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 THE WESTWARD GUNDOG SOCIETY    ID No: 519

 President:


Vice-Presidents:


Chairman: Mr Richard Marker    


The Earl of Devon, The Lord Vestey DL, Sir David Hoare Bt


Ms Sara Chichester                             


FIELD TRIAL SCHEDULE  -  2017/2018


                                     (Held under Kennel Club Limited Rules and Field Trial Regulations J)


   ENTRIES TO:           Sally Jenkins

                                  Field Trial Secretary

                              

                               Email:  ss.ajenkins@btinternet.com

                                 

                               Tel: 01884 861229   Mobile: 07811 212924

                          

   ENTRY FEES:   Members: One-Day Stake - £30,  Two-Day Open Retriever Stake - £45    

                            Non-members:  £50 All Stakes


                           (PLEASE READ CONDITIONS ON BACK PAGE BEFORE ENTERING).  


Please make cheques payable to the Westward Gundog Society and enclose a cheque for each entry together with a stamped addressed envelope (at least 8½" x 4" and self sealing) OR an email address.  Draw will only be notified by these means.


   TROPHIES:        All trophies to be held for one year, or until requested for the next nominated trial.


   VOUCHERS:  Vouchers kindly donated by Skinner’s Dog Food for prize winners.


 DEFINITION  Open:  A Stake in which dogs have the opportunity of gaining a qualification

OF STAKES:  towards the title of Field Trial Champion (K regulations refer) and towards entry in the

Championship or Champion Stake for its breed; in which entry is open to all dogs of a specified breed or breeds except that such Stakes may not be confined to Any Variety Spaniel [except Spaniel (Cocker) and (English Springer)]. It may be limited to a prescribed number of runners (J4 refers), in which case these shall be decided by a draw conducted in accordance with Regulation J7.i. so that preference is given to previous performance.


Novice:  Retrievers and Spaniels  -  a Stake which is confined to dogs which have not gained a place which would qualify them for first preference in the draw for Open Stakes.


PREFERENCE Retrievers:  A First, Second, Third or Fourth in a 24-Dog Open Stake, First,

IN THE DRAW       Second or Third in a 12-Dog Open Stake.  First in All-Aged or Novice Stakes.

OPEN STAKES

  Spaniels: A First, Second or Third in an Open Stake or a First in a Novice Stake or All-   

  Aged (excluding trials restricted to (AV Spaniel except for Spaniel [Cocker] and Spaniel

             [English Springer]). To qualify for preference in the draw in an Open Spaniel Stake, the

  dog must have gained the appropriate places in a Stake open to its breed.



ORDER OF DRAWS Refer to J7.j.(1) Open Stakes


The foregoing places must have been gained in a Stake qualifying for entry in the

Kennel Club Stud Book.


  Refer to J7.j.(2) Novice Stakes


STAKE 1:  NOVICE STAKE FOR ANY VARIETY RETRIEVER  -  LIMITED TO 14 DOGS

 VENUE:      The Luscombe Estate, Dawlish, Devon by kind permission of Sir David Hoare Bt


DATE:       SATURDAY 14TH OCTOBER 2017      


JUDGES:     Ms S A Jenkins (A1883), Mr K Sandercock (B2498), Mrs S Ashby (NP), Mr A Ging (NP3127)

  

   PRIZES:      1st: The Highdunscott Salver and £30,  2nd: The Wiscombe Tankard and £17,  3rd: £15.  

The Westward Tankard for Guns’ Choice.  The Neil Wood Memorial Trophy for Best Novice Handler.  


ENTRIES  First post on FRIDAY 29th SEPTEMBER 2017 on which date the draw will take place at FT     

CLOSE: Secretary's address at 8.00 pm.   Please inform FT Secretary if you wish to attend.                                               


MEET & DIRECTIONS:     Will be sent out with the draw.




STAKE 2:  OPEN STAKE FOR COCKER SPANIELS  -  LIMITED TO 16 DOGS


VENUE: Upton Pyne’s Shoot, Exeter, Devon by kind permission or Mr Nigel Partiss


DATE:   MONDAY 16TH OCTOBER 2017        

     

JUDGES: Mr P E D Avery (A2404) and Mr J P Lascelles (B3480)

      

PRIZES:  1st: Westward Trophy and £30, 2nd: £17, 3rd: £15. The Westward Tankard for Guns’ Choice

     

ENTRIES    First post on SATURDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER 2017 on which date the draw will take place

CLOSE:         at FT Secretary’s address at 8.00 pm.  Please inform FT Secretary if you wish to attend.

                   

MEET & DIRECTIONS:   Will be sent out with the draw




STAKE 3:  NOVICE STAKE FOR COCKER SPANIELS  -  LIMITED TO 16 DOGS


VENUE: Upton Pyne’s Shoot, Exeter, Devon by kind permission or Mr Nigel Partiss


DATE:   TUESDAY 17TH OCTOBER 2017         

     

JUDGES: Mr P E D Avery (A2404) and Mrs Anita Jones (NP)

      

PRIZES:  1st: President’s Trophy and £30, 2nd: £17, 3rd: £15. The Carydan Cup for Guns’ Choice

     

ENTRIES    First post on SATURDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER 2017 on which date the draw will take place

CLOSE:         at FT Secretary’s address at 8.00 pm.  Please inform FT Secretary if you wish to attend.

                   

MEET & DIRECTIONS:   Will be sent out with the draw




STAKE 4:  OPEN STAKE FOR ANY VARIETY RETRIEVER  -  LIMITED TO 24  DOGS


VENUE:   Combe Estate, Gittisham, Nr Honiton, Devon by kind permission of Mr Richard Marker


DATE:    FRIDAY 20TH & SATURDAY 21ST OCTOBER 2017                                                           


JUDGES:     Mr P W Parkins (A1904), Mr J L Stubbs (A134), Mr M D Brown (B2420), Miss C E Wood (B3228)

               

  PRIZES:   1st: The Hannah Trophy & £50,  2nd: The Westward Trophy & £30,  3rd: The Deadcraft Trophy & £25.   Best Yellow in the Awards: The Longward Trophy.  ‘Gittisham Guns’ Woodcock Trophy for Guns' Choice

   

ENTRIES   First post on SATURDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER 2017 on which date the draw will take place at FT                                          CLOSE:   Secretary's address at 8.00 pm.  Please inform FT Secretary if you wish to attend. All entries    

  must include the qualifying dates or the entry cannot be given preference in the draw.


 MEET & DIRECTIONS:     Will be sent out with the draw.              


STAKE 5:  NOVICE STAKE FOR ANY VARIETY RETRIEVER  -  LIMITED TO 14 DOGS

 

  VENUE:      The Temple Shoot, Filleigh, North Devon, by kind permission of Mr Jeremy Boyd & The Guns


DATE:       MONDAY 23RD OCTOBER 2017        


JUDGES:     Mr S W Ashby (A2459), Mr D H Stephens (B2786), Mr J Hodge (NP3463), Mr H Wilmott (NP)


 PRIZES:      1st: The Penmayne Cup and £30,  2nd: £17,  3rd: £15.  The 'Coombes Conservationists' Tankard for Guns' Choice.


ENTRIES  First post on SATURDAY 7TH OCTOBER 2017 on which date the draw will take place                                                           

CLOSE: at FT Secretary's address at 8.00 pm.  Please inform FT Secretary if you wish to attend.


MEET & DIRECTIONS:     Will be sent out with the draw.




 STAKE 6:  OPEN STAKE FOR AV SPANIEL [EXCLUDING COCKER]  -  LIMITED TO 16 DOGS


VENUE:  The Powderham Estate, Kenton, Nr Exeter, Devon by kind permission of The Earl of Devon.


DATE:     MONDAY 30TH OCTOBER 2017     

                    

JUDGES:      Mr M P Ford (A2037) and Ms Kelly Ward (B3596)

       

PRIZES: 1st: The Wivenwood Cup and £30,  2nd: The Dillon Cup and £17,  3rd: £15.  

                      The Westward Tankard for Guns' Choice.  

               

  ENTRIES    First post on SATURDAY 14TH OCTOBER 2017 on which date the draw will take place at

   CLOSE:  FT Secretary's address at 8.00 pm.  Please inform FT Secretary if you wish to attend.  

All entries for this trial must include the qualifying dates or the entry cannot be given preference in the draw.

                      

MEET & DIRECTIONS:     Will be sent out with the draw.




STAKE 7:  NOVICE STAKE FOR ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIELS  -  LIMITED TO 16 DOGS


VENUE: The Luscombe Estate, Dawlish, Devon by kind permission of Sir David Hoare Bt


DATE:   SATURDAY 23RD DECEMBER 2017          

     

JUDGES: Mr D A Rayner (A2771) and Mr P Williams (NP3707)

      

PRIZES:  1st: The Blackacre Trophy and £30, 2nd: £17, 3rd: £15. The Pete Dennett Memorial Trophy for

                        Guns' Choice.

                                   

ENTRIES    First post on SATURDAY 9TH DECEMBER 2017 on which date the draw will take place

CLOSE:         at FT Secretary’s address at 8.00 pm.  Please inform FT Secretary if you wish to attend.

                  

MEET & DIRECTIONS:   Will be sent out with the draw



   

STAKE 8:  NOVICE STAKE FOR ANY VARIETY SPANIEL  -  LIMITED TO 16 DOGS


VENUE: Stowell Park, Northleach, Glos by kind permission of The Lord Vestey.                        

     

DATE:    FRIDAY 26TH JANUARY 2018        

                

JUDGES:      Mr R Preest (A3343) and Ms S A K Chichester (NP1847)

    

PRIZES: 1st: The Saintcyres Cup and £30, 2nd: £17, 3rd: £15.  The Westward Tankard for Guns' Choice.

ENTRIES    First post on WEDNESDAY 10TH JANUARY 2018 on which date the draw will take place

CLOSE:          at FT Secretary’s address at 8.00 pm.  Please inform FT Secretary if you wish to attend.


MEET & DIRECTIONS:   Will be sent out with the draw

RULES AND REGULATIONS


1.   Dogs entered at Kennel Club Licensed Field Trials must be registered at the Kennel Club in accordance

     with Kennel Club Regulations for Classification and Registration B.


2. The Society reserves the right to refuse any entry.


3. No substitute is allowed unless a veterinary certificate is produced certifying ill-health or "bitch in    season".


4. All dogs resident outside the UK must be issued with a Kennel Club Authority to Compete number before entry to the show/event can be made.  All overseas entries without an ATC number will be returned to the exhibitor/competitor.


5. If entries or nominations exceed the number of permitted runners, the right to compete in a Trial shall be decided by ballot.


6. Should circumstances so dictate the Society, in consultation with the Judges, may alter arrangements

      as necessary.  Such changes and the circumstances surrounding them must be reported to the Kennel

     Club.


7. No modification may be made to the schedule after publication except by permission of the Kennel

     Club, followed by advertisement in appropriate journals if time permits before the closing of entries.


8. Judges at a Trial are prohibited from entering a dog which is recorded in their ownership or part ownership.


9. Videography and photography will only be permitted with the express permission of the Chief Steward and the host.


10.   Welfare of Dogs.  An exhibitor (or competitor) whose dog is entered at a Kennel Club licensed event

       should take all reasonable steps to ensure the needs of their dog(s) are met, and should not knowingly  

       put their dogs’ health and welfare at risk by any action, default, omission or otherwise.  A breach of this

        Regulation may be referred to the General Committee for disciplinary action under Kennel Club Rules

        and Regulations.


11.  DOGS IN CARS ON HOT DAYS.  Your dog is vulnerable and AT RISK if left in a vehicle in high

     temperatures and even on days considered as slightly warm.  Please take care of your dog.  If your dog is

     found to be at risk forcible entry to your vehicle may be necessary without liability for any damage caused.


SOCIETY CONDITIONS


1.   No telephone entries accepted.  Illegible entry forms will not be accepted.  Draw results will only be

      sent to persons who enclose a stamped addressed envelope or legible e-mail address with their entry

      forms.  If more than one entry form required it may be photocopied.


2.   More than one nomination can be applied for but second applications will not be balloted until first

      applications have been balloted.  Names should be entered in order of choice.  Any owner successful in   

     the draw, whether they run their dog or not, will not get preference in any subsequent draw for the

      same type of stake unless the subsequent draw is undersubscribed or a veterinary certificate is produced.


3.   Bitches in season must not be brought to the ground.


4.   All dogs must be kept on a lead except when in line or used for picking-up under the direction of the

      Judges or the Steward of the Beat.


5.   Competitors should make their own arrangements for lunch.


6.   Withdrawals Kennel Club rule J7f applies.  


7.   The OWNERS, including all Joint-Owners, of dogs entered for trials must be members of this Society to

      get preference in the draw.  Joint-ownership will be considered the same as single-ownership to have

     preference in the draw.  

8.   All spectators attend the Trial at their own risk and must at all times obey the directions given by the

        Stewards.


 9.  The trial will have deemed to have commenced after introductions have been made.  Any competitor not

       present at this time will be replaced by the reserve(s).


 Note  Our host's generosity and hospitality must not be abused by entering dogs with insufficient

 experience in the shooting field.  All dogs will be expected to retrieve fur and feather, including

            wildfowl, if necessary.


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