Events 2017

Schedules available for download here:

GRC FT SCHEDULE 2016-17

GRC FT ENTRY FORM 2016-17

2017 7th January: NOVICE STAKE, Teffont Magna, Wilts

NB: anyone is welcome to attend the working tests and trials provided they contact the FT Sec. beforehand to get permission.

11th February 2017: MEETING (Judges Sub, Finance and Executive).

SUNDAY 19TH FEBRUARY 2017: FT Sub. Cttee meeting

SUNDAY 26th MARCH 2017  AGM, preceded by Finance, & Executive Committee Meeting. VENUE Norton Parish Hall, Near M5 J7.

 SUNDAY 7th MAY 2017 Breed Only PUPPY,NOVICE DOG/NOVICE HANDLER, NOVICE, VETERAN & OPEN WORKING TESTS, Owlpen Manor, Nr. Dursley, Glos.
SATURDAY 24TH JUNE 2017Inter Club Golden Retriever Test. Powys, Wales.

SUNDAY 25th JUNE 2017 MEETING (Finance & Executive)

SATURDAY 15 JULY, Show Gundog Working Certificate/Novice Training Day, Badsey, Nr Evesham, Worcs.

SATURDAY 22nd. JULY 2017 Sapphire Anniversary Championship Show, The Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh, Warks. Judges: DOGS: Mrs. L. Kipps (Wheatcrioft),  BITCHES: Mrs. L. Maynard (Chinnordale). Referee: Mrs. L. Anderson (Linchael).

THURSDAY 7th SEPTEMBER 2017: All-Aged Trial, Checkley Wood, Cheshire

WEDNESDAY 4TH OCTOBER 2017:  Novice Trial, Pontypridd, Wales

SUNDAY 22ND OCTOBER 2017:  MEETINGS –  FINANCE AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, STOULTON, WORCS.

MON 6TH & TUES 7th NOVEMBER, 2017: Two Day Qualifying Open Trial, Windsor, Berks.

SUNDAY 19th NOVEMBER 2017, BREED OPEN SHOW, The Connexion, Ryton Dunsmore, Nr. Coventry, Breed Judge: Antonio Lopez Noguera. (Ria Vela (Spain)). Special Awards Judge: Mr Marc Wheeldon (Catnnels)

EVENTS 2018

MONDAY 8th JANUARY 2018, Novice Trial, Teffont Magna, Wiltshire

SUNDAY 14TH JANUARY 2018, BREED APPRECIATION DAY, HELD ON BEHALF OF THE GOLDEN RETRIEVER BREED AND BREED COUNCIL FOR THE KENNEL CLUB JCF PILOT SCHEME This is one of the new seminars for the new Judges education system coming into operation in 2019. Morning talk on the Golden Retriever Breed Standard, followed by Multiple Choice Exam in the afternoon on the Breed Standard. Needed by all judges, B list and below.

Sunday 4th February Meetings: Judges Sub, Finance, Executive Committee

SUNDAY 25TH MARCH 2018,  AGM, 2pm. Meeting Room A, The Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, Warks CV8 2LZ

Sunday 13th May 2018 Health Seminar @ The Kennel Club Building.

Speakers: Owen Davies MRCVS Medical Oncologist – speaking on mast cell tumours, haemangiosarcomas, & other malignancies that Golden Retrievers are predisposed to. Any preferred points for discussion or specific questions can be sent in advance. There will also be time for a Q&A session

Emma McGrath. Associate Solicitor – Talking on Dogs & the Law. Q&A time to follow.

Presentation by Bob Gore MRCVS – on First Aid, at home & in the field. Q&A time to follow.

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Saturday & Sunday 19th & 20th May 2018 Working Weekend.

INTERNATIONAL WORKING TESTS (for Golden Retrievers only) at The Ilchester Estates, Dorset by kind invitation of The Hon. Mrs Charlotte Townshend. Mrs Townshend is the great-grandaughter of the 5th Lord Ilchester who himself was the owner of Ada the originator of the Ilchester line of ‘yellow retrievers’.  Ada was given to Lord Ilchester by his uncle Lord Tweedmouth and her grave can be seen in the grounds of Melbury House. 

Saturday 19th  Abbotsbury Estate:  Puppy, Novice, Novice dog/novice handler, Veteran and Day 1 of Open tests

Saturday evening Holway Farms (By Kind Invitation of Robert Atkinson, Home of the well known Holway Goldens): An evening ‘get-together’ with fun events, Fish&Chips and Hog Roast Camping/caravaning field available.

Sunday 20th Melbury Estate:  Day 2 of Open Tests. Please put these important dates in your diary.  Full details of the event, schedule and entry forms will be available on the website February 2018.  Click on the link below for the flyer.

CLICK HERE: 150 years celebration working weekend

Sunday 22nd. July 2018 Championship Show

At the Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, Warks. CV8 2LZ

Judges: Dogs: Ms. K. Ellis (Tenfield), Bitches: Mrs. S. Almey (Arbutus), Referee & Progeny: Mrs. V. Jones (Ninell).

Sunday 9th. December 2018 Special Christmas/Anniversary Open Show.

at The Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, Warks. CV8 2LZ

Breed Judge: Mrs. L. Cole (Rooksbury), Special Awards Classes: Ms. A. Douthwaite (Gracewood).