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CLUB EVENTS

2020 DATES FOR CLUB EVENTS
Grounds will be CLOSED for training and exercising of dogs during the following events.
North Jersey Brittany Club and VCGNY dual hunt test scheduled for March 21 & 22 at the English Setter Club is cancelled!
**THE ENGLISH SETTER CLUB WILL ALLOW NO FIELD TRIALS OR CLUB EVENTS UNTIL AFTER 4/30 
OR AS NJ STATE GUIDELINES ALLOW STATE GROUNDS TO BE UTILIZED

English Setter Club of Medford, NJ

inaugural AKC Field Trial

Friday, May 15, 2020 – Sunday, May 17, 2020

Dear Field Trialer:

 

The English Setter Club of America Inc., founded in 1905, is one of the oldest and most prestigious clubs of its kind in the United States. The Club is rich in tradition and bird dog lore. Since its inception, it has conducted  American Field trials and has been the site for many American Field  Championships and AKC Field Trials open to all pointing dog breeds, professional handlers and amateurs alike. The English Setter Club of America/Medford, NJ  has been described in Bird Dog journals and Sporting Dog magazines as the greatest one course trial in America, and now after one hundred years, the club is still held in the highest esteem. 

 

According to AKC History: Written record shows that the first  AKC Field Trial was held in 1924 by the English Setter Club of America on their grounds in Medford, N.J.

 

Although the club has this rich tradition and has hosted  many sponsored  AKC Field trials, including the very first AKC  field trial, the club never sought AKC license and never sponsored an AKC event under the present system.  Because of the diminishing number of AKC Field Trials in our area, we decided to seek AKC approval and license  to sponsor AKC Field Trials under the name ENGLISH SETTER CLUB of MEDFORD, NJ.

 

This is our inaugural modern day trial.  The trial is open to all pointing breeds.  Our committee has members that have campaigned Brittanys, Setters, German Shorthaired Pointers, Pointers and Vizslas , a mix of expertise that is uncommon in AKC Field Trialing. The trial will be observed by a Field Representative of the AKC.

 

This trial will be a “hybrid” – horseback/walking  optional  trial.  There will be no wrangler provided by the club.  Our committee sees the increasing desire of walking handlers to participate.  It is the desire of the club to cater to  both horseback and walking handlers equally.  We  welcome and encourage walking handlers.  As secretary, I will do everything possible (within AKC Guidelines)  to make this trial comfortable for all handlers.  A  box has been provided on the entry form to indicate a desire to walk.  If you so indicate, we will brace those who do so together.  It is extremely important that I know you intend to walk before the drawing.  Once the drawing is done, I cannot change brace members.

 

In conclusion, on behalf of Chairman Anthony Rusciano, Committee members Wayne Horner, Paul Pollock, Jim D'Amico, Gregg Ritchings, Peter Aggelatos, and Tim Holmes, I invite you and request your participation in our inaugural ENGLISH SETTER CLUB of MEDFORD, NJ Field Trial.  We all hope that you try our “hybrid” experiment and help to make it a success.

 

English Setter Club of Medford, NJ

Jeffrey Drogin, Field Trial Secretary

27 West 67th Street

New York, New York

10023-6258

CLUB WORK DATES

Members this is your club and the board requests your help to maintain the grounds. Come and help make the club a better place to train your dogs. So get on your work clothes and head on over!

 

Next upcoming work day: TBA

   

SPRING EVENTS

(Tentative Schedule)

  • March: Eastern GSP Club (Walking Field Trial)

  • March: North Jersey Brittany & Vizsla Club of

  • April: Eastern GSP Club (Field Trial)

  • May: Vizsla Club of GNY (Field Trial)

  • June: Lee Bird Classic (Field Trial)

FALL EVENTS

(Tentative Schedule)

  • September: English Setter Club Labor Day Field Trial

  • September: Eastern GSP (Walking Field Trial)

  • October: Eastern GSP (Horseback Field Trial)

  • October: North Jersey Brittany (Field Trial)

  • October: Del-Val Brittany (Field Trial)

  • November: Wounded Warrior Hunt

  • November: Hudson English Setter Club (Field Trial)

  • November: Vizsla Club of GNY (Field Trial)

REQUEST FOR CLUB GROUND USE 

Clubs requesting the use of the club grounds to hold an event, must submit this online form.

 

FIELD TRIAL USE
 

  • Fall field trials submit form no later than March 1st.

  • Spring field trials submit form no later than October 1st of the previous year.

  • Cancellation of a trial date must be submitted prior to the trial closing or ground fees will be forfeited.

  • Cancellation also means that the club will lose priority for that date in the future if another club requests the date.

  • *NEW GROUNDS FEES: Grounds fees are $125.00 per day plus $1.00 per dog per stake entered. Example: If a dog is entered 3 times in an event that dog is $3.00.

  • All clubs MUST remove all deceased birds. DO NOT THROW THEM IN THE TRASH OR DUMPSTER.

  • There will be a fee charged if the grounds, club house or stable are not cleaned by the using club before leaving.

  • Insurance forms must be submitted to the Corresponding Secretary one (1) month before the trial date. If the insurance form is not submitted your club will not be allowed to run and the club will forfeit the grounds fees.

  • Field Trial Clubs must know English Setter Club rules: click here for list of rules.