ANNUAL BREED ONLY WORKING TEST 24th April 2022. Owlpen, Stroud, Glos,
The Working test Schedule and Entry Form are now available to download on the “Download page” and the “Working News Page”
The GRC’s AGM is now on Sunday 15th May 2022 at The KC building, Stoneleigh, Nr. Coventry, CV8 2LZ. It will start at 1pm
GRC BALLOT ERRATA
It has been brought to the attention of the GRC Executive Committee that there is an error on the ballot paper for Chair. Mr David Bell’s nomination was seconded by Mrs Christine Ashton, and not as shown on the ballot paper. This was however shown correctly on the copy of the nomination papers that were enclosed.
At Mr Bell’s suggestion, in order to quickly clarify the error we are publishing this statement on the Club website and Facebook page. The ballot paper already distributed will continue to be used as printed.
The Committee apologises to Mr Bell for this mistake and any confusion that may have arisen.
Championship show is on 9th July 2022 at The KC building, Stoneleigh, Nr. Coventry, CV8 2LZ. Dog Judge: Ms. Ruth Turner (Amilone), Bitch Judge: Mrs. P. Gowland (Remington), Referee: Mrs. P. Arnold (Amberland).
Introduction to the Show Gundog Working Certificate Taining day 21st August 2022
14 dog Breed Only All Aged Stake (Driven) Tuesday 8th November 2022 Six Ashes, Nr. Bridgnorth Shrops.
Open Show, Sunday 20th November 2022. At The KC building, Stoneleigh, Nr. Coventry, CV8 2LZ. Judge Mrs. C. Haxton (Dantassie), Special Awards Judge: TBC
24 Dog 2 day Breed Only Open Qualifying Stake: Monday/Tuesday 28th/29th November 2022
PLEASE NOTE DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
Please check for cancellations and date and venue changes.
ALL dates are subject to government restrictions and guidelines due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
PLEASE KEEP CHECKING HERE FOR UPDATES.
AGM 2020 & 2021 are to be held at Meeting Room B, The Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park, Stoneleigh, Nr. Coventry, Warwickshire. CV8 2LZ, on Sunday 28th. MARCH 2021. The 2020 re-arranged AGM commencing at 1pm prompt. The 2021 AGM will follow at 2pm.
CLUB BREED ONLY ANNUAL WORKING TESTS 2021: At this time it is hoped that we will be able to hold our annual breed only working tests later in the year. But with the current situation we will wait until it is safe for our members, Judges, committee and helpers. (Subject to government restrictions).
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW –re-arranged 2020 show will now be on Saturday June 5th 2021 at The Kennel Club Buildings, Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, Warks. CV8 2LZ (Subject to government restrictions).
JUDGES: DOGS: Mrs. J. Barrow (Halebourne). BITCHES: Mrs. G. Hewitson (Seruilia).
REFEREE & PROGENY CLASSES: Ms. R. Turner (Amilone). CANCELLED. NEW DATE TO BE CONFIRMED IN DUE COURSE.
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 2021 – Sunday 11th. July 2021 at The Kennel Club Buildings, Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, Warks. CV8 2LZ (Subject to government restrictions).
JUDGES: DOGS: Mrs. C. Ashton (Willowlawn). BITCHES: Mrs. A. Falconer (Siatham). REFEREE & Progeny Class: Mrs. S. Almey (Arbutus). Please read the club’s covid statement and requirements for entry to this show. Now available to enter on fossedata entries close 21st June 2021.
THE 2020/2021 ABRIDGED AGM’S WILL BE HELD DURING THE LUNCH BREAK OF THE ABOVE SHOW.
THE “ABRIDGED AGM’S” WILL NOT BE BEFORE 12.30PM AT THE SHOW BUT WILL BE HELD AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER THIS TIME.
COVID REGULATIONS ARE IN PLACE AND ALL ATTENDEE’S MUST WEAR A FACE MASK, OBSERVE ONE METRE SOCIAL DISTANCING, AND MUST FILL IN THE TRACK AND TRACE FORM AVAILABLE ON THE DOWNLOADS PAGE. THERE WILL BE NO SEATS AVAILABLE SO IF NEEDED PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN.
THE GOLDEN RETRIEVER CLUB EVENT/SHOW COVID-19 STATEMENT
This show will be held in line with current Kennel Club and Government guidelines in place at the time of the show.
The designated Covid Safety Officer is Ms. S. Loach
If an exhibitor or anyone in their household, has Covid-19 related symptoms or has Tested positive for Covid-19 they must not attend the venue/event.
Entry is on-line only to avoid handling paper entries. If you have difficulties entering on-line please contact the Show Secretary Mr. P. Drury for assistance.
After much thought and discussion, taking Government and UK Kennel club guidance into consideration, it is with great sadness that regrettably, this year we will not be able to accept any overseas entries. We hope that this will be for this year only and that next year we will be able to welcome our overseas members and friends back. We respectfully hope our overseas friends understand our difficult decision.
On the day:
- No crates etc. will be allowed around the rings. Crates will be only be allowed in designated areas in the building and outside at the front of the building nearest the car park.
- No tents or gazebos, but umbrella’s will be acceptable in the designated areas.
- No chairs will be provided, please bring your own.
- Parking is free, please follow the instructions for parking from the parking marshalls.
- Catering will be take away only with no seating area.
- The event has to be over managed to ensure the safety of everyone during the pandemic, please comply with all instructions given. The committee has worked very hard to put the show on, and would ask everyone to work with us to ensure everyone’s safety during the pandemic. Exhibitors must fully comply with all instructions given. Anyone not abiding by these rules will be asked to leave the show.
- Please collect your ring numbers from the secretary’s table on arrival.
- Face coverings are to be worn whilst in the ring and within the building (unless medical exemption id shown).
- The judge will sanitise their hands after assessing each dog.
- The handler may be asked to show the dog’s teeth to the judge.
- The toilets are provided by the venue, please keep these clean and adhere to one person use at all times. They will be inspected regularly to ensure that plenty of sanitiser soap and water is available. Disinfectant spray will be provided in each cubicle, please use on seat and door handles after use.
- There will not be a raffle at this show.
- Committee members will not be handling at this show.
- Trophies will not be presented at this show. Winners of the trophies will be published in the yearbook.
ON ENTERING THE SHOW YOU ARE AGREEING TO ABIDE BY THE ABOVE CONDITIONS, AND DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK.
ANYBODY NOT ABIDING BY THESE RULES WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE.
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW –re-arranged 2020 show will now be on Wednesday 11th August 2021 at The Kennel Club Buildings, Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, Warks. CV8 2LZ (Subject to government restrictions).
JUDGES: DOGS: Mrs. J. Barrow (Halebourne). BITCHES: Mrs. G. Hewitson (Seruilia). REFEREE & PROGENY CLASSES: Ms. R. Turner (Amilone).
2021/22 Field Trial Schedule is available on the “Download Page” also please read the field trial covid statement on the download page.
CENTENARY TWO DAY STAKE
27th October 2021, For 24 Golden Retrievers Wednesday, at Teffont Magna, Wiltshire. By kind permission of Mr. Ed Waddington, and the generous invitation of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pelham.
Thursday, 28th October 2021, at Inpark, Dorset. By the kind invitation of the Atkinson family
JUDGES: Mrs. J Rainey (A59), Mr. P. Allen (A3), Mr. R. Atkinson (A5), and Mr. J. Gale (A44)
Closing date: Saturday, 2nd October, 2021.
9th November 2021 NOVICE STAKE 1 for 14 Golden RetrieversTuesday, at Ampton, Suffolk.
By the kind permission of Mr. B. Turner and Mr. P. Rushbrook
JUDGES: Mr. J. Stubbs(A134), Mr. A. Buckland(B2436), Mrs. S. Jordan(NP3953,)Mr. P. Hurst (NP927)
Closing date: Saturday, 23rd October, 2021. Cancelled due to lack of entries.
Sunday 21st. November 2021 Open Show, at The Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, Warks. CV8 2LZ Breed Judge: Marc Wheeldon (Catnnels), Special Awards classes Judge: Petra Wred (Gillbryan) ( (Subject to government restrictions).
14th January 2022 ALL AGED STAKE For 14 Golden Retrievers Friday, at Ogborne St. George, Wiltshire. By the kind invitation of Mr. R. Copplestone.
JUDGES: Mr. P. Bruton (A2718), Mrs. K. McCarthy (B3201), Mrs. B. Payne (NP3978), Mr. S. Robson(NP3119)
Closing date: Saturday, 18th December, 2021.
Friday, 21st January 2022 NOVICE STAKE 2 for 14 Golden Retrievers , at Bowerchalke, Wiltshire.
By the kind invitation of the Mann family
JUDGES: Mr. N. Coates (A2223), Miss J. Evans (B2898), Mrs. J. Gardner (NP3668) and Mrs. H. Ford (NP3945)
Closing date: Saturday, 18th December, 2021.
Dates for Diary 2020
Meetings: Saturday 15th February 2020: Judges Sub, Finance and Executive committee, Stoulton Village Hall
AGM 2020 – Sunday March 22nd. 2020 Meeting Room A, KC Building, Stoneleigh. CV8 2LZ
MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE DUE TO THE ESCALATION OF THE CORNAVIRUS SITUATION THE CLUBS AGM SCHEDULED FOR 22ND. MARCH 2020 IS NOW CANCELLED. WE THINK THAT OUR MEMBERS AND COMMITTEE SAFETY AND HEALTH IS TOO IMPORTANT TO NOW RISK GOING AHEAD.
MEMBERS WILL BE NOTIFIED WHEN IT WILL BE RE-SCHEDULED. THAT WILL BE AT A TIME THE CLUB BELIEVES IT IS SAFE TO DO SO.
ANNUAL WORKING TESTS (Breed Only ) – SUNDAY 19TH APRIL 2020 At Rhymney, NP22 5QU By Kind Permission of The Duke of Beaufort and Wesley Thomas. CANCELLED DUE TO CONCERNS FOR MEMBERS AND COMMITTEE WELFARE WITH THE ON GOING CORONA VIRUS SITUATION.
CLICK BELOW FOR SCHEDULE AND ENTRY FORM:
Championship Show 2020: Sunday 19th. July 2020, KC Building, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire CV8 2LZ Dog Judge: Mrs. J. Barrow (Halebourne), Bitch Judge: Mrs. G. Hewitson (Seruilia), Referee/Progeny Judge: Ms. R. Turner (Amilone). CANCELLED
It is with great sadness that The GRC has cancelled its July championship show. It is re scheduled at the same venue with the same Judges for November 22nd. 2020. This was our open show date but that will be re scheduled in 2021, and if all gets back to some sort or normal we hope to have 2 open shows in 2021 so as to give all of our judges the chance to still Judge for us. Our exhibitors, Judges and committee’s welfare and safety is paramount to the club and we are monitoring the situation. If later in the year, in line with yesterdays KC statement we feel it is still not safe for all concern to hold the championship show in 2020, we will look at the available options for 2021. We will announce later in the summer a date that we will start accepting entries. We hope you are all keeping safe, and look forward to seeing you all later in the year.
******IMPORTANT UPDATE BELOW (25/08/2020)******
Unfortunately after moving our Championship show to November 22nd. in the hope that we would have a chance of holding it in 2020, it is with great sadness and regret that the Officers and executive committee of The Golden Retriever Club, after careful consideration of the Kennel club’s recent guidance for the resumption of licenced events, have made the decision to cancel the show. We as a club have a duty of care to our members, exhibitors, Judges, helpers, and committee. We feel at this time with the ongoing problems and outbreaks across the UK that it would not be sensible or worth the risk to all to hold an indoor show.We are looking at our options to still hold this show in 2021 and will post an update when we can. We wish all our members the best in these strange times. Please stay safe everyone and lets all hope for something a little more normal next year.
******IMPORTANT UPDATE BELOW******
Unfortunately, it is with great sadness and regret that the Officers, Field Trial sub committee and the executive committee of The Golden Retriever Club, after careful consideration of the Kennel club’s recent guidance for the resumption of licenced events, have made the decision to cancel all of the club’s field trials planned for 2020. We as a club have a duty of care to our members, competitors, Judges, Hosts, helpers, and committee. We feel at this time with the ongoing problems and outbreaks across the UK that it would not be sensible or worth the risk to hold these events. We wish all our members the best in these strange times. Please stay safe everyone and let’s all hope for something a little more normal next year. (UPDATE 25/08/2020).
ALL-AGED STAKE For 14 Golden Retrievers Thursday, 8th October 2020, at Teffont Magna, Wiltshire. CANCELLED
By kind permission of Mr. Ed Waddington, and the generous invitation of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pelham.
JUDGES: Mr. J.L. Stubbs (A134), Mrs. S. Richardson (B3214), Ms. G. Yates (NP3138), Mrs. B. Payne (NP3978).
Closing date: Monday, 28th September, 2020.
Entry fee: £40 (£50 non-members)
NOVICE STAKE 1 for 14 Golden Retrievers, Friday, 16th October 2020, at Bowerchalke, Nr. Salisbury, Wiltshire. By kind invitation of the Mann family. CANCELLED
JUDGES: Mr A Wright (A2617), Mr J Keegan (A2858), Mrs S Jordan (NP3953), Mr B Ross-Smith (NP2782).
Closing date: Wednesday, 7th October, 2020.
Entry fee: £40 (£50 non-members)
NOVICE STAKE 2 For 14 Golden Retrievers, Tuesday, 27th October 2020, at Ogborne St. Andrew, Wiltshire. CANCELLED
By kind invitation of Mr. Rod Copplestone.
JUDGES: Mr. J. Birkett (A10), Miss J. Evans (B2898), Mrs. J. Mann (NP3433), Mrs. J. Gardner (NP3668).
Closing date: Monday, 19th October, 2020.
Entry fees: £40 (£50 non-members)
Open Show 2020: 22nd. November 2020, KC Building, Stoneleigh Park, Stoneleigh, Warks. CV8 2LZ Breed Judge: Mrs. C. Haxton (Dantassie) Special Awards Classes: Miss. P. Wred (Gillbryan).
CANCELLED THIS WILL BE RE SCHEDULED IN 2021 DATE TO BE CONFIRMED.
2 DAY QUALIFYING OPEN STAKE for 24 Golden Retrievers, Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th November 2020, at Packington, Warwickshire. By kind invitation of Lord Guernsey and Mr. A. Taylor JUDGES: Mr. R. Atkinson (A5), Mrs. J. Rainey (A59), Mrs. L. Harris (B3002), Mr. C.Perry (B3550). CANCELLED
Closing date: Saturday, 14th November, 2020.
Entry fees: £50 (£70 non-members)
Dates for diary 2019
Meeting :Sunday 27th January 2019, Judges Sub, Finance and Executive committee, Stoulton Village Hall
AGM 2019: Sunday 24th March 2019, Meeting Room A, KC Building, Stoneleigh Park, Warkwickshire. CV8 2LZ
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. Schedule & Entry Form on “Working news page”. CANCELLED
Meeting: Sunday 30th June 2019 Finance Sub and Executive committee, Stoulton Village Hall
Championship Show 2019: Sunday 21st July 2019, KC Building, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire CV8 2LZ Dog Judge: Mrs. P. Edwards (Lovehayne) and Bitch Judge Mrs. D. Rose (Gaytonwood).
PLEASE NOTE DUE TO HIGH DEMAND, ENTRIES FOR THE PARADE OF CHAMPIONS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED ON THE DAY. PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND RETURN THE FORM
All Aged Trial: Friday 13th September 2019 Ampton, Suffolk. Judges: Jim Gale (A), Graham Stanley (B), Joy Venturi-Rose (B), Mr. Paul Wheeler (NP) THE DRAW FOR THIS TRIAL HAS BEEN DONE. IF YOU ENTERED BUT HAVE NOT RECEIVED THE DRAW PLEASE CONTACT FIELD TRIAL SECRETARY MRS. MARY PALK.
Novice Trial 1: Monday 7th October 2019, Teffont, Wiltshire. Judges: Nick Coates (A), Dave England (B), Vickie Prichard (NP), Stuart Robson (NP)
MEETING: Sunday 20th October 2019, Executive Committee & Finance Sub Committee, Stoulton Village Hall.
GRC Two Day Stake: MONDAY 28TH & TUESDAY 29TH OCTOBER, 2019, LILAC FARM, KINGS LYNN, NORFOLK. JUDGES: R. Tomlinson (A) K. Doughty (A) N. Clitheroe (B) Peter Fulcher (B)
Novice Trial 2: Wednesday 20th November,Holway, Dorset, Judges: Steve Ashby (A), Keith Sandercock (B), Alex Brain (NP), Helen Ford (NP)
Open Show 2019: 24th November 2019, KC Building, Stoneleigh Park, Stoneleigh, Warks. CV8 2LZ Breed Judge: Mrs. J. Ewart (Beaupippin).
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
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.
CLICK HERE FOR Application Form
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
Schedule and Entry forms are now available to download on the 2018 Anniversary Page
Sunday 24th June 2018, MEETINGS, Stoulton Village Hall, (Finance & executive committee)
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).
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.
Sunday 11th November 2018 Meetings, Finance Sub. & Executive Committee Stoulton Village Hall
Two Day Stake Friday 16th November, 2018 at Abbotsbury, Dorset & Saturday 17th November at Holway Farms, Dorset.
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).