After much discussion with everyone concerned in organising and officiating at the planned Hampshire Gundog Society spaniel trial we have come to the disappointing conclusion that the open AV spaniel (except Cocker) trial on 17th December that was to be held in Warwickshire must be cancelled.
This decision has not been taken lightly and we are aware that people in tier 3 can legally engage in sport and shooting. However, along with Government and KC advice it could be considered irresponsible to encourage people from other tiers to attend a trial in a tier 3 area. KC statement of 7th December 2021 states: “in the light of the fact that the current Government advice on travel which provides emphatically do not travel into/out of Tier 3 unless necessary we have some doubts that travelling to a Field Trial would constitute a necessary reason.”
Hampshire Gundog Society has already run both a spaniel and retriever trial this year, training classes and a show so the committee and officers have done our best in a difficult situation to enable members to participate in club events. With the introduction of a Covid vaccination we now look forward to a hopefully more normal year in 2021 and resumption of our normal club events.