Working Results 2021

Three Ridings Labrador Club 12 dog Novice Field Trial, Thimbleby Hall 12/10/2021.

 With an entry of over 90 dogs those members lucky enough to run at this trial were reminded of just how good our sport can be. A truly great ground with a plentiful supply of mixed game, shot by a team of competent guns with dogs judged fairly by Panel and experienced NP judges in fine autumn weather. The club membership came forward to support with new members keen to learn and get involved, and they received our thanks, as did our sponsor- Roger Skinner Dog food.
Judges, Greig Patterson A, Keith Eastwood B, NP, Andy Curtis and Tom Birchall claimed to enjoy the trial as much as the competitors, (and it showed!) The club extended our thanks to them, the estate staff, the guns and to Mr & Mrs Andrew Shelley who were so kind in inviting the club to run on their ground.

1st Drakeshead Flycatcher, Owner Mrs Sandra Halstead, Handler Mr Simon Capstick.
2nd Hawksgarth Maddison. Owner & Handler Mr Garry Collier.
3rd Baldbirnie Morgan. Owner and Handler Mrs Karen Vere- Hodge

Our Photograph shows, left to right, Andy Curtis, Tom Birchall, Geig Patterson, Garry Collier, Simon Capstic, Keith Eastwood, Karren Vere-Hodge. It demonstrates how kind Photoshop can be to gentlemen of a certain age!



Novice Working Test
Studley Royal
Sunday 23rd May 2021

The clubs first Novice Working Test of 2021 was held at Studley Royal, Ripon on Sunday 23rd May by kind invitation of Mr Julian Fenton and Head Keeper, Andrew Richards.

After the lockdown months members oversubscribed for the permitted entry of 20 dogs, and  for the first time we had to have a draw for places in a working test. This lovely venue gave opportunity for varied and technically difficult tests.

The judging team shown left to right, Brian Dodsworth, Paul Stogden, Paul Hasney and Anthea Shelley are all club members. First place was won by Steve Townsend running Tideflow Willow. Second was Shiela Tait, Third Hannah Bramhall and fourth Serena Richardson.


Aske Hall
June 6th 2021

The competitors, Judges, and helpers of the Open Working test in front of Aske Hall. The club has been invited to run here again and looks forward to doing so


Left to right. 4th Roger Kility,2nd Lynda Carr, 1st Alan Richardson,
Judges :Paul Birkbeck, Glyn Coupar, Paul Wright,  Andy Brook 3rd.


Open WT awards at Aske Hall, Left to right Sheila Tate 2nd, Anthea Shelley 1st, Margaret Pearce 3rd


Open Working Test
Sunday 22nd August 2021

 A twenty Open dog, walked up test was run in Fodder beet in the morning by kind permission of the Atkinson family. The winner was presented with the Naburn Trophy, donated to the club by our late President Mr John Jewitt. Johns daughter in law, Anne presented the prizes assisted by our current President Mr John Jackson. Award winners were.
1st Darren Thompson running Luisenga Osprey.
2nd Dave Houghton running Kanaiteen Marvel
3rd Simon Capstick Running Gunnerspeg Apollo
4th Margaret Pearce running Salamanskey Ebor of Brackenfarg.
COM to Christopher Pilkington running Shadeoak Major
Sandra Ellis running Cuckavalda Blackbean 


Novice Working Test
Sunday 22nd August 2021

 Thirty two dogs ran in a Novice test in the afternoon over a safari of four static tests, awards to-
1st Sandra Ellis running Yatts at Foxholes
2nd Tracey Dodds running Mollsbev Girlie
3rd Mark Wilson running Reptonshot Cross
4th Jane Duffy running Dallagil Woodlark
COM to Lucy Eggleston running Ettismoor Ringmaster.
Caroline Wainwright running Rylandson If He Will 

A very enjoyable day with thanks expressed to Judges, Helpers and Landowners.
The committee would like to public thank all competitors for the very sporting and enjoyable atmosphere we enjoyed.
We do not include the competitor who left 3 poo bags! 


Checkley Wood November 8th and 9th 2021.
24 dog two day Open.

The Three Ridings Labrador Club Two day Open Field Trial was held at Checkley Wood Shoot on 8th and 9th November 2021. With an entry of 110 dogs it was very surprising that the day before the trial we only had 23 dogs on the card. A draw was conducted on the day from two spare Open dogs to give a full card of 24 Open dogs
Ivor and Nick Beavis and the team at Checkley Wood provide great Field Trial facilities that are second to none in the UK. We thanked them sincerely.

Gary McCarthy provided a team of paying Guns who shot a consistent supply of game over the two days and were excellent company in the field.
A Panel Judges, Keith Broomfield and Brian Barker together with B panels Vicky Stanley and Wayne Skett, were presented with some technical decisions on testing ground and their experience was appreciated in achieving a final result. Vicky gave an excellent judges speech that was well received.
Julia Reed was a well-deserved second place. A beaming smile and fine sportsmanship were exemplary.
I believe our winner, Tom Birchall, will be the youngest member of the club to go forward and compete in the IGL Retriever Championship. His kind compliments to the shoot, the committee, the guns and his fellow competitors were a fitting conclusion to our 2021 Two day Open Field Trial.

Left, Judges Brian Barker, Wayne Skett, Keith Broomfield and Vicky Stanley. Gary McCarthy is in Blue with a red shirt and was Capt of the 4  Guns. Alan J Lord is on the right in a jacket that shrunk in the last wash. He thoroughly enjoyed your company over two days of good sport!
The kids with the Silverware are Tom Birchall and Julia Reed and the dogs were quite good too!