Working Tests

Three Ridings Labrador Club.
Working Test Schedule 2021

 The club has traditionally published on our website a guide as to how our Working Tests are run.
As we progress forward to living alongside Covid we have removed this guide and advise all members of our actions for 2021. We all hope for a return to normality in the future.

It is fundamental that all members read our Covid 19 Prevention Protocol because all our events will be run under these conditions until further notice.
To view the Protocol click here
To download Cov 19- Self Declaration Form click here

If events are oversubscribed there will be a draw by FTMS and entrants will be notified by phone. The club prefers entries by FTMS but will accept them by e mail to or by phone to Alan Lord 01765 620 421. Please do not make payment until your run is confirmed and then do so by FTMS or PayPal details will be circulated with confirmation of place. Entry fees must be paid before the event and if not the run will be offered to a reserve.

The following Working Tests will be run, entry forms are available on the website or by phoning Alan Lord, 01765 620 421 when they will be sent by surface mail.
May 23rd. Novice 20 dog maximum at Studley Royal Ripon. 09.00 at HG4 3DY Entries close May 12th To download an entry form click here
June 6th. Aske Hall DL10 5HJ. Entries close 27 May. 20 dog Novice, Start 09.00. All novice dogs and handlers to leave the site by 12.30.  20 Dog Open. Start 13.30. Open to be run on cold game(Partridges) To download an entry form click here
July 18th Rosedale.
 Meet at the Lion Pub. YO62 7LQ. Entries close July 8th. 20 dog Novice, start 09.00. All Novice dogs and handlers to leave the site by 12.30.  20 dog Open, meet at the Lion Pub 12.30 for a 13.30 start To download an entry form click here

Escrick Working Tests 22nd August 2021.
Our judges will be Phil Smithies, Vicky Waterfield, Tom Birchill and Steve Burns,
The ground will be signposted from Naburn village YO19 4RP.

Previously with very high entry’s we have tried to give preference to dogs that have not had a run this year. With three tests behind us this would now be very difficult. All novice dogs entered for the draw will have the same preference except owner’s second dogs and non-members. The Open Test will be the same with the addition that novice dogs will be limited by preference.

The Open test for 20 dogs will start at 09.00 and will be a walk up in sugar beet. This will be judged under Kennel club rules as if it were a Field Trial. We will try and give early eliminated dogs training opportunities in sugar beet – dependant on circumstances on the day. The Winner will be presented with the Naburn Trophy which was donated to the club by John Jewitt our late club President.

32 dogs will be drawn to run in the Novice Test. We ask Novice dogs arrive no earlier than 13.00 and we will make a start as early as possible after that. This will be a safari of 4 static tests including sugar beet.

All our Judges are traveling long distances to be with us and in order to be fair to the dogs, it is intended to finish around 16.30.

Entries via FTMS or email to Hannah at

To download an entry form click here

Closing date for entries 12 August

Any queries email Hannah as above

The club has considered Kennel Club and North Yorkshire Police advice before making these arrangements to ensure compliance, and to give as many members as possible the opportunity to run.  If, in the future, Government Guidance changes and no longer restricts numbers we will accept all entries and very much look forward to doing so!
Handlers may enter more than one dog but must indicate first dog preference to facilitate giving all members a chance to run and maximising places.
Events will be run as static safari but may include walk up.

The club expects all members to act in the best traditions of sportsmanship, and with due courtesy to our hosts and judges.
All clubs need help on the day especially with dummy throwers. If you can help, even if you are entered but can throw for the other open/novice class, please contact Alan Lord.