Notice Board

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  • 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 English Setter Association held their AGM on Sunday 24th June at Offley Hay Village Hall, Eccleshall which commenced at 12 noon. President Valerie Foss chaired the AGM and welcomed those attending. Various reports were made including those from the President, Secretary and Treasurer.

    Cup Steward Mrs Chris Jennings-Sharman presented the Annual Stud Book Trophy to Mr Neil Kelly for his winning dog Sh Ch Richecca Shades Of Grey JW and Annual Brood Bitch Trophy to Mrs Linda Taylor for her bitch Sh Ch Wansleydale Scarlett Ribbon JW.

    The result of the ballot for Officers and Committee were announced and retiring Secretary Mr Elwyn Evans was made a Vice President of the Society. Mrs Stella Oliver was elected as the new ESA Secretary. All members standing within the 3 year ruling were re-elected and Mrs Jane Tucker was the sucessful applicant for the remaining comittee post.

    Special thanks was given to Elwyn Evans who had served for 18 years as Secretary and after closing the meeting Elwyn and those attending enjoyed a excellent buffet lunch with special cake prepared by Maureen Withey. Assisting Elwyn with cutting the cake is President Valerie Foss, Treasurer Val Isherwood and Chairman Fiona Mitchell.

    A full Committee Meeting was held after lunch.

  • English Setter Breed Appreciation Day

    Organised by: Joint English Setter Breed Clubs
    Date: Saturday 13th October 2018
    Venue: Moffat Town Hall, High Street Moffat, Scotland, DG10 9HF
    Speakers: Penny Williams, Jane Dennis, Glenis Williams, Val Isherwood & Steve Collier

    The new Judges Competency Framework (JCF) will be effective from January 2020. More information can be found at
    Breed Appreciation Days (BAD) will be a mandatory requirement for all judges wishing to judge English Setters from the new Level 2, or judges wishing to progress from Level 1 to Level 2. The above link to the JCF will assist you with your judging level, but please do not hesitate to contact Steve Collier the Breed Education Coordinator (BEC) for English Setters on email if you need any further advice.
    The morning session will consist of an introduction to the English Setter and the Kennel Club Breed Standard which is an essential part of the criteria in awarding CC’s in the breed, followed by the opportunity for individuals to examine exhibits assisted by CC judges. The afternoon will consist of the Multiple Choice Exam (MCE) on the Kennel Club Breed Standard for the English Setter. Anyone can apply to attend the BAD, but only judges that have undertaken the following Kennel Club education seminars are eligible to take the multiple-choice Breed Standard Exam (MCE).

    • To have passed the Rules & Regulations of a Dog Show Judge
    • To have Passed the Points of the Dog Assessment
    • To have attended a Conformation & Movement Seminar

    To download this information together with booking form click      Information/booking
  • Northern English Setter Championship Show

    The Northern English Setter Society Championship Show is to be held at the Sandylands Centre, Staffordshire County Showground, ST18, 0BD on Saturday 21st July 2018. Judges are: Dogs - Mrs Glenis Sykes (Daraquist), Bitches - Mr Stephen Hollings (Gunalt), Referee - Mr Howard Stubbington (Bondgate) with Mrs Gloria Taylor for Special Memorial Award classes. For further details:-
    To download schedule click Schedule
    To download entry form click Entry Form

  • 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.
  • 2019 Judges

    MESS: Dogs - Joanne Howarth: Bitches - Jill Kelly: Referee - Maureen Withey
    ESSW: Dogs - Mrs Maureen Collier: Bitches - Mrs Anne Dykes: Referee: - Mrs Margaret Green
    SESS: Dogs - Mr David Howarth: Bitches - Mr Neil Kelly: Referee - Mrs Chris Sayers
    Three Counties - Frank Kane
    South Wales K. A. - Agnes Murphy
    L.K.A. - Lorna Howarth
    Bath: Jenny Day
    Blackpool: Moray Armstrong
    Birmingham National: - Mrs K Gorman
    Setter & Pointer: - Karen Sillence
    ESA: - Dogs _ Stella Oliver: Bitches - Christine Jennings: Referee: - Rod Green
    WELKS: - Tereza Watkins
    SKC: - Jeff Horswell
    NESS: - Dogs Mrs Anne Derry: - Bitches Mrs M R White: - Referee Steve Collier
    National Gundog: - Fiona Tompsett
    Bournemouth: - Dave Lewis
    Manchester: - Chris Bexon
    Paignton: - M J Howes
    Midland Counties: - Dom Goutorbe
    Windsor: - Mrs Wilma Reid
    East Of England: - Gerry Morroll
    Darlington 15th September: - Chris Bird

    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: Rereree - Elwyn Evans: