ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING TRIALS  – updated 19th December 2020

To comply with Government Guidelines, the committee wishes to inform that the novice AV planned for the 21st December and the open Cocker planned for the 4th January will be cancelled. There will be no further trials this year.

All the best
Mid Sussex Working Spaniel Committee


Entries via FTMS

A paper entry form is available at the link below but should only be used in exceptional circumstances and with prior discussion with the Club’s Field Trial Secretary.

FT entry form 2020


The Kennel Club have published advice on 15th August 2020 in respect of holding events, including Field Trials.  The information is available in full here on the Kennel Club website.

In line with Kennel Club advice, the Club has decided to use the Field Trial Management System (FTMS) for entries for trials.  The use of this system will eliminate the requirement for paper entries and cheques as advised by the Kennel Club.

The FTMS system is easy to use and, due to the current circumstances, is being made available FREE for this year (normal user fee is £12).   Please use this link to access the FTMS.

The Club is planning to hold four trials for the 2020/21 season.  See Schedule below.

  • One Novice A/V Field Trial – 19 November 2020
  • Open Qualifying Field Trial (AV except Cockers)  – 3rd October 2020
  • Novice Cocker Field Trial – 29th October 2020
  • Open Qualifying Cocker Field Trial – 12th  November 2020 (note amended venue)


Please direct all enquiries relating to Field Trials to the Field Trial Secretary, Sean Connor:


Novice Cocker

First:  The Partridge Cup
Guns Choice: The Quail Silver

Open Cocker

First: The President’s Cup, presented by Sir Rocco Forte
Second:  The Grouse Trophy
Guns Choice: The Pixie Barn Trophy, presented by Mrs P Rhodes

Novice AV 1

First: The President’s Cup, presented by the late Captain Saunders (members only)
Second: The Snipe Trophy
Guns Choice:  The Guns Choice Salver

Novice AV 2

First: The Shambledean Cup
Second:  The Mid Sussex Cup
Guns Choice: The Otford Gunroom Trophy, presented by Mrs  Edwards

Open Springer

First:  The Mid Sussex Working Spaniel Cup
Handler of the Winner: The John Pay Memorial Cup
Second: The Wentworth Trophy, presented by Mr & Mrs W Stubbs
Guns Choice: The Guns Choice Salver