FTCh Ballyellen Colleen

Colleen 2011
Colleen setting in the Scottish heather.
PedigreeParentsGrand parents Great Grand Parents
b. 16.10.09Equimark
Slethallens
Knock Out
Shine On
Heegaards
V Kody
Huntingfield Harvard
Heegaards
Q Randi Li
Noveltoppen’s D Gro
FTCh
Ballyellen Colleen
Faun
IrFTCh
Storeskars II Odin
Storeskar’s AA Niccoli
Ballyellen
Aoife
IrFTCh Storeskar’s G’Snorre
IrFTCh
Knocksmall Moose
Lefanta Minnie

I didn’t start working with Cara and Cody’s little sister Colleen seriously until 2012 and I was rewarded with a quick response from this rather nice ESB.  She arrived on the English circuit in July 2012 and was run in the Yorkshire Gundog Club’s Novice Stake on the lovely Newbiggin Moor at Blanchland.  A classy find in the first round combined with good quartering and then more clean running in the second round secured victory for her.

Colleen paying attention to the action around her.
Colleen paying attention to the action around her.

I’m looking forward to running her on in 2013.

Colleen has been consistently in the awards since her debut.  She won her first Open Stake at Glarryford for the NI Pointer Club in the Spring of 2014, pipping her flashier sister Cara into second place.  She achieved her title with a win at the Northern Counties Pointer and Setter Society’s 2016 Open Stake under judges Steve Robinson and Nicky Ackerley-Kemp.

DateAwardStakeClubJudges
16.07.121stNoviceYorkshire Gundog Club
Newbiggin
W Young
L McAlister
06.08.122ndNoviceNorth of Scotland Gundog Association
Tillypronie
C Organ
D Goutorbe
08.02.141stOpenN I Pointer Club
Craigs Moss, Glarryford
C Calvert
J Murray
26.03.143rdOpenScottish Gundog Association
Lochindorb
S Robinson
D O’Neill
28.03.143rdOpenScottish Field Trials Association
Dalmagarry
E Butler
L McAlister
21.02.154thOpenN I Pointer Club
Craigs Moss, Glarryford
M Houston
M Adams
03.10.153rdOpenStrabane & District S&P Club
Slieveanorra
C Calvert
J Murray
04.10.153rdOpenUlster Irish Red Setter Club
Murley Mt
J McGill
D O’Rourke
02.08.161stOpenNorthern Counties P&S SocietyS Robinson
N Ackerley-Kemp

FTCh Ballyellen Colleen taking part in the English Setter of Ireland Show in 2013.

Ballyellen Colleen looking calm and eager on the wet, miserable day when she won the Yorkshire Gundog Association’s Novice Stake at Nookton and Newbiggin Moors, Co Durham in July, 2012.

FTCh Ballyellen Colleen showing her elegant paces the beautiful Scottish summer moors.

A visit to Cawdor in August 2016 saw her clinch her second Open Stake win to claim her FTCh title under judges Steve Robinson and Nicky Ackerley-Kemp. The pictures below show her second round, drawn against one of Brian Morris’s Red setters who took second spot.

The presentation with Gerald and Colleen in first place, Brian Morris taking second and Colin Organ in third spot with his pointer.

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