The Usk Valley Working Gundog Club is kindly sponsored by Skinners

Please also 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 as well as paper-based entries.

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



Tel: 07939 586877 E-mail:





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

and must be in-line with Kennel Club Rules

Field Trial "J" Regulations
Field Trial Amendments commencing from 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).









Results for our Field Trials are now available on the results section of our website.

Congratulations and well done Steve Erasmus on your first season as Spaniel FT Secretary.  It isn't always easy juggling work commitments and sporting commitments, but to take on both roles for working tests and field trials on behalf of the club, I think it is fair to say that you have settled quickly into the role and have done a fantastic job this year.

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, Jane Stenner for her role 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) Spaniel (16 dogs) held on Wednesday 30th October 2019 at the Riverside Shoot (NP16 7EY) by kind permission Colin Markey. Our judges were Lee Cooper and Victoria Williams.

AV (Excluding Spaniel {Cocker}) Spaniel Open (16 dogs) held on Wednesday 6th November 2019 at the Riverside Shoot by kind permission Colin Markey.  Judges were Wesley Thomas (2889) and Geoff Devine-Jones (3180)



Thank you Debra Bird, for your fantastic hard work over the last 8 years within the secretarial role.  Your knowledge and experience has been invaluable to us all and we wish you all the very best as you take a step down from this role.  We are pleased to announce that for 2019, Steve Erasmus has kindly offered to take on this role and we are sure you will all welcome him and provide support as he settles into this role going forward.


The afternoon of Wednesday 24th October 2018 has seen our Spaniel 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) and Open (ESS) Field Trial results 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 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 our Chief Steward, Jane Stenner, our 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.


Date:Wednesday 17th October 2018
Judges:Mr K Powell and Mr H Morgan
Venue: R
iverside Shoot, Sedbury, Nr Chepstow, Monmouthshire NP16 7EY

Spaniel AV [Excluding Spaniel (Cocker)] Open (16 dogs)RESULTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON OUR RESULTS PAGE
Date:Wednesday 24th October 2018
Judges: Mr S Morgan and Mr R Biggs
Venue: R
iverside Shoot, Sedbury, Nr Chepstow, Monmouthshire NP16 7EY


Spaniel Trials 2017

Thank you to Mr Colin Markey and his team of guns at the Riverside Shoot, Sedbury who provided us with another year of excellent grounds, birds and shooting to host our field trials.  Huge thank you to our judges, stewards, caterers and game carriers. Thank you to our FT Secretary, Mrs Debra Bird for organising and coordinating the event and to all our helpers before and during the events, who without we could not run the days.  Thank you to our competitors for continuing to enter and support our Club and make the events the success that they are.  Thank you to Skinners for their continued sponsorship. 
We wish you all the best for the remainder of your season,

Usk Valley Committee & Officers.

Results for our Spaniel (AV) Novice and Spaniel (AV) Open Field Trails are now available on our results page.


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 .