Spaniel Trials Schedule and Information 2017

Following the success of using Fossedata for our Retriever and Spaniel Trials last year, we will continue to accept entries via Fossedata this year,  although will also accept postal entries.


Please also note that Membership must be paid in full by 30th June 2017 to have preference in the draw for field trials. If full payment is not received by 30th June 2017, entries will be classed as non-members.


FIELD TRIAL SECRETARY : Mrs Debra Bird, 7 Heol Isaf, New Inn, Pontypool, Torfaen NP4 0QD



  • Spaniel AV Novice (16 dogs) RESULTS NOW AVAILABLE

To be held at Riverside Shoot, Sedbury by kind permission of Mr Colin Markey on Wednesday 18th October 2017.

Judges: Mr A Badger (A3267) and Mr P Williams (NP3707)




  • Spaniel AV [Excluding Spaniel (Cocker)] Open, (16 dogs) RESULTS NOW AVAILABLE 
  • To be held at Riverside Shoot, Sedbury by kind permission of Mr Colin Markey on Wednesday 25th October 2017.

Judges: Mr D Lloyd (A2770) and Mr S Jones (A2807)




Any withdrawals need to be confirmed with the Field Trial Secretary via Telephone only. 
Please contact Debra Bird on 07989 926925

Field Trial "J" Regulations
Field Trial Amendments commencing from 1st January 2015


Please ensure that you are a fully subscribed member of the club, otherwise you will not be eligible for the draw.


 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).


Spaniel Trials 2016

It seems like only yesterday as a committee we were planning the spaniel field trials that "will be with us in 9 months time".  In a blink of an eye, both novice and open events have taken place and we're coming to the close of the Usk Valley trialling season.  The success of our events couldn't have been possible without the time and dedication from many people involved and it goes without saying that we firstly need to thank our Field Trial Secretary, Mrs Debra Bird.  Behind Debra we've been fortunate to have the support of Colin Markey and his team of guns, who continue to provide stunning scenery and great opportunities for our competitors to trial their dogs.  Thank you to our judges, stewards, caterers, game carriers, committee members and all those that help ensure the day runs smoothly.  Thank you to our sponsors, Skinners and finally thank you to all our competitors and spectators that continue to enter the trials and enable Usk Valley to put on these events for you.

Following the success of using Fosse Data this year, we will continue to use this system for future field trial entries.  We will still accept paper entries for those that prefer this entry method.  To enter via Fosse Data, please click here

We wish you all the very best for the rest of your season,

Usk Valley WGC Committee





Spaniel Trials 2015

Thank you to Mrs Debra Bird, Spaniel Field Trial Secretary for coordinating the our trials for this season and Mr Johnny Morris who supported with the running of the days.  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 Spaniel 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.  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


This year, for the SPANIEL Field Trials ONLY, we are trialled using the new Fosse Data Booking System, which has worked very well for us.  We are still accepting paper entries for those that prefer this entry method.  To enter via Fosse Data, please use the following link .