunt to find the game, which was mainly pheasant but also woodcock. Scenting conditions were good. A large lake with a gentle sloping access was used for the water test.
Dogs were discarded for several reasons, damaged birds, running in, making a noise, switching retrieve. Others were unlucky and did not make it to water as they had not had a point or a retrieve.
First Place: Not awarded
Second place: Not awarded
Third Place: Sirilta Solitaire GSP Handled by Sue Davidson
On its first run the dog was well tested with a terrain of rough marshy grass that was undulating and wet. There was little wind. The dog covered the ground well, hunting across the area with good drive and a style that was pleasing to watch, needing little direction from the handler.
The second run was in open grassland bordered by wood land. The dog covered the field fast and well, and was slower and thorough in the woodland, again with plenty of style at all times. At the end of this dogs run it had a lovely find on a woodcock which it held onto until told to flush but unfortunately the guns missed. The dog was then picked up. On its third run the it hunted a ditch with long marshy grasses, a pheasant rose and was shot, landing in the field. The dog was steady and made a good retrieve to hand. At all times the dog was responsive to the handler and under control. The water retrieve was OK.
Fouth Place: Ribble Amber HWV handled by Adrian Blackledge.
On its first run this dog had an area of field and a hedgerow to hunt. It covered the hedgerow thoroughly and with excellent drive and style. It had a good point in the hedgerow, produced the bird and was steady to the flush, shot and the fall of the bird. When asked to retrieve it did so efficiently , and returned the bird tenderly to hand.
On the second run it again hunted with style and purpose, covering the ground well and being in tune with the handler at all times
It entered the water readily, without hesitation and retrieved to hand. At all times this dog was handled well, quietly and without interference with the dogs ability.
COM: Tyspylaird Glen Urguhart GSP handled by Andy Foster
This dog hunted well, showing style and plenty of drive while under control at all times and being responsive to the whistle. In its first run it covered an open field making full use of the area available , running out well and covering the ground with drive both in the field and along the hedgerows. It was steady to a hare.
The dogs second run was along a small ditch which was firstly open with small trees and a few brambles. The dog came on point but the pheasant rose quickly as there was very little cover, the guns didn’t get a shot and the dog was then picked up.
Its third run was blank but it was given the chance of a retrieve from a dog that had failed, which it made without any fuss. Water retrieve good.
HWVA Working Test at St Margaret’s Lake, Nottinghamshire
21st September 2013, Total number of entries 80
|Test No||Name of Dog||Breed||D/B||Name of Handler||Place|
|P1||Hourra du Domain St Hubert||HWV||B||Geoff Saint||1 HWV *|
|P11||Doubilly Ilkas Wild Rose||LM||B||Alex Hutton||2|
|P9||Bareve Brakvallei||GWP||B||Adam Tarbet||3|
|P2||Lady Gipsy Rose||GSP||B||Simon Kirby||4|
|P5||ẀOakbarrow Ginasmuch||HWV||D||Leigh Adlington||C of M|
|N4||Doubilly Ilkas Wild Rose||LM||B||Alex Hutton||1|
|N13||Tyspylaird Glen Nevis||GSP||D||Nathanial Street||2|
|N34||Hourra du Domain St Hubert||HWV||B||Geoff Saint||3 1HWV|
|N15||Ribble Amber||HWV||B||Adrian Blackledge||4|
|N21||Swifthouse Ford Moss||GSP||B||Madge Simons||C of M|
|O19||Feriiia Filiberto||IS||D||Ingrid Moyser||1|
|O2||Witham Friary Billie||GSP||D||Gill Pillinger||2|
|O12||Huwlindreagon Fly||GSP||B||Simon Kirby||3|
|O16||Hunterstone Nimrod||HV||D||Pauline Kirby||4|
|O6||Witham Friary Alma||GSP||B||Gill Pillinger||C of M|
|O4||Kerridge Henry||HWV||D||Adrian Blackledge||1 HWV|
|S8||Mariska Abruzzo||HWV||B||Mrs R Jones||1 HWV|
|S2||Herlinga Harlan||HWV||D||Sharon Wild||2|
|S9||Starshot Indiana||HWV||D||Sharon Wild||3|
|S5||Hillanhi Matilda of Astasia||GSP||B||Steve Walker||4|
* Overall Highest scoring HWV (trophy)
Conformation Assessment Winners
|Place||Name of Dog||Breed||D/B||Name of Handler|
|Winner||Zolmali Sari||HWV||B||Miss Samantha Grove|
|Winner||Swifthouse Ford Moss||GSP||B||Madge Simons|
|Runner up||Hooks de Gabor||HV||D||Susan Northwood|
HWVA Working Test in Ashdown Forest
27th April 2013, Total number of entries 82
1st SB5 – Quester Jude GLP – Claire Smith
2nd SB9 – Kemilfore Brecon Buff GWP – Malcom Kelvie
3rd SB7 – Damsen Rocket HWV – Philip Luff
4th (Joint) SB8 – Jazz HV – Jack Birrell
4th (Joint) SB10 – Tossneer Nell HV – Hayley Beardshall
5th SB3 – Buffy’s Best WEI – Laura Bradley
Highest Placed HWV: SB7 – Damsen Rocket – Philip Luff
Best Young Handler: Jack Cheeseman
1st P2 – Vizellven Ocean Y’Aye HV – Mr R Chellumbrum
2nd P8 – Hillfen Manhatton HWV – Andy Cheesman
3rd P4 – Delvais Rose Lipt Maiden at Mannlicher – K Joy
4th P5 – Ylandune’s Walk on Water GSP – Charlotte Brownings
5th P3 -Zafira Amerdi HV – Angela Meakin
Highest placed HWV: P8 – Hillfen Manhatton – Andy Cheesman
1st N24 – Stairfoot Skye GSP – Steve Pudney
2nd N29 – Booton Richard Coer Delion GSP – Peter Webb
3rd N3 – Russetvalley Renn’s Miracle HV – Jo Sampson
4th N17 – Swifthouse Boythoris GSP – Tony Russell
5th N25 – Flashy Patches GSP – Steve Forrest
Highest Placed HWV: N7 – Rotherfalke Ostoros – Claire Jones
1st O7 -Blythebeck Elixar GSP – Emma Carter
2nd O4 – Pitwit Game Finder GSP – Peter Terry
3rd O13 – Pruso Gunner ‘B’ Blue GSP – Harry Halfpenny
4th O8 – Deepthatch New Moon GSP – Dave Burden
5th O27 – Warrendown Angel GSP – Alan Hoyle Click HERE to see photos from the day