17 Dec 2021 – EC Novice Stake

UGS Eastern Counties branch held a novice trial at Ampton on 17th December. by kind permission of Peter Rushbrook.

The trial started with a walk up in rape and ended up in mustard. Our judges for the day Steve Polley, Brian Chesser, Andy Mutimer, Julia Reed, there was some nice dog work using their natural ability to hunt. The guns shot extremely well.

1st – Lee Haymen – Mitforton Libby of Tildaross (bitch)
2nd – Sam Morley – Stauntonvale Margay of Rushbrigg (bitch)
3rd – Mr M J & Mrs C M Elsey – Marsh Tramp (dog)
4th – Peter Hurst – Peaky Prince Warrior (dog)
Com – Roy Tomlison – Lannakers Xavi (dog)
Best marking dog – Stauntonvale Margay of Rushbrigg handler Sam Morley.
Guns Choice – Lannakers Xavi handler Roy Tomlison.

UGS would like to say thank you to the game carriers, judges, guns and our sponsors Skinner’s dog food and Dog and Field Gundog Training Equipment and Sarah Bond with her fantastic food, well done Sarah.

Have a lovely Christmas and a happy, prosperous, healthy new year. – Julia

21 August 2021 – UGS Area Finals

UGS Area Finals 2021 held by UGS HBB on Saturday 21st August at Woodhall Park, Watton-at-Stone by kind permission of Mr Abel Smith.

Judges: John Stubbs and Nick Clitheroe.

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. Thank you to Ray Hood for the fabulous photos! https://www.country-trail-images.co.uk/

1stHerts, Beds and Bucks and winning the Halday Cup

Lesley Crompton with Catcombe Cygnet
Andrew Wright with Wadesmill Kite
Mike Lawrence with Brockaghs Fianait
David Sworder with Mistybrook Ebony

2nd Place – Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire

Rob Smallman with Caitlin Primrose
Sue Jordan with Tullysedge Incas Gold
Jacqui Crew with Hanans Kertis
Beth Rayner with Abbey Affinity

3rd Place – Eastern Counties

Peter Abbs with Howeparks Starstruck At Scarningvale
Stewart North with Northglen Crumble
Jim Crooks with Brindlebay Mika
Keith Foster with Overthwarts Bilton

4th Place – Kent, Surrey and Sussex

Beverly Baldwin with Keepersholme Texas
Susan Hedge with Castlemans Cook
Marianne Copp with Pointhill Peregrine
Jo Voke with Priesthill Diamond Harry

Top Dog winning the Westernash Trophy: Lesley Crompton with Catcombe Cygnet.
Judges Choice winning the Tilly Trophy: Rob Smallman with Caitlain Primrose.

14 August 2021 – EC Special Puppy, Novice and Veteran Tests

Results of the Special Puppy, Novice and Veteran gundog working tests held on the 14th August 2021 at Town House Farm Hadliegh by kind permission of Cliff and Julie Clackson and sponsored by Skinners and Dog and Field.

Judges: Mr Roger Ketley, Mr Kevin Doughty, Mr Arthur Cook and Mr Doug Laflin

Special Puppy
1st Pinfeathers Excalibur, Cullum Raywood
2nd Atikonak Bullrush, Anthony Peters
3rd Snipe Sister, Paul Buckenham
4th Little Plover, Julia Reed

Novice
1st Windward Wagtail, Richard Blanch
2nd Diglake Karusa of Rowansbourne, Alan Ward
3rd Troaclis Tillie. Carol Ford
4th Garrethall Toddy, Aaron Wright (Best Looking Dog in the Awards)

Veteran
1st Riverlily Angel of Sunshine, Abbie Reid
2nd Surprise is Golden, Andy Ince
3rd Garrethall Rebecca, Liz Ingram


7 August 2021 – EC Open Sugar Beet Test

held at Stoke by Nayland by kind permission of Mrs Emily Holden, on the 7th August 2021.

Result
1st – Jackie Smith – Labfords Oly of Woodertons (Best Marking Dog)
2nd – Keith Foster – Overhwarts Bilton
3rd – Alan Ward – Birdsgreen Moses of Rowansbourne
4th – Sarah Bond – Tullysedge Crofters Gold
CoM – Gwenda Weekes – Ben’s Radiance
CoM – Julia Reed – Staverton Tarrogan
CoM – Jim Crooks – Brindlebay Mika
CoM – Lesley Crompton – Mitforton Nutmeg
CoM – Sharon Dingle – Bellspaddle Jock

Winner – Jackie Smith

Thank you to our host Mrs Emily Holden, our judges, Glynis Hillier and  Andy Mutimer, and all our helpers, as well as Skinner’s Dog Food and Dog and Field for their sponsorship.