FTW Midori Diamond Huddlestone
In December 2016 Rigg took first place in an AV (Any Variety Spaniel including Cockers and Springers) trial. This is the highest possible achievement for a trialling Clumber and Rigg is the first Clumber dog for over 100 years to achieve this, and the only dog to win at this level under modern standards and field trial requirements.
With no open stakes available for him to progress Rigg is now challenging the rule books for his future trialling career. In the meantime John plans on handling him in Minority breed All Aged stakes and he will of course continue working in the field during the shooting season.
After his first working season at just two years old Rigg already had an impressive field trial record. Competing in three minor breeds field trials he achieved two first places and a second place, (thanks, handler Roy Ellershaw). Along the way he has also won the Working Clumber Spaniel Society novice working test and scooped a couple of Gun’s choices.
During the 2016 closed season Rigg was entered for two Working Tests and emerged as top Open dog in both of them. First place in the Clumber Spaniel Club working test and placed second in The Welsh Springer Spaniel Club working test (first was not awarded in this test). Rigg was handled by John Smith-Bodden in these tests
In October 2016 Rigg won the WCSS Field Trial at Evesham also taking Guns’ Choice. He was also placed third in the Kennel Club Minority Breed Field trial.