Skinner’s were proud to sponsor the 16th Hunt Point and Retrieve Championship which took place on 14th and 15th November 2017.
The event took place in the grounds of the Elveden Estate, Thetford, by the kind invitation of Lord Iveagh.
When speaking to The Kennel Club, judges Mrs R Dockwray and Mrs J Robertson, said “The Hunt Point and Retrieve Championship kindly hosted by Lord Iveagh showcased some of the most talented working dogs in the country. Every year the standard of the competition increases, and the spectacular Elveden Estate provided the perfect setting to show off these dogs’ natural abilities.
“Congratulations to all those in the awards, particularly to the winner Mr Geoff Saint and his Hungarian Wirehaired Viszla, Hourra Du Domain St Hubert. We are thankful for the support of Skinner’s Pet Foods, which is highly valuable in making the event a success.”
Sales and marketing director William Delamore said “It was a pleasure to sponsor the HPR again this year. This year’s HPR posed some difficult retrieves, over a range of different terrains. All the dogs worked extremely well and it was a delight to watch. Congratulations to Mr Geoff Saint for winning the championship and our great thanks go to Lord and Lady Iveagh for inviting the championship to the Elveden Estate.”
Winner of the HPR 2017 Mr Geoff Saint said “The HPR is always a fantastic event and I am delighted to have won the title this year with Molly (Hourra Du Domain St Hubert). She performed brilliantly executing some fantastic retrieves, and I hope this is the first title of many. My thanks go to Lord Iveagh, The Kennel Club and Skinner’s Pet Foods for their generous sponsorship of this championship”.