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Thanks to our South African connection, Gavin Goldblatt and photographers Rowan “Boomer” Stretton and Nick Walker for sharing these fabulous photos of field trials in South Africa!

2010 Natal Field Trial

  • 2010 Natal Field Trial. "Hangberg" with a brace working it’s base.
  • Shotguns are loaded with blanks.
  • A field steward taking a nap at tea time on the last day.
  • A fortuitous find of greywing as the dogs stretch their legs at tea time.
  • The dogs called back on the last day for the judges to take another look.
  • Chief Judge, Taffy Walsh at the end of the trial, toasting the dogs.
  • Natal Field Trials traditionally end with N’kosi Sikelele iAfrica (South Africa’s National Anthem) played on bagpipes.

2008 Natal Field Trial, 2007 – 2009 Border Field Trials

  • Heading out, 2008 Natal Field Trial with 58 entries was held at Harrismith.
  • 2008 Natal Field Trial.
  • Cape Francolin
  • The 2008 Border Championship venue for the Morning of Day One.
  • Herd of Boereperd join the gallery at the 83 dog 2008 Border Field Trial held in the Stormberg.
  • Greywing away, 2008 Border Field Trial.
  • Springbok and Greywing leaving the party at the 2008 Border Field Trial.
  • 2008 Border Field Trial.
  • 2008 Border Field Trial.
  • 2008 Border Field Trial.
  • 2008 Border Field Trial.
  • The 2009 Border Field Trial had 87 Entries.
  • Pointing Greywing Francolin at the 2007 Border Field Trial held in Cathcart.

2007 – 2009  Western Cape Field Trials

  • Grey Rhebok at the 2007 Western Cape Field Trial. Rheebuck sit tight and can be hunted over pointing dogs, but tempt even the best trained dog when they flush.
  • Judges and handlers about to cast off into thick riverine brush at the 2009 Western Cape Field Trial. 53 Entries.
  • 2009 Western Cape Field Trial.
  • 2008 Western Cape Field Trial.
  • Cape Francolin at the 2008 Western Cape Field Trial Derby, held near Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa.

South African Field Trials (miscellaneous)

  • Judges and handlers about to cast off into thick riverine brush at the 2009 Western Cape Field Trial. 53 Entries.

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