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 Earl of 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 ‘Mingling/get-together’, including a small exhibition of the history of the breed. Camping/caravaning field available.
Sunday 20th Melbury Estate: Day 2 of Open Tests, Fun Events for Spectators, and supervised visits to the Grave of Ada.
Please put these important dates in your diary. Full details of the event, schedule and entry forms will be available on the website at the end of February 2018
Schedule and Entry Form for Working Weekend now available to download on the 2018 Anniversary page
Field Trials 2018/19 season
Monday 3rd September 2018 All Aged, Balcombe, W. Sussex. CANCELLED DUE TO GAME CROP FAILURE.
Saturday 8th September 2018 Novice (1) Black Notley, Braintree, Essex
Tuesday 16th October 2018 Novice (2), Teffont Magna, Wilts.
Two Day Stake Friday 16th November, 2018 at Abbotsbury, Dorset & Saturday 17th November at Holway Farms, Dorset.
Annual Breed only working tests 28th April 2019, Puppy, Novice Dog/Novice Handler, Novice, Open & Veteran. By Kind invitation of Mr. Andrew Wright, to be held at Ware, Hertfordshire. Judges: TBA
| The Golden Retriever as a Working Gundog by
| June Atkinson – 50 Years of Trialling Excellence
by Graham Cox
Copies of the video of the GRC 2 Day Stake in Nov
2000 are available from Paul French