Notice Board

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  • Linda Madden

    We are very saddened to hear that Linda Madden passed away yesterday (Monday 6th November). Our thoughts and sincere condolences go to Family and Friends. Further details to follow.

  • Year Book

    Yes it's that time of year again, if you wish to advertise in the 2018 Year Book. The cost per full colour page will be £60.00 and will be again be edited by Kate Thomson.

    You can send details together with remittance to Kate in photo, editorial format or pre-formatted on a DVD disc which is recommend as there is not so much loss of quality in the photograph used. There is also the option of Members pages (copies of the advert on the website) at £10.00 per page if ordered and paid for at the same time. Please ensure you have permission from the photographer before downloading photographs of your dog from any online sites. Kate has also mentioned that after sending your copy you can check if she has received your advert by going onto her website which is . There will be a list of received adverts which will be updated regularly but please give it at least week after sending before checking.

    The closing date for copy is 31/12/17, Kate Thomson’s contact details are:-

    Kate Thomson ESA Yearbook
    2 Sarazen Court
    Scotland EH54 8SW
    Tel: 01506 444842 or email
  • 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
  • M.E.S.S. Open Show

    To be held at Baginton Village Hall, Bagington, Coventry, CV8 3AA on 26/11/2017. Judge is Russell Mosedale (Knightsbay) with judging starting at 10.30am. Schedules will be available from Anne Green, email or download from Fosse Data click Schedule
  • Setter Memorabilia

    Attached is a list Catherine Bates would be happy to give to anyone who collects English Setter memorabilia.
    1. Fine Art Prints and Engravings – No 29 English Setters – Tales of the Riverbank by Julie Brendan.
    2. In same book – No 55 Elegance by Julie Stools
    3. Dogs by Betty Penn-Bull featuring Irish Champion Banner of Crombie
    4. English Setter by Lesley Allen-Scott
    5. 2012 copy of Kennel Gazette featuring Sh Ch Silbury Soames of Madavale – also Sh Ch. Bournehouse Dancing Master and Sh Ch Starlite Express of Valsett
    If anyone is interested in having this memorabilia, contact Catherine. email: or phone 01223 870867. Catherine lives in Cambridgeshire.

  • 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!
  • 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. Limited places available so book now. For full information about each of the Module contents click  -    Module 1     Module 2

    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
  • 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
  • 2018/19 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
    Manchester:   - Mrs Janet Barber
    MESS: - Mrs Alex Greenhalgh - Dogs: Mr Keith Young - Bitches: Mrs Maureen Withey - Referee
    NESS:   - Mrs G Sykes - Dogs: Mr S A Hollings - Bitches: Mr Howard Stubbington: - Referee
    Midland Counties:  - Mrs Penny Williams
    Windsor:  -   Mr Alan Grindley
    Southern Counties: Gordon Hayburn
    Border Union: Fiona Mitchell
    English Setter Society of Scotland: Dogs - Mrs C Morgan: Bitches -  Pam Halstead: Referee - Mrs J C Boyd
    Darlington: Mr Lee Cox
    Gundog Breeds of Scotland: Mr H Fryckstrand
    Paignton: - Mr F H Whyte
    Welsh Kennel Club: - Peter Schoneville, MBE
    Leeds - Mr W E Bunce

    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