WORKING TRIALS CLUB OF IRELAND
STAKES: CD AND UD
Judge: CAROLINE WOODS
Tracklayers: Judith and Miranda
Stewards: Dougie and Miriam
Many thanks to Nigel who took over my usual job of secretary for this trial, as well as being trials manager. Thanks also to the track layers, Judith and Miranda, search square steward, Dougie, and Miriam who sent the food. Miranda also did C/A and all the CD for me. Last but certainly not least, the Reynolds for the use of their land.
1st Edwina Dunne and ALFIE, GSD, 83, Q. Good search and retrieve, excellent C/A. Just let down by down stay. 25, 38.5, 19.5. I was delighted to give this pair their second qualifier, making Alfie CDEx
Tracking was on short grass. It was beautiful weather.
1st Jeff Poole and ZIVA, BC, 175.5, NQ. First time out for this cracking bitch. Would have qualified but for the down stay. 88.5, 20, 30.5, 16.5, 20.
2nd Ger Philpott and FROST, Weimaraner. Good track and search. 88, 20, 30.5. Things fell apart a bit in the C/A.
2 others were in the UD, Ed, who didn’t get all the track so wisely saved Alfie for the CD, and Anne and Purdey, who did a training track and search.