FIELD TRIAL STANDING INSTRUCTIONS

FOR SEASON 2023/24 STAKES

OPEN STAKE – A stake in which dogs have the opportunity of gaining a qualification towards the title of Field Trial Champion (K regulations refer) and towards entry in the Championship for all dogs of breeds which Hunt, Point and Retrieve; in which entry is open to all dogs of breeds which Hunt, Point and Retrieve. It may be limited to a prescribed number of runners (J3 refers), in which case these shall be decided by a draw conducted in accordance with Regulation J7.i so that preference is given to previous performance.

Preference in the ballot will be given on achievement of the qualifying criteria:

  • A first, second or third in an Open stake
  • Or any two of the following awards:
    • A first in an All-Aged Stake
    • A second in an All-Aged Stake
    • A first in a Novice Stake

NB: Any dog that had gained the necessary awards for preference in an Open draw prior to 02/02/2021 retains that preference

ORDER OF DRAW

Preference in the ballot will be given in the following order:

  • Members’ first preference dogs which have gained places as shown above.
  • Members’ second preference dogs which have gained places as shown above.
  • Non-members’ first preference dogs which have gained places as shown above.
  • Non-members’ second preference dogs which have gained places as shown above.
  • Members’ dogs which have gained other places.
  • Non-members’ dogs which have gained other places.
  • Other dogs.

ALL-AGED STAKE – A Stake which is open to dogs of breeds which Hunt, Point and Retrieve without restriction as to their age, but which may be restricted by any other conditions which may be determined by the Society subject to the approval of the General Committee of the Kennel club.

ORDER OF DRAW

Preference in the ballot will be given to dogs in the following order:

  • Members entering GWPs
  • Members entering other breeds
  • Non-members entering GWPs
  • Non-members entering other breeds

*** EXCEPTION ***

Preference in the ballot for the all-aged stake on the 16th January 2024 will be given to dogs in the following order:

  • Members who have volunteered at HPR working tests and Field Trials during the 2021/22, 2022/23 and 2023/24 seasons
  • Other members
  • Non-members who have volunteered at HPR working tests and Field Trials during the 2021/22, 2022/23 and 2023/24 seasons
  • Others

NOVICE STAKE – A Stake which is confined to dogs which have not gained a place which would qualify them for preference in the draw for Open Stakes

ORDER OF DRAW

Preference in the ballot will be given in the following order:

  • Members’ first preference dogs
  • Members’ second preference dogs
  • Non-members’ first preference dogs
  • Non-members’ second preference dogs

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

All entrants/competitors will accept and adhere to all health and safety protocols attached to the trial including the GWPC risk assessments and in particular those Covid-19 related; as stipulated by the government, DEFRA, as advised by the Kennel Club and applied by the GWPC.

RUNNERS:

All field trials are for breeds which hunt, point and retrieve, and are restricted to 12 runners. The GWPC may reserve to itself the right to refuse any entry without stating the reason.

ENTRY FEES: Unless otherwise stated on the schedule

Members £50.00

Non-Members £55.00

There will be a 50% refund if a trial is cancelled due to bad weather.

ENTRIES:

Entries via FosseData unless otherwise stated on the schedule. Manual entries also taken by email to ftsec@gwpclub.com, entry form available to download from the GWPC website.

An entry is an application for a named dog, registered at the Kennel Club in the name of applicant.

All dogs resident outside the UK must be issued with a Kennel Club Authority to Compete number before entry to the event can be made. All overseas entries without an Authority to Compete number will be returned to the exhibitor/competitor.

DRAW

The draw for each stake will take place as indicated under each Stake detail

Entries must be received by the date shown on the schedule.

Anyone unable to run must notify the Field Trial Secretary and/or the chief steward for the day as soon as possible.

The draws will take place at approximately 12.00pm the day after the closing date for entries via FosseData

In the event of excessive entries, a ballot will be held.

Results will be sent out by e-mail.

PLEASE NOTE – SUBSTITUTION OF DOGS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

In accordance with Kennel Club Field Trial Regulations the GWPC reserves the right to accept entries as follows:

MEMBERS: Members are those that are fully paid up on the closing date for entries. NON-MEMBERS include those applying for membership or whose membership has lapsed and have not yet been before the Committee for consideration.

In accordance with Kennel Club Field Trial Regulations the GWPC reserves the right to refuse entries

MORE THAN ONE DOG Owners entering more than one dog in a stake – please indicate your first choice. If your first choice is allocated a run in the draw, your second choice will go into the draw as described above. When dogs are owned in joint partnership, two dogs may be entered equally in the draw providing a different handler handles each dog. KC Reg J.(8)(b)(6) Except in the Championship, no handler may handle more than 2 dogs in a stake. KC Reg J7j.