Field Training Days for Pointing Breeds


The primary aim of the Field Training Days for Pointing Breeds is to help those who wish to advance their gundog training to a competitive level. Training will concentrate entirely on hunting and pointing for Pointers and Setters and HPR breeds.

Although the days are aimed at advancing those with experience in gundog training, all levels are welcome including beginners and training will be tailored accordingly. There are also three free training places available each year for young handlers up to the age of 18. Those under the age of 16 will need to be accompanied by an adult.

Alongside the training, participants are also given the opportunity to attempt the Show Gundog Working Certificate (Pointers and Setters only) and/or the Working Gundog Certificate. Please note that there will be an extra cost to take part in these certificates.

Dates for 2017 Training Days

Owners of Kennel Club registered HPRs and Pointers and Setters are invited to apply for places on the following training days in 2017.

Course 1         

Two days training on Grouse near Reeth in North Yorkshire

Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 March 2017

HQ Hotel: The Bridge Inn, Grinton, Richmond DL11 6HH

Course 2         

Two days training on Grouse near Reeth in North Yorkshire

Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 March 2017

HQ Hotel: The Bridge Inn, Grinton, Richmond DL11 6HH

Course 3

One day training on Partridge and Pheasant in Suffolk

Sunday 16 April 2017

HQ Hotel: The Green Man Hotel, Six Mile Bottom, Newmarket CB8 0UF


You can now apply for the Pointing Breeds Training days online.

Click here to apply online now.

Application is not a guarantee of a place.  

Places will be allocated via a draw held on 20 February 2017 and confirmation will be via email.

If you are applying to both weekends please indicate preference by writing - Week 1 or Week 2 in the ‘FAX’ box on the online form. Please see the joining instructions for more information.

We are planning a dinner on the Saturday night of each weekend in Reeth; 4 March and 18 March. If you would like to attend please send a separate cheque for £29.00 and a menu will be sent out in due course.

More Information

Please ensure you have read the Joining Instructions before applying. 

Feedback from previous training days

"My young dog and I had a superb time, and we have both learnt so much.  With such well stocked grouse moors, every dog in our group had ample opportunity to gain valuable experience, and without exception, we all improved in some way over the weekend."

"We both saw great improvements in our dogs (as well as the handling) and welcome the chance to return in two weeks should places become available."

For further information about the training days please email or call 020 7518 1059.

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