Diary of Events 2020


March 15 Annual General Meeting

 Welford youth and community centre 

West End Road, Welford, 

NN6 6HL 

11.00am for 11.30am 

March 21 & 22 West of England Gamefair

Royal Bath & West of England Showground

Shepton Mallet




28 March - IWS mingle (non SIWSC event)

Do join us with your Irish Water Spaniel for our Spring mingle walk on Saturday 28 March at Northaw Great Wood near Potters Bar, North London.  All welcome.  Walk is followed by refreshment at local pub – lunch optional.  We usually offer an afternoon stroll as well.  

For more information or to be added to the email list for future walks, please contact Debbie Robinson: debsrobuk@yahoo.com or 01243 389005. 


April 26

Training day near Newmarket

Training day at The Polo Club, Dullingham, near Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 9UT.

Trainer Lucy Tunstill of Canine In-Tuition. 6-8 places available. Final cost will depend on numbers.

Please book early by contacting Ursula Wilcox on 07917 026379 or e mail: ursulawilcox@btinternet.com


May 02

Any Variety Gundog Working Test for Puppies, Novice & Veteran

To be run by The Club and to be held at  Ashmore Brook Dairy Farm, Cross in Hand Lane, Lichfield WS13 1DY by kind permission of Mr R Bailye.

Further details and an entry form can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. 

Electronic entries can be made on the Field Trial Management System (FTMS)  https://www.fieldtrial.info/ 

May 23 & 24 Training Weekend

With Dorothy Walls-Duffin of Grangemead Dog Training.

Fillongley, Nuneaton, CV7 8DD.

Caravans welcome (no hook ups).

Please register your interest with Melvyn Hurst on 07989 432126 or

e mail: meldenkirkmarsh@gmail.com

June 13 Minor retriever breeds team gundog working test.

A team competition running since 2004. This year it will be organised by The Curly Coated Retriever Club.

A team consists of 3 dogs plus 1 dog as reserve (Novice standard)

The Team will be selected either at training days, or from members who are willing to have a go and to travel. If interested contact Nicol on 07971 390510

July 3, 4 & 5 Scottish Gamefair

Scone Palace Parklands, 

Perth, PH2 6BD 


July 18 United Retriever Club Minor Retriever breeds gundog working test

Following the success of last year's event this working test is to be repeated. The test will take place at Ash Farm, Ingleby, Stanton-by-Bridge, DE73 7HW

Details and an application form can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.


July 11 & 12 Breed Confined Event Weekend

The Club's social highlight of the year

At Chillington Hall, Codsall Wood, Brewood, Wolverhampton, WV8 1RE

Gundog training on the Saturday and a gundog working test on the Sunday.

Camping & Caravanning available.

For enquiries contact Melvyn Hurst on 07989 432126 or e mail: meldenkirkmarsh@gmail.com


July 24-26 The Gamefair

This year the Gamefair is at Ragley Hall, Alcester, Warwickshire,B495NJ.
The Club has been invited to man the sporting dog pavillion and also provide a demonstration in the gundog arena. Please contact The Secretary if you are willing to take part.

August Training day

This will be at Chedworth in The Cotswolds, with Laurina Blankenspoor.
Nearest post code is GL54 4NE
Further details will be posted here in due course.

Sept 12 & 13 - Midland Gamefair

Weston Park. Details to be confirmed

October 29 Any variety retriever Novice Field trial

The Old Hemplo Shoot, Elkington, Northants, NN6 6NG.
Further details will be posted here and on FTMS (Field Trial Management System) in due course.

This is the same venue as last year and will be a walked up trial.

Oct Southern any variety retriever gundog working test.

Details to be confirmed

Any Variety working test, 2nd May

Any Variety Retriever working test for Novice and puppies, 2nd May 2020 near Lichfield. Details and entry form.

United Retriever Club minor retriever breeds working test

URC working test schedule and application form for download.