14 May 2023 – SWS&H Novice and Intermediate Working Test

Sponsored by Skinner Foods

Held at Burstow Park Farm , Surrey by kind permission of Jim and Nina Nicholson.

Judges: Jane Carnaghan , Louie Robertson, David Breach, Alister House

A new ground for this club, which provided some interesting and challenging tests. We had perfect condition of sun and temperature, lots of lovely helpers and our catering corps of Pru and Brenda. Many thanks to all who helped and took part.

1st Welige Lady Sybil of Wight – Bryony Hamilton- the Scheindubh Shield
2nd Elertown Blazer of Sussex Sharp.

1st Rossclyde Highland Grouse at Leospring – Chris Rose – The Swallow Cup
2nd Mitforton Teal – Micheal Crutchley
3rd Aquariva Hera of Fayence – Debbie Lusty
4th Bill’s Hazel of Cacklebury – Bill Gardiner

13 May 2023 – EC Special Puppy, Novice & Veteran Test

The results of the Special Puppy, Novice and Veteran Gundog Working Test held at Town House Farm, Hadleigh on Saturday 13th May by kind permission of Cliff and Julie Clackson.

Special Puppy
1st Blaze Beck Aurora, S Harris
2nd Primrose Girl Shine, P Buckenham
3rd Pinfeathers Frodo, Nick Barker
4th Astraglen Frazir, G Silvey
CoM Reine De Hatines, A England

1st Hullabaloo Thunder, Vince Thorby (also Best Looking Dog in the Awards winner)
2nd Bakers Lad Robin, Linda Gray
3rd Saxthorpe Lady, Peter Hurst
4th Naught Land Popcorn, Andy Ince
CoM Kentwone Opal Luster, Arthur Cook
CoM Arminghall Teal, S Wells

1st Pandapaws Arron Star, Sarah Bond
2nd Brockaghs Fianait, Mike Lawrence

UGS HBB 2023/24 Trial Schedule

Please see details of Utility Gundog Society Herts, Beds & Bucks AV Retriever Field Trial Schedule for 2023/24

We have two confirmed trials currently (see below), with a 3rd being planned.

16 Dog AV All Aged Retriever Trial; Tuesday 12thSeptember 2023 at Cuffley, Herts.  Judges Andrew Wright, Liz Taylor, Sharon Coby and James Brindley

16 Dog AV Novice Retriever Trial: Thursday 26thOctober 2023 at Ampton Estate.  Judges Steve Polley, Julia Reed, Craig Jackson and Stewart North

All entries accepted via FTMS and post by closing dates.   Schedule to be listed on FTMS and Website shortly.  Schedules will be posted  or emailed only on request via gillrdavies@icloud.com

Good luck in the current working test season and I look forward to seeing you during the shooting season.

Retriever Field Trial Secretary Gill Davies

11 March 2023 – HBB Open Qualifier

UGS HBB held our Open Qualifier on Saturday 11th March 2023 at Easneye Estate, Ware by kind permission of The Buxton Family.

Judges: Barry Taylor (A1633), Chris Marshall (B3232), Liz Taylor (B3536) and Sue Berman (NP3094).

We were very kindly sponsored by Skinner’s Field and Trial and Sporting Saint.
A big thank you to the landowner, judges and helpers for all your hard work and for a great day.

1st place – Lesley Crompton with Hanwoodgold Breeze
2nd place – Anthony Peters with Atikonak Bullrush
3rd place – Steve Coxell with Brockaghs Ilan 
4th place – Lanesie Gould with Elkshead Skye Of Heatherbound
COM – Glynis Hillier with Lannakers Quest Of Tofts

Congratulations to all those in the awards!
1st – 4th qualify for the UGS Area Finals team event.

25 March 2023 – EC Open Qualifier

Below are the results from the Eastern Counties Open Qualifier, held on the Sutton Shoot by kind permission of James Foskett and Richard Beckerleg.

1st Bellspaddle Jock, Sharon Dingle
2nd FtCh Brockaghs Forba, Jim Collins
3rd Pinfeathers Excalibur, Callum Raywood (Youngest dog in the awards)
4th Luisenga Eagle of Oakshot, V Thorby
CoM Atikonak Bullrush, Anthony Peters and Stauntonvale Tic Bean, Sam Morley Riches
The spread put out to mark the centenary…

Special thanks to our sponsors.

24 January 2023 – UGS Novice AV Spaniel Stake

The UGS held our final trial of the season the Novice AV Spaniel trial at Shotesham Park, Norfolk by the very kind permission of the Bailey family. Our judges for the day were Alan Hopkins-Young and Marion Emery.  Head keeper Mark Watson run the line superbly with his team of helpers and made sure we were into game all day. The winning dog ran an outstanding trial, finishing by taking an exceptional running Pheasant on its second run.

The results are:-

(L to R: Peter Avery, Ray Clarke, Mark Reader, Debbie Robertson, Marion Emery (judge), Paul Seaman & Alan Hopkins Young.)

1st Pixiefen Penny, handled by Paul Seaman
2nd Athena Ivy, handled by Debbie Robertson
3rd Purlodge Hot Love Holly, handled by Ray Clark
4th Deepfleet Jagger, handled by Peter Avery.
CoM’s to :
Shallowoak West Frazier, handled by Mike Reader
Cudannsa Taransay, Handled by Daniel Plumb
Skronedale Yew of Dudalen, handled by Mark Page.