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.
- 2021/22 KES Field Trial Schedule Posted
The KES Branch field trial schedule is now available through the branch events page.
- 2021 UGS 24 Dog 2 Day Open Qualifying Stake
This years UGS 2 Day Open is run by the Eastern Counties Branch. Please visit the branch events page for details.
- KES 2021 Working Test Schedule Posted
- EC – From the Chairman
I am sure the last year has proved difficult and testing for all.
We aim to run a full program of events this summer. Our activities will be subject to any Government and/or KC restrictions in place at the time.
You will be meeting up face to face with many friends after some time. Please respect social distancing and hand sanitising requirements along with any other safety protocols we may put in place to ensure safety. Although the situation appears to be improving we must continue to behave with caution and show due regard to the safety of all attending the events.
I draw your attention to our Novice Sugar Beet test on 24th July. All the proceeds from the test are to be donated to charities that were close to Kevin Easey and Ivor Reynolds. Both made significant contributions to our sport, which is poorer for their passing. They will be sadly missed.
- 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.