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A clean sweep of IWS at the Twistmount H4H - ABF Gundog Weekend
Apr 10, 2014 at 08:37 AM

A Clean Sweep at the Twistmount H4H - ABF Gundog Weekend

On the weekend of the 5th & 6th of April 2014 Twistmount Gundogs held a Gundog Weekend in support of Help for Heroes and ABF (The Soldiers Charity).  There were Novice and Open tests for both Spaniels and Retrievers plus an Unclassified test for Minor Breeds.  There were 11 dogs entered into the Minor Breeds test and Irish Water Spaniels were places 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th.  This was an excellent result.

The standard of the dogs in all the tests over the weekend was extreemly high and the organisers had arranged for a special "Masters Trophy" to go to the dog that scored the highest number of points across all the tests, along with the Trophy the winner would also recieve a years supply of dogfood from Masters.

Judy Hempstead won the Masters Trophy with her Irish Water Spaniel Golden Acre Sea Rider at Cuvana.  A brilliant and well deserved result.

1st Golden Acre Sea Rider at Cuvana (IWS) - Handled by Miss J. Hempstead

2nd Turnervale Conall (IWS) - Handled by Mr J. Bint

3rd Fynder Full Blast (IWS) - Handled by Mrs A. Roeterdink

4th Radicott Ebony (IWS) - Handled by Mr D. Gresty

IWS Success at Crufts 2014
Mar 12, 2014 at 10:54 AM


The Hempstead family had an extremely successful day at Crufts on Sunday 9 March in the BASC Gamekeeper classes.  You have to have a signed declaration from a gamekeeper that you have been a member of his shoot team to be able to enter gamekeeper classes and both Sue and Judy Hempstead have worked their Irish Water Spaniels all season on various shoots along with Judy’s son Oscar.

Judy and Quill (Goldenacre Sea Rider at Cuvana) had the first success of the day winning the Sporting Spaniel Best Dog class and the Sportsman Gamefeeds Trophy. The class had 19 entries and was judged by Mrs D Stevens.

This success was rapidly followed by Sue with Caz (Rosaleen Riona at Cuvana) winning the Sporting Spaniel Best Bitch class and the Marsh Trophy.  This class had 21 entries and was judged by Mr T Bailey.

Next success was Oscar being placed 4th showing Quill in Best Young Handler under 14 class.  This class was judged by Mrs C Wilson and had 15 entries.

Final and best success of the day was The Cuvana Bogdogs team comprised of Sue with Czar (Turnervale Czar at Cuvana) Arnie with Caz, Judy with Quill and Oscar in front carrying team name winning the BASC Regional Working Gundog Team class and being awarded the Subaru Trophy for Best Picking Up Team.  This class was judged by all 3 judges and there were 15 very strong teams in this class so the Hempsteads were absolutely thrilled with the win.

What makes this so special is that Quill and Caz are both sired by our wonderful Zac (Cuvana Loutre de Mer) and Czar is his grandson and in 2010 Judy and Sue won the Sporting Spaniel Dog and Bitch classes with Zac and his sister Brise (Cuvana Brise de Mer).

2014 / 2015 Diary of Events
Feb 11, 2014 at 12:00 AM

The club is looking for help manning the pavilion at this year's CLA and other Gamefairs.  

This involves committing to a number of 2 hour session per day, meeting the public and promoting the breed. Please contact Tina Male if you would like to participate stating how many days you could attend.

Contact Tina


SIWSC Annual General Meeting

Sunday 16th March

Kingham Hill Farm, Chipping Norton, Oxon, OX7 6TE

Westcountry Game Fair

22nd-23rd March

Click HERE for details


Moorwood Training Day

19th-20th April 

Click HERE for full details

Yorkshire Game Fair

25th-26th May

Newby Hall, Ripon

Click HERE for details

Kingham Hill Farm Training Day

1st June

Kingham Hill Farm, Chipping Norton, Oxon, OX7 6TE

Details to follow

Kingston Maurward Agricultural College

Date TBA

Dorchester, Dorset

Breed Confined Training Day and Working Test

5th - 6th July

Chillington Hall, Codsall

By kind permission of Mr & Mrs Gifford

Details to follow

CLA Game Fair

18th-19th-20th July

Blenheim Palace

Click HERE for details

Firle Place Country Fair & Dog Festival

31st August

Firle Place, Sussex

Click HERE for details

Midland Game Fair

20th-21st September

Weston Park, Staffordshire

Click HERE for details

Any Variety Retriever Working Test

28th September

By kind permission of Mr & Mrs C Davison

Westbrook Farm, Swadlingcote, Derbyshire

Details to follow

Any Variety Retriever Working Test

5th October

By kind permission of Mr & Mrs Smith

Orchard Farm, Outwood, Surrey

Details to follow

Additionally Judy Hempstead has been asked to help organise a number of Minor Breed gundog events at the 2014 Living Heritage Shows.

She has agreed to be involved in the organisation of 4 events.

Thame, Oxfordshire

20th - 21st April

Netley Marsh, Romsey

4th - 5th May

Woburn Abbey

7th - 8th June

Bowood House, Calne, Wiltshire

27th - 28th September

Other events where she cannot organise but is looking for help to do so.

Thoresby, Nottingham,  1st - 2nd March

Beccles, Suffolk,  15th - 16th March

Fonmon Castle, Barry, South Wales,  5th - 6th April

Burghley House, Stamford,  25th - 26th May

Prestwold Hall, Loughborough,  2nd - 3rd August

Knutsford, Cheshire,  23rd - 24th - 25th August

Sandringham, Kings Lynn,  13th - 14th September

3 Counties Showground Malvern (Indoors),  8th - 9th November

If you are able to help please contacy Judy ASAP.

Training Weekend Moorwood Farm - 19th 20th April 2014
Jan 20, 2014 at 12:00 AM



Moorwood Farm

Redlynch nr Bruton


BA10 0NJ

By Kind Permission of Mr & Mrs P Drinkall

19th - 20th April 2014

Sponsored by



 Mr Neil Varney, Mr Colin Selwood & Mrs Celia Norris


On site Camping is available from Friday until Monday morning



Meeting at 9.30 for a 10 o’clock Start

If you are or would like to attend please contact Eddie to book your place. There will be a charge of £20 / Handler for the weekend.

We will be having a raffle on the Saturday all proceeds going to the SIWSC Please feel free to donate any prizes.

Cream teas will be served after Training on the Saturday and the raffle will be drawn.


Saturday Evening we have booked a Two Course Carvery at the Hunters Lodge, about 2miles away from the training venue.

 Bookings will be taken on Saturday morning.


Beginners and None Members Welcome.


For further information and to book contact Eddie

01747850546 or 07989425698



From the NORTH
M5 South j15 M4 towards London / Bristol come off at j18 take the A46 for Bath at the roundabout take the 3rd exit heading for Bath go through 1 roundabout after about 7 miles take the ramp at the roundabout take 3rd exit onto A4/London rd w then left at A36 Cleveland pl w continue to follow A36 about 1min slight left at A36 / Beckford Rd then turn left at A36 / Warminster Rd stay on A36 go through 2 roundabouts at the next roundabout take 3rd exit and stay on the A36 go through 1 roundabout at the next take 3rd exit onto the A350 stay on A350 Shaftesbury / Blandford until you reach TRAFFIC LIGHTS at the lights TURN RIGHT onto the B3089 stay on until junction  then turn left onto the A303 WEST bound stay on  A303 until exit for B3081  take exit  for B3081 then follow club signs to the venue. PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU ARE TOWING A CARAVAN AND USING A SAT NAV SET IT TO AVOID TOLL ROADS AT BATH AS THEY ARE TO NARROW FOR A CARAVAN, AND THEN PLEASE FOLLOW THE ABOVE DIRECTIONS TO THE VENUE AS THE SAT NAV WILL TAKE YOU THROUGH   NARROW LANES THAT ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR TOWING. 

The above directions through Bath avoid the toll road.


From the EAST

M3 to j8 for the A303 West bound towards Andover / Salisbury go through 2 roundabouts stay on A303 until the exit for the B3081 turn off and follow the club signs to the venue.



A303 East bound stay on A303 until the exit for B3081 turn off (Tinkers Hill) and follow the club signs to the venue.


From the SOUTH and LOCAL

From Shaftesbury follow B3081 through Gillingham towards Wincanton then follow club signs from the HUNTERS LODGE to the venue.

Any Problems call Eddie 07989425698






SIWSC 2013 Field Trial Results
Dec 07, 2013 at 09:11 PM

Field Trial 2013 Results

Held under K.C. Rules & Regulations.


Any Variety Retriever Novice Stake for 12 Dogs

On Friday 6th December 2013

Chillington Hall, Codsall, Brewood, Wolverhampton

By Kind Permission Mr J. Giffard and Guns


 Beat Steward      Mr J.  Powell        Chief Steward     Mr John Rolfe.

1st Place - Not Awarded

2nd Place - Diglake Thunder handled by Dawn Scott

COM - Endacott Todd for Lovehayne handled by Richard Edwards

Guns Choice - Diglake Thunder handled by Dawn Scott

2nd Place & Guns Choice - Diglake Thunder handled by Dawn Scott

COM - Endacott Todd for Lovehayne handled by Richard Edwards

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Details of the April 2014 Moorwood Training Weekend are HERE 

A Clean Sweep for IWS at the Twistmount Gundog Weekend.  Click HERE for details