Pupils from a North Yorkshire School benefited from a masterclass in dog handling and training before competing for a place in a national final.
Youngsters from Cundall Manor School welcomed the Gun Dog Company as part of the Independent Schools Association’s Gundog Challenge with THREE pupils gaining the chance to compete at the ISA Gundog Challenge national final.
The lucky pupils, aged between 3 – 12, were shown the basics of training and handling a group of experienced Gundogs, before being allowed to try their arm at handling.
John Robertson, owner of The Gundog Company, enjoyed showing the enthusiastic crowd the tricks of the trade.
He said: “The purpose of the competition and show is to allow younger children to gain a knowledge of the gun dog and how they work.
“By the time I am finished explaining how they work and what they do, the children have a good knowledge and are eager to put it into action with the dogs.”
The competition is run in association with the ISA and John has so far visited nearly forty schools up and down the country.
The business, based near Leicester, has a busy summer ahead with an appearance at Countryfile live at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire and the Game Fair in Ragley Hall, Warwickshire next month alongside the ISA Gundog Challenge national finals in Middleham, Shropshire on the 17th of September.
Three children from Cundall Manor, Austin Simpson-Daniel, Tallulah Lascelles and Hattie Attwood were presented with certificates and will progress to the ISA Gundog Challenge national final at the Midland Game Fair in September.