A Retrieving Trial is an event at which competitions are held for any registered Gundog including German Shorthaired Pointers. Their game retrieving abilities are thoroughly tested on land, in water and across water to determine their relative merits. The event emulates where possible conditions which would be found whilst hunting and game usually refers to euthanased feral pigeons.
There are four levels increasing in complexity: Beginners, Novice, Restricted and All Age. Where ever possible these events are held within a reasonable distance of Melbourne with approximately sixteen weekends of trialing each year.
(Photo above is of Ch Oakridge Ice Breaker NRD CD. Photo taken by Ingrid Matschke).