The Skinner’s World Cup Retriever Event took place on Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th May 2015 at Mayridge Farm, Englefield Estate. This was the fourteenth year of our Event and we are proud to sponsor what is recognised as the most prestigious gundog working test in the world. This year we were pleased to welcome thirteen teams representing their countries to compete for the coveted title.
The winning team was ENGLAND who retained the trophy from last year. AUSTRIA were second and DENMARK third.
The Highest Placed Dog was RICHARD KING representing ENGLAND with FT Ch Saxaphone Brown Ale of Lincswolds. Our thanks to Mr Richard Benyon who presented the prizes to the winners.
We would again like to thank Mr Richard Benyon and his wife, Zoe for kindly allowing us to bring our Event to their beautiful Estate in Berkshire.
Scotland, England, Denmark, Germany, Finland, Holland, Norway, Italy, Wales, Switzerland, France, Austria, Ireland.
Steve Ashby (England), John Birkett (England), Derrick Capel (England), André de Jong (Holland), Linda Partridge (England)
Mr & Mrs Richard Benyon – Englefield Estate
Mr Edward Crookes – Estates Director
Mr David Wiggins – Gamekeeper
Mr Rupert Hill & Mr John Birkett – Donation of Trophy
Mr Peter Castleman – Test Organiser
Kintbury Gundog Club – Volunteer stewards and helpers
TROPHIES & AWARDS
(Trophies to be held for one year only)
The Skinner’s Perpetual Challenge Trophy – Presented to the Winning Team. (Each team member will also receive a replica crystal glass trophy to keep).
The Bellever Perpetual Challenge Trophy – Presented by Rupert Hill & John Birkett to the Highest Placed Dog.