Skinner’s Pet Foods, manufacturers of the popular Field & Trial range, are again sponsoring one of the Scottish Game Fair’s most popular events – the International Gundog Competition.
Suffolk-based Skinner’s, renowned for its range of 19 different diets suitable for working and pet dogs, said the Scottish Game Fair was “a natural fit” for its brand. As well as being a sponsor, Skinner’s is an active supporter of the Fair, making sure it attends many of the events at the three-day spectacle. This year’s Fair runs from July 5 to 7.
The International Gundog Competition has participants from Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales and is a huge draw for visitors to the Scottish Game Fair. Organiser the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust said spectators come from all four nations to support the teams.
Now in its third year of being an international event, the competition features retrievers and spaniels in separate categories. Last year’s overall winner was England, followed by Scotland in second place.
William Delamore, Sales & Marketing Director of Skinner’s Pet Foods, said:
“Skinner’s have a strong affiliation with the working dog market, with many of the country’s top gundog handlers and trainers feeding our popular Field & Trial range. We are delighted to once more be sponsoring the Scottish Game Fair and the Four Nations International Gundog Competition. It is a natural fit for us and we’re very excited about this year’s event.”
Philip Mould, the Scottish Game Fair’s Gundog Convener, said:
“It’s terrific to have such a renowned brand as Skinner’s backing this event. The International Gundog Competition is always a popular spectator event and we know it will draw the crowds again this July.”
The International Gundog Competition takes place on Saturday July 6, part of a three-day extravaganza celebrating all things conservation and countryside. Proceeds go to fund the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust Scotland’s charitable work in Scotland.
The event will feature an impressive line-up of retailers and exhibitors, competitions and a revamped main ring programme. There will be a plethora of country sports activities, from competitions to expert coaching, as well as a food hall and Cookery Theatre.