Last weekend’s Kelmarsh Show welcomed the ever-popular Gundog events to the stunning grounds of Kelmarsh Hall, where dogs and handlers battled it out on the field for those superb prizes.

Kindly organised by Hawcroft Gundogs  and kindly sponsored by Muntjac Trading, the competition was fierce for the fantastic cash prizes up for grabs over the 5th & 6th May.

From the Long Retrieve, Up and Over and Short Fence to the Working Test and Juniors, there was some great gundog action taking place.

Well done to all the handlers and dogs who took part and got involved across the weekend!

Take a look at all the results from the Gundog events from the Kelmarsh Show below.

Sunday 5th May 2024

Long Retrieve

1st       Fred and Steve Collins                    18.40

2nd      Bronte and S Tilly                            19.44

3rd       Breeze and Brian Hartree               20.10


Short Fence

1st       Caster and S Sandiford                       7.97

2nd      Angus and Luke.                                 8.31

3rd       Cedar and Dean.                              8.41


Up and Over

1st       Hector and S Sandiford                          15.12

2nd      Eider and A Holland.                              15.84

3rd       Laika and James.                                15.94


Working Test

1st       Poppy and Steve Townsend                        1.50.00

2nd      Fern and Steve Townsend                          1.51.99

3rd       Spencer and Brian Hartree                          2.00.96



1st        Esra Hartree – Long Retrieve – 19.50

1st       Georgia Linfoot – Up N Over – 18.49

1st        Esra Hartree – Short Fence – 9.18

 Hawcroft Challenge

1st      Steve Townsend – 136.91


Monday 6th May 2024

Long Retrieve

1st       Freya and Trevor Linfoot                          18.85

2nd      Olive and Jade McDowall                        18.86

3rd       Castor and S Sandiford                          18.88


Short Fence

1st       Meg and Joss                             7.13

2nd      Sam and C Dearden                        7.93

3rd       Pepper and Jason                            8.25


Up and Over

1st       Olive and J McDowall                                 16.09

2nd      Hector and S Sandiford                            16.46



Working Test – Labrador

1st       Poppy and Steve Townsend                              1.02.59

2nd      Castor and S Sandiford                                 1.07.10

3rd       Ivy and Steve Townsend                          1.10.52

Working Test – Spaniel

1st       Olive and Jason                              1.09.03

2nd      Todd and A Payne                                 1.13.17

3rd       Cress and Jo Bennett                          1.15.04


1st        Bella Fisher – Long Retrieve – 19.47

1st       Georgia Linfoot – Up N Over – 22.50

1st        Theo – Short Fence – 8.15

Best Labrador – Steve Townsend – 1.02.59

Best Spaniel – Jason – 1.09.03

Our next opportunity of competing in our Gundog Scurries will be at the Highclere Show over 26th and 27th May 2024. To book your tickets and get involved in all the Gundog activities click here.

For all of the latest news and results from all of the competitions from this year’s Kelmarsh Show, please check our news section on this website as well as our Facebook page for more information.

 Let the adventures begin!