TESTS 2018


SEGS ran the Gundog events at this year’s Edenbridge & Oxted
Show and organised two ‘invitation’ competitions.

On Sunday 25th August ‘The E&O Retriever Challenge’ featured
15 ‘open’ standard retrievers and on Monday 26th August
‘The E&O Team Challenge’ featured 6 Teams each of 4 dogs
made up of 2 Spaniels and 2 Retrievers

As well as the competitions there were also various
demonstrations and also ‘Have a Go!’ events during what
was an extremely hot but enjoyable two days.

Edenbridge & Oxted Retriever Challenge

Sunday 25th August 2019

Judged by Roger Wade

1st – Luke Smith with ‘Mingramlabs Summer Breeze’ (Lab dog)
(Nominated to run by Kent, Surrey & Sussex Labrador Retriever Club)
Winner of the Nick Potts Memorial Tankard

2nd – Jo Voke with ‘Priesthill Diamond Harry’ (Lab dog)
(Nominated to run by UGS Kent & East Sussex Branch)

3rd – Julia Smith with ‘Laborie Adorabella’ (Lab bitch)
(Nominated to run by UGS Kent & East Sussex Branch)

4th – Mike Crutchley with ‘Mitforton Neon’ (Lab bitch)
(Nominated to run by United Retriever Club Southern Area)

Pictured left to right Mike Crutchley, Jo Voke, Alex Jones (E&O Show President),
Roger Wade (Judge), Luke Smith and Julia Smith

The award for the ‘highest aggregate score’ was –

1st with 227pts representing UGS Kent & East Sussex Branch
Jo Voke with ‘Priesthill Diamond Harry’ (Lab dog)
and Julia Smith with ‘Laborie Adorabella’ (Lab bitch)

Edenbridge & Oxted Team Challenge

Monday 26th August 2019

Judged by Kevin Barraclough and Chris Marshall

1st with 370pts – Cowden Team
Kelvin Moran with ‘Clear Blaze Cracker’ (English Springer Spaniel dog)
Jo Hewison with
‘Trifoliata Barleycorn From Casblaidd’ (Cocker Spaniel dog)
Charlotte Hammick with ‘Muscatelle Calypso’ (Labrador Retriever bitch)
Keith Manley with ‘Lenyam Solaway’ (Flatcoated Retriever dog)

Pictured left to right Jo Hewison, Chris Marshall (Judge), Kelvin Moran,
John Weaver (E&O Country Sports Chairman), Charlotte Hammick,
Keith Manley and Kevin Barraclough (Judge)

2nd with 353pts – Haxted Team
Vicky Payne with
‘Rumour Has It For Quincegrove’ (English Springer Spaniel bitch)
Michelle Dunbar with ‘Ganwydodderw Kestrel’ (Cocker Spaniel dog)
Nikki Stranks with ‘Fryernshot Flash Harry’ (Labrador Retriever dog)
Anne Strachan with ‘Frizelwood Anisha’ (Golden Retriever bitch)

3rd with 352pts – Crowhurst Team
Karly Camier with ‘Androlitate Lady Phoebe’ (English Springer Spaniel bitch)
Sydnie Enticknap with ‘Dansharley Perfect Present’ (Cocker Spaniel dog)
Shirley Carew with
‘Mitforton Queensberry Of Cavers’ (Labrador Retriever dog)
Jon Debnam with ‘Lilleburne Colne Point Peg’ (Golden Retriever bitch)

4th with 349pts – Oxted Team
Jessica Bennett with ‘Roguespirit Delta’ (English Springer Spaniel bitch)
Ruth Legg with ‘Helianthemum Magic Moments’ (Cocker Spaniel bitch)
Paula Harvey with ‘Garrethall Rouble’ (Labrador Retriever dog)
Sarah Winter with
‘Gospelash Hot Eddie Of Philchris’ (Golden Retriever dog)

Best Spaniel with 95pts
Felicity Winters with
‘Buccleuch Quaver Of Valmorah’ (English Springer Spaniel bitch)

Top Retriever with 95pts
Charlotte Hammick with ‘Muscatelle Calypso’ (Labrador Retriever bitch)

After the competitions there were various
demonstrations with Neil Varney of
Twistmount Gundogs showing the energy
of the English Springer Spaniel while his
brother Nigel Varney showed the amazing
versatility of the Lurcher, working as a pest
control dog and also as a picking up dog.

Junior ‘Have a Go!’ gave some younger
members of the audience the chance to
handle a gundog while the Edenbridge
, a long marked retrieve to find
the day’s quickest dog and open to all
breeds, was a very entertaining and light
hearted finale to proceedings each day.
A country show is not the easiest place to handle a gundog but all the
competitors entered into the spirit of the event and with something always
going on the two days were a great success!

Grateful thanks to all the helpers, Judges, competitors and our
sponsors Skinner’s, BASC and Chris Potter Country Sports
for their generosity and donation of prizes.