Notice Board

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  • ESA Championship Show

    The English Setter Association are holding their 66th Championship Show on Sunday 14th April 2019.  Show Opens at 9am with judging commencing at 10.30am for bitches and 11pm for dogs. The judge for dogs is Mrs Stella Oliver (Bramstorm) and for bitches is Mrs Chris Jennings-Sharman (Canteris).  The Referee is Mr Rod Green (Askann) with Mrs Anne Cielecki (Annapurna) judging Special Memorial Awards.

    A Parade of Champions will take place at 10pm which is free and open to all Champions.  Refreshments will be available throughout the show and free car parking.

    All postal entries can be sent to Show Secretary: Mr R. E. Evans, Briar Cottage, Plump Hill Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire GL17 OET, Tel: 01594 544190 or enter online at  Postal entries close on Monday 18th March 2019 with online entries made up until midnight on Sunday 24th March 2019

    To download schedule and entry form click the blue links:-      Schedule      Entry

  • Keith Lewis (Kegil)

    Keith Lewis (KEGIL) Irish and English Setters, passed away peacefully this morning (22nd November) after a short battle. He’s now with his beloved Gill.

    The funeral is arranged for Tuesday 18th December 12:45 at St Mary Magdalene, Tanworth in Arden B94 5AL, followed by a Wake at The Oak Hotel, Hockley Heath, B94 5NW

    The family request that attendance be confirmed by email for catering purposes via email to, Merry Lewis-Médard,

  • Year Book

    To find information on how to order your Year Book page for 2019 click this link : Yearbook 2019
  • BEC Letter to C & B List Judges

    English Setter 'B' and 'C' Judging Lists

    This is a brief resume of the forthcoming changes for the education of Judges commencing from 1st January 2019.

    The new system is called the Judges Competency Framework (JCF). In the present judging system we have C, B, A3, A2 and A1 judging lists, and under the new JCF system these will be replaced by Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 listings. More details can be found at

    Some of the new judging systems and processes are either now in place to support the JCF (including the role of the BEC) or, will be coming into place between now and 31st December 2021. This ‘transition period’ is where the Kennel Club and breed clubs start the process of changing over the way they carry out judges education so that the present education system ends on 31st December 2021 and the JCF fully replaces it on 1st January 2022.

    It is very important that you understand completely what these changes might mean to you as a Judge and also to be prepared for the new JCF system. Steve Collier, Secretary of The JJC and Breed Education Co-ordinator (BEC) has prepared comprehensive details of this important information available as a PDF download. To view this information please click this link:     BEC Letter to C & B List Judges

  • Judges Competency Framework

    In the spring of 2017 the Kennel Club announced a new system for the education, approval and listing of every level of judge, from those who aspire to judge, right through to open show judges and those who go on to award Challenge Certificates and judge championship show groups and best in show. This is known as the Judges Competency Framework (JCF). The KC issued a news letter in June which gives further important information regarding JCF. This information is essential reading for all and is available for download:    Judges Competency Framework

    The Kennel Club have information regarding Judges Competency Framework in full detail on their website:

    As part of this new system for education the Kennel Club held its inaugural seminar for breed education co-ordinators (BEC) as part of the implementation of the Judges Competency Framework (JCF) on Sunday 15th July at the Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park. Each breed has its own co-ordinator who will co-ordinate all points of breed-specific education and support for judges under the new system. Steve Collier attended the seminar on behalf of the English Setter Breed Clubs and is one of the 180 appointed BEC's acting on behalf of English Setter education for the JCF. A press release detailing this seminar has been issued by the KC and can be found here:

    As these updates or information about JFC are ongoing further details will be shown on this website when made available by our BEC Steve Collier or the Kennel Club.
  • The Third Moon Map Chronicle (Nina Green)

    Get Nina Green's 'The Third Moon Map Chronicle' for only £8.00 plus P & P. Please support English Setters by buying this lovely book with all proceeds from sales going to ESA and English Setter Rescue. This quality book is richly illustrated with photographs and has 640 pages printed on a silk finish paper similar to the previous two books.  Read further details or order a copy of Nina's book on this website use the heading 'About Breed' - Books or by copying and pasting this link
  • Bournehouse Prints


    The English Setter Association commissioned Stuart Mallard who is well known for his wildlife and dog pictures to paint in oils Sh Ch Bournehouse Royal Colours and Sh Ch Bournehouse Sea of Dreams in memory of their past Chairman Gordon Williams.

    The ESA committee felt that this was a fitting tribute to Gordon who not only gave much of his time to the Breed and Association, but the Bournehouse name is well-known throughout the dog world both here and abroad. At our recent Championship Show, Penny Williams was presented with the original picture by Stuart and there were many doggy folk there to see the unveiling. To coincide with the picture ESA are able to offer Limited Edition Prints for those wishing to purchase a print of the picture. This is a Limited Edition run of only 50 and already a number were purchased at the Show. The cost is £85. and each print is supplied, double mounted with a backboard and individual Certificate of Authenticity – overall size 16” x 20”. You can if you wish have your print framed and cost would be from £105 to £135 depending on which frame you choose.

    If you wish to order a print, please download the order form by clicking Order Form and send with your cheque made out to English Setter Association to the ESA secretary – Elwyn Evans. Briar Cottage, Plump Hill, Mitcheldean, Glos, GL17 0ET.

    If you would like more details of the frames, then please contact Fiona Mitchell on either or 01386 462681.      But hurry there are only a few left!
  • Puppy Register

    We now offer a FREE service to breeders who are members of the ESA. If you wish to advertise that you have puppies available we have a website page dedicated to assist with selling your puppies. We are giving this option a six month trial period to see if it works both for our website and yourselves. The webpage can/will be amended or removed subject to its use. The page is listed under the heading 'About Breed' then 'Puppy Register' or click here. The details required for advertising are as follows:-

    1. 1.   Your name and location. e.g. - Mr John (Jane) Smith, Norwich, Norfolk. You can also use your Affix if required in this first heading
    2. 2.   A contact telephone or mobile number
    3. 3.   Email Address
    4. 4.   Quantity, Sex & Colour. e.g. - 7dogs/4bitches, B/O/Tri
    5. 5.   Date of Birth. e.g. - 19/08/16
    Our conditions are that your listing will only be shown for 10 weeks on website from date of birth. It would be a great help if you can 'Contact Us' when the puppies are sold, this would also save you from further telephone calls from prospective purchasers.

    You must abide by the rules of the ESA's Code of Ethics.

    We do not offer to vet prospective purchasers and do not accept any responsibilites from problems arising from your advertisement or sales made from using the website.

    Finally, there could be a delay of up to 36hrs in posting your advert from when it is received.

    Just send your details using the 'Contact Us' link on the website.
  • 2020 Judges

    MESS: - Dogs - Barbara Cherry: Bitches - Mrs Karen Stirk: Referee - Anne Green:
    SWKA - Chris Normansell
    SESS: - Dogs - Val Isherwood: Bitches - Joe Watkins: Referee - Sue Bryant:
    ESSW: - Dogs - Mrs Dawn Gourorbe: Bitches - Simon Pitts: Referee - Elwyn Evans:
    National Gundog: - Linda Taylor
    ESS of Scotland: - Dogs Mr G M Burton: Bitches Mrs J C Boyd: Referee - Mrs L Simpson:
    Birmingham National: - Mrs Fran Grimsdell
    Scottish Kennel Club: - Mr C A Atkinson