KES – Working Test Results

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  • 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.

    1st – and the UGS Challenge cup went to Mitforton Quarrel of Cadenzahill handled by Carly Madgewick
    2nd – Wadeshot Kite handled by Roger Wade.
    3rd – Kerrabrah Nelly handled by Jan Abrahams.

    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.

    1st and winner of the Wadeshot Salver- Pointhill Peregrine handled by Marianne Copp
    2nd – Castletown Andante handled by Pat Elliott
    3rd – Twitchett Nymph handled by Bren van Laun
    Comm – Flaxenfox Little Plum handled by Charlotte Hammick
    Special Puppy
    1st and winner of the Stubbledown Trophy – Tullysedge Lone Star handled by Jon Debham
    2nd and winner of the Stepedor Trophy – Easthoath Benedict handled by Marianne Copp.
    Novice Dog, Novice Handler
    1st and winner of the Luddesdown Trophy – Kentxwen Loa handled by Megan Salter
    2nd. Lavotnoir Lanner Falcon handled by Andrew Mason
    3rd. Halesrush Electra of Moortails handled by Sarah Martin
    4th. Jazzenraga Countryman handled by Katie Aldred.
    Comm. Rossclyde Vital Spark handled by Linda Saunders
    Comm. Spanglewood Indie handled by Fiona Spencer.

    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.

    1st place and winner of the Halday Trophy – Kent & East Sussex
    Beth Rayner, Rob Smallman, Tracy Flood and Penny Morris
    2nd place – West Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire
    Mell Brooks, Shirley Carew, Mike Flemming and Ellena Nunnneley
    3rd place – Herts, Beds and Bucks
    Jim Collins, Sharon Dingle, Lesley Crompton and Stewart North
    4th Place – Eastern Counties
    Jacqui Crew, Kim Prentice, Keith Foster and Arthur Cook

    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