Working Tests – General Information
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 can be made via FTMS, email or phone. Pay via FTMS, BACs Three Ridings Labrador Club ac no. 24336710 sort code 05-04-14 or direct at Yorkshire Bank using the account details. All payments to be made referencing competitor name and date of the event.
4. Entries should be in block capitals and the correct fee must be paid as above.
5. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 in 2020 the club cannot allow spectators at events.
6. Please send separate payment for each dog entered FTMS, BACs or direct to Yorkshire Bank, Three Ridings Labrador Club ac no. 24336710 sort code 05-04-14
7. All attendees are required to complete a Covid-19 Self Declaration Form – this forms part of the entry process.
8. The Self Declaration forms will be retained by the Covid-19 Officer Dr Mollie Lord, backed up on FTMS to be made available if an attendee develops Covid-19 symptoms within 2 weeks of attending the event.
9. As per KC recommendation Competitors are required to provide their own numbers, these do not have to be armbands but must be clearly visible.
10. Competitors must read the club Covid-19 Infection Control Protocol.
Please click here for the club’s Guidance Notes for Field Trials & Working Tests
How the club works.
All training and working tests events are open to non-members who may join any one event as a taster prior to joining, to gain experience the club. Members will be given priority at events with limited numbers.
A copy of the club’s Coovid-19 Infection Control Protocol and Health a Safety statement is included on this website. This must be read by all. Anyone entering any of the club’s events shall be deemed to have read and accepted the responsibility and conditions stated. To access a copy click here
Please ensure you register attendance with the Registration Official on arrival, due to Covid-19 Restriction you will not be asked to sign the attendance sheet, however by attending the event you accept the responsibilities laid down in these documents.
You should ensure dog poo bags are used and removed. Mobile Phones should be on silent when competing out of consideration for other competitors and to avoid distraction whilst the competitor is being judged.
The club expects all members to act in the best traditions of sportsmanship and with due courtesy to our hosts and judges.
Entry forms for all Tests can be downloaded from the club website. Anyone without access to a printer should email email@example.com or telephone Alan Lord 01765 620 421 who will post out to you in a clearly marked envelope and which you are advised to quarantine for 3 days on receipt.
The club will use Social Media where appropriate. The Field Trial Secretary welcomes comment, both good and otherwise about any of our events. Please contact him direct and accept the Kennel Club advice about not making comments on Social Media. Any comments received will be reviewed in committee and may help us to continue our improvements.
Please make full use of the club website and Face Book page to keep up to date with events and results.
Working Test Officials
Alan Lord Field Trial Secretary will officiate at all Working events, if he is not available, he will delegate his duties on the day to nominated committee members.
As from 2020 Hannah Bramhall will be administrating Working Test Entries email firstname.lastname@example.org 07890080707
Social Media/Face Book for Working Events is administered by Liz Robinson (Membership Secretary) any FB queries dm or email email@example.com. 07534711958
Definitions of Tests (as per J(G) 2):
Cold Game/Mock Trail – limited to up to 30 dogs (see schedule)
Open Tests – Open to all dogs & handlers (if oversubscribed preference may be given to dogs which have gained a place or COM at a Field Trial, been placed 1st – 3rd in an Open FT or won a Novice FT)
Three Ridings may invite experienced Novice dogs to enter Open Competitions, however preference will be given to Open Dogs.
Novice Tests – Confined to dogs which have not gained a place or a COM in a Field Trial OR been placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in an Open Test OR 1st in a Novice Test held in accordance with KC rules & regulations.
Novice Dog/Novice Handler – Neither Dog nor Handler to have been placed or warded COM in a Field Trial OR been placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in an Open or Novice Test OR been placed 1st in a Novice Dog/Novice Handler Test
Puppy – Any dog/bitch under 18 months on the day of the Test
Unclassified – Open to all dogs but may be restricted by conditions as determined by the club. To include Water and Team Tests.
The Winners of all Working Tests will receive a keepsake trophy and rosettes are presented 1st – 4th & COM’s
Annual Trophies will be awarded as advertised in the event details.
The club has taken the decision to increase entry fee’s this year due to the increased costs relating to Covid-19. 3
2020 Working Test Schedule
Three Ridings Labrador Club. Working Dog News 09/09/2020.
BBC News this morning reported the Government Guidelines regarding C19 will be changed on Monday 14th Sept to restrict groups of more than six people meeting.
There will however, be some exceptions to this and a list will be published on Monday. It is possible that major participant sports will be listed. If this does not included outdoor Gundog Events the club will seek specific guidance before making any decisions. The overriding factors will be the safety of our members and our wider social responsibilities.
At this time all 3Rs working events are placed ON HOLD. Please do not enter any events until further notice. We will use social media and the club website to keep everyone informed.
Alan J Lord
FT & WT Secretary.
Sunday 4 October 2020 Cawood Training Ground Puppy & Novice Working Test by kind invitation of Mr & Mrs Wilson.
Rosettes 1st – 4th & Keepsake Trophy for the winner. Due to Covid-19 Restriction and as per the club Protocol for Static Working Tests this will be run in two parts Competitors 1 – 20 arrive 9.30am Competitors 21 – 40 arrive 1.30pm.
Please see club website to view Three Ridings Labrador Club Covid-19 Protocol which must be read prior to entry. Click here to view
Held under KC rules
Judges – Richard King B Panel, Stephen Cuffy Probert NP, Andrew Baker NP, Mark Wilson NP. The Judges will be invited to set static tests on this interesting ground which provides a variety of challenges that can be matched to the level of the competition.
This is a great opportunity for those who have missed the Spring/Summer Working Test Season to get out and compete at a relaxed event.
Before submitting an entry form please ensure you have read and understand the requirements of the Infection Control Policy.
If the event is oversubscribed there will be a draw for places. All competitors will be informed by telephone or email if they have a place. A copy of the Infection Control Policy and Running Card will be sent by email prior to the event. Running Cards will not be available on the day although there will be an A3 Sheet on display with a full list of competitors.
Entry Fee £12.
Cawood Training Ground, YO8 3TR, Ryther Road, Cawood. B1223. Cawood Traffic Lights from Stillingfleet turn Right, from Selby go straight across from Sherburn in Elmet B1222 turn Left. As you leave the village there is a large bungalow on your right Northingales, the track is immediately past the bungalow turning right down the side wall. Travelling from Ryther as you approach Cawood the bungalow is on your left with the track immediately before it Northingales Lakes.
Please exercise your dogs in the designated area and maintain social distancing at all times.
click here for entry form which must be submitted via email, FTMS or telephone
Further events to be added in due course