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A gundog natural instinct is to retrieve. Retrieving Trials provide a perfect avenue for these dogs to express their natural abilities, have fun and exercise. Our sport simulates hunting conditions where the dogs ability to retrieve is tested over various terrain and conditions commonly found in hunting scenarios. The dogs retrieve Dokken Dead Fowl Trainers (artificial game) from anything from dams or creeks to thick marsh or sparse paddocks. We strive to make our competitions a friendly and social environment where our competitors can not only compete whilst having fun with their canine companions, but also enjoy the comradery and friendships that develop with people of similar interests.

Monday, 20 July 2015

The first SSAA WGAA 'North South Challenge'

Yes, we did it...and yes, it was cold!

The first weekend in July saw a group of 22 of our members take the trip to VIC to compete in the first SSAA WGAA 'North South Challenge'.  The temps dropped lower and lower, the further we headed south, but with our winter wardrobe packed, nothing could stop us...heavens, we had a retrieving trial to go to!

Our Victorian counterparts were very welcoming, and we thoroughly enjoyed their company over the two days.  It was wonderful to spend the weekend, chatting and sharing experiences with like-minded people, swapping trialling and training tips, and of course making new friends.

We'd like to thank Mr Malcolm McLeod, Mr Robert Price, and Mrs Margaret Wedgwood for traveling down from Qld to judge. And likewise to the Victorian judges for the weekend, Mr Byron Kendall and Mr Andrew Yeoman.  Special mention should also go to the trail managers for the weekend, Mr Kevin Phelps and Mr Luke Warner, who did a fabulous job.  However the weekend would not have been possible without the masterminds of the weekend, of Mr Jim Jeffrey and Mr Barry Oliver.

Visit our Flickr site to see images from the weekend, or follow us on Facebook.
Likewise, if you'd like to here more about what is happening with WGAA in Victoria, please visit their blog at http://wgaa.blogspot.com.au/

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