As one of it's services to the Membership, the ESA publish a Yearbook. This is a quality paperback publication which contains a full record of the year's events:
Details of all Championship Shows with names of judges, CC and Reserve CC winners
Details of owners, breeders, and sire/dam of CC and Reserve CC winners
Results of the Stud Dog and Brood Bitch competitions
Full list of Members
Rules of the ESA
Code of Ethics
Advertisements from many kennels including photographs
Every member's home receives a free copy of the Yearbook and is usually distributed in late April along with the Spring Newsletter. Members attending the ESA Championship Show can collect these booklets at this event. However members not attending this event will receive the booklets by post in the following weeks.

All members are invited to advertise their dogs, along with any special achievements they may have made, at only £60 per full colour page. For an additional £10.00 this advertisement can also be included in a special section of the ESA website. Click to see payment information

The production of the ESA Year Book is now in its 62 year. In the introduction to the 1957 copy Captain S.S. Kendall wrote 'The production and publication of this Year Book has only been possible because of the generous co-operation of our advertisers, but it is the earnest wish of all that it should bring unlimited pleasure to every reader. There may be omissions and errors in the production of this book but if its reading brings you only part of the enjoyment given to those responsible for its production - then our work has been worthwhile'. 62 years later those wishes and comments are just as relevant today.
I have over the years been able to research and acquire knowledge regarding Kennels, Pedigrees, CC winners and lots of other useful information from the collection of Year Books I own. Gradual improvements to the format have been made over time including page setup, binding, colour and quality of the cover and in 2000 there was the introduction of an option for coloured page adverts in the Year Book to celebrate the Millennium. This proved popular and in 2006 these coloured pages became permanently available to all at a reasonable cost. The Year Book has gone from basic beginnings in 1957 to the current time to where a very professionally edited reference publication has been printed and produced containing valuable information, photographs together with a permanent historical narrative of the breed.
As mentioned above the production of the Year Book is only made possible by members and enthusiasts whose generous support makes this possible. Our President Valerie Foss has donated her full collection to the Kennel Club and now every year the KC receives the latest copy, the entire publication is now available to anyone who wishes to research the breed. Today's innovations make it possible to display online website content with information and pictures about Breeders and Kennels but these only remain available to view whilst payments are made to the hosting companies. It is not just about the winning dogs but the Year Book can mention English Setters who are special to their owners and part of their family. By supporting the ESA's Year Book it will guarantee that all advertised information about your Kennel or family pet will augment the previous 61 years of records of our beautiful breed in years to come.

Your Yearbook advert can be posted to the editor, see address below, sent by email attachment or on a disk/flash drive. Adverts can only be accepted when provided with payment by either cheque or online banking using details below.

Make payable to : The English Setter Association
Sort Code : 30-97-13 
Account Number : 01057084
Marking the payment – (your postcode) Yearbook payment.

A list of advertisers will appear on Kate's website so that you can see that your advert has been received.
If you want any part of your advertisement returned, please enclose SAE. The Postal closing date for Yearbook Advertising is extended, to be received by 18th January 2019 or can be handed to Kate at Manchester Championship Show on Saturday 19th January 2019.

To support the artwork appearing in the Yearbook, please read the following guidelines:-
  1. The printers accept clear photographs along with written text, “print ready” in PDF format, or photographic jpegs along with text.
  2. Any specific instructions will be followed, otherwise the printers produce the pages using their expertise.
  3. To ensure artwork prints clearly, it should be supplied at a resolution of at least 300dpi. Anything less than this will result in blurry reproduction.
  4. Printers use Apple Mac reproduction rather than PC.  Background colours can be suggested  as a guide which the printers will match as near as possible.
  5. A specific font does not always translate from PC to Mac so again the printers may have to use an alternative, but similar style.
  6. If the advertisement is being professionally produced, the bleed requirements are 3mm all round
If you have any questions about your page, please contact the editor :
Kate Thomson
2 Sarazen Court
EH54 8SW
Telephone : 01506 444842
Email :