RETRIEVER TRIAL INFORMATION 2020

 

The Usk Valley Working Gundog Club is kindly sponsored by Skinners

Please note that Membership must be paid in full  to have preference in the draw for field trials. If full payment is not received before the closing date of the field trial, entries will be classed as non-members.

 

Following the success of using on-line entries for our Retriever and Spaniel Trials.

We will continue to accept online entries via FTMS this year

Press here for a YouTube Guidance on using FTMS for Field Trial Entries

 

ACTING RETRIEVER FIELD TRIAL SECRETARY: Mr Julian Morgan

Tel: 07711 151060 E-mail: uvfts_retriever@outlook.com

 

SCHEDULES AND ENTRY FORMS WILL BE AVAILABLE ONCE APPROVED BY THE KENNEL CLUB

 

Stake 1 Novice (AV) Retriever Field Trial
(to be held under Kennel Club Rules and Regulations ‘J’)

Thursday 24th September 2020
Riverside Shoot, Sedbury, Nr Chepstow, Monmouthshire NP16 7ET

 Judges:

Jayne Coley (A1850), Clare Baker (B3700), James Bailey (NP) and Debbie Polley (NP)

 Prizes:

First: £30.00                  Second: £20.00             Third: £15.00
Prize cards and skinners dog food voucher will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

 Entry Fee:

Members £35.00 per dog       Non-members £60.00 per dog

 Closing Dates:

Paper entries to include £3.00 Administration Fee to the Julian Morgan, Retriever Field Trial Secretary, 40 St Lawrence Park, Chepstow, Monmouthshire NP16 6DP

Close: First Post Friday 4th September 2020 (in hand, not postmark). Cheques to be made payable to Usk Valley Working Gundog Club

On-line entries via FTMS Close: Midnight on Monday 7th September 2020.

Administration fees online are payable via PayPal at time of booking.  FT entry fees are payable on the day, prior to the start of the trial.  NO MONEY - NO ARMBAND

 Draw Date:

The draw will take place at the Field Trial Secretaries home on Wednesday 9th September 2020 at 18:00hrs.  The draw will automatically be performed by FTMS.

 

Stake 2 Novice (AV) Retriever Field Trial
(to be held under Kennel Club Rules and Regulations ‘J’)

Friday 2nd October 2020
Riverside Shoot, Sedbury, Nr Chepstow, Monmouthshire NP16 7ET

 Judges:

John Castle (A1845), Joe Maclure (A2449), Simon Hagain (B3522) and Haydn Wilmot (3050)

 Prizes:

First: £30.00                  Second: £20.00             Third: £15.00
Prize cards and skinners dog food voucher will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

 Entry Fee:

Members £35.00 per dog       Non-members £60.00 per dog

 Closing Dates:

Paper entries to include £3.00 Administration Fee to the Julian Morgan, Retriever Field Trial Secretary, 40 St Lawrence Park, Chepstow, Monmouthshire NP16 6DP

Close: First Post Saturday 12th September 2020 (in hand, not postmark). Cheques to be made payable to Usk Valley Working Gundog Club

On-line entries via FTMS Close: Midnight on Tuesday 15th September 2020.

Administration fees online are payable via PayPal at time of booking.  FT entry fees are payable on the day, prior to the start of the trial.  NO MONEY - NO ARMBAND

 Draw Date:

The draw will take place at the Field Trial Secretaries home on Thursday 17th September 2020 at 18:00hrs.  The draw will automatically be performed by FTMS.

 

2 Day Open (AV) Retriever Field Trial
(to be held under Kennel Club Rules and Regulations ‘J’)

Friday 16th & Saturday 17th October 2020
Riverside Shoot, Sedbury, Nr Chepstow, Monmouthshire NP16 7ET

 Judges:

Sue Hutton (2679), Nick Coates (2223), Karen McCarthy (3201) and Helen Goodwin (3595)

 Prizes:

First: £45.00                  Second: £30.00             Third: £15.00
Prize cards and skinners dog food voucher will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

 Entry Fee:

Members £55.00 per dog       Non-members £70.00 per dog

 Closing Dates:

Paper entries to include £3.00 Administration Fee to the Julian Morgan, Retriever Field Trial Secretary, 40 St Lawrence Park, Chepstow, Monmouthshire NP16 6DP

Close: First Post Monday 21st September 2020 (in hand, not postmark). Cheques to be made payable to Usk Valley Working Gundog Club

On-line entries via FTMS Close: Midnight on Wednesday 23rd September 2020.

Administration fees online are payable via PayPal at time of booking.  FT entry fees are payable on the day, prior to the start of the trial.  NO MONEY - NO ARMBAND

 Draw Date:

The draw will take place at the Field Trial Secretaries home on Friday 25th September 2020 at 18:00hrs.  The draw will automatically be performed by FTMS.

 

 

 CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO VIEW OUR FIELD TRIALS UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL?

Usk Valley are currently looking for volunteers to support us with our field trials over the next few months.

If you have a passion for field trialing or just want to see from a different angle what it is all about, we would love to hear from you.

As a token of our appreciation breakfast and lunch will be provided.

 

If you are available for any of our dates or would like further information, please contact Debra Bird on uvchairman@outlook.com or call 07989 926925

 

Any withdrawals need to be confirmed with the Field Trial Secretary via Telephone only

and must be in-line with Kennel Club Rules 

 

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
FIELD TRIAL "J" REGS
J REG AMENDMENTS AS OF 1st January 2015

  All Competitors must note when Owners accept a run it is understood that:

(1)They have NOT committed the entered dog to any other Stake on the same date.

(2)They are NOT in contravention of The Kennel Club J Regulations governing Field Trials.

(3)They are NOT depriving someone of a run by entering a dog with an eliminating fault. 

Our conditions of entry state that:   After an applicant has been successful in the draw for a place in the Stake, or as a reserve has accepted an offer of a run, if the run is not taken up, the applicant may become liable for the full entry fee if his or her place is not taken up by another competitor except;

(1)Where the applicant has qualified out of Novice Stakes (where applicable) or.
(2) Where the dog drawn to run has qualified for the championship after entries have closed or

3) On the production of a veterinary certificate confirming that the dog entered for the stake is unfit to compete or

(4) On production of a medical certificate that the applicant or the applicants nominated handler is unable to compete (J7f).

 



Retriever Trial 2019 - Results for our Field Trials are now available on the results section of our website.

Thank you to Debra Bird and Craig Perry who worked together to enable us to run our Retriever Field Trials for 2019.  Debra oversaw the administration and Craig ran the days.  A fine team between them, I think we can all safely agree that they have both done a fantastic job again this year.  We are pleased to announce that Julian Morgan has taken on the role of Acting Retriever FT Secretary, with the view in our AGM he will be elected into this role fully.  Julian has shadowed the team over the last few months and we are confident that he will do a fantastic job with our field trials as we move into 2020.

A huge thank you to Colin Markey at the Riverside Shoot for continuing to provide excellent trialling opportunities for our competitor, to the teams of Guns who ensure the birds are available for the retrieve, to our sponsors - BASC and Skinners, Iris Wright and Helen Cripps for their roles as Chief Steward, to our helpers who willingly volunteered to carry game, the red flag or any other task asked of them.  Thank you to Sonja for all her 'behind the scenes' work and to Trudy for her efficiency in updating the website and publishing our results on social media, ensuring that our members are kept informed.

We have had another successful season and look forward to what 2020 has in store for us.

Kind Regards

Usk Valley Committee and Officers.

 

Novice (AV) Retriever Stake 1 (14 dogs) held on Thursday 26th September 2019 at the Riverside Shoot (NP16 7EY) by kind permission Colin Markey. Our Judges were Alan Rees (2348), Craig Perry (3550), Matt Gould (NP) and Shane Padbury (NP)

Novice (AV) Retriever Stake 2 (14 dogs) held on Monday 7th October 2019 at the Riverside Shoot (NP16 7EY) by kind permission Colin Markey. Our Judges were Brian Gregory (2411), Lisa Harris (3002), Julia Redpath (NP) and Morton Redpath (NP)

2 Day Open (AV) Retriever (24 dogs) held on Friday 18th & Saturday 19th October 2019 at the Riverside Shoot by kind permission Colin Markey. Our Judges were Brian Gregory (2411), David Brown (3357), Nick Coates (2223) and Craig Perry (3550)

 


 

Retriever Trial 2018

The afternoon of Saturday 20th October has seen our Retriever Field Trial season come to an end for 2018.  On behalf of Usk Valley Officers and Committee, we would like to extend our thanks to the volumes of kind and generous individuals, who have voluntarily taken time out of their day to day lives to support our Club to ensure that we can host these events for you all.

The results of our Novice (AV) Retriever Stakes 1 & 2, plus the 2 Day (AV) Open are now available on the results section of our website and our Facebook pages.  CONGRATULATIONS and well done to all those who had a run and even more so to those who were awarded for their efforts.

THANK YOU to Colin Markey, Sean, Ross and the team of guns who allowed us to use their wonderful grounds in Sedbury and provided some great retrieval opportunities for the handlers and their dogs over the course of the events.

THANK YOU to Debra Bird, Jane Stenner, Sonja Forrest, Iris Wright, Johnny Morris, Craig Perry, Julian Price and Trudy Hillier who assisted both behind the scenes and before, during and after the events, supporting Nick in his first season as Field Trial Secretary. 

THANK YOU to our stewards, game carriers, caterers and volunteers.

THANK YOU to Skinners and BASC, who continue to provide support and sponsorship to the Club.

And last but certainly not least, a huge THANK YOU to all our competitors, members and non members who continue to support the Club and enter our events.  Without you, this would not be possible.

We wish you all a very successful season and look forward to seeing as many of you again as possible in 2019.

 Kind Regards

Usk Valley Committee and Officers.

 

Novice (AV) Retriever Stake 1 (14 dogs) 

Results of the NOVICE (AV) Retriever Field Trial Stake 1, held on Thursday 13th September 2018 at the Riverside Shoot are now available on the results section of our page.

Judges: Mr R Atkinson, Mr M Brown, Mr A Fisher and Mr K Lewis
Venue: Riverside Shoot, Sedbury, Nr Chepstow, Monmouthshire NP16 7EY

 

Novice (AV) Retriever Stake 2 (14 dogs)

Results of the NOVICE (AV) Retriever Field Trial Stake 2, held on Tuesday 2nd October 2018 at the Riverside Shoot are now available on the results section of our page.

Judges: Mr B Gregory, Mrs L Harris, Mrs A Wales and Mr J Price
Venue: Riverside Shoot, Sedbury, Nr Chepstow, Monmouthshire NP16 7EY

  

2 Day Open (AV) Retriever (24 dogs)

Results of the 2 Day Open (AV) Retriever Field Trial, held on Friday 19th / Saturday 20th October 2018 at the Riverside Shoot are now available on the results section of our page.

Judges: Mrs H Bradley, Mrs J Coley, Mrs N Rudgard and Mrs V Stanley.
Venue: Riverside Shoot, Sedbury, Nr Chepstow, Monmouthshire NP16 7EY

 


Retriever Trial 2017
Thank you to all our members and competitors who continued to support Usk Valley Working Gundog Club during the 2017 Field Trial Season.  Results of our three field trials, Novice Stake 1, Novice Stake 2 and 2-day Open are now available on the results section of our website.  Our season has come to an end this year, but we wish you all every success for the continuation of your trialling season. 

Thank you to Colin Markey and his team of guns who have provided us with great ground and opportunities, thank you to all our helpers and supporters who without, we could not run our events.  Most importantly, thank you to Craig Perry, our Field Trial Secretary, who has worked tirelessly to ensure the smooth running of our trials before, during and after the events.  We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible in 2018. 

Kind Regards
Usk Valley Committee and Officers


Retriever Trials 2016

Results of our Novice and Open Trials for 2016 are now available on the results page of our website.  Thank you to our Field Trial Secretary, Mr Craig Perry for co-ordinating and running 3 very successful trials.  Thank you to our hosts, Mr Colin Markey of the Riverside Shoot and Mr & Mrs Onens at New Farm and to the team of guns that shot on each day.  Thank you to our Judges, game carriers, stewards, caterers and all those that supported with running the day.  Finally, thank you to all our members who continue to enter the Field Trials and support the Usk Valley Working Gundog Club.  We wish you all every success for the rest of the season and look forward to seeing as many of you as possible next year.

Kind Regards

Usk Valley WGC Committee.


Retriever Trials 2015

Thank you to Mr Craig Perry, Retriever Field Trial Secretary for coordinating the running of our trials for this season.  Thank you to Mrs Debra Bird and Mrs Trudy Hillier for supporting with the administration behind the scenes.

A special thank you to Mr Colin Markey of The Riverside Shoot, Sedbury, for providing two fantastic retriever trialling days for Usk Valley.  Every year Colin, Sean and the team of guns and beaters who provide great grounds, testing opportunities and good company.  A special thank you also to Mr & Mrs Onens of New Farm, Norton for providing us with the grounds for the 2 day Open Trial.  Without the hard work and coordination of the team, Usk Valley would not be able to provide these trialling events. 

Thank you to our judges, stewards, game carriers, caterers and all those that supported the club, enabling us to continue running successful and well supported trialling events.


We wish you a very successful shooting season and look forward to welcoming you back next year.

Kind regards

Usk Valley Working Gundog Club Committee

  


Retriever Trials 2014

Thank you to Dr Richard Price, Acting Retriever Field Trial Secretary for coordinating the running of all our trials for this season.

Thank you to Mrs Debra Bird and Mrs Trudy Hillier for supporting with the administration behind the scenes.

Thank you to our landowners, judges, guns, stewards, game carriers, caterers and all those that supported the club, enabling us to continue running successful and well supported trialling events.

We wish you a very successful shooting season and look forward to welcoming you back next year.

Kind regards

Usk Valley Working Gundog Club Committee

  Commentary and results for all of our above events are now available on our results page.