It’s back! The wait is nearly over as the Gundog Championship is set to return to each of the Countryman Fairs shows this 2017 year. The ever-popular competition is very much welcomed back with distinguished dog food brand Chudleys at its helm, once again sponsoring the popular Championship for the season ahead.
This year’s Championship will take place across all seven of the Countryman Fairs shows, including brand new events, the Country Show at Harewood and Powderham Country Show. As ever, the Gundog competition will kick-start this Easter at the Kelmarsh Country Show over 16th and 17th April.
Competitors and spectators can look forward to a return of popular favourites including Up ‘n’ Over, Long Retrieve, Short Fence, Partridge Pen, Pick ‘n’ Mix as well as the Working Test, where gundogs will be put through a series of challenging trials and will get to showcase their incredible level of skill and aptitude as they complete each task. Champions from each of the shows will then go head to head at the Midland Game Fair’s Grand Final in September, with the titleholder awarded with £2,000 cash, an engraved trophy and rosette.
Countryman Fairs Gundog Events Co-ordinator Laura Bacon says of this year’s competition: “Year after year, the Chudleys Gundog Championship draws in hundreds of handlers and their dogs eager to take part in this fantastic contest. It’s the only one of its kind, and every year we continue to raise the bar by discovering the finest talent in the world of Scurry and Working Test handlers. We look forward to seeing this year’s action unfold and we welcome each and everyone of you at all the shows this year!”
Countryman Fairs organise seven award-winning events across the UK throughout the year, each showcasing the very best in country life. For more information on all of Countryman Fairs award winning events visit the website here and join us on Facebook to stay up to date with the latest news and developments as they happen. For more information about headline sponsor Chudleys, visit their website here.