UGS Open Finals on Sunday 17th June 2018 at Pheasantry, Hurst Green by kind permission of Chris and Sue Ellis
Judges: Helena Sully and Di Stevens
Today was our turn to run the UGS Open Area Finals at the Pheasantry. Hurst Green. We ran the test on some super ground with special thanks to Chris & Sue Ellis who were the perfect hosts. The judges today were Helena Sully and Di Stevens who both did a great job choosing today’s winners. Thank you also to our fantastic team of helpers who came forward to throw and put out dummies, cook and help keep the day running smoothly.
I might be a bit bias but a superb team win for Kent and East Sussex with fantastic scores. A lovely competitive atmosphere with a lot of friendly banter between the teams throughout the day. The awards were presented by Phil Askew who came along to support The Utility Gundog Society.
Results: Kent and East Sussex Winning Team
Marianne Copp with Pointhill Peregrine
Sophie Mills with Turnerbrook Princess
Verona Clatworthy with Wellrose Rayman
Andy Parkin with Greenbriar Ruble of Beaconoak
The award for the top dog went to Wellrose Rayman Who scored 99 out of a possible 100 and made difficult tests look easy.
Open and Novice Water Test on Sunday 10th June 2018 at 500 Acre Wood, Nr Hartfield by kind permission of Mr Tony Russell
Judges: Tony Russell, Jane Tydeman, Mel Brooks, Kim Jinks
Great day, great turnout, challenging tests set by our fantastic judges. Tony Russell, Kim Jinks,Mel Brooks and Jane Tydeman. We had 23 dogs running in the Novice and 20 in the Open. A beautiful location, perfect for the weather. There was an exciting run off between Vanessa Gilham and Vanessa Gilham for 3rd and 4th in the Open which was a lovely end to the tests. Many thanks to all who entered, the most amazing helpers, sterwards, dummy throwers, cake makers, bacon butty cook and everyone’s support and help for Jo and myself. Your support was truly appreciated.
Novice and Special Puppy Working Test on Saturday 17th March 2018 at Orchard Farm, Woolborough Lane, Outwell, Surrey by kind permission of Julian & Mandy Smith
Judges: Mandy Smith, Luke Smith, Jo Voke, Diana Harrison
Thank you to all our helpers and stewards who all did a great job. We held 4 tests today with 33 handlers and dogs turning out to support our club. To say we had adverse weather conditions today would be an understatement. It’s great to see the commitment from Judges helpers and handlers to bring forward our sport.