Working Tests

Working Tests

 -Number 1363-

  1. All judges, officials and competitors should be fully conversant with Annex G to the J Regulations. The tests will be conducted in accordance with these regulations.
  2. No handler will be allowed to handle more than 2 dogs in any test.
  3. Entries should be in block capitals and be accompanied by the correct fee.
  4. The events will be run, where appropriate, as close as possible to a field trial.
  5. There is also a great need for assistance on the day. Come along and join in. It can be great fun and very educational.
  6. There will be a raffle for club funds. All prizes greatly appreciated.
  7. All cheques to be made payable to “The Three Ridings Labrador Club”. Please send separate cheque for each dog entered

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

The Three Ridings Labrador Club. Gundog working Schedule for 2018/19
As well as summer evening training classes the club intends 6 summer events and four Field trials. Members will appreciate that this requires the appointment of 40 Judges, and discussions with host estates who are kind enough to allow us to run on their ground. We wish to appraise the membership of our planning prior to the AGM but cannot include full details at this time. They will be made available to all members ASAP, and advised to the Kennel Club.

Working Test for Open class dogs at Rosedale & Westerdale Estates.
March 25th 2018.
This will be a walked up test
Meet at The Lion Hotel, Blackey Top. Kirkbymoorside. YO62 7LQ at 09.00
Judges. Glenn Coupar, Paul Stogden, Ian Palmer, Brian Dodsworth.
Entry fee £8
To download an entry form click here


Working Test Training Day at Studley Royal 22nd April 2018
Meet at The Pheasantries, Fountains Abbey, HG4 3DY. 09.00hrs
Trainers. Alan Brentnal, Phil Smithies, Steve Foreman. + additional if entries demand. The purpose of our day is to make the best use of beautiful ground with a wide variety of many static retrieves. Oh and to enjoy a great venue in the company of good trainers. Every day is a school day!
Entry Fee for a great days training is £15
To download an entry form click here


Working Test for Puppy ( under 18 months old) and Novice dogs at Skipster Hagg Farm, Kirkbymoorside, Saturday May 19th. YO62 65P
Meet at the farm at 09.30 for 3 static tests for both Puppy and novice. In the afternoon there will be a walked up test for Novice dogs only.
Judges.   Sue Lowe, Julie Campbell, Glynn Sykes.
Entry fee £8
To download an entry form click here
For results click here


Novice Working Test at Lizard House Farm, Thirn, near Masham. HG4 4AU.
17th June 2018.
Meet at 09.30. Thirn is a very small village just look out for the 3Rs Signs
Judges to be announced.
Lizard House Farm, under the direction of one of our members, Mrs Eden Parish, offers a good variety of ground including open grass paddocks with obstacles, Christmas tree plantations with training lanes and small water retrieves. Perfect ground for novice dogs.
To download an entry form click here
For results click here


 24 dog, Open Working test on the Bolton Abbey Estate
Sunday July 15th2018.
Please see statement on News Page re this event by clicking here
It is anticipated that this will be a very popular event that has limited entry, so the first 24 dogs entered will run and applicants will be advised if they are on the reserve list.
Judges.   Sue Hutton.   John Yarwood.   Stuart North.    Sinead Wilkinson.
From the A59 roundabout at Bolton Abbey. Take the B6160 to Bolton Abbey & Burnsal. Keep on this road for approximately 2.5 miles, passing the Devonshire Arms, through the stone archway, pass the monument at Riverside and pass the Strid. Just before Barden village is a left turn to Eastby and Embsay, take this. There will be a 3Rs sign here.
The test ground is half a mile on and will be clearly signed. Those who have run in Field Trials here will recognise that the Test ground is half a mile on from the Trial ground.
Entries close 7thJuly.  We regret the short notice but details prevented confirmation until now and its felt better to run at short notice than to decline the kind invitation.
To download an entry form click here
For results click here

Mock Field Trial at Escric Grange. August 19th 2018. To be run on cold game.
Meet at Newlands, Howden Lane, Naburn. YO19 4RP. 09.30hrs
Open to both Novice and Open class dogs with a limit of 30 dogs subject to a draw. We have traditionally run this as a working test but events last year caused a change to a mock Field Trial that proved tremendously successful.
Judges to be announced.
Entry fee £15 !   Ok where are you going to get a pop at cold Grouse in sugar beet, under field trial conditions, and take home a brace of Grouse ?
To download an entry form click here

Update: The club intended to run this event on cold Grouse, but due to the severe drought prevailing on our moors, this has led to many estates postponing the start of the shooting season to avoid stress to already depleted stocks. As a result, we will run this event on dummies and not cold game as previously advised. A refund of £7 will be given to all competitors on the day to bring the entry fee down to that of a normal working test
Thanks for your understanding.


Chatsworth Country Fair Special Open AV Retriever Working Test
Friday 31st August 2018
For details click here

For entry form click here



Members will recognise that the club provides a wide schedule of working events, but may also wish to view the clubs financial position. As a breed club, we provide a wide program of events, training, health checks, shows, working tests and field trials. We are not a show club nor are we a Field trail Society. We are The Three Ridings Labrador Club, who are stronger as a breed club than we could be as stand-alone show and field trial clubs. We just forgot to invite you to look at the accounts. Please do!