A member of the Wales Gundog Team won the ‘Top Dog’ award at the Home International Field Trial 2016 at Windsor on November 28.
Headed by captain Nigel Probert, the team competed in the special event which was organised as a celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday and to showcase the best retrievers in the United Kingdom.
Nigel had selected for his Wales team:
- Diana Wiggin with FTCh Brockweir Daisy
- Vicki Stanley with FTCh Patanavac Brough
- Haydn Willmott with Stykes Boy Llangynidyr
- Simon Hagain with FTCh Skeviot Emerald
Her Majesty the Queen attended from the second round – walking in line for the second round and then, due to the extremely cold wind, observing from her vehicle for the third round.
She then handed out awards to all the handlers, with Top Dog going to Wales’s Haydn Willmott with Stykes Boy Llangynidyr and the trials being won by the Scotland team with Wales second, England third and Ireland fourth.