10 April 2022 – HBB Special Puppy, Novice Test

UGS HBB held a Novice and Special Puppy Working Test on Sunday 10th April at Easneye Estate, Ware by kind permission of The Buxton Family.

Judges: Rodger Ketley, Mark Polley, Sue Berman and Charlotte Wilkinson.

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.

Special Puppy
1st place – Jessica Webster with Lucky Billy Boy
2nd place – Jane Trowell with Ingdalehowel Himalayan Musk Of Janfran
3rd place – Roy Jarman with Winners Avenue
Novice
1st place – Tammy White with Birdsgreen Lyric
2nd place – Gill Davies with Fleetbelmont Calla Lilly
3rd place – Andy Ince with Naughtland Popcorn
4th place – Jacqui Crew with Casblaidd Chizel
COM – Fay Drewry with Think Twice One Shot

20 Mar 2022 – HBB Open Qualifier

UGS HBB held our Open Qualifier on Sunday 20th March 2022 at Cuffley by kind permission of Mr Dave Thomas.

Judges: John Stubbs (A0134), Colin Pelham (A2681), Tim Brain (A3226) and Josephine van der Dussen.

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.

1st – Jim Collins with FtCH Brockaghs Forda
2nd – Sharon Dingle with Bellspaddle Hillbilly
3rd – Sharon Dingle with Bellspaddle Roscoe
4th – Lesley Crompton with Hanwoodgold Breeze
COM – Stewart North with Northglen Crumble

EC – Judges Training Weekend

In memory of Peter Johnson, who left us a legacy, the UGS Eastern Counties branch are running a judging weekend on the 20th and 21st August.

The Saturday will be a practical day “in the field” at Hintlesham by kind permission of Kevin Doughty and will be a “scenario” based day giving “trainees” the chance to experience “sending”, “decision making” and “assessing” a number of usual and unusual situations that may occur when judging.

The day is aimed primarily at non panel judges (but panel judges will be welcome to attend), especially those about to start their judging career. This day will be overseen by seven experienced A panel “educator” judges, Kevin Doughty, Steve Polley, Phil Askew, Sara Gadd, Mike Tallamy, Rodger Ketley and Phil Highfield.

The Sunday will be a presentation and examination of the J Regs by Kevin Doughty and will be held at Woolpit Village Hall at a cost of £30. Applicants can choose to do one or the other or both. There will be spaces for 36 trainee judges on the practical day at a reduced cost of £20. Current members of Eastern Counties Branch will have preference.

We will also need 16 dogs and handlers of a good standard (at least open WT award winners) that are able to “hunt” their dogs in a specified area. Dogs\Handlers will be free of charge but will be able to listen in on the discussions but without input.

Please contact me, by email on julia.nigel@btinternet.com if you are interested. Help on the day would be appreciated especially if you’re a good dummy thrower!!

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