04 Jan 2022 – Novice Stake

UGS Herts, Beds and Bucks held a novice trial on the 4th January 2022 at Ampton Shooting Estate.

In Allan Hammond’s capable hands we were let through Fodder Raddish which kept the birds tight and brought them in a perfect position for the guns to shoot. The guns shot solemnly for the dogs and with challenging marks we took 9 dogs into the third round.

Longer retrieves and an unfortunate 4 dog eye wipe by the judges left us with the award winning 3 dogs.

Our gratitude goes to: the guns, the judges, Jim Gale, Phil Allen, Peter Fulcher and Jim Collins. Tammy White was judges-steward, Alistair Todd, Len Herbert and Chris Guest were the game carriers. Nicki Hunter was our picker upper!

First: Lyebreach Golden Plover of Galicombe handled by Harriet Newcombe
Winning the Jason Memorial Trophy and also Gun’s Choice

Second: Ghostwood Cruiser @ saxthorpe handled by Karen Hurst
winning the Geoff Hicks Memorial Trophy

Third: Highroost Cedar handled by Roger Ketley

25 Nov 2021 – HBB Novice Stake Results

Landowners Phillip Smit and Jeffrey Pearman have been generous to the club for allowing us to have working tests. This year was the first for a field trial. Slightly apprehensive at the start, but both men loved the day!

After dramatic and spectacular dog eye wipes, a judges eye wipe followed. It left Arthur being the last man standing and needing 3 retrieves to finish the trial. His dog chased a bird through thick cover and picked and then had 2 more retrieves in white grass.

Our gratitude goes to our judges, Colin Pelham, Brian Chesser, Lee Hayman and Charlotte Wilkinson, to the guns, Ben Smith and his team, to the helpers, Phil Allen, Claire McLaughlin, Tamsin White, Steve Coxell, David Sworder, Jim Collins, the beaters who got the birds in the right place and of course Phillip Smith and Jeffrey Pearman!

Certificate of Merit to Charmpark Fisher handled by Arthur Cook
Gun’s Choice to Wadeshot Kriss of Tudorcourt handled by Phil Hopper

6 Sept 2021 – HBB All Age Stake

Results for the HBBs first trial of the season, an All Age stake held at Cuffley on the 6th September.

1st – Ellena Nunnely with Swiftlands Austin
2nd – Jim Collins with FtCh Brockaghs Forba
3rd and gun’s choice – Keith Townsend with Elmertown If I May
4th – Jason Mayhew with Berryshot Wigeon
COM – Michael Tallamy with Brindlebay Brigands



Our gratitude goes to our judges: Glynis Hillier, Mark Polley, Hayley Drew and Adam Holmes
Our helpers: Alistair Todd, Len Herbert, Louise Bailey, Jeanette Martin, Tammy White and Ken Byron.
The land owner from Brookfarm in Cuffley: David Thomas The keeper Dan Serduik
All the guns who shot so well. And everyone else involved!

Photos by Ray Hood.
https://www.country-trail-images.co.uk/p/70277hhg/ugs-aged-v-retriever-trial-6-9-21

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.

12 June 2021 – HBB Novice & Special Puppy Working Test

UGS HBB held a Novice Working Test in the morning and Special Puppy working Test in the afternoon today on Saturday 12th June by kind permission of The Buxton Family.

Judges: Colin Pelham, Jim Colins and Jennifer Thomas.

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.

Congratulations to all those in the awards!

Novice

Novice 1st place – Samantha Kirkham with Flaxenfox Stormgoose Of Wallers Haven
2nd place – Sarah Hawkins with Nevilldown Jelly Bean
3rd place – Ali Cecere with Lakedown Haslam
4th place – Jonathan Desmarais with Brockaghs Hanluan
COM – Andrew Cooper with Chaysehollow Black Magic

Special Puppy

1st place – Anthony Peters with Atikonak Bullrush
2nd place – Jacqui Crew with Tullysedge Fever Pitch
3rd place – Alan Ward with Diglake Karusa Of Rowansbourne
4th place – Andrew Wright with Wadesmill Rosesdale
COM – Claire McLaughlin with Zandawns Thistle Bank