Notice Board

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  • Val Cozens

    Sue Bryant has informed me:-
    Just to let you know that Val Cozens [Earldom] is in Hospital and not very well. I think she might appreciate a card or two from people that know her well and havent heard. Its probably best to send the card to husband Dave and he can take them in when he visits.
  • Important Notice For Existing Or Aspiring ‘C’ List Judges Of English Setters


    With effect from 1st January 2019 there will be the first changes about who can judge what classes under the Kennel Clubs’ new Judges Competency Framework (JCF) process. What does this mean? If a C List judge (who doesn’t already award CCs in another breed) wants to continue judging after 1st January 2019 they must satisfy the following KC requirements;

    1. The mandatory requirements for JCF Level 1 are;
    a) Have a proven interest of a minimum of 5 years in one or more aspects of breeding and exhibiting of pedigree dogs (including stewarding and administration)
    b) Undertaken 6 full days of stewarding appointments
    c) Attended and passed a KC Requirements of a Dog Show Judge (RDSJ) exam
    d) Passed the KC Points of the Dog assessment
    e) Attended a KC Conformation and Movement seminar
    f) Completed and passed KC Critique Writing seminar and exam (will be available online after its launch at Crufts 2018)
    2. Join the KC Academy and register at JCF Level 1

    If any of the above JCF Level 1 requirements are not satisfied, then people not on a B List or above will only be able to register at the JCF Entry Level which does not allow them to judge after 1st January 2019.

    More information regarding the JCF process can be found at or from the English Setter Breed Education Coordinator – Steve Collier by email at or by phone on 01257 793426.

    To download this information in PDF format click:-      Download

  • English Setter Breed Appreciation Day

    ENGLISH SETTER BREED APPRECIATION DAY (to be held in accordance with the new KC Judges Competency Framework)
    on SUNDAY 15th APRIL 2018 at Corley Village Hall, Church Lane, Corley, CV7 8AY.

    This is a pilot for the new Judges Competency Framework (JCF) effective from January 2019. 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 me 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

    Download the attached booking form for more details by clicking      Booking Form      Or contact Steve Collier - email:

  • ESA Championship Show 2018

    The English Setter Association's 65th Breed Championship Show will be held on Sunday 22nd April 2018 at The East Hall, Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire CV8 2LZ.

    The Show opens at 9.00 and judging for Bitches commences at 9.30am with Dogs at 10.00 am. Judges will be Miss Lois Buckley (Fishwick) Dogs and Miss Glenis Williams (Wistaston) Bitches with Mrs Chris Jennings as Referee who will also be judging the Brace class. Mr Shigeru Kaizaki (Lakecastle) will be judging two Memorial Classes. To download Schedule and Entry Form click the following headings:-

                    Schedule      Entry Form

    The closing date for Entries is Monday 26th March 2018. Entry Fees are £14.00 for Members and £16.00 Non Members for first entry per Dog and each subsequent entry per same Dog at £3.00. Pre-paid Catalogue's are available at £3.00 or a limited number on day at £3.50. Refreshments will be available throughout the day and car parking is free.

    Entries and Fees to be sent to The Secretary: Mr R.E. Evans, Briar Cottage, Plump Hill, Mitcheldean, Glos GL17 0ET, or contact for further information Tel: 01594 544190.

  • Northern English Setter Open Show

    NESS is running back-to-back Open Shows on the same day at Eggborough Village Hall, Eggborough, North Yorkshire DN14 0LH (just off junction 34 on the M62).
    The shows will give exhibitors the chance to enter under 2 judges on the same day, with reduced entry fees if both shows are entered with the same dog. Also, the classification has been reduced at each show, with some of the Dog & Bitch classes combined to increase class sizes which will help exhibitors towards winning Junior Warrant points.

    Show 1 - Judge Nigel Bryant starting at 10am. To download schedule click Nigel Bryant
    Show 2 - Judge Christine Schofield starting not before 12.30pm. To download schedule click Christine Schofield
    To download entry form click      Entry Form
    Please Note: Separate entry form for each Judge (Show).
  • 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

    2020 Judges

    MESS: - Dogs - Barbara Cherry: Referee - Anne Green: (Bitch Judge to follow)
    SWKA - Chris Normansell
    SESS: - Dogs - Val Isherwood: Bitches - Joe Watkins: Referee - Sue Bryant: