Retriever Trials

2022 Retriever Trials

Our 12 dog open AV trial was held at Moy estate, we would like to thank the Heather club for allowing us to hold our trial there, and also thank Ian McCann the Head keeper and Declan.

Our judges where

Roddy Forbes, Lea McLean, Mile Rolland, and Ally Kennedy

The results

1st Place Buccleuch Contour of Jocksburn – Tom Forgie

Our 16 dog AV novice Trial was held at Tomatin estate, we would like to thank David and Fiina Thompsom from D and FM sporting for providing are fabulous day.

Judges where– David Logan, Erica Munro Ferguson, Sean Nicholson and Kirsten Rennie


1st Millbuies Gilbert of Carnochway- Roddy Forbes

2nd Riverview Farm Dr Pepper -Kevin Haynes

3rd Carnochway Kanaptious at Aithness – Les McLean

Best mark was awarded to Riverview Farm Dr Pepper

Most stylish, best retrieve and Guns choice where all awarded to Millbuies Gilbert of Carnochway

2020 Retriever Trials ….

We are yet to make a decision as to whether we will be holding field trials in the 2020/21 season. We will meet again at the end of September and publish an update afterwards.

2019 Retriever Trials

With thanks to gamekeeper Euan Anderson & hosts at Aberarder Estate, guns, helpers, sponsor Judges Choice and judges Mr Les Maclean, Mr Tom Forgie, Mr George Buchan & Miss Sam Drysdale.

1st, Most Stylish and Guns Choice – Balnaguard Cameron of Glassgreen & Ian Geddes
Best Mark Fyrish Mischief Maker & Amy Higgs

Nov ret 2019

Open Retriever trial, 31st Oct 2019

With thanks to our hosts and team of Guns at Altyre Estate, sponsor Judges Choice dog food and Judges Mr Gary Wood, Mr Roddy Forbes, Mr John Castle & Mr Allan Downie

1st Fraser Forbes & Omachie Colonel of Carnochway
2nd Carol Johnson & Nullsecundus River Druie
3rd Stuart North & Northglen Crumble

Open Ret 2019

2018 Retriever Trials

Our Novice Trial for 16 AV Retrievers took place on 23rd October this year. Thanks to our hosts at Allangrange Estate and keeper Dave Anderson. We also wish to thank the guns and all of the others who came along to help and of course our judges: Philip Turner, Martin Rush, Stan Payne & Kevin Haynes

Awards went  to:

1st George Buchan – Broadlaw Sahara of Springfell
2nd Helen Ash -Rothievale Quail
3rd David Logan – Fintryhills Breeze of Bishopbrae
CoM Michael Brown – Higgscroft Wolverine.


We’d like to thank our hosts and keeper anf guns at Altyre Estate for another grand Open Trial for 12 AV Retrievers, on Mon 22nd October. Giving us their time to judge were Philip Turner, Martin Rush, John MacColl and Thomas Brady. On this occasion there were no awards given.

2017 Retriever Trials

Our Novice Retriever trial was held at Allangrange EState, Munlochy again this year on 28th Nov. We would like to thank them for allowing us back and thank our judges John Castle, Gary Youngson, Gary Wood & Robin Drysdale as well as sponsors JUdges Choice Dog food and all those who helped on the day.

Winner: Amy Higgs with – Levenghyl Rumour Hasit at Fyrish

Guns Choice: Kevin Haynes with – Jocksburn Amber of Cairngryffe

MFSRC Novice 2017

Our Open Retriver trial was one again hosted by Sir Alastair Gordon Cumming at Altyre Estate and took place on 9th November.

Thanks go to our judges Roddy Forbes, Mike Rolland, Janice Cunningham & John MacColl as well as to all those who helped on the day.

There were no award winners this year.

2016 Retriever Trials

Our congratulations go to Sandy Robertson who handled his Labrador dog Garshake Dillon to win our Open Retriever Trial and make the dog up to a FTCh under judges Philip Turner, Richard Johnston, Thomas Brady and Ian Christie on 24th October. Once again, we were at Altyre Estate by the kind permission of Sir Alasdair Gordon-Cumming and keeper Peter Cairney. Once again we would like to thank them for putting on such a good day and having us back there again. We would also like to thank our sponsors Judges Choice dog food, CD McNeill and D & FM Sporting as well as everyone who helped us on the day.


Our Novice Retriever Trial took place at Allangrange Estate on 29th October. Judges for the day were Tom Smith, Gary Youngson, Tom Forgie & Kevin Haynes. We wish to thank them again for agreeing to judge for us and our hosts and guns at Allangrange.

Sadly there were no awards given this year so that means we’ll have time to get an extra special shine polished onto the trophies for next year!

12 Dog Open Qualifying AV Retriever Trial on Friday 30th October 2015

Our thanks go to Sir Alistair Gordon-Cumming and Altyre Estate, judges Tom Boyd, Neil Black, John Castle & Joe Maclure and sponsors C D McNeill, D & FM Sporting and Judges Choice dog food for their continued support.

1st:  Kevin Haynes with “Balmuir Replay of Cairngryffe”
2nd: Paul Dixon with “Greenbriar Tango”

Kevin Haynes also won trophies for:

Best Mark: Jim McIvor Trophy
Best Yellow: The Kelvinhead Toby Cup

Open Stake

16 Dog Novice AV Retriever Stake on Saturday 31st October

Thanks from the club go to judges Les McLean, Janice Greig, Stan Payne & Helen Ash and to Allangrange Estate as well as all those who helped over the course of the two days.

1st: Arther Milne with “Suitejet Setting Sun”

Congratulations to Arthur who won all four trophies available on the day:
1st Place: Cawdor Rose Bowl
Best Mark: Lumsden Trophy
Most Stylish: McDermott Trophy
Guns Choice: McNeil Trophy

Arthur Milne - Winner Novice Stake

Our 2014  Retriever Trials were kindly sponsored by Judges Choice Dog FoodC D McNiell; D & FM Sporting.  Very Many thanks for their continued support.

2014 Results

Retriever Qualifying Open Stake at Tomatin on Tuesday 14th October:


1st Duncan Gillies with Knottsberry Kieron;
2nd Paul Dixon with Waysgreen Barracuda;
COM Erica Munro Ferguson with Levenghyl Jacana of Abbotshall.
Awards for the Best Marking Dog went to Greenbriar Tango handled by Paul Dixon; Best Yellow Dog went to Levenghyl Kudoo handled by Amy Higgs.

Many thanks to the judges, John Castle, Neil Black, Graham Slater and Thomas Brady; and to the guns, spaniel handlers, game carriers and of course all the competitors who made it such an excellent day.
Thank you to Davy Thomson of D&FM Sporting for hosting the trial. The weather was fine – perfect for a walked up shoot on the hill. A mixed bag of hare, partridge and pheasant.

Moray Firth Novice Retriever Stake
Tomatin, 31st October 2014


1st: Willowyck Muchly – Kirsty Cousins
Best Marking Dog: Willowyck Muchly (Kirsty Cousins)
Most Stylish Dog: Highdunscott Ouzel (Jim Gall)
Best Retrieve: Julval Brogan (Nikki Waddington)

Judges: Joe Maclure, John McNeice, John Howden and John MacColl. Thank you Judges!

Thank you to D & FM Sporting for the ground and Ewan Archer the Steward of the Beat; Guns; Spaniel handlers; Game carriers and of course all the competitors. Very well done Kirsty and Jim and Nikki

2020 Moray Firth Spaniel & Retriever Club