1 August 2021 – KES NDNH, Special Puppy and Veteran Test

UGS KES held the ND/NH, PUPPY & VETERAN test on 1st August at beautiful Isenhurst by kind permission of the landowners, Mr Clive & Mrs Gilly Nickols.

Huge thanks to our most wonderful judges, I’ve had lovely comments from so many competitors praising your advice and helping our newbies feel relaxed. They were Diana Harrison who came on board at very short notice, Mell Brooks, Jo Voke, Marianne Copp and 1st time trainee judge John Grace.  Also huge thanks to all helpers so many your first time helping, you were all great!

1st Cristine Haggstrom with Garrenwell Tirol
2nd Cynthia Thackwell with Lovatnoir Ouzel
3rd Angela Bridgeman Keraroc Hathor
4th Fay Drewry Isleofman Gretel
COM David Terrell Higgscroft Seiko

There was a tongue biting run off for
1st Michael Crutchley Mitforton Teal
2nd Beth Rayner Rookhollow Dahlia
3rd Penny Morris Kynigos Lily
4th Sarah Burnell Rossclyde Highland Mist at Rotherburn

1st Jane Tydeman (handler) owner Gwen Butcher Hatchfield Larch at Broomwood
2nd Bren van Laun Twitchett Nymph

27 June 2021 – KES Novice and Puppy Test

UGS KES held the novice and puppy test on 27 June 2021.

Wounderful day! Challenging Tests! Thanks to Chris and Sue Ellis allowing us to use this fabulous ground. Huge thanks to the judges. Very challenging tests set.

Judges: Louie Robertson, Jane Fenner, David Breech, James Bailey and Bill Gardiner.


1st Sarah Hawkins, Nevilldown Jelly Bean
2nd Sophie Taylor, Starspring Solo
3rd Penny Heath, Fletchingly Tulla
4th Jennifer Thomas, Gwidigada Ivy
COM Jacqueline Mason, Lovatnoir Raven


1st Mell Brooks Anningtonbay Enchilada
2nd Mell Brooks, Anningtonbay Ellellicious

Huge thanks to our lovely tossers and bangers, as we always say we really really couldn’t do this without you. Ian our lovely vice chair and Covid Officer. Huge thanks to behind the scenes Bren and Lesley. Thank you for lovely pics Charlotte Hammick.

2018/06/17 – UGS Area Finals

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
Top Dog
The award for the top dog went to Wellrose Rayman
Who scored 99 out of a possible 100 and made difficult tests look easy.
Judges Choice
Greenbriar Ruble of Beaconoak

2018/06/10 – Open and Novice Water Test

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.

Open Results

1stGold Silver Ann Of HiggscroftMick Higgs
2ndFamfish CalaisColin Coley
3rdFletchingly AnnraidhVanessa Gilham
4thThreevalleys Dawn Approach Of FletchinglyVanessa Gilham
CoMOrlando TaraLauren Wright
CoMFlintsfield Forever FriendMandy Smith

Novice Results

1stHiggscroft FirestarBarbara L.M.Pettet
2ndBrockaghs EannaSusan Cooper
3rdGreat Cobwood MontgomerySamantha Kirkham
4thPointhill PerigrineMarianne Copp
CoMMitforton NeonMike Crutchley

2018/04/22 – Open Working Test

Open Working Test on Sunday 22nd April 2018 at Northall Farm, Fletching

Judges: Joy Venturi Rose, Nikki Stranks, Louie Robertson, John Barnes


1stPointhill PerigrineMarianne Copp
2ndTurnerbrook PrincessSophie Mills
3rdWoodlandway QuailBeth Rayner
4thLendown WillowPauline Tiplady
CoMHelnorall MagnumRob Smallman
CoMWillrose RaymanVerona Clatworthy
CoMGreenbriar Ruble of BeaconoakAndy Parkin

2017/10/02 – 16 dog All Age Stake for Any Variety Retriever

16 dog All Age Stake for Any Variety Retriever on the 2nd October 2017 at Edmonds Farm Mill Ln Balcombe RH17 6QU by kind permission of Balcombe Estates & Mr Andrew Elliott

Judges: MR J Keegan (A2858) MR M Polley (B3220) MRS J Tydeman (NP3367) Mr J Bailey (NP3250)



1stGolden RustlerTim Pain