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Changes to the Judges Education Programme

Judges Education Programme

As of January 2021 the Kennel Club has stated that Judges should meet certain basic requirements.  Previously, as we all know, Breed Clubs maintained their own Judging Lists and, in some instances, as minimum numbers were required in order to progress some people could effectively never achieve the number of dogs in order to so do.

Level 1 is the basic level at which one can accept judging appointments.  Level 1 requires that the prospective judge fulfils the following criteria:

  1. Has a minimum of 5 years proven interest in pedigree dogs.
  2. Attends the Requirements of a Dog Show Judge seminar (not required to pass the exam at this point)
  3. Attends a Conformation and Movement Seminar.
  4. Completes 2 full days of Stewarding.

Once this level has been achieved, then the judge is eligible to judge 3 classes (4 classes if 1 is a Puppy class) at Open & Limited Shows for a particular breed.

Level 2 requires the above but passing the Requirements of a Dog Show Judge.

Attending a BAD for the breed & pass the MCE (multiple choice exam)

Watch the stewarding seminar and take the online quiz.

Complete the critique writing seminar & take the online quiz.

This allows judging of any number of classes in that breed.

If any individual judge wishes to judge more than 1 breed, then a BAD & MCE should be completed for each individual breed.

More information can be found at

https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/events-and-activities/dog-showing/judging-dog-shows/

Working Gundog Training with Stevie Allerton and Steve Robson 2021 dates.
Education, Working

 

VENUE 1:             Stanford on Soar, Leicestershire                                               

DATES:   

May 16th 2021                                                                                  

June 27th 2021 – for puppies and beginners                                                         

July 18th 2021

 

VENUE 2:             Eastmoor, near Chesterfield 

DATES:

August 15th 2021

September 19th 2021

 MEETING TIMES: 9:15 for 9:30 am – for both venues

DIRECTIONS: will be sent to attending candidates

ENTRIES WILL CLOSE: on the Sunday preceding the training day

ENTREY FEES:  £60.00 member | £65 non-member

DETAILS OF THE TRAINING DAYS
These days will be for a maximum of 5/6 dogs. More may be added as government and KC directives allow. The day will be most suitable for Novice dogs & handlers and those just starting out with their training regime and/or problem solving. Candidates will work on hunting practice, steadiness and the development of retrieving skills in woodland as well as more open ground, under the supervision of trainers who have been involved with the working and training of HPR breeds over many years. (More info on www.facebook.com/eshaldwellgundogtraining/)

Government Covid protocols applicable to each date will apply.  This will be a very full and social day. You will be responsible for your own refreshments, food, water and towels for your dog. Please bring all relevant training aids, hand sanitizer, gloves and masks if pertinent.

In the case of over subscription priority will be given to members and then to novice handlers and young dogs.

  • Please email completed forms to the address below.
  • Upon notification of acceptance to the training day, successful candidates will pay the fee by bank transfer. HPRGA bank details will be forwarded.
  • In the event of an oversubscription a draw will be held. All applicants will be notified by email. Any over subscription will form a reserve list. If the fee is not paid within 36 hours of notification, the next person on the reserve list will be offered the place.
  • If anyone has to pull out at short notice, for a genuine reason, I will do my best to fill the place, if I am successful your fee will be returned. If there is insufficient notice, or I am unable to fill the place for any other reason the fee will be forfeit.

Download Application

Please email your completed form to:    chair@hprga.co.uk                            

 

Beginner have a go water day
Education, Working

 

“Do you have a young HPR with no exposure to water, or perhaps a dog that is proving a little tentative?. Do you own an HPR breed and wondered what the attraction is. Have you considered having a go, but didn’t know where to start. The HPRGA is holding a fabulous splash and dash day aimed to help you and your dogs confidence grow. We have secured ground and water perfect for the beginner. Come along and join the fun, meet and join committee members and trainers for a relaxed day of training.

 

Date: Sunday August 8th 2021

Venue: By kind Permission of: Mrs. M & Mr. A Scattergood
Margarets Lake, Wysall Rd. Nr.Widmerpool, Notts. NG12 5PW

Open to all HPR breeds.
A Number of Experienced Trainers
Meeting: 09-30 for 10:00 At Margarets Lake. Please bring your own refreshments.

ENTRY FEES: Members £10 Non Members £15
Members Dogs under 24 months will be given preference
Limited to 20 dogs
First Come First Served Basis

Postal application welcome, cheques accepted.

submit digital application to

working_secretary@hprga.co.uk

NOVICE WATER HAVE A GO DAY SCHEDULE

NOVICE WATER HAVE A GO DAY FORM

Water Training Day 6th June
Education, Field Trials, Working

 

The Hunt, Point & Retrieve Gundog Association with the kind permission of Mrs A. Badger are holding a Water Training Day on Sunday the 6th of June 2021 at Lenches Lakes, Evesham.

A great opportunity for handlers and dogs to widen their experience and skills in what is expected in respect of the water test in gundog working tests and field trials.

Entries are limited to 10 dogs, with preference going to the members of the HPRGA.

Trainers: Mr & Mrs Webster & Mr Tony Betambeau

Meeting: 09-30 for 10:00 At Lenches Lakes, Church Lench WR11 4UB.
Contact telephone number on day 07866 222 703
Please bring your own refreshments
ENTRY FEES: Members £25 Non Members £30
FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS
A reserve list will be operated

Completed entry forms to be forwarded to
Mrs Lin Robins, 2 Holly Close, Moira, Swadlincote, DE12 6HZ. Email
working_secretary@hprga.co.uk

click on the link’s below to download entry and information

WATER TRAINING DAY

WATER ENTRY FORM

NEITHER THE HPRGA NOR THE HOSTS OF THE MEETING WILL ACCEPT ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY ACCIDENT, DAMAGE, ILLNESS OR INJURY TO DOGS PROPERTY OR PERSONS, HOWEVER OCCASIONED.

All Aged Field Trial Oct 2020
Field Trials, Working
Results added

The Hunt Point Retrieve Gundog Association in line with Government and Kennel club advice have scheduled a 12 Dog all aged stake taking place on Monday 12th October 2020

HPRGA AA FT Schedule Aug 2020

The trial is now open to entries at http://www.fossedata.co.uk/ Closing Friday the 25th of September with the draw taking place via fossedate on Saturday 26th September 2020.

Please note that all entries must be accompanied by a signed HPRGA Covid Confirmation Agreement Form sent directly to the FT Secretary. A copy along with our Covid Risk Assesment is available below.

HPRGA Covid 19 Risk Assessment

HPRGA Covid 19 Field Trial Agreement

Please can all entrants make themselves familiar with the HPRGA Conditions of entry and Risk Assesment for the 2020/21 season

Conditions of entry for HPRGA field trials 2020-2021

HPRGA Risk Assessment

HPRGA Risk Assessment 2020

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September Training Opportunity for Novice Dogs and Handlers
Working

This day will be for a maximum of six dogs. More may be added should government and KC directives allow. The day
will be most suitable for Novice dogs & handlers and those just starting out with their training regime and/or problem
solving.. We plan to concentrate on field obedience and control, and retrieving skills on land and in water. There may
be opportunity to do a limited amount of hunting. All under the supervision of trainers who have been involved with
the working and training of HPR breeds over many years.
Social distancing must be observed. This will be a very full and social day. You will be responsible for your own
refreshments, food, water and towels for your dog.. Please bring all relevant training aids, hand sanitiser, gloves and
masks if pertinent.
If you would like to join us, please do apply quickly.
In the case of over subscription priority will be given to members and then to novice handlers and young dogs.