Welcome to the website of the
Usk Valley Working Gundog Club.

The site aims to provide our members with an up-to-date service, providing the latest news of our events and the results of our club activities.  2017 has been a busy yet successful year for the club and we're looking forward to a few months of rest before we get into the swing of 2018.  Please keep an eye on our website for all the latest updates and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible in the new year.




IMPORTANT INFORMATION : Your Personal Information

The General Data Protection Regulation becomes law on Friday 25th May 2018 with it's main purpose to protect individual's personal data and strengthen the rights and privacy of residents across the EU.  To reassure you, this does not mean that we are changing which data we collect from you or how we use this information.

To make things easier and more transparent for you, we have updated our Privacy Policy, which explains in more detail what we do with your personal information and your rights relating to the information we hold about you.  You can find our more by clicking here.

We hope that you would like to continue receiving news and updates from us as a Club, however, if you change your mind at a later date, you can always contact our membership secretary and asked to be removed from the list.

Thank you in advance, Usk Valley Working Gundog Committee






Monday 8th January

Committee Meeting


Monday 5th February
Saturday 17th February

Committee Meeting
Spaniel Selection Test, Gelligaer Common (Novice/Open)

MARCH 2018 


Saturday 4th March
Saturday 24th March
Sunday 25th March


Saturday 31st March

Retriever Training sessions begin
Retriever Working Test, Garn yr Erw, Blaenavon (Novice & Open) (plus Team Selection)
HPR Training session begin


**This is not an UVWGC Event**


On Saturday 31st March 2018, there is a team selection event being held for the Skinners World Test event on 12th & 13th May.  Jamie Bettinson is hosting the selection day and is currently looking for 4 Open AV Retrievers plus a reserve. The selection test will be held at Bridgecroft Kennels, judged by two panel judges who will be responsible for setting the tests.  If you require further information, please contact Jamie Bettinson on 07903 276275 or email Jamiebettinson@gmail.com 

APRIL 2018 


Friday 6th April
Saturday 28th April

Spaniel Training sessions begin
Spaniel Working Test, Clytha Park, Abergavenny (Puppy, Novice, Open)

MAY 2018


Sunday 6th May
Monday 14th May

Welsh Team Spaniel Selection Day (Not at Usk Valley event)  See our Working Test page for details
Committee Meeting followed by AGM, Clytha Arms, Abergavenny

JUNE 2018


Sunday 10th June
Saturday 23rd June

HPR Working Test, Venue tbc, (Puppy, Novice, Open)
Retriever Working Test, Clytha Park, Abergavenny
(Puppy, Novice Dog/Novice Handler, Novice)

JULY 2018 


27th - 29th July inc.

Usk Valley WGC coordinating Home International and Euro Challenge at The Game Fair, Ragley Hall, Warwickshire.

AUGUST 2018 


Saturday 4th August
Monday 6th August
Saturday 25th August

Retriever Working Test, Big Pit, Blaenavon (Novice, Open)
Committee Meeting
Spaniel Working Test, Big Pit, Blaenavon (Puppy, Novice, Open)



Saturday 8th September

Thursday 13th September 

Usk Show Gundog Demonstrations

Retriever (NOVICE) Field Trial, Stake 1, Riverside Shoot, Sedbury.



Tuesday 2nd October 
Wednesday 17th October 
Friday 19th / Saturday 20th October 
Wednesday 24th October

Retriever (NOVICE) Field Trial, Stake 2, Riverside Shoot, Sedbury.
Spaniel (NOVICE) Field Trial, Riverside Shoot, Sedbury.
Retriever (2 DAY OPEN) Field Trial, Riverside Shoot, Sedbury.
Spaniel (OPEN) Field Trial, Riverside Shoot, Sedbruy



Saturday 10th November
Monday 12th November 

HPR Training / Shoot Day (see training page for more information)
Committee Meeting


Saturday 15th December  HPR Training / Shoot Day (see training page for more information)



Click here for our Newsletter 2018

Click here for our Newsletter 2017

Click here for our Newsletter 2016

Click here for our Newsletter 2015

Click here for our Newsletter 2014



If you would like to find out more about Usk Valley Working Gundog Club or fancy the opportunity to support and help on any of our events, we will welcome you with open arms. 

Throughout the year, we are invited to attend a number of events, which include Demonstrations and Team Events. 
If any of our members would like to be considered to participate in these events, please 
contact Trudy Hillier for further information, uvsecretary@outlook.com. 
Please note that not all events require selection, but you will be notified if and when this is applicable and put in contact with the relevant committee member.


Wishing you all a very happy, successful and undoubtedly challenging working test/field trial season.  I look forward to meeting as many of you again soon,

Kind Regards
Trudy Hillier


Contact information can be found on the 'Club' page under 'Officers and Committee'.  If you have any queries regarding general club activities please e-mail the Secretary, and any queries regarding membership please e-mail the Treasurer.