Top Gundog Weekend Planned at NI Countrysports Fair 2019

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, Agility Tests and the largest international mixed breed gun dog event of the year in Ireland, we have introduced the all new Shooting Man’s Challenge.  Further details on all the gun dog events can be found below.

SATURDAY 25 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 Wales, England, Northern Ireland, Southern Ireland, CLA Team, West of Ireland Team, GB Team and the all new European Team, this unique event is one not to be missed.


Gundog Scurry Sponsored by CSJ

Gundog Arena 2 (Spaniel Arena) –  Starting at 11am-3pm (Saturday Only)

The gundog scurry is open to any breed of dog that can retrieve.  The dog will be expected to retrieve a dummy over a couple of obstacles against the clock, with the fastest dog to complete the retrieve, winning this competition.

Sponsored by CSJ, proceeds from this event will be going to the Newry Hospice.


Scarvagh House Agility Challenge Sponsored by Feedwell Dog Food and NI Countrysports Fair

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Pet Arena – 11am – 1pm & 3pm – 5pm

Kindly sponsored by Feedwell Dog Food, 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 26 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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Gundog Arena 2 (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 Feedwell Dog Food and NI Countrysports Fair

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Pet Arena – 11am – 1pm & 3pm – 5pm

Kindly sponsored by Feedwell Dog Food, 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 ON AT THE SHOW EACH DAY

‘SCRUFFS’ Pet Show Sponsored by Pawfect Doggie Treats and Feedwell Dog Food

Pet Arena – 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.