To the Balcombe Estate for the Bracco Italiano Club Gundog Working Test.
With a total of 85 dogs entered…… of which 18 were Bracchi…….it was a great entry for the breed and the Club.
Emma Carter took the puppy class with her Bracco, Withamfriary Dorothea and Sue and Alan Parr’s Bonario Fagiana was awarded fourth in puppy. Emma also took the Novice win with her GSP Warrendown Megs Angel.
Bonario Chateliane handled by Alan Parr was awarded 4th and Madreliath Escavatore handled by M Ansell was awarded a 6th place COM in a closely contended open class, out of 23 runners, there were only 2 points between 6th and 1st place and the top 3 dogs had a run off to select the awards, Steve Pudney with his GSP Stairfoot Skye emerging as the open winner.
Ross Stoneman and his Bracco Gunsyn Huracan achieved the highest hunting score of the novice class, as did Kim Parris, with Bonario Firefly in the puppy class scoring the only 25/25 on hunting. The Special Bracco class was won by Nicola Maddox and Owlspoint Queen of Trouble.
Novice Dog Novice Handler was taken by David Remedy Smith and his GSP Sh Ch Winterwell Fowl Play.
Congratulations to all those in the Awards!
A great day and well done to Sue Parr and the Bracco Italiano Club on a well attended, well organised event, with a great entry of Bracchi, some of who we hope to see more of in future competitions and trials….