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 RegulationsJ2c
  3. The trials are as defined in Kennel Club Regulations J2d (1,2 & Members have priority in the draw.
  4. 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. Entries can be made via FTMS (preferred), 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. Due to Covid-19 restrictions we are unable to accept paper entries.
  8. All attendees are required to complete a Covid-19 Self Declaration Form – this forms part of the entry process.
  9. 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.
  10. As per KC recommendation Competitors are required to provide their own numbers, these do not have to be armbands but must be clearly visible.
  11. Competitors must read the club Covid-19 Infection Control Protocol
  12. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 in 2020 the club cannot allow spectators at events.
  13. 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 or next year’s trials
  14. The club reserves the right to refuse entries
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. The order of running will be the order drawn and the draw will be sent to Competitors via email. Those competitors without internet access will be telephoned the draw details.
  18. There will be no running cards on the day, the order of running will be available to see on an A3 Flip Chart.

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



 Three Ridings Labrador Club. 2021 Field Trial Schedule.
All Field Trials are licenced by the Kennel Club and run under their rules.
The clubs preferred method of entry is by FTMS but postal entries are available from Alan Lord, Field Trial Secretary on 01765 620 421
All trial entries are subject to a non-refundable Nomination Fee of £3 per dog. Please pay via FTMS or advising on your postal entry that you have paid direct to the club account at Virgin Money, Account number 24336710, sort code 05 04 14. We wish to avoid the use of cheques.
All trials are expected to be oversubscribed and will require a draw. This will be conducted by FTMS and results in all entries receiving the result by e mail simultaneously. The draw will also be shown on the club website. Competitors should then pay entry fee by the above method. All entry fees must be paid 8 days prior to the trial and any unpaid entries will be offered to the first reserve.
We do not accept entry fees on the day, nor does the club allow substitutions. The club has dispensed with prize money but presents keepsake trophy’s to the winner.
Spectators may be allowed by prior arrangement with the Field Trial Secretary and are dependent on conditions at the ground. Photography, including video, is strictly forbidden at all trials
Before attending competitors must read the clubs Covid 19 protocol shown on the website or available on request. To see on website click here
Withdrawals must be by phone on 01765 620 421 and will be confirmed to you.
Raffle prizes are always welcome and do help club funds
The club expects all members to act in the best traditions of sportsmanship and wishes all competitors Good Luck on the day.

Field Trials
Thimbleby 12th October 2021. 12 Dog Novice. Members entry fee £40
By Kind Invitation of Mr & Mrs Andrew Shelley.
A walked up trial over rough ground and moorland all game including Rabbits and Snipe.
Entries close 23.59hrs on 01/10/2021 with the draw at 18.00hrs 02/10/2021
Judges, Sarah Coomber-Smith (a) Keith Eastwood (b) Tom Birchall (np) Andy Curtis (np)
Meet at the shoot yard Thimbleby not before 08.45 as the Keepers have their feed rounds to complete. We will start at 09.30.                                                                                                                       From the A19 into Thimbleby village see a 3Rs sign at the metal gates to Home Farm. Drive up to the gate and it will open automatically. Please drive slowly through the farm yard and up the estate road to the shoot yard.  Postcode.  DL6 3PY
To download entry form click here


Thorganby October 27th 2021. 12 Dog Novice.  Members entry fee £40
By Kind invitation of Mr Ralf Coward.
Walked up and driven on flat ground with some game cover crops mainly Partridge, Pheasants and Duck.
Entries close 23.59hrs 15/10/2021. With the draw at 18.00 hrs 16/10/2021
Judges Glyn Coupar (a) TBC.
Meet at East Grange Farm, Thorganby for a 09.00hrs start.                                                                    From the A19 south of York travel east on the minor roads to Thorganby village and look for the 3rs signs. The farm is .4 miles down the lane Postcode  YO19 6DF
To download entry form click here
For results of this Field Trial click here

Checkley Wood November 8th and 9th 2021. 24 dog two day Open.  Entry Fee £65
By Kind arrangements of Mr Ivor Beavis
Mainly walked up with some driven Duck over mixed ground including fodder beet and game cover.
Entries close 23.59 on 25/10/2021 with the draw 18.00hrs 26/10/2021. There are 3 two day open trials being run in the UK on these dates. The club seeks your help and asks those drawn to confirm you are accepting the run and if not, withdraw as early as possible to allow a reserve to run. J regs will apply to late withdrawals.
Judges. Keith Broomfield (a) Brian Barker (a)  Vicky Stanley (b)   Wayne Sket (b)
Meet at the shoot cabin for a 09.00 start. Postcode CW3 9DD
Competitors are reminded that the shoot requires that there are no posts at all to be made on social media before or after this event.
To download entry form click here


Wykeham, Nr Scarborough November 23rd. 12 dog Novice.  Members Entry Fee £40
By Kind invitation of Downe Estates
Both walked up and driven on mixed farmland with only Grouse not likely to be available, and you will love the Hares!
Entries close 23.59 hrs on 11/11/2021 with the draw 18.00 hrs 12/11/2021
Judges. Godfrey Lowe (a) Sinead Wilkinson (np) Paul Hasney (np)  TBC
Meet 09.00hrs at the Keepers cottage which will be clearly posted with 3Rs signs on the A170 Pickering to Scarborough 0.5 miles west of Wykeham village.
To download entry form click here

Field Trial Secretary Alan J Lord on 01765 620 421.  Mobile (use only on trial day) 07801 55 26 45