The Skinner’s World Cup Retriever Event takes place on Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th May 2015 at Mayridge Farm, Englefield Estate. This is 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 are pleased to welcome thirteen teams representing their countries to compete for the coveted title.
Englefield Estate offers the perfect combination of cover with open meadows, woodland, lakes and streams making an ideal setting for a series of challenging working tests. We are very grateful to Mr Richard Benyon and his wife, Zoe for kindly allowing us to bring our Event to their beautiful Estate in Berkshire.
Last year’s winners were the team from England who competed for the very last time under Captain, John Halstead and made it a record six wins in the history of the Event. Top Dog was Blackthorn Enki handled by Bernd Janich from Germany. But who will be taking home the trophies this year? With a total of thirteen teams competing for the trophies it’s sure to be another great competition.
We wish all competitors the very best of luck and hope that those who join us to watch and support this year’s Event have a very enjoyable time. Fingers crossed, as always, for a fine and dry weekend.
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.
Competing members of the top three teams will each receive a rosette, certificate and a 15kg bag of Skinner’s food.
Skinner’s will present all members of each competing team with an engraved crystal glass whisky tumbler as a memento of the event.