- 27 August 2022 – KES Open Walked Up on FT Lines
UGS Kent & East Sussex held their last working test of the season – Open Walked Up on FT Lines on 27th August at Burstow Park Farm, Outwood by the kind permission of Jim & Nina Nicholson. The line today was organised and run by Alistair House and our thanks go to him for a well run day together with the stewarding skills of Wendy Harrison & her team.
Our thanks also go to our Judges, Barry Taylor, Liz Taylor, Kate Bollen & Tracy Flood who gave up their time to set the standard. After 4 rounds, a lot of leg work and some excellent handling they were able to award the following places.
We also made a special award, The John Croucher Memorial Trophy which is given to repay the support and loyalty from the most helpful non committee member at the end of the season. This year this trophy was award t Hayley Mack who has helped at every test this year and been a tremendous asset to our team. Well done Hayley and thank you for your support.
Once again a huge thank you all our other helpers, without whom we could not have run the test, for their dummy throwing, game carrying, stewarding and last but not least for Bren and Lesley for the catering. Thank you also to Skinners for their sponsorship of our tests throughout the season
I have enjoyed my first season as Working Test secretary and my thanks go to my committee who have guided and supported me.
- 31 July 2022 – KES Veteran, Special Puppy and ND/NH
The Veteran, Special Puppy and ND/NH Tests were held at Grovelands Farm by kind permission of Roger and Sheila Wade. We had a good turnout and thankfully our decision to not put up the gazebo paid off. A huge thank you to all our wonderful helpers without whom we could not run tests, and our judges Roger Wade, James Brindley and John Grace.
An extra congratulations to Megan Salter, winner of the ND/NH. This was Megan’s first ever test and she scored 20 on every test. I feel we will be seeing more of her and her young dog. Well done Megan!
Again thank you to all my team of helpers
- 25 June 2022 – KES Interclub Finals
UGS Kent & East Sussex hosted the UGS Interclub finals on 25th June 2022 at the beautiful grounds of Windsor Great Park by gracious permission of HM The Queen, the Estate Commissioners and Peter Clayton. The four tests were very kindly set by John Stubbs and Alan Buckland which were well thought out giving a range of scores across the board. Judges for the day were Mark and Jamie Bettinson.
With only 16 dogs competing we were able to spend a relaxed day (timewise) and everyone was able to enjoy lunch afterwards provided by our wonderful ladies Bren van Laun and Lesley Williams without needing to rush off home. Four teams of four competed against each other for the Halday trophy; Herts, Beds & Bucks, Eastern Counties, West Sussex, Surrey & Hampshire and Kent & East Sussex.
A huge thanks to all the helpers from our committee who all had an early start and did a terrific job all day throwing dummies etc. Sarah Nickels-Hawkins & husband Matt, Jacqueline Mason Sime & husband Andy and Ian Whitfield