The Utility Gundog Society is divided into four autonomous branches spread throughout the Home Counties and East Anglia, these are Eastern Counties (EC), Herts, Beds and Bucks (HBB), Kent and East Sussex (K&ES) and Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire (S,WS&H).
The Parent Body is responsible for the Society administration and each year hosts Spaniel Events including The Open English Springer Spaniel Field Trial, The Open Cocker Spaniel Field Trial, and two Novice Spaniel Field Trials.
The branches take turns to host the annual Two Day Open Field Trial, the inter branch All Age Field Trial Finals and the Team Working Test Finals each year. The branches also organise a series of Retriever Field Trials and Working Tests. Training events, classes and seminars are also occasionally available, see the individual branch pages for more information.
Non-members can enter any advertised event, but members will get preference in the draw. Please note that membership of one branch does not confer membership of all branches and there is a separate joining fee for each branch. To participate and gain preference in Spaniel events, membership of only one branch is required.
We hope you enjoy visiting our site and look forward to welcoming you at one of our events.
Branch event secretaries are always in need of volunteers to help during tests, trials and training events. Contact a branch for more information.
- General Covid-19 Statement
The individual branched continue to monitor the government and Kennel Club advice, and in some instances will continue to hold winter events in line with current guidelines and rules. Please contact your branch for more information. You can find the Kennel Club statement on the subject here.
- 2020/10/09 – 12 Dog Open Stake for AV retrievers
12 Dog Open Stake for AV retrievers on the 9th October 2020 at Great Livermere by kind invertation of Mr. Peter Rushbrook.
Judges: Mr K Doughty (A32) Mr R Beckerleg (A2812) Mr M Tallamy (A1925) Mr G Stanley (B1920)
Trophies: The Presidents Trophy for the Stake Winner, The Berry Trophy for the Best Retrieve
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1st MEADOWLARK BIG ROCK D.Friedkin, handled by D.Latham 2nd MITFORTON ONOUR L.Robertson 3rd TAGABEA PIPPIN of RIVERRUSH A.Holmes
- 2020/10/08 – 12 Dog Open Stake for AV retrievers
12 Dog Open Stake for AV retrievers on the 8th October 2020 at Great Livermere by kind invertation of Mr. Peter Rushbrook.
Judges: Mr K Doughty (A32), Mr R Beckerleg (A2812), Mr N Clitheroe (B2450), Mr G Stanley (B1920)
Trophies: The Manymills Slaver for the Stake Winner, The Skinners Trophy for the Best marking
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1st MITFORTON NUTMEG M.Fleming 2nd DEERBRIDGE LAWRENCE E.Barnes 3rd VILENDAL ZAK of FEATHERFLY P.Highfield
- 2019/12/19 – UGS All Age Finals
UGS All Age Finals on the 19th December 2019 at Ampton, Great Livermere by kind permission of Mr Peter Rushbrook
Judges: Liz Taylor, Phil Parkin, Terry Prentice and Brian Barker
1st FTCh Polihale Vodka Surprise Keith Broomfield 3rd Mike Tallamy Brindlebay Brigands CoM Northglen Crumble Stuart North
- 2019/10/21,22 – 2 Day Open Stake for 24 Dog AV Retrievers
2 Day Open (Qualifying) Stake for 24 Dog AV Retrievers on the 21st and 22nd October 2019 at The Crown Estate, Windsor By Gracious permission of Her Majesty The Queen and The Crown Estate Commissioners By kind invitation of Mr Gary Vidler and Guns on 21 October and By kind invitation of the BASC Guns on 22 October
Judges: Mr K Doughty (A32), Mr R Wade (A1704), Mr G Stanley (B1920), Mrs D Stevens (B3483)
Prizes: The Manymills Salver and President’s Trophy for the Winner
Skinners Trophy for the Best Marking Retriever
UGS (K & E Sussex) Shield for Guns’ Choice
Meadowmill Cup for the Best Looking Retriever in the Awards
Hoopwick Trophy for the Dog taking the Best Runner
The Berry Trophy for the Best Retrieve of the Day
What a wonderful 2 days UGS K&ES had at Windsor for our Open Qualifying Stake held on 21st & 22nd Oct 2019. We had a steady flow of game thanks to Head keeper Peter & his under keepers, with some great shooting from Gary Vidler & his team of guns on the first day & Clive Gibbons & his team of BASC guns shooting for us on the second day. After 11 dogs went through to day 2, we finished on 8 retrieves for the final dogs. Huge Thank you to my judges Kevin Doughty, Roger Wade, Graham Stanley & Di Stevens. Special thanks to Lorne Kentish for being Chief Steward for both days & also to the rest of my amazing team of helpers who were very efficient & made the days run so smoothly. It was also lovely to see our Vice President Gwen Butcher, who came to hand out the awards.
1st, Best Marker & Guns Choice Copperbirch Ross Lee Hayman 2nd Northglen Crumble Stewart North 3rd Mistigris Finn of Featherfly Phil Highfield 4th Mitforton Onour Louie Robertson CoM Tagabea Pretty Thing of Luddesdowne Kelvin Nettleingham CoM, Best Looking Dog in the awards Lannakers Quest of Tofts Glynis Hillier Best Retrieve Berryshot Bernie Jason Mayhew