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Irish Setter Association England Field Trials 2017

Field Trials are a time-honoured sport, though they require good ground and good access roads. As such the generosity of landowners and their keepering staff is acknowledged and very much appreciated. And indeed it is these same grounds that allows the clubs to gain significant interest from the Field Trial community.

Spring Circuit
The spring trials were once again held on the estates of Mugglewick & East Allenheads by kind permission of Jeremy Herrmann. Judges for the two days of spring field trials were Dominic Goutorbe and Dave Amsden. Weather conditions over the two days were wintry, with conditions on Day-2 bringing about cancellation of the trial.


Day-1 Open Stake was well supported with following awards being presented:
1st #14, GSB, Wiscombe Tomintoul (Sara Chichester
2nd #51, ISD, Erinvale Mission (Brian Morris)
3rd #50, ISB, Erinvale Maze (Brian Morris)
4th #62, PD, Paardeberg Zephyrus (Chris Roberts; Handler Steve Roberts)
CoMs #45, PD, Goddrib Messina (Sue Langford & Alan Neil; Handler Alan Neil)

Day-2 Puppy & Novice Stake was cancelled given heavy snow fall.
Both clubs appreciate the continued support of Jermemy Hermann and Steve Colmar in allowing Spring access to the estates’ fantastic moorland.

Summer Circuit
The summer trials were held at Swintons, near Masham in North Yorkshire by kind permission of Lord Masham. Judges for the two days of summer field trials were Wilson Young & Paul Dale.

Day-1 weather conditions for the Puppy and Breed Stakes were favourable with some sunshine and light wind conditions.
Novice Stake
1st #60, ISB, Coldcoats Little Pixie (Steve Robinson)
2nd #32, PB, Glencuan Molly (Roy Heath)
3rd #41, ESB, Upperwood Kynn Elle Aurichalcum (Howard Kirby)
CoMs #72, ISD, Sheenmel Glen of Patchcroft (Martin Webber)
Breed Stake
1st #16, ISB, Erinvale Jenna (Billy Darragh)
2nd #12, ISB, Bownard Cherry Cherry (Donna Clarke; Handler Colin Forde)
3rd #60, ISB, Coldcoats Little Pixie (Steve Robinson)
4th #59, ISB, Tiqun Pippa (Steve Robinson)
CoMs #56, ISB, Ft Ch Shan-Ry-Con Android (Davy O’Neill)
#61, ISB, Coldcoats Little Lottie (Steve Robinson)
#11, ISD, Dunroon Ginger Storm (Sara Chichester)


Day-2 conditions were very mixed with the morning being held in windy, wet/damp conditions. While the afternoon was held in glorious sunshine.
Open Stake
1st #34, PD, Merlot of Morness (Laurent Hild; Handler Richard MacNicol)
2nd #17, ISB, Erinvale Jessica (Billy Darragh)
3rd #20, ISB, Erinvale Ice Crackle (Penny Darragh)
4th #50, PD, Ft Ch Gerensay Starlight of Bitternboom (John Naylor)
CoMs #56, ISB, Ft Ch Shan-Ry-Con Android (Davy O’Neill)
#11, ISD, Dunroon Ginger Storm at Wisvombe (Sara Chichester)
#07, GSB, Wiscombe Tomintoul (Sara Chichester)
#58, PB, Sparkfield Bonnet of Fernglen (Julia Organ)
#66, PB, Amshot Eric’s Charm (Maureen Thomas; Handler Colin Organ)

Both clubs appreciate the continued support of Lord Masham and Gary Taylor in allowing Summer access to the estates’ fantastic moorland.

2018 Field Trial Diary Dates

Tues 20th & Wed 21st March
Location : East Allenheads-Muggleswick, Co Durham
Judges : Nigel Smith & Sara Chichester


Mon 23rd & Tues 24th July
Location : Swintons, nr Masham, North Yorkshire
Judges : Heather Smith & Nicky-Ackerly-Kemp

These same trials are expensive to run and the ISAE-SP field trials could not be run without the generous financial support as received from both parent clubs. Additionally we are extremely grateful to the continued sponsorship of RED MILLS of Ireland as their support eases pressure on the finances as well as enhancing award ceremonies.

And the clubs are extremely grateful to the judges who sacrificed family/business/sporting time in undertaking the judging appointments during 2017.