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CLA Gamefair 2014
Jul 25, 2014 at 07:57 PM

 CLA Gamefair 2014 - Blenheim Pallace


The CLA decided that they would not have a Gundog Pavilion at this years Gamefair at Blenheim Palace but the Sporting Irish Water Spaniel club were asked to put on two demonstrations a day in the Working Gundog Arena.


The weather forecast was a worry as the Met Office was predicting very high temperatures and issuing extreme weather warnings.  The majority of us arrived on the Thursday in glorious sunshine with the temperatures up in the low 30s but during the night we experienced a terrific thunderstorm with impressive thunder and lightning and a torrential downpour, I worried about those in tents but not quite enough to get out of my warm bed to check on them.


Any hope that the storm would lift the hot and oppressive temperatures for the Friday were dashed as we awoke to bright sunshine and no breeze at all.  In their wisdom the CLA had sighted our camping a good 25 minutes walk away from the Gundog Ring and leading the dogs through the huge crowds in the sweltering heat was not the best preparation for a 30 minute demonstration in the ring, particularly as we had to do it twice a day, but we need not have worried.  All the demonstrations went well with both the dogs and handlers performing and behaving admirably on all three days.


We had good crowds watching all of our demonstrations and we met a lot of people who came over for a chat after we came out of the ring.  The feedback we received was universally positive with everyone singing the praises of our very warm woolly dogs.


There is a gallery of photographs from the event by Darren Kirby HERE

AV Novice Field Trial 4th December 2014
Jul 21, 2014 at 08:53 PM

Field Trial 2014

Held under K.C. Rules & Regulations.


Any Variety Retriever Novice Stake for 12 Dogs

On Thursday 4th December 2014

Chillington Hall, Codsall, Brewood, Wolverhampton

By Kind Permission Mr J. Giffard and Guns


 Beat Steward      Mr J.  Powell        Chief Steward     Mrs T. Male



Mrs L. Partridge (A2334)

Mr D. Capel (A1443)

Mr N. Varney (NP)

Ms W. Tombs

8.45am for 9.30am start. At Chillington Hall Farm, Brewood, Wolverhampton. WV8 1RE            

 Entries/Nominations close 18th November 2013 

An entry form can be downloaded by clicking HERE

Litter Born 6th June 2014
Jul 14, 2014 at 08:21 AM

Litter Born 6th June 2014

2 Dogs & 2 Bitches left to place

Contact Jill McAree at  


Dam : Radicott Lotus

Hips  :  7/2

Dam's Dam  :  Radicott Hebe

Dam's Sire :  Kirkmarsh Mighty Quinn of Hiberna


Sire  :  Fynder it's Swampy

Hips  :  3/4

Elbows  :  0

Eyes  :  Clear

Sire's Dam  :  Fynder Watersprite

Sire's Sire :  Castelehills Quantem Leap for Fynder

Results - Breed Confined Gundog Working Test - 6th July 2014
Jul 08, 2014 at 08:48 AM

The Sporting Irish Water Spaniel Club KC Reg 2056

 Chillington Results

Breed Confined Tests July 2014

Chillington Hall, Codsall Wood, Nr Wolverhampton. WV8 1RE

By Kind Permission of Mr & Mrs J. Giffard



1st with a score of 80 out of 100 Turnerval Brianna handled by John Rolfe

2nd with a score of 92 out of 100 Goldenacre Sea Rider handled by Judy Hempstead


3rd with a score of 84.5 out of 100 Radicott Seatrout handled by Dave Gresty

COM with a score of 84 out of 100 Turnervale Czar handled by Sue Hempstead

COM with a score of 82 out of 100 Hoortown Yonsi handled by Karin Hujisman

3rd with a score of 85 out of 100 Kirkmarsh Torrent handled by Dave Gresty

Young Handler Competition

COM Anthony Castle handling Quill

COM Oscar Tarbox handling Hoot

Best Perfomance on Water

Fynder Full Blast handled by Annelies Roterdink-de-Hann

The Rockmoor Challange Perpetual Trophy (best performance by a dog on the day)

Goldenacre Sea Rider handled by Judy Hempstead

Midland AV Retriever Working Test 28th September 2014
Jul 02, 2014 at 08:46 PM

Sporting Irish Water Spaniel Club

Club No 2056 


Any Variety Retriever Gundog Working Test.

Run under K.C. Rules & Regulations.


 Sunday 28th September 2014


Westbrook Farm, Lullington, Swadlincote, Derbshire DE12 8EE

 By Kind Permission of

Mr & Mrs C Davison.



Mr G Leeson (A Panel 86) . Mr. S. Newitt (2325). Mr. R.Stone(NP).

To download an entry form click HERE


Meet  9.00 for 9.30


PUPPY  6/12mths.    PUPPY  12/18mths.      NOVICE.       OPEN.


From M42 Junction 11.

At Junction 11 take the exit A444 to Nuneaton, at roundabout take exit onto B5493 to Seckington, turn right at Clifton Road, continue onto Main Street, turn right onto Lullington Road, take 2nd left onto Green Lane, Look for SIWSC signs to Parking area..


From A38.

Leave A38 at Alrewas onto A513 to Tamworth. Take 2nd Left turn to Croxall/Catton Hall, take 1st Right turn onto Croxall Road, follow SIWSC signs to Venue parking area




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CLA Gamefair report HERE

The results of the Breed Confined Working Test on the 6th July 2014 are available HERE