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Summer Test 2019, 9th June at Ralia Estate

Sincere thanks go to our hosts, Ralia Estate’s Alasdair Findlay and Head keeper Alastair Lyon, the Judges, dummy throwers, our kind sponsors and many others that come to our events and make them what they are.

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Retriever Judges: Janice Cunningham, Graeme Slater, Drew Allan & Derek Tebby

Retriever Puppy
1st Les McLean~ Fyrish Farthing
2nd Kate Robertson ~Fyrish Ice Breaker
3rd Joe Maclure ~Silversnipe Popular

Retriever Novice
1st Carol Johnston ~Corrib Harriet
2nd Arthur Milne ~Suitejet Rising Sun
3rd Christine Spalding~ Ashport Brody

Retriever Open
1st Lewis Macneill ~Auchencloch Azura
2nd Stan Payne~ Astraglen Frisk of Braalcastle
3rd Gary Wood~ Harperrig Rannach

Lady Handler
Heather Mercer ~ Lunarbay Sadie Green Shadow


Spaniel Judges: John Dickson & Robert Lithgow

Spaniel Puppy
1st Swallowlaw Samurai – Frances Brooks
2nd Rothievale Scilla – Gavin MacKenzie
3rd Broomfield Rathbone – Eddie Scott

Spaniel Novice
1st Lugtonridge Fern – Jim Hood
2nd Broomfield Cain – Martyn Ryan
3rd Rothievale Scilla – Gavin MacKenzie

Spaniel Open
1st Broomfield Eve – Eddie Scott
2nd Seileach Rona – Adam Mitchison
3rd Salrowbra Ruby’s Sunshine – Barry Lamb

Spring Test, 17th March 2019 at Lochan Dinty

Judges: Eddie Scott & Sarah Fallon

Spaniel Puppy
1st Helen Gray – Rothievale Sage
2nd Gavin MacKenzie – Rothievale Scilla
3rd Verity Jenner – Sticky Toffee Apple
Spaniel Novice
1st Adam Mitchison – Seilich Rona
2nd Gavin MacKenzie – Rothivale Scilla
3rd Kenny McMillan – Kilhopemoss Saphire of Kingsmeadow
Spaniel Open
1st Graham Clark – Pittendreich Mia
2nd Jim Adamson – Lochandaimh Kim of Jenoren
3rd Graham Clark – Helmsway Halfcrown

Judges: Roddy Forbes, John MacColl, Declan Boyle, Sam Drysdale and of course Les McLean who stepped in for the afternoon.

Retriever Puppy
1st Arthur Milne – Suitejet Rising Sun
2nd Brian Kelman – Glassgreen Archer
3rd Les McLean – Fyrish Farthing
Retriever Novice
1st Gary Wood – Millbuies Ghillie
2nd Mike Rolland – Millbuies Grouse of Cardy
3rd David Logan – Craigmaddie Mufasa
Retriever Open
1st Carol Johnson – Nullsecundus River Druie
2nd Sean Nicholson – Lady of Ferrybrae
3rd David Logan – Fintryhills Breeze of Bishopbrae

Summer Test, 2018

Retriever Judges were Roddy Forbes, Michael Brown, Bob Kass & Amy Higgs. Hope you enjoyed your day! Many thanks to our hosts Moray Estates and head keeper Scott Ingle for allowing us back this year, to the judges for giving us their time and to the many others that support the club by helping or competing.
Retriever Puppy
1st Stan Payne
2nd Tom Smith
3rd Carol Johnston
Retriever Novice
1st Fraser Forbes
2nd John MacColl
3rd M McCulloch
Retriever Open
1st Drew Allen – Bearnard Bowdyn
2nd Carol Johnston – Nullsecundus River Druie
3rd Drew Allen – Polmaise Chunta

Best Lady Handler: Carol Johnston

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Judging the spaniels were Andrew Cunningham & Barbara Cook – a sincere thank you to both of you.
Award winners were as follows:
1st Adam Mitchison – Seilich Rona (C)
2nd Martyn Ryan – Broomfield Cain (ESS)
3rd Chris Hill – Emwill Jasper (C)

1st Willie Smith – Spireview Kay (ESS)
2nd Willie Spacey – Kenquince Protrigetrix (ESS)
3rd Paul Wilson – Lenzie Miss (ESS)

1st Eddie Scott – Broomfield Tara (ESS)
2nd Jim Adamson – Lochandaimh Kim of Jenoren (ESS)

3rd Martyn Ryan – Broomfield Kris (ESS)


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Spring Test, 2018

Held at Lochan Dinty, Moray Estates, by the kind permission of The Earl of Moray and head keeper Scott Ingle. Huge thanks from everyone involved to the Landowner, Judges and helpers who made the day run so smoothly.

Retriever Judges – Ian Christie, Barry McDowall, Kevin Saunderson & Wendy Hubbard

1st Mike Rolland – Millbuies Grace
2nd Les McLean – Ragweeds Cassius Clay
3rd Stan Payne – Aired Wonder of Braalcastle

1st Lynda Hall – Lochs of Silver Birches
2nd John MacColl – Jock’s Legacy
3rd Anne Faulds – Tomtain Alchemy

1st Stan Payne – Astraglen Frisk of Braalcastle
2nd Michael Brown – Levenghyll Kudoo
3rd Stan Payne – Braalcastle Jacobite


Spaniel Judges – Spence Waddell & Dougie Gibson

1st Jim Hood – Lugtonridge Fern
2nd Jaqui Gibbs – Rapidgold Lytle Pix

1st Bill Johnstone – Livewire Liam
2nd Will Smith – Spireview Kay
3rd Mark Fallon – Bankbrae Viper
4th Bill Johnstone – Meikleburn Twix

1st Graham Clark – Broomfield Gnat
2nd Jim Adamson – Lochandaimh Kim of Jenoren
3rd Jim Adamson – Spirocon Annie of Jenoren
4th Gary Vennard – Kildabarra Phoenix


Our 2017 Summer Test took place on Sunday 4th June 2017 at Ralia Estate, Newtonmore by the kind permission of Mr A Findlay & Mr A Lyon. Thanks to all those who helped on the day whether they came and threw dummies or gave up their time to judge for us. It was another good day thanks to all of you. Once again the club was generously sponsored by CD McNeill, Judges Choice, Tain Pottery and CSJ Dog food.

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Our Retriever tests were judged by Mike Rolland, David Logan, Lewis MacNeil & Drew Allen, all of whom managed to evade having their photo taken afterwards (we’ll get you next time!) Our sincere thanks go to them for giving up their day.
Award winners were as follows:
1st M Forbes
2nd D Smith
3rd J Nicol
1st H Ash – Rothievale Quail
2nd M McCulloch
3rd E Macari
1st L McLean – Drumgoose Fabragas of Aithness
2nd R McBain – Callichat Nightshade of Donian
3rd & Best Lady Handler – H Mercer

The spaniels tests were judged by Peter Holmes and William Drummond. Thanks to them for coming, to our dummy throwers and to our club sponsors CD McNeill, Judges Choice, Tain Pottery and CSJ Dog food.

Spaniel Puppy
1st Ryan Hoggan – Caulliechat Rosina
2nd Fraser MacDougall – Shiel Wonder
3rd Barry Lamb – Salrowbra Ruby’s Sunshine

1st Martyn Ryan – Glenugie’s Quickfire
2nd James Groat – Deepfleet Muller
3rd Barry Lamb – Salrowbra Ruby’s Sunshine

1st Graham Clark – Broomfied Gnat
2nd Eddie Scott – Chyknell Golden Eagle
3rd Nicola Hannan – Sealpin Sugar Spun Sister of Druimmuir

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Our 2017 Spring Test took place on Sunday, March 19th at Lochan Dinty and once again we had a great day for it. Our thanks go to judges for the day, Alec Coutts, William Forbes, John Castle, Duncan Gillies, Brian Kelman and David Logan as well as to all those who gave up their day to throw dummies or help out otherwise. Special thanks go to our sponsors: Judges Choice; CSJ Dog food; Tain Pottery and C D McNeill for their continued support.

Results on the day were as follows:

Retrievers Puppy

1st Omachie Colonel of Carnochway handled by Fraser Forbes
2nd Tealan Trapper handled by Les McLean
3rd Fyrish Scandal handled by Iain Sutherland


1st Strathruddie Khakson handled by Willie Spacey
2nd Glenrowan Pride handled by Michelle Collier
3rd Autumwillow Harvest of Bostock Heath handled by Michael Brown


1st Glenpatrick Mica of Carnochway handled by Roddy Forbes
2nd Glenpatrick Regulus of Carnochway handled by Fraser Forbes
3rd Glassgreen Lennox of Cardy handled by Mike Rolland


Spaniels Puppy
1st Paul Wilson – Lenzie Miss (ess/b)
2nd Carrie Smith – Delnamer Black Flash (c/b)
3rd Jim Adamson – Benshinnie Arran (ess/d)
1st Martyn Ryan – Broomfield Kris (ess/d)
2nd Jim Adamson – Lochandaimh Kim of Jenoren (ess/b)
3rd Kate Robertson – Jill Limekiln (ess/b)
1st Graham Clark – Broomfield Gnat (ess/b)
2nd Gary Vennard – Kildabarra Phoenix (ess/d)
3rd Jim MacDougall – Natcarw Grav (ess/d)

Summer Test 2016

The summer Test took place on 5th June at Ralia Estate by the kind permission of Mr Alasdair Findlay and Head Keeper, Mr Alastair Lyon. Our thanks go to them for allowing us back onto the ground again this year. The ground is just ideal for the day and what a day it was! We had sunshine and lots of happy people. We would also like to say a huge thank you to the judges and dummy throwers and to all of our sponsors.

The results of the retriever tests, kindly sponsored by CD McNeill and Judges Choice dog food and judged by John MacColl, Sandy Robertson, Iain Sutherland and Sam Drysdale, were as follows:

1st Lunarbay Crystal Moonshine – Heather Mercer
2nd Caulliechat Nightshade of Donian -Roddy McBain
3rd Strathruddie Khakson -Willie Spacey

1st Morayglen Maggie of Oakshot -Graham Slater
2nd Glassgreen Lennox -Mike Rolland
3rd Crochail Moulin Bonny Lass -Angela Brennan

1st Glenpatrick Mica of Carnochway – Roddy Forbes
2nd Abergowan Harris – Ally Kennedy
3rd Drumgoose Fabregas of Aithness – Les McLean

Best Lady Handler:
Levenghyl Rumour Hasit – Amy Higgs

Next year we might have an award for the most sytlish retrieve. If there had been one this year it would undoubtedly have gone to Lewis MacNeill, for rescuing a dummy and saving the club from having to buy a replacement. Thanks Lewis!

The Spaniel test were judged by John Dickson and Peter Rae and sponsored by Tain Pottery and CSJ Dog food. The results were:

1st Martyn Ryan – Broomfield Kris ESSd
2nd Kate Robertson – Jill Limekiln ESSb
3rd Mark Fallon – Bankbrae Viper ESSb
1st Gary Vennard – Kildabarra Phoenix ESSd
2nd Martyn Ryan – Broomfield Kris ESSd
3rd Alan Pett – Quickaway Neptune Cocker/d
1st Stuart Dunn – Kirstzo Mr Soft ESSd
2nd Gary Vennard – Craigscourt Black Jack ESSd
3rd Gary Vennard – Kildabarra Phoenix ESSd

Spring Test 2016

This year our Spring Test took place at Lochan Dinty by the kind permission of Moray Estates. We had another good day there and were generously sponsored by Tain Pottery, Judges Choice and CSJ dog food. Our thanks go to them for their continued support and to everyone who helped out and threw dummies on the day.

The Retriever tests were judged by: Ally Kennedy; Willie Spacey; Barry McDowell and Robin Drysdale and the results were as follows

1st Caulliechat Nightshade of Donian – Roddy McBain
2nd Kewquartz Misty Evening – Alistair McIntyre
3rd Leadburn Wonder of Camiscskan – Craig Cant

1st Hawksrigg Aurora – Rachel Murray
2nd Braalcastle Jacobite – Stan Payne
3rd Abergowans Argyl – Bob Kass

1st Drumgoose Fabragas of Aithness – Les McLean
2nd Glanpatrick Mica of Carnochway – Roddy Forbes
3rd Auchencloch Azura – Lewis MacNeill

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The judges for the Spaniel tests were Bill Johnstone and Will Calder. Results were:

1st – Martyn Ryan – Glenugie’s Quickfire (C/D)
2nd – Martyn Ryan – Broomfield Kris (ESS/D)
3rd – Sarah Fallon – Keredean Lady Aberuchill (C/B)

1st – George Gardiner – Meikleburn Eevie (ESS/B)
2nd – Martyn Ryan – Broomfield Kris (ESS/D)
3rd – Stuart Dunn – Sneggy High Flyer (ESS/D)

1st – A. McIntyre – Tappop the Keeper (ESS/B)
2nd – George Gardiner – Natcarw Grav ESS/D)
3rd – Gary Vennard – Craigscourt Black Jack (ESS/D)

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Open Retriever Tests at Chatsworth House, 6th & 7th June 2015

Congratulations go to Chairman Roddy Forbes for his win at the Kennel Clubs test which was held at Chatsworth House. The results were as follows:

1st Glenpatrick Mica of Carnochway – Roddy Forbes
2nd Saxaphon Brown Ale of Lincswolds – Richard King
3rd Tayfordwoods Saruman – Ms W Glue
4th Leacaz Ricky of Caytonfell – Mark Demaine

Ralia, Newtonmore, Sunday 7th June 2015

We had a great day at our Summer Test, with thanks to Alasdair Findlay at Ralia Estate and head keeper Alistair Lyon for allowing us back to use this ground. Our thanks for giving up their day to judge Jim Munro, George Buchan, Duncan Gillies and Peter Nicol who judged the retrievers, and to Graham Clark and Jim Adamson who judged the spaniels. The events were very generously sponsored by Judges Choice dog food and CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds.



1st Crochail Moulin Bonny Lass Angela Brennan

2nd Crochail Quiana G Macari
3rd Crochail Golden Nugget Catherine Clarke

1st Cant Craiglass Craig Cant
2nd Miss Delany of Yellowbrook John McColl
3rd Vineham Maldonada Puma Catherine Clarke

1st Rimouski Caley Oakstan Stan Payne
2nd Devonvale Shadow David Logan
3rd Glassgreen Tawny Owl Clare Hotchin

Best lady Handler Clare Hotchin

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1st Jimmy Groat, Deepfleet Muller, essd
2nd Gary Vennard, Kildabarra Phoenix, essd
3rd Heolybwlch Hogg, Dougie Gibson, cd

1st Gary Wood, Kingcott Skywalker, cd
2nd Martyn Ryan, Kingcott Becca, cb
3rd Catherine Clarke, Lynburn Blonde, cb

1st Tommy Brechney, Rocket Ruby, cb
2nd Helen Gray, Rothievale Ling of Edgegrove, essb
3rd Dougie Gibson, Nunney Catherine, cb

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Once again, thank you to everyone who came and helped to make the day a success, especially the dummy throwers. Without them we would be lost.


Lochan Dinty, Croy, Inverness, Sunday 22nd March 2015

Another great test – THANK YOU everyone for coming along, especially those that threw dummies. Many thanks to the judges Roddy Forbes, Erica Munro Ferguson, Lewis MacNeil and John MacColl, and of course to our sponsors Judges Choice Dog Food & C D McNeill.

Retriever Test Winners

CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners:
OPEN Retriever: 1st Kathmandu Ruadh of Donian (Roddy McBain); 2nd Whiterigg Kilda (Charles Court); 3rd Sadie Greenshadow (Heather Mercer).
NOVICE Retriever: 1st Kate Macbee (Don McBean); 2nd Hyndford Battle of Marengo (Stuart Dunn); 3rd Glenrowan Pride (Michelle Collier).
PUPPY Retriever: 1st Hawksrigg Amaryllis (Charlie Kemp); 2nd Drumgoose Fabragas (Les McLean); 3rd Hawksrigg Aurora (Rachel Murray).

Spaniel Test Winners

The results from the Spaniels at the Spring test, but first of all our sincere thanks go to sponsors CSJ dog food and Tain Pottery, to our dummy throwers, and to judges for the day, Jimmy Groat and Martyn Ryan.

1st Rachel Murray – Calderton Seal (essb)
2nd Alan Pett – Rothievale Poplar (essd)
3rd Will Calder – Breckmarsh Demi (essb)

1st Blair MacRaild – Dreamacres Lark (cd)
2nd Stuart Dunn – Sneggy Highflyer (essd)
3rd Rachel Murray – Calderton Seal (essb)

1st Stuart Dunn – Kirstzo Mr Soft (essd)
2nd Gary Vennard – Lucky Diamond Surprise (essb)
3rd Will Calder – Balmuir Sage (essb)

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