Dear Member Having undertaken our own Covid-19 specific risk assessment for Field Trials in accordance with current Government regulations and Kennel Club Guidelines, the Committee of the UGS Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire Branch have decided to cancel the Branch Novice and All Aged Field Trials scheduled for this coming season 2020/21. We hope you are well and very much look forward to seeing you all next year when we will hopefully run a full programme of events.
Kind regards Kim
Kim van den Bogaerde Field Trial Secretary, UGS Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire Branch
16 Dog All Age Stake for AV Retrievers on Thursday 21st November 2019 at Castle Goring, Nr Worthing, West Sussex by kind permission Clem Somerset
Judges: Mr Roger Wade (A1704) Mr Graham Stanley (B1920) Mrs Julia Smith (NP3634) Mr Kelvin Nettleingham (NP2993)
Trophies: The Gregson Challenge Cup for the Winner The Ohlenschlager Perpetual Challenge Cup for Second Place The Charrinton Cup for best novice handler in awards The Lochmoy Perpetual Challenge Bowl for best novice (excluding the winner) Owner/handler resident in branch The Simpson Perpetual Challenge Cup for best dog/bitch owned by gamekeeper or professional handler The Nookshot Trophy for best looking dog/bitch in awards The Somerset Trophy for Guns Choice
Puppy & Novice Working Test on Sunday 1st September 2019 at Popes Oak, West Grindstead, W Sussex by kind permission of Mrs Sheila Chessell
Judges: Chris Marshall, Wendy Harrison, Lindsay Warren & Beth Rayner
Ian Hamilton our WT Secretary welcomed life member Ron Sills who gave out the awards. Ron’s contribution to the branch and to our sport in general is immense and we were delighted that he was well enough to be able to join us.
Huge thanks to everyone who helped make the day a resounding success.