Field Trials

Field Trials

1.   The trials shall be run under Kennel Club rules and be conducted in accordance with
Field Trial Regulations.
2.   The trials are open to Any Variety Retriever as defined in Kennel Club Regulations
J2c (1)
3.   The trials are as defined in Kennel Club Regulations J2d (1,2 & 3)
4.   Members have priority in the draw. Members may make separate entries for each
Novice or All Aged Stakes but having been successful in one will rank below
unsuccessful members in the draw for the second Novice or All Aged Stakes
5.   Withdrawals after the draw will be treated in accordance with regulation J6e
6.   No substitutions will be allowed
7.   If paying by cheque, separate cheques please for each entry and each registration fee
8.   All trophies are held for one year, engraved at the winner’s expense and it is their
responsibility to return the trophies, cleaned, to the Field Trial Secretary in good time
for next year’s trials
9.   The club reserves the right to refuse entries
10. Should circumstances so dictate, the club, in consultation with the judges, may
alter arrangements as necessary. Such changes and the circumstances surrounding
them must be reported to The Kennel Club at the earliest opportunity
11. No modification will be made to this schedule except by permission of The Kennel
Club, followed by advertisements in the appropriate journals if time permits before
closing of entries
12. The order of running will be the order drawn and the draw will only be sent to those
who supply a SAE
13. The date, time and location of the meet will be included with the draw results

Please click here for the club’s Guidance Notes for Field Trials & Working Tests


    All held under Kennel Club Licence and Rules
Our sport has never been more popular or competitive. Gaining Field Trial grounds is difficult and running the events is expensive. Novice handlers and their dogs are asked to give real consideration to their personal experience and that of their dog, before entering. 

The club encourages new responsible members to enter

The Kennel Club offers the following advice. 

Have you read and do you understand the J Regs fully. Has your dog worked on live game before? Is your dog steady to fall, shot and watching other dogs retrieve? Does your dog have any eliminating faults? We all experience disappointment’s. The club has over 400 working members and it’s not unusual for a field trial entry to run into 3 figures. To everyone who has answered the above questions positively- The Club wishes you good luck in our draws. The club prefers entry by FTMS but will accept paper entry by surface mail.
Click here for a copy of the club’s Health & Safety Statement

October 9th. 12 dog Novice Trial at Thimbleby Hall. DL6 3PY. 09.30
Entries close 23rd September.  Draw by FTMS 25th September
Judges. Glynn Coupar. Sue Lowe.Julie Campbell. Paul Stogden

Approach Thimbleby village from the A19 and you will see the automatic gates of Home Farm. Drive up to them & they will open. Please drive very slowly through the yard and follow the estate road up to the shoot meeting yard. Please do not arrive too early. This is the start of a very busy season and the keepers will be working hard on their feed rounds to give us a 09.30 departure from the yard onto the high ground. Hot drinks and toilet facilities will be available.

This will be a predominantly walked up trial, though the Steward of the Beat may offer a small drive. The ground is a mixture of heather and white ground and the game will be mainly Partridge, but Yorkshire rabbits can also offer temptation!
Click here for entry form

November 1st & 2nd. 24 dog two day Open Field Trial at Checkley Wood Shoot, New Farm, Checkley. CW3 9CD
Entries Close  October 9th.  Draw by FTMS, October 11th.
Judges. David Latham.  Kevin Doughty. Andrew Latham. John Yarwood.

The owners of the ground have been very specific. The club and all our members are asked not to use any form of Social Media to promote or report on this Field Trial. Photographs are not permitted. The clubs committee will take action against any member who ignores these requests.

Meet at the Gunroom at Checkley Wood at 09.00 for a 09.30 start. Bacon Rolls and drinks will be available for purchase and toilet facilities are on site.

The ground will be known to many, it offers several species of game, shot as walked up over cover crops.
Click here for entry form

Downe Estates, Wykeham.
Have kindly agreed to host a Field Trial but cannot at this time, commit to a date.
We have been offered a fourth trial in Lincolnshire. Details of both these events will be placed on the club website and posted to those members requesting so.

Wensleydale Show.   August 24th 2019.
3Rs has again been invited to run a Gundog Scurry at the Wensleydale show. The event was great fun last year and raised a good few bob. It will be advertised well this year and will require good sponsorship and plenty of Volunteers. Throw dummies, take the entries and cash, or just come along and talk to people about what you and the club enjoy. Free entry to the show with time off to look around, and a decent lunch at a true Dales agricultural show. 

Phone Alan Lord 01765 620 421 if you can help.