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  • 2019/11/23 – Novice Stake for 14 AV Retrievers

    Novice Stake for 14 AV Retrievers on the 23rd November 2019 at Horsefrith Farm, Blackmore, Essex by kind permission of Mr Simon Polley and Courtesy of The Horserith Farm Syndicate

    Judges: Mr P Allen (A3), Mr G Vidler (B2722), Mrs J Van der Dussen (NP3490), Mr K Nettleingham (NP2993)

    Prizes: The John Forsey Guns Challenge Cup for the winner of the Stake, The O’Brien Trophy for the runner up, The Banner Trophy for the Guns’ Choice

    On Saturday the 23rd November, we held our last trial of the season which was a Novice Stake at Blackmore. Huge thank you to our judges Phil Allen, Gary Vidler, Josefine Van Der Dussen & Kelvin Nettleingham who did a great job. Also thanks to Keeper Sid & his team who produced plenty of game & the syndicate shoot who got them on the ground for us. To all my helpers, you were amazing & I couldn’t run the day without all of you to support me.


    1stIsleofman Gorse Of WylanbriarDi Stevens
    2ndPackmores PintailBarry Harvey
    3rdLeospring TayJoy Venturi Rose
    Guns’ ChoiceFlintsfield Forever FriendMandy Smith
  • 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 ChoiceCopperbirch RossLee Hayman
    2ndNorthglen CrumbleStewart North
    3rdMistigris Finn of FeatherflyPhil Highfield
    4thMitforton OnourLouie Robertson
    CoMTagabea Pretty Thing of LuddesdowneKelvin Nettleingham
    CoM, Best Looking Dog in the awardsLannakers Quest of ToftsGlynis Hillier
    Best RetrieveBerryshot BernieJason Mayhew
  • 2019/09/11 – 16 Dog All Age Stake for AV Retrievers

    All Age Stake for 16 AV Retrievers on the 11th September 2019 at Mousden Farm Tunbridge Wells Kent by kind permission of Roy Sammons and courtesy of Darren Flood and his Guns

    Judges: Mrs H Sully (A2376), Mrs J Venturi-Rose (B1930), Mrs E Barnes (NP2551), Mrs J Tydeman (NP3367)


    Being early in the season, the drives were not producing the amount of birds expected despite a lot of hard work from the keeper & beaters. The day was long, but we were able to get enough game on the ground for the judges to reach a decision. I would like to say a huge thank you to my judges Helena Sully, Joy Venturi Rose, Liz Barnes & Jane Tydeman, who dealt with the day efficiently & in good spirits. To the keeper Roy & his team for all their efforts, Darren & his guns for shooting so well & last, but by no means least, to my brilliant helpers, I couldn’t do it without you. Well done to everyone, it was a pleasure to watch your dogs work, hope you all enjoyed the day.


    1stBerryshot BernieJason Mayhew
    2ndTicefield Redwing of AnningtonbayMell Brooks
    3rdPolihale Vodka SurpriseKeith Broomfield
    4thLowtrey Lexi of WadeshotRoger Wade
    CoMNorthglen CrumleStewart North