Sh Ch Riqitta
We purchased our first Irish Setter in Ireland in August 1976 "Pegwood
Chestnut Haze" who won well at Open Shows followed by "Pegwood Red Williow" from the same kennel who won all over
Ireland and twice won
Best In Show at the Irish Red Setter Club of Ireland Championship Show.
Our longing for a beautiful Irish Setter bitch took us to Northampton to the
world famous Wendover Kennel
owned by the late Mr & Mrs L C James where we bought our lovely puppy "Wendover
Royal Fanfare (Kerry) in
March 1980. She was a daughter of Sh Ch Wendover Maid Marion. Kerry gave us much
pleasure at home and
in the show ring and provided us our first litter of puppies when she was mated
to Marrona Messenger in 1983.
Mrs L C James
(holding 7 week old Wendover Royal Fanfare (Kerry) - March 1980
Wendover Royal Fanfare
Winning a Green Star in Dublin
Judge: Mrs M Trenwith
Our best known Irish Setter was UK & Irish Ch Reddins Fintan of Riqitta bred by
Mr & Mrs J S F Smith, a son of
Sh Ch Kerryfair Night Fever who was Top Stud Dog (all breeds) between 1987-
Sh Ch Kerryfair Night Fever
Fintan became an Irish Champion before the age of two years. He qualified in the
field to give him his full Champion title. He subsequently gained his English title the following year. In February
1988 he won the Challenge Certificate
and won Best Irish Setter Dog at Crufts. During his career he won 9 Challenge
Certificates and 6 Reserve Challenge Certificates,
7 Green Stars,
4 Best In Shows and 3 Gundog Groups at Championship Shows. He
was a super show dog but most of all a wonderful companion and much loved member of our
& Ir Ch Reddins Fintan of Riqitta
In 1993 we purchased our delightful "Caspians Faith at Riqitta" (Hannah)
Sire: Sh Ch Danaway Debonair x
Sh Ch Caspians Night Music from Mr & Mrs M J Oakley who is the foundation bitch
of our current line. She is litter sister to Sh Ch Caspians Intrepid winner of 77 Challenge Certificates and
Best In Show at Crufts 1999. He is also the current Breed Record holder.
Pamela & Caspians Faith At Riqitta
Sh Ch Danaway Debonair was Best In Show at Crufts 1993 and Sh Ch Caspians Night
Music was Top Brood
Bitch in Breed 1995-2001.
Hannah produced Riqitta Royal Athlete (Aidan) and Riqitta Eternal Flame
(Abby) and Abby
Riqitta Double Oscar (Conor) Junior Warrant Winner and Riqitta Classic
Kiri produced Riqitta Tamarillo Junior Warrant Winner (Bryony) and
Riqitta Game Spirit (Paddy). Riqitta Tamarillo JW produced
Riqitta Dylan Thomas (Dylan) & Riqitta
Shillelagh Gold At Wishingtree
(Promise) who have both won at Championship Shows, their photographs
can be seen elsewhere on the website.
Colin served on the Belfast & District Irish Setter Club as
Committee Member and Secretary in 1980's before we moved to live in
England. He also served on the North East of England Irish Setter
Club Committee and was Secretary of the Irish Setter Breeders Club
for five years during the nineties. Colin is currently serving as a
Committee member of the Irish Setter Association, England and is the
club's webmaster & photographer.
Colin & Pamela have both judged in Ireland, the UK and in Europe.
Colin awards Green Stars in seven Gundog Breeds and awards Challenge
Certificates in the UK.
Colin & Pamela also own the Irish Setters UK & Ireland Website - Colin is the
Webmaster - you can find Show
Results, Champions Gallery, Health Section, - go to: