Top Gundog Weekend Planned at NI Countrysports Fair 2018

This year the NI Countrysports Fair will feature some of the best international competitions of any game fair in Ireland and the gundog competitions are no exception. In addition to the usual Retriever Tests, Spaniel Tests, Scurry and Agility Tests, we have the largest international mixed breed gun dog event of the year in Ireland.

SATURDAY 26 MAY GUNDOG EVENTS

NI Countrysports Fair International Gundog Team Challenge Sponsored by CSJ

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Gundog Arena 1 –  Starting at 10am

The biggest international, mixed-team gun dog test ever to be held in Ireland.   This event will see teams of spaniels and retrievers working side-by-side as you would expect to see them work during a game shooting day.  With 8 teams already confirmed from England, Scotland, Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, including the Irish CLA team, this unique event is one not to be missed.


Gundog Scurry and Pet Scurry Sponsored by Feedwell

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Spaniel Arena –  Starting at 10am

Open to any breed of gun dog, the Gun Dog Scurry will see individual dog’s complete retrieves against the clock over a specially designed course with a number of obstacles along the way.

The Pet Scurry will be open to any breed of pet dog and again will see individual dog’s complete basic retrieves against the clock.

Organised by Bertie Barrett and sponsored by Feedwell Dog Food, proceeds from this event will be going to the Neonatal Unit at Altnagelvin Hospital.


Scarvagh House Agility Challenge Sponsored by Bluegrass and NI Countrysports Fair

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Pet Arena – 11am – 1pm & 3pm – 5pm

Kindly sponsored by Bluegrass, the Scarvagh House Agility Challenge will be an agility event with a twist.  This event will see the dog and its handler complete the agility course against the clock.  There will be a number of obstacles in the course as well as a basic retrieve to finish but beware of picking up penalty points along the way!  This event is open to all ages but adult and junior competitors will be judged separately.


SUNDAY 27 MAY GUNDOG EVENTS

Retriever Tests Sponsored by Bluegrass

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Gundog Arena 1 –  Starting at 10am

Craigavon Gundog Club will be staging the Bluegrass Retriever Tests at the show.  This event will be open to all retriever handlers within the various categories.  Entries will be taken on the day.  Starting off with the Advanced competition at 10am followed by the Unclassified and Novice tests.


Spaniel Tests Sponsored by Duck Dri & CSJ

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Spaniel Arena –  Starting at 10am

Organised by Bertie Barrett, the Duck Dri Spaniel Tests will be open to all spaniel handlers within the various categories which will include Open, Puppy and Novice.  Entries will be taken on the day and all proceeds will go to the Children’s Hospice.  Spaniel tests will start at 10am sharp.  Proceeds from this event will be going to the Children’s Hospice



Scarvagh House Agility Challenge Sponsored by Bluegrass and NI Countrysports Fair

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Pet Arena – 11am – 1pm & 3pm – 5pm

Kindly sponsored by Bluegrass, the Scarvagh House Agility Challenge will be an agility event with a twist.  This event will see the dog and its handler complete the agility course against the clock.  There will be a number of obstacles in the course as well as a basic retrieve to finish but beware of picking up penalty points along the way!  This event is open to all ages but adult and junior competitors will be judged separately.


ALSO IN THE PET ARENA EACH DAY

‘SCRUFFS’ Pet Show Sponsored by Pawfect Doggie Treats and Bluegrass

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Pet Arena –  Starting at 1pm – 3pm

One of our most popular competitions, the ‘Scruffs’ Pet Show is on each day in the pet arena and is open to any breed of dog and any age of handler.  This is a fun event with lots of weird and wacky classes and all you have to do is turn up at the pet arena at the designated time.  Classes as well as schedules will be available nearer to the event date.

If you are a dog lover, then this is the competition for you!

A WEEKEND NOT TO BE MISSED FOR THE DOG ENTHUSIASTS!!

Note: Any changes to arena or times will be posted or announced prior to event.