The Euro Challenge
Kindly sponsored by Sporting Saint
8 teams are traveling from Europe to compete against England on Friday 28th July. Mr. Andrew Wright and Mr. Graham Stanley are to judge over the testing variety of retrieves.Each team consists of three handlers and three dogs. The dogs must comprise of three different retriever breeds: Labrador retriever, Golden Retriever, Flat Coated Retriever, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Curly Coated Retriever, Irish Water Spaniel or Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever.
The test will simulate the many and varied situations that arise when shooting and picking up with dogs including walking up in line, standing at a drive and retrieving from cover, over fences and from water. It is interesting to see how the various types of retriever deal with the same exercise.
The Home International Competition
BASC Gundog Scurries
BASC will be holding gundog scurries which will give competitors a chance to win prizes on each day, to gain points for the scurry league and a chance to attend the final event at the end of the summer. Plus the Lord Litchfield trophy, (which is awarded to the fastest dog over all scurries over the whole weekend) will be up for grabs for the first time at this year’s The Game Fair.
Friday 28th, Saturday 29th and
Sunday 30th July
09:00 – 16:00
Adults: £2 entry / Under 15 years: Free
The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) is running three very popular scurries. Daily prizes are awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each event, plus the fastest Junior Handler. Prize giving is at
16:15 each day.
BASC Obstacle One seen dummy is thrown at the end of a series of bales. The winning dog will be the one that jumps the bales to retrieve the dummy in the fastest time.
Pick n Mix Dogs must retrieve specified dummies from a number of possible options hidden amongst brashings.
Multi Pick Up A mixture of blind and seen retrieves.