Working Tests

Working Tests – General Information
 -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 can be made via FTMS or post, entry form via link on each event. Postal entries accompanied by cheque or pay by BACS: Three Ridings Labrador Club ac no 24336710 sort code 05-04-14
  4. Entries should be in block capitals and be accompanied by the correct fee.
  5. If postal entry it must include either an email address or 1st Class SAE to enable confirmation of receipt of entry. Entries will not be accepted without means to confirm your entry. If you do not receive confirmation your entry will not have been received.
  6. The events will be run, where appropriate, as close as possible to a field trial.
  7. There is also a great need for assistance on the day. Come along and join in. It can be great fun and very educational.
  8. 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

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 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. Please sign the attendance register, required at all events, and 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 and Trials can be downloaded from the club website. Anyone without access to a printer should or telephone Alan Lord 01765 620 421 who will post out to you.

Raffle Prizes are always appreciated at Working Tests and Field Trials.

The club will use the club’s Facebook page to keep members informed. 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, contact details: e mail:  Phone 07890080707

Social Media/Face Book for Working Events is administered by Liz Robinson (Membership Secretary) any FB queries dm or email 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)
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. This is based on best value We anticipate the need to pay dummy throwers at some point in the future due to the lack of volunteers and it is possible that the club may need to further increase fees if there continues to be a shortage of volunteers.

Those members who do volunteer at least 2 times per season will be invited to a Training Day/Social Event to thank them for their help. If you are able to help at any of the scheduled events please contact Alan or Liz.


  2020 Working Test Schedule

Number 1363

       Three Ridings Labrador Club, Gundog Working events 2020.
It is with regret that in response to the Government advice on Covid 19 virus and the KC announcement of 17 March, the club has made the decision to cancel our Working Tests at Rosedale, 29 March and Skipster Hagg, 19 April & Aske 14 June plus Studley Royal, Training Day 10 May. In addition to which the summer training evenings will not take place.
Anyone who has entered via FTMS will be refunded by FTMS, if postal entry by cheque the cheque will be destroyed or if paid by BACs the club will send a refund.
We will monitor the situation and the advice given in order to make a decision regarding the remainder of the summer events which will be announced in mid June.
At this moment in time we envisage that the Field Trial programme will run and we hope to be able to schedule some activities later in the summer/autumn dependant on developments with Covid 19.
Alan J Lord
FT Secretary
18 March 2020

29 March 2020 Rosedale Open/ experienced Novice Working Test.
Meet at 9.00am depart for the ground at 9.30am.
Held under KC Rules.
The 1st Placed dog will receive the John Jewitt Trophy to be held for one year. Rosettes 1st – 4th & Keepsake Trophy for the winner.
Judges- Graham Jones, Simon Capstick, Kevin Hayes & Paul Birkbeck – will be invited to set static tests on this attractive and demanding ground for the first round. The estate kindly makes the shoot hut and toilet facilities available to us for lunch, after which the huge acreages available will allow us to conduct a walked-up test.
Cost £10 per dog
Meet at the Lion Inn, Blakey Ridge, Kirkbymoorside. YO62 7LQ. 9.00am at 9.30am we will depart in convoy to travel on the moorland estate road to the test area.
From the A170 at Kirkbymoorside take the unnamed road to Hutton Le Hole, follow the road through Hutton Le Hole and follow the Castleton road across the moor for 15 minutes to find The Lion Inn on your left. Please exercise dogs away from the pub, and ensure bags are used and removed
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Sunday 19 April 2020 Skipster Hagg. Puppy & Novice Working Test
meet at 9.00am for 9.30am start.
Held under KC rules
Rosettes 1st – 4th & Keepsake Trophy for the winner.
Judges: Mick Newsam, David Sidwell, Mark Wilson & Helen Smith – will be invited to set static tests on the farmland that provides interesting, but easier ground on which to compete in both static and walk up. A great opportunity for members who attend our summer training evenings to be introduced to competition. Formal Kennel Club rules but a relaxed and friendly day
Cost £10 per dog
Skipster Hagg. YO62 6SP. On the A170 just east of Kirkbymoorside take the exit for Appleton le Moor and Spaunton. Skipster Hagg. Please exercise dogs in designated area, ensure bags are used and removed.
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Sunday 10th May 2020 Studley Royal.
Training Day for Novice and Puppy.
09.00am for 9.30am depart for the grounds
Judges/Trainers to be confirmed
This is a very pretty area to train in with the little River Skell providing interesting areas and experienced trainers to give friendly advice. A popular event best restricted to 30 dogs so we can give lots of retrieves and have time to help puppies or those new to the club. First entries accepted, and if you miss out you will be advised and put on the reserve list.
Cost £15 per dog
Meet at the Pheasantries, Studley Royal. Ripon. HG4 3DY.  From the B6265 between Ripon and Pateley Bridge take the turn to Fountains Abbey visitors centre. Pass the Obilisque and park gates The Pheasantries is immediately on the left.  We meet in the Gamekeepers yard then travel into Spa Gill. Dependant on recent weather the estate road may only be suitable for 4 x 4s but we can accommodate those in cars or vans.
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Sunday 7 June 2020. Aske Hall.  Novice Dog/Novice Handler, Novice & Open
Meet 9.00am to start at 9.30am Novice
Meet at 13.00hrs for Open.
Held under KC Rules,
Rosettes 1st – 4th with keepsake trophy for the winner.
Judges: Thomas Bushby, Ian Palmer & Sinead Wilkinson will set static tests including water. This is a fantastic venue; we held our first event here in 2019 and received excellent feedback. A variety of fantastic static tests including water on ground overlooked by the glorious Aske Hall, an absolute honour to run a test at this venue.
Entry £10 per dog
DL10 5HJ Leave the A1 at J55 Scotch Corner and take A6108 to Richmond. Approx 3.5M. mini roundabout take the 3rd exit B6274 towards Gilling West with a brown sign for Aske Hall.
Travel 2.5M and the main entrance to the Hall is on the left
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Sunday 12 July 2020 tbc. Allerton Park. A new event for the club. Novice & Open Individual & Team Charity event in aid of the Gamekeepers Welfare Trust.
Meet 9.00am to start at 9.30am. Please note this is the same estate as our training evenings but a different site.
Individual Competition will run alongside a team event. Nominate your team of 3 to be included in the team competition.
Individual Competition held under KC rules.
Rosettes 1st – 4th with keepsake trophy/trophies for Individual and Team Event.
Judges tbc will set static tests in this former quarry providing some challenging and different ground.
Entry £10 per dog
HG5 0SD – Leave the A1 at J47 and join the A168 traveling north. It’s impossible to miss the Incineration plant on the right, take this exit- then immediate left (Follow 3Rs sign) to the keepers house. We will travel in convoy to a large gravel pit so the static tests will include water work.
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If entering via FTMS please e mail with details of team members and team name. Paper entry forms have a section for this information. There is no additional charge to enter team event


Saturday 1 August Collinson Farm, Hall Farm Estate, Gilling. Cold Game Walked Up (max 24 dogs)
meet 9.00am for 9.30am start.
New venue & event for the club by kind permission of Mr Tom Collinson.
Held under KC Rules
Rosettes 1st – 4th with keepsake trophy for winner
Judges: Wayne Mitchell, Tony O’Hare, Andy Brook, Tommy Sagar.
Entry fee £15 per dog,
Limited to 24 dogs, one dog per handler. If oversubscribed we will follow KC rules and there will be a draw. The results of the draw will be published on the club website Anyone who does not have access to the internet please phone Alan or Hannah. If you have a place and for any reason are unable to take part, please notify Hannah asap so your place can be offered to others.
Hall Farm Estate, Gilling, YORK, YO62 4JW.
further directions to be posted nearer the date
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Sunday August tbc Gill Rudding Park. Mock Field Trial to be run along the lines of a Field Trial with cold game.
Meet 9.00am for 09.30am start
Rosettes 1st – 4th with keepsake trophy for winner
Entry £15
Judges: Phillipa Williams & tbc will have a wealth of experience running in both novice and open Field trials and an ability to share their knowledge in a way our members will enjoy. Formal enough to include J Regs and Kennel club requirements this will be run along the lines of a Field Trial. If you run at this event the club would appreciate feedback via email to Alan Lord  we like to hear from you. Who got the most from the day – You or your dog?
Limited to 25 dogs, one dog per handler. If oversubscribed we will follow KC rules and there will be a draw. The results of the draw will be published on the club website Anyone who does not have access to the internet please phone Alan or Hannah. If you have a place and for any reason are unable to take part, please notify Hannah asap so your place can be offered to others.
Gill Rudding Park, Escrick, YO19 4RP Meet in the Farmyard of our retired President Mr John Jewitt and travel on to Escrick in convoy, convoy will leave at 9.30am
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