Notice Board

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  • Nick Jones (Redbornstoke)

    We are deeply saddened to announce the sudden death of Nick Jones (Redbornstoke) in hospital yesterday morning Friday 28th April. Our thoughts & sincere condolences go to Hilary, family and friends. Further details to follow.
  • 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!
  • Ballot Form

    Please note: Christine Normansell has been Proposed by Penny Wiliams and Seconded by Neil Kelly, not as printed.
  • Judging Seminars 2017

    The English Setter Breed Clubs are planning to run a number of breed specific seminars in 2017. If you are interested in attending any of these Modules (details below) please contact:-
    Steve Collier at

    MODULE 1 & 2 on Sunday 23rd July 2017 at TATENHILL VILLAGE HALL (near Burton on Trent):- This will be a combined seminar aimed at potential Judges aspiring to learn more about the breed and qualify for either the joint breed club ‘C’ or ‘B’ List (depending on experience). It is designed to give participants a better understanding of the breed history, breed function and basic requirements of judging, allowing them to judge English Setters more competently and confidently.

    MODULE 3 Workshop on Sunday 1st October 2017 at WOODFORD MEMORIAL and COMMUNITY CENTRE (near Stockport, Cheshire):- This workshop is to help mentor and support people who have previously failed Module 3 or for people who are thinking of taking Module 3 for the first time. The workshop will provide an informal setting to practice and understand what is required when doing Module 3. The candidates will have 1 to 1 time with the trainers for discussion and interpretation of the breed standard.

    MODULE 3 on Sunday 22nd October 2017 at NORTON PARISH HALL (near Littleworth, Worcs.):- This seminar is aimed at potential Judges aspiring to qualify for the joint breed club ‘A3’ List. It is a breed specific seminar designed to assess each candidates understanding of the breed and their skills to judge English Setters at Ch. Show level prior to being asked to award CCs in English Setters for the first time. The seminar is focused around individual assessment and not training and will be run in accordance with The Kennel Club’s “Code of Best Practice for the Running of a Breed Seminar and Judging Competence Assessment”.

    These details can also be downloaded in PDF form by clicking - Information
  • English Setter Association AGM

    The English Setter Association's AGM will include a morning presentation on two topics (details below) to include tea/coffee and biscuits on arrival and a buffet lunch for £5.00. This will be held on Sunday 7th May at Stoneleigh Village Hall,Stoneleigh Warwickshire, CV8 3DG commencing at 9.30 and finishing at 12.45. Tickets for the morning presentation will be available at The Midland English Setter Society Championship Show, English Setter Society of Wales Championship Show, Breed Stand at Crufts and the English Setter Association Championship Show from either Fiona Mitchell or Val Isherwood. For Members just wishing to attend the AGM, this will commence at 2.00pm and no tickets required.

  • Midland English Setter Society Open Show

    Midland English Setter Society Open Show, Saturday 10th June at Baginton Village Hall, Frances Road, Baginton, Warwickshire, CV8 3AB.
    Judge - Hilary Jones. Memorial Stake Classes - Zoe Stirk.
    Schedules are on the MESS Website or from Fosse Data and also from Anne Green. Closing Dates are May 11th for postal and May 18th for on line.
  • Northern English Setter Society Championship & Open Show 2017

    A date for your diary in 2017.
    To celebrate NESS's 50th Anniversary both the Open and Championship Show will be held on Saturday 15th July 2017 at the Sandyland Centre, Staffordshire Showground, Stafford.
    The Championship Show Dog Judge is Jane Tucker (Walshaw), Bitch Judge is Neil Kelly (Richecca) with Maud Leather (Pewterspeare) judging the Special Award Classes.
    The Open Show Judge will be Lee Cox (Vanitonia) with Eva Mod (Blue Jeans Forever) judging the Special Classes. To download schedules & entry formsfor each show click the highlighted Championship Show or Open Show.               Championship Show schedule   Ch Show Entry             Open Show schedule    Open Show Entry

  • NEW Puppy Register

    We now offer a brand new 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.
  • Kennel Club / current study run by the Royal Veterinary College

    Subject: BARC - Mature Dog Survey (Royal Veterinary College)

    As part of BARC (Bio-Acquisition Research Collaboration), the Kennel Club would like to inform you of the current study run by the Royal Veterinary College, investigating the impact of health and training upon canine behaviour in dogs over 3 years old.

    To participate in the research, an online survey (the Mature Dog Survey: click here) needs to be completed.

    For further information about the research and contribution requirements, please visit our BARC page. If you have any enquiries about the project, please email Dr Rowena Packer

    Yours sincerely,

    Bonnie-Marie Abhayaratne
    Health and Breeder Research Assistant
    The Kennel Club
  • 2018 Judges

    ESA: Dogs - Miss L A Buckley: Bitches - Miss G A Williams: Referee - Mrs C Jennings
    Setter and Pointer: Miss D E Loynd
    SKC (May): Mrs Jane Howarth
    Three Counties: Chris Sayers
    South Wales Kennel Association: - Mrs L R Simpson
    Bath: Mrs L Armstrong Rodgers
    English Setter Society of Wales: Dogs - Sandra Wallis: Bitches - Barbra Cherry: Referee - Elwyn Evans
    East of England - Jane Dennis

    2019 Judges
    MESS: Dogs - Joanne Howarth: Bitches - Jill Kelly: Referee - Maureen Withey
    Bath: Jenny Day
    Blackpool: Moray Armstrong