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Kennel Club Events

15 May 2023

Dear Field Trial Secretaries,


Please find attached information on forthcoming Kennel Club gundog events.


I would be most grateful if you would be so kind and forward this on to your members for their information.


  • The Kennel Club Field Trial Secretaries’ Seminar - which will be held at The Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park on Saturday 20 May 2023.


  • The Kennel Club Gundog Working Test –  which will be held at Capesthorne Hall, Cheshire from Wednesday 14 June to Sunday 18 June 2023.


Kennel Club Gundog Working Test Schedule of Events:

  • Wednesday 14 June – Kennel Club 150th Anniversary Special Invitational Event
  • Thursday 15 & Friday 16 June – International Retriever Working Test
  • Saturday 17 June:
  • Open Retriever Working Test (Day 1)  
  • Novice Spaniel Working Test
  • Novice HPR Working Test
  • Sunday 18 June
  • Open Retriever Working Test (Day 2)
  • Novice Retriever Working Test
  • Open Spaniel Working Test
  • Open HPR Working Test


The Kennel Club Gundog Working Test

The Kennel Club Gundog Working Test will once again be held at the spectacular Capesthorne Hall, Cheshire from Wednesday 14 June to Sunday 18 June 2023. This year’s event will host the exciting International Retriever Team Competition and the highly competitive Gundog Working Tests for Retrievers, Spaniels and HPRs.

To mark The Kennel Club’s 150th Anniversary, this year’s working test will also feature a special invitational event featuring some of the UK’s top dogs and handlers. The teams will consist of two Retrievers, two Spaniels and one HPR breed, all working together to show off their talents. Some of the UK’s top judges will be officiating over the test, scoring the dogs on their hunting, marking and retrieving skills.

Spectators are welcome to attend to support their team and witness what will be an exciting and unique display of gundog work.

Entry to the Gundog Working Tests is open to all Kennel Club registered Gundog owners. The Working Tests are available to enter via

For more information and postal entry forms please visit:

***Field Trials Update***

18 Oct 2020

Dear all,

Unfortunately due to the expressed wishes of our hosts, we are unable to continue with our trials for the coming season, largely due to Level 3 restrictions invoked on our area(s).

This now means that all Lancs and Merseyside Field Trials have been cancelled due to the pandemic.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

We wish everyone a safe & happy season.

Best Regards


Best Regards

LMFTS Field Trial Secretarys.



Trial Licences

07 Aug 2020

Dear Members, we have been informed by the kennel club that our FT licences will be issued in due course. We have a risk assessment available for the members to view if necessary, but will be shared to all competitors on the day of our events. At the moment we are limited to 30 people at our trials.

A successful weekend for the LMFTS Committee Members

16 Mar 2020

Well done to our Retriever Secretary and Retriever committee members Stuart Woodcock and Lisa Marson, who's young dogs achieved 1st and 2nd in the Pennine Training Area Puppy Working Test.

Thanks to our friends over at the PTA team for all there hard work in putting on the day, coupled with helpers, judges and land owners for use of the ground! The clubs efforts are second to none in the promotion of good dog work in the shooting field whilst also introducing many new faces to our sport.


Stu and Lisa with Garagill Littlescot Able.


Below - Lisa's Lab Dog, 'Harley' (Ringbarn Fairmont of Jaycote).


Dave Abbott's part of a Winning Team - Hecktor-Kirk 2020

15 Mar 2020

Well Done to Dave Abbott(Committe Member), John Beachall and Trevor Linfoot (Team Vet-Spec) winning the HK Open Working Test.


HK's Charity Event raised an amazing £3331.42 !!!

This money will fund a forest classroom for a federation of 3 primary schools in the Dales. Askrig , Bainbrige and west burton schools.

Well Done to all involved!

Membership Renewal 2020-2021 Season

03 Feb 2020

All existing members can now renew their membership online! Please log into your membership area with your registered email address.

You do not need to have a paypal account to process your payment as you can simply pay via debit card using this service.


Bank/Branch: The Royal Bank of Scotland, Chorley Branch, 56 Market Street, Chorley, Lancashire PR7 2SD

Account No.: 12879661

Sort Code: 16-32-10



You will be able to select one of the following membership types.

Joint Memberships please contact the membership secretary as we need to know which two members your payment covers.
Contact: or see the contacts page for support.
Ideally, each member should have their own unique email address in order to fully benefit from our site.


Bickerstaffe 2019 Novice A/V Spaniel Field Trial Results

04 Dec 2019
1st Dawsonlee Krystal Mr Richard Wells Mr Richard Wells
CoM Tyberius Bud Mr Robert Fairhurst Mr Robert Fairhurst


Lupton Shoot - Field Trial Winner - Mr Chris Slater with Saxonvale Adria

13 Nov 2019

Congratulations to Chris on winning the Lupton Novice AV Spaniel Field Trial by kind permission of Mr G Mullaney and Keeper, Daniel Redfern.


1st Saxonvale Adria Mr Chris Slater Mr Chris Slater
2nd Windforge moon of Nithvalley Mr Andrew Platt Mr Andrew Platt
3rd Whaupley Lancaster of tarncrag Ms F Ardley Ms F Ardley
4th KilHopemoss skylark Mr John Semmens Mr John Semmens
CoM Cornermarsh Haw Head Girl at Lindowmoor Mr Damian Riley Mr Damian Riley


Winster Open A/V Spaniel (ex. Spaniel Cocker) ~ 29/10/19 ~ Winner Mr D Horsman with Cornermarsh Charisma

29 Oct 2019
Position Dog Owner Handler
1st Cornermarsh Charisma Mr David Horsman Mr David Horsman
2nd Helmsway Harrington Mr Ian English Mr Ian English
3rd Broomfeild Lori Mr Paul Matthews Mr Paul Matthews
4th Buccleugh Quince Mrs Tina Nicholas Mrs Tina Nicholas
CoM Chinchgook Dawn Run of Dawsonlee Mr Ian Openshaw Mr Stephen Tyson
CoM Helmsway Hotshot Mr Ian English Mr Ian English


Congratulations to Mr Mike Nelson with Hawksgarth Indiana

22 Oct 2019

The club would like to recognise our winner of the Wolfen Hall, Open Retreiver Field Trial held 22/10/19.

Mr Mike Nelson and his Labrador Ret. now made up to 'FTCH' Hawksgarth Indiana - Scooping both First Place and also Guns Choice Awards.

Second Place went to Mr V Price with his Lab.B  'Gallowayrose April'

No Other Awards 


Hawksgarth Indiana


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