Field Trials & Working Tests
The Labrador Retriever Club holds both working tests and field trials each season.


Field trials
We hold two novice stakes, an all-aged stake and two-day open stake.  

Please download a copy of the schedule and entry form for this season's trials.  
Please enter and pay online using the ​​​ Field Trial Managment System

A copy of the Club's Conditions of Entry and Code of Conduct can be downloaded by clicking the links.

For any queries, please contact the Field Trial Secretary
Mrs Fiona Joint  M: 07711 160925
ftsecretary@thelabradorretrieverclub.com


Field trials for 2017

270th Novice Stake (15 dogs) 
Our 1st novice stake of the season held at the Neville Holt Hall Shoot by kind permission of Mr David Ross and kind invitation of Mr Jim Chattaway and his invited guns.
Judges: Mrs Linda Partridge, Mrs Sally Richardson, Derek Hill and Stuart Arch.
Excellent day with plenty of game and challenging retrieves for the handlers.
Results
Guns' Choice & Winner of the Boutflour Trophy, The Loebl cup for best Owner/Handler and the Club Challenge Cup for the Best Looking Dog in the awards.
1st: Alan Ward's dog Birdsgreen Moses of Rowansbourne. (11/05/2014). 
Sire: Ft Ch Calderhey Adder. Dam: Birdsgreen Griffon. Breeder:  Sara Gadd

2nd: Phil Highfield's Dog Mistigris Finn of Featherfly (25/06/2015)
Sire: FT Ch Levenghyl Bee of Featherfly. Dam: Astraglen Bebe at Mistigris.
Breeder: Mr & Mrs R Gent

3rd: Mrs Ellena Nunneley's Bitch Swiftlands Dora. (15/09/2014.
Sire: Paid in Full. Dam: Birdbrook Vixen.
Breeder: Ellena Nunneley

4th: Jane Tydeman's Bitch Roundcopse Orca. (05/03/2014)
Sire: FT Ch Braidenvale Speiran of Quabrook. Dam: Roundcopse Finch. Breeder: J Tydeman

Well done to all the competitors whose dogs did some incredible work before failing for one reason or another and huge congratulations to all who made it through to the awards, especially to Alan Ward (CF) whose dog shone throughout. A big 'thank you' to our excellent judges and to all those who helped out at the trial.

    
271st Novice Stake 2 (15 dogs)

The LRC were delighted to be at Hopton Wafers again for their novice trial at the kind invitation of Peter Vale, and to Gilpa, and George Plant Limited for their sponsorship.  We are also very indebted to Dave Morris for once again putting on an excellent day with plenty of birds for the guns and handlers.
 
I am very grateful to Geraldine Thompson for running the trial for me, and to Peter and Emma Scott, to Steve Richardson to Clive Gibson and Clare Wood for travelling to help on the day.
 
Once again the trial was run as one drive being split into four with duck, pheasant and partridge being retrieved by the dogs.
 
We are very grateful to our judges, Tess Lawrence, Jennie Hankey, Morton Redpath and Clare Baker who at the end of the day were able to award a 1st, 2nd and COM

Results
1st:    Ellena Nunneley with Swiftlands Dora awarded the Dr Munro Home Cup and the Red Riec Cup for the Best Owner/Handler.
KC No:  AR03852906. Bitch.  DoB:   15/09/2014
Sire:  Paid In Full   Dam:   Birdbrook Vixen
Breeder/Owner:  Ellena Nunneley.

2nd:  Leigh Jackson with Laggengill Dawn.  
KC No:  AS01486002. Bitch.  DoB:   14/04/2015
Sire: FTCh Ellijas Danny Dam:   Jocksburn Roxy
Breeder:  G T Ford.   Owner:  Leigh Jackson.

CoM: Chris Aston with Balibuntal Panama  awarded the Gilbertson & Page Prize for Guns’ Choice and the LRC Challenge Cup for the Best Looking Dog in the Awards.
KC No:  AS01142605. Dog.  DoB:   06/04/2015
Sire: FTCh Dovepark Hawk Of Ribblesdale  Dam:   Lindifferon Emma Of Balibuntal  Breeder:  Polly McClean.   Owner:  Chris Aston.
 
Congratulation to those other handlers who came so close to being in the awards and failed just at the end.     
   


272nd Open Qualifying Stake (24 dogs)
Our 2017 Open Stake held by kind permission of the Checkley Wood Shoot,  Ivor Beavis and Nicola Reynolds took place on the 13th & 14th November 2017. Steward of the Beat Nick Beavis looked after us very well with a range of cover that offered up plenty of challenges over the two days.

The team of guns were organised by 'Master-baker' Terry Humber and shot brilliantly over the two days. Our thanks to the excellent judges who gave every dog their chance: John Halsted, Dick Sorley, Steve Cullis and Allie Hogsbjerg.

Results
1st place: FTCh Churnsway Zeus handled and owned by Paul Stogden. Paul was awarded the The Liphook Game Farm Cup, The Tweedshot Kite Cup, The Quintin Dick Memorial Cup for the Best Owner/Handler and the Quentin Dick Challenge Cup for the Best Looking Dog in the awards. The win made Paul's dog up to field trial champion. The Breeder Kevin Churnside is awarded the LRC Challenge Cup.

3rd place: Highroost Hollywood bred, owned and handled by Rodger Ketley. 

Guns' Choice: Echobrook Whisper of Quabrook owned and handled by Helena Sully. Helena was awarded the Gilbertson & Page Limited Prize. 

There were no other awards.
My thanks to Sharon Kitson, Paula Cullis and Geraldine Thompson for volunteering to help over the two days.
    
273rd All Aged Stake (14 dogs)
Date: 16th January 2018
Venue: Cold Comfort Farm, Ragley, Alcester, Warwickshire B49 5PT
Judges
Mrs B Kuen (A2579), Ms K Jinks (B3430), Ms H Goodwin(NP), Mr C Aston (NP3546),
Entries
Members: £40  Non-Members:£50  Bona Fide-Gamekeepers: £20  (Payment on FTMS)
Closing date for entries 2nd January.  The draw will be carried out by FTMS on 3rd January.
Preference in the draw will be given to those dogs with a FT Award including CoM.


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