The Yorkshire region has a rich fieldsports and shooting heritage. Shooting plays a major role in the upkeep of the area and those who enjoy the countryside will appreciate the well maintained woodlands, new plantations, laid hedges & game crop cover which hosts healthy populations of game birds & deer.
NGO Gamekeepers Row
If you are already a member or looking to join please drop by the National Gamekeepers Organisation stand for a cup of tea and to chat to one of their representatives. The CLA, National Organisation of Beaters & Pickers Up, and The Gamekeepers Welfare Trust will also be close by. In this area you will also find lots of gamekeeping related exhibitors.
Gundog Area sponsored by Gundog Journal
The BASC Scurry League is open to all gundog breeds (including recognised crosses of those breeds). It’s £2 per run for each scurry although Junior Handlers (16 years of age and under) will be entitled to receive one free scurry ticket per individual scurry held,thereafter additional tickets will be £1 each.
Those placed 1st -3rd in each scurry will receive a certificate, rosette and Sporting Saint voucher as well as points towards the League table.
Simon and Kate Jewitt of Stoneycairn Gundogs will be passing on their expert knowledge in the gundog demonstration area with gundog training & demonstrations. Their demos will be looking at steadiness, recall, directional work, holding ground, jumping marked birds, and working as a team.
They will also be running a problem solving session answering any problems visitors have with their dogs. For new dog handlers this is the perfect occasion to get invaluable training advice.
Expert Gundog Talks We’ve a wide range of experts attending this yearsshow who will be giving talks on a variety of subjects throughout the day.
Ready and waiting to answer all your questions and offer advice.
Alan Tevendale from Portland House Vets coveringdog well-being and first aid.
Claire Kirton from Canine Massage Guild shows simple techniques to use on your own dog.
Kelly Johnson from Yorkshire Canine Therapy Centre advises on the benefits of hydrotherapy for your working dog.
Wayne Briscoe, dog grooming expert offers advice on keeping your dog in top condition.
We have a dog crèche where you can leave your dog for up to 2 hours whilst you enjoy the show. The creche is run by Samsalin Dog Rescue.
Please do not leave your dog in your car while you visit the show. Our traffic & security patrols will release any dogs left in cars they feel are in danger.