The Retriever Championship 2017 held at Out Rawcliffe, Lancashire by kind permission of The Holden Family on Monday 4th December, Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th of December 2017.
58 Handlers and their dogs competed for the Retriever Championship under judges; Roddy Forbes, Judy Rainey, Allan Schofield & Sara Gadd.
The Head Keeper and Steward of the Beat; Kevin Hughes and his team worked hard t0 prepare the ground and game to test the dogs over three days in fodder crop. The terrain was flat with deep ditches.
2017 IGL Retriever Championship Results
Duke of Buccleuch's FTCh Buccleuch Xena handled by David Lisett
Norman Onens' FTCh Kestrelway Freddie
Mark Demaine's FTCh Leacaz Ricky of Caytonfell
Duchess of Devonshire's FTCh Brocklebank Navigator of Chatsworth handled by John Halsted
Stephen Newitt's Diglake Charlie
Running time: 241 mins
Filmed and produced by Paul French Video commentary by Heather Bradley