4 Sept 2022 – SWSH Novice and Puppy Working Test

Held on the 4th of September at Popes Oak, West Grinstead by kind permission of Mrs Sheila Chessell.

Judges for the day were:
Joy Venturi-Rose, Chris Rose, Beth Morgan, Jo Voke and Ben Starns.

A good day was had by all at the last working test for the season. Many thanks as always to the judges, landowner and the band of helpers both on the day and behind the scenes, without whom all of this would not be possible.

Novice

Novice
1 – Bryony Hamilton – Welige Lady Sybil of Wight
2 – Hilly Hoar – Kirbyhall Beatrice
3- Helen Vidotto – Muscatelle Mazurka
4- Sue Convery – Highholts Kit Kat
COM – Andrew Steggles – Troddenmills Fancy Free
COM – Norman Weeks – Kentixen Daring Danburite

Puppy

1 – Carly Madgewick – Mitforton Up the Ante of Cadenzahill
2- James Brindley – Easthoath Beatrix
3- Peter Gander – Hardhamhouse Merlot
4 – Peter Ashton – Laurinco Calypso Spark

Photos of the day

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!!

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.

23 May 2021 – SWSH Open Qualifier & Intermediate Test Results

UGS Surrey, West Sussex and Hamps Branch Open Qualifier& Intermediate WT held at Frithfold Farm, Northchapel by kind permission of Mr Peter Locke on 23.5.21.

Judges: Robert Worrall, Kate Bollen, Louie Robertson

Open:
1st Hilly Hoar with Mitforton Orchid at Kirbyhall awarded the Curtis Cup.
2nd Sue Jordan with Tullysedge Incas Gold awarded the UGS Open Cup.
3rd Jacqui Crew with Hanans Kertis
4th Beth Morgan with Abney Affinity
Sue Jordan with Tullysedge Incas Gold was also awarded the Tally Cup for the highest placed non-Lab in the awards.
Intermediate:
1st Penny Morris with Beetle of Buckmotts
2nd Nicola Grainge with Barweston Nimbus
3rd Jacqueline Mason-Sime with Lovatnoir Raven
4th Karen Handley with Peterspond Squirrel