Summer 2021 Newsletter

Field Trial Dates 2021/22 season for your diary

Full schedules and entry forms will be posted on here and facebook page. If you would rather have a paper copy please contact Grace Brown Hon. Sec.

A Word doc of newsletter can be downloaded below:


Monday 11th October A V Novice Retriever Field Trial – Checkley Wood

Tuesday 19th October AV Open Retriever Field Trial – Bitterley, Ludlow


Monday 25th October AV Novice Spaniel FT Buildwas, Much Wenlock

Wednesday 17th November Novice Cocker FT Tregynon, Newtown

Friday 3rd December Open Span ex Cocker FT Leigh Manor, Minsterley.

For the Retriever trials, as a concession, due to last year’s cancellation, we have waived  the Nomination Fee of £2 for this season.

Please make a note and let us know if you are able to come on any of the days to help. We need you so please step forward.

SGS have been running Novice Cocker Stakes for some years now and so it was proposed we approach the KC for permission to put on an Open qualifying Cocker Stake. This would be for the next years 2022 season. This is currently being progressed with the KC and we are hopeful it will be approved in the Autumn.

Assistant to the Field trial secretaries Jayne Cuthbert – Brown has expressed an interest in learning more about the running of events and so it is proposed that she “shadow” Paul and Grace, the FT secretaries, for this coming season. This will be a big help as she is also our nominated Covid 19 officer.

Facebook Notice

The Shropshire Gundogs Facebook Group was a “Public” group which to date meant it could be found easily but anything posted would only be seen by ourselves and friends you have nominated to see posts you make or reply to.

From June 11th Facebook policy changed and now all Public groups will become visible to anyone and anyone connected via a friends link can see all comments and reply, even non-members.  

To ensure our continued security I have opted to make the group “Private”.  This was effective from June 7th and means only those of us that are members of the group can post and make comments.  It also means non-members cannot see content or reply to comments.

Any concerns over the change of privacy please contact us.


 Spaniel Working Tests were held near Shrewsbury on 23rd May. Thanks to the Eyton Shoot and all those who helped on the day we are very grateful. Chief Steward and test secretary Paul Leeke kept us on track all day and Judges Steve Adams and Sarah Quinn had some very close placings. The test was run in a thick cover of white grass, it was cloudy and cool with a stiff breeze keeping the rain off until we had just finished the afternoon. Congratulations to all the winners. Raffle raised £72 for our chosen charity Midlands Air Ambulance. Sponsored by Skinners.


1st Eastbourne Lass – Wayne Whelan

2nd Lyndale Magic of Drumross- Adam Kerr

3rd Reanlougha Grace – David Ross

4th Jumping Jim Llynfivalley – Nathan Quinn

COM  Dakotagun Suzie Q  – Richard Sanderson

COM  Quingrave Bliss – Stephen Newitt

COM Pam Lets do Shots – Megan Ward

COM Gorgeous Gwen – Megan Ward

COM Rundas Womber Warrior – Jayne Cuthbert Brown


1st  Betleycourt Holly – David Ross

2nd Tyberius Bud – Bob Fairhurst

3rd  Eastbourne Lass – Wayne Whelan

4th  White Beam Warbler – Nathan Quinn

COM  Cresset Vera – Neil Davies

COM  Dakotagun Suzie Q – Richard Sanderson

COM  Rheastmooar Vanilla Sky – Kenny Hiley

COM  Boundarymoor Edward – Richard Sanderson

COM  Leahanie Ellsa – Neil Davies

COM  Foxyrose at Tinsonwood – Joe Pickett

AV Retriever Working Tests

Novice & Open – on Sunday 11th July 2021 at Pradoe Home Farm, West Felton by kind permission of Mr & Mrs Andrew & Rachel Kenyon & the Shoot Captain of Pradoe Shoot, Mr Simon Goodall.

Our sponsors are Skinners Dog Foods & thanks to them for their continued support.

Huge thanks to our judges, Vikki Stanley, John Yarwood, Graham Home and Warren Jones (who stepped in at the last minute when our 4th judge had to stand down due to ill health) – they did a fantastic job.

Thanks to all the committee members, helpers, stewards, dummy placers & throwers who kept the day running smoothly. Special thanks to our cake makers! And thanks to all the competitors too for supporting the club. I hope you enjoyed your day.


The proceeds of the raffle – a fantastic £130 – will go to the Midlands Air Ambulance. Thanks for your support with that.


1st – Mike Holman – Artistryn Auttumn

2nd and President’s Prize for the Best Retrieve – A Appleton – Applebriar Wyre

3rd – Dave Smith – Castletioram Lochend Lad of Viribus

4th Mark Giles – Stauntonvale Eton Mess


Mike Cox – Shangarrilyn Victor

Judith White – Minstead Boa Vista

Keith Welsh – Bob Ametrine


1st – Mrs Kim Dutton – Shadyacres Teardrop

2nd – Chris Kettle – Ristbrow Bertie

3rd – Nicola Reynolds – Waysgreen Comet

4th – A Appleton – Applebriar Storm


Scott Hoyle – Demeter Honey

Mac Chapman – Buffskin Rebel Rebel to Canalhouse

Pat Dixon – Forever Storm King. Pat also won the President’s Prize for the Best Retrieve

Many congratulations to all award winners.

Helen Roberts – Retriever Working Test Secretary

Data Protection

In line with the GDPR regulations, a copy of the SGS Data Protection Statement has been uploaded to the SGS website, available here: If you want to check the data we hold or update your preferences please ring Grace Brown 07730 250 987 or email Thank-you.

SKINNERS remain one of our main sponsors and have kindly provided prizes for all our field trials. Laura Peakman, Skinners representative for our area, remains extremely supportive to us and again we offer our thanks to her and to Skinners.

BASC kindly sponsor our events winners. We thank them for their support.

Grace Brown – Hon Secretary.Tel. 07739 250987 or Rangatira, Baschurch Road, Myddle, Shrewsbury, SY4 3RX. Email

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