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A gundog natural instinct is to retrieve. Retrieving Trials provide a perfect avenue for these dogs to express their natural abilities, have fun and exercise. Our sport simulates hunting conditions where the dogs ability to retrieve is tested over various terrain and conditions commonly found in hunting scenarios. The dogs retrieve Dokken Dead Fowl Trainers (artificial game) from anything from dams or creeks to thick marsh or sparse paddocks. We strive to make our competitions a friendly and social environment where our competitors can not only compete whilst having fun with their canine companions, but also enjoy the comradery and friendships that develop with people of similar interests.

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Saturday, 25 May 2019

Anniversary Trial - 1st June 2019

Hello Members and friends,

Just a reminder that entries for our trial on Saturday 1/6/19, close on Monday evening. (Late entries won’t be on the catalogue and may incur a late fee).

This Anniversary Trial will be held at   ‘Stewartdale’ Ripley BUT we will be meeting at our new shed. Please turn before the ‘Stewartdale’ entrance, at the YELLOW water tank on the left - cnr Bowles Road and Ripley Rd, South Ripley (Bowles Rd may not be listed in your Navman).

Our Judges for the weekend are:
Test - Rad Miramon-Jeffrey
Intermediate- Geoff Dawson
Advanced - Robert Price 
Open - Ron Jackson
(Thanks Judges)

The trial will commence at 8.30am and payment can be made at the trial.

Don’t forget to enter ASAP. 

See you all at the trial.

Linda Jeffrey
Hon Secretary

Friday, 26 April 2019

Info for ANZAC Trial in Bundaberg

Some further info regarding our upcoming ANZAC Trial in Bundaberg.

Camping will be available at Ten Mile Road property from lunchtime Friday.
Please be mindful that the property is a working farm and stick to the tracks.

Saturday trial will be held at Ashley and Bev Gilberts property and the neighbours across the road. Thankyou. Draw will take place at campgrounds and we will convoy out to Bevs after the draw.

The monthly general club meeting will be held after the presentations on Saturday afternoon after the trial. All members are welcome to attend.

There will be a HOT POT Dinner on Saturday night at Stuart and Edwena's place after club meeting. All welcome. Bring your hot pot share dinner and a share dessert.
Please bring your plates, cup and cutlery and a chair. These dinners are always a huge success and a nice catch up after the days trialling.

Sunday trial will be held on campsite grounds and will commence after ANZAC Service.

If you need any further info please message , email or call me on 0447487996.
Cheers Edwena

Friday, 5 April 2019

Event Details - 13th - 14th April 2019

Hello Members and Friends,

Our next trials for 2019 will be held on the weekend of the 13th and 14th April and will be held at Fernvale. Directions will be forwarded upon entering via our online entry forms.

Our Judges for the weekend are:
Saturday 13/4/19 - 'The Patron's Trial'
Test: Mr Colin Robinson
Intermediate: Mrs Sharon Bamford
Advanced: Mr Robert Price
Open: Mr Jim Jeffrey

Sunday 14/4/19 - 'The Great Northern Trial'
Test & Intermediate: Mr Malcolm McLeod
Advanced: Mrs Edwena Adcock
Open: Mr Bryan Pritchard

Camping will be available on the grounds from Friday afternoon until Sunday. These grounds are a working quarry, please respect this when arriving, leaving and travelling through the property.  Accommodation is available a few minutes from the grounds at the Fernvale Hotel/Motel.  

Please enter via our online entry forms on our websites. Entries are $13 per entry.  It would be appreciated if you could please enter as soon as possible. Thank you.
Entries close on Monday 8th April 2019. Late entries will be accepted but may incur a late entry fee of $5 per entry and may not be included on the catalogue.

It's now up and running and we're sure that you will enjoy using this site. It will introduce you to WGAA activities throughout Australia, has a great photo gallery and you can access our UFR Qld Website, our UFR FaceBook page, our online entries, register your dogs with WGAA, see our trial results and much more from this site. (Head to the 'Queensland page' to view our info). ENJOY! 

ALSO:  Remember to book in the weekend of the 4th, 5th and 6th May for our ANZAC Trials weekend at Bundaberg.  (Monday is a public holiday).  This is always a great weekend of trials and social activities - hope you can attend. Entries can be placed via our online entry forms or forwarded directly to the Trial Secretary for these trials - Mrs Edwena Adcock.

See you at Fernvale.

Linda Jeffrey
Hon Secretary

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Next Event Details 24th March 19

Hello Members and Friends,

What a great start we’ve had to 2019.

Two very well attended Training Days that welcomed some new people, and their dogs, to our great sport.

Our first trial was successful, good entries and a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.

Don’t forget to have a look at the photos on our Facebook page.

It was great to catch up with everyone after our Summer break.

What’s next……
Our next trial will be held at Scout’s Crossing Road, Bald Hills/Brendale.
When: Sunday 24th March 2019
Time: The Retrieving Trial will commence immediately following the Draw at 8.30am.
 Our Judges:
Test: Mrs Cathie Jackson
Intermediate: Mr Geoff Dawson
Advanced: Ms Lauren Wallace
Open: Mr Paul Towning

 Entries: Please enter via our online entry form on our UFR Website or email wgaaqld@gmail.com
Payment can be made on the day of the trial (Please try to bring along the correct payment).

 To appear on our catalogue, please enter by Monday 18th March 2019. 
Late entries will be accepted but may incur a $5 late fee. 

Other UFR Trials coming up:
When: Saturday 13th April ‘Patron’s Trial’ and Sunday 14th April ‘Great Northern Trial’.
Where: New grounds at Fernvale Qld
Camping available.
Follow us on Facebook to keep updated on our events and any changes that may occur.
Remember to ‘share’ our FB posts with friends and family. 

Hope to see you at a SSAA UFR Trial soon!


Linda Jeffrey
Hon Secretary

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Inaugural Retrieving Trial for Gundogs - NSW

presents the
Retrieving Trial for Gundogs
in NSW

29th & 30th September 2018
to be held at Bendemeer NSW

Accommodation is available at the

Bendemeer Hotel
Ph: 6769 6550
112-130 Caroline Street, Bendemeer
Bendemeer Tourist Park
Ph: 6769 6604
19 Havannah Street, Bendemeer
Riverside Stay
Ph: 0427138357 or 0411026357

or camping on site from Friday - directions to be supplied upon entry. 
Signage will be erected on the Friday morning.

Email to WGAANSW@gmail.com
Or via SSAA UFR Website online entry form

Entry fees payable on the day

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Don't forget to enter our Multi-Level Championship!

Draw: Friday 18th August 2017 at Kilkivan Showgroundsw
Trial: Saturday and Sunday 19th and 20th August 2017

Intermediate: Mrs Edwena Adcock (Qld)  6 Runs
Advanced: Mr Anthony Turner (Qld) 6 Runs
Open: Mr Stuart Sinclair (NZ) 8 Runs

This will be a brilliant weekend of trialing and social activities.

Full details AND ENTRY FORMS on our website www.untiedfieldandretrieving.org.au
Follow us on Facebook -  updates regularly
Visit our blog unitedfieldandretrieving.blogspot.com.au

Please email your entries ASAP and payment can be made (as per website info) into our Bank Account - or on the day if that's not suitable.
Entries can be mailed to 131 Ladies Road Samsonvale 4520 Qld also.

We will be closing entries on Friday as we need to organise our Catalogue.

Hope to see you there. 

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

2017 SSAA WGAA Multi Level Retrieving Championship - 18th to 20th August

Competitors and organisers alike, are ramping up for the SSAA WGAA 2017 Multi Level Championships, to be held in a months time.

With a brand new format, never before run in Australia, UFR will showcase some of the finest dog work our country has to offer. Retrieving Trial competitions test the retrieving and hunting abilities of gundog breeds by simulating duck shooting conditions, a sport where these dogs can show their true talents.

Previous to this event, Championships have been a luxury only the highest level  competitors could enjoy.  But following detailed discussions, it was decided that retrieving should be brought more inline with other sporting disciplines, which hold grand finals for various levels of their competition.

The 2017 event will see handlers & dogs from Open, Advanced and Intermediate levels battle it out across two days of competition.  Set in the beautiful area of Kilkivan Queensland, 2.5hrs north of Brisbane, this is guaranteed to be an exciting weekend.

Spectators are warmly welcomed.  If you'd like to come along to the SSAA WGAA 2017 Multi Level Championships, please drop us an email at info@unitedfieldandretrieving.org.au or via our website.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Anzac Trial 2017

This years Anzac weekend of trials, has again, come and gone.

All those who attended can attest to yet another wonderful event.  Not only did we enjoy the friendly competition, beautiful trophy table and a warm fire at night (and maybe a few drinks)!  But we also spent time remembering those that fought for the freedom of our country with a very special service. A very big thanks to Stuart and Edwena Adcock for all their efforts, and the donation of a beautiful perpetual trophy.

The Anzac Trophy was awarded to the highest scoring competitor for the weekend, and was warmly welcomed by it's first recipients, Bryan Pritchard & Gunner. 
A well deserved win!

One of the highlights of our Anzac service, was a poetry reading from the property owner, Ian.  Ian was asked if he would like to contribute to our service, and I don't think he could have chosen better piece.  I have transcribed the poems below for all to read, it was not only a beautiful tribute to the men, women and animals that fought, but it was also a touching piece that brought a tear to my eye....and he read it from memory.

by John McCrae, May 1915
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Having read John McCrae's poem 'In Flanders Fields' Moina Michael made a personal pledge to 'keep the faith'.  he felt compelled to make a note of this pledge and hastily scribbled down a response entitled "We Shall Keep the Faith" on the back of a used envelope.  From that day she vowed to wear a read poppy of Flanders Fields as a sign of remembrance.

by Moina Michael, November 1918
Oh! you who sleep in Flanders Fields,
Sleep sweet - to rise anew!
We caught the torch you threw
And holding high, we keep the Faith
With All who died.
We cherish, too, the poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led;
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies,
But lends a lustre to the red
Of the flower that blooms above the dead
In Flanders Fields.
And now the Torch and Poppy Red
We wear in honor of our dead.
Fear not that ye have died for naught;
We'll teach the lesson that ye wrought
In Flanders Fields.


Thursday, 9 February 2017

RTCD RTCH Garjanhauf Errol


3/3/2003 - 16/10/2016

Sam and Elaine Haigh had to say goodbye to one of their best mates, Errol late last year.

Errol was a wonderful dog who worked so hard for Sam, achieving so much in the trialing field, won so  numerous trials, and his name is engraved on so many trophies and shields.

He has left behind two lovely dogs sired by him, to follow in his footsteps,  Tallowood Errols Elley (Elley) and Tallowood Coras Butch (Butch).
So his memory will carry on through both dogs.

He was a gentle natured dog, with a big heart and will be sadly missed
From everyone in UFR Errol...Rest in peace old fellow.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

2016 Trophy Night - 14th January 2017

The Acacia Ridge Hotel, 1386 Beaudesert Road, Acacia Ridge.

6.30pm - 11.30pm

Tickets - $50 per person
Includes 3 Course Meal, Tea & Coffee

Lucky Door Prizes and Raffles Drawn on the Night.

RSVP 10th December 2016
To Margaret Wedgewood 0417 606 214
or Denise Nimmo 07 3351 2398

Payment can be made via direct deposit or cheque.
Hotel accommodation is available.

December Meeting - Cancelled

Our December meeting has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.
All agenda items for this meeting will be carried over to our February meeting, Wednesday 1/2/16.

Sunday, 17 July 2016

2016 SSAA Championship - Postponed

At our July Meeting, the decision was made to postpone our 2016 Championship to 2017.

More information will follow soon.

In the meantime, we'd like to thank everyone who kindly donated their services, time and sponsorship efforts for this event. 

Please stay tuned!

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

PLEASE NOTE - July Meeting Postponement

Due to the funeral of Fran Jones on Wednesday 6th July, our July meeting will be postpone until the Memorial Weekend of Trials at Jimna.

All members present are welcome to attend.

Mrs Fran Jones - Funeral Arrangements

One  of our members sadly passed away last Saturday. 

Fran Jones was an active member of UFR from 'day 1', Vice President Training,  Retrieving Judge and a lady who loved nothing more than spending time with her husband and  her dogs.

 Fran had successes with Retrieving and Tracking. She will be missed.

Fran's funeral arrangements are as follows -
'Garden Chapel' Albany Creek Crematorium
Wednesday 6th July at 10.30am
Following the service, everyone is invited to share refreshments at the Samsonvale and District Public Hall, Winn Road, Mt Samson. (about 20 minutes drive from the Crematorium)

Fran was an active member of the Samsonvale Hall Committee and loved relaxing on the verandahs.

It would be appreciated if you could please bring a plate to share at the Hall.

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Memorial Weekend of Trials - 16th & 17th July - Jimna QLD


Saturday 16th July 2016 - Our 'Companion Trial'
Sunday 17th July 2016 - Our 'Garry Haigh Memorial Trial'
These Trials will be held at Monsildale (Jimna) Qld and Camping is available.

Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.

Unfortunately we have lost many great trialing friends, both two legged and four over the years.  UFR's Memorial Weekend of Trials is a weekend of celebration, as we remember those that are not longer with us, all of the wonderful things they brought to not only our lives, but also our sport, and the memories that they leave behind.