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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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Monday, 20 July 2015

The first SSAA WGAA 'North South Challenge'


Yes, we did it...and yes, it was cold!

The first weekend in July saw a group of 22 of our members take the trip to VIC to compete in the first SSAA WGAA 'North South Challenge'.  The temps dropped lower and lower, the further we headed south, but with our winter wardrobe packed, nothing could stop us...heavens, we had a retrieving trial to go to!

Our Victorian counterparts were very welcoming, and we thoroughly enjoyed their company over the two days.  It was wonderful to spend the weekend, chatting and sharing experiences with like-minded people, swapping trialling and training tips, and of course making new friends.

We'd like to thank Mr Malcolm McLeod, Mr Robert Price, and Mrs Margaret Wedgwood for traveling down from Qld to judge. And likewise to the Victorian judges for the weekend, Mr Byron Kendall and Mr Andrew Yeoman.  Special mention should also go to the trail managers for the weekend, Mr Kevin Phelps and Mr Luke Warner, who did a fabulous job.  However the weekend would not have been possible without the masterminds of the weekend, of Mr Jim Jeffrey and Mr Barry Oliver.

Visit our Flickr site to see images from the weekend, or follow us on Facebook.
Likewise, if you'd like to here more about what is happening with WGAA in Victoria, please visit their blog at http://wgaa.blogspot.com.au/







15th - 16th August Retrieving Trial - Kilkivan QLD



This event will be ONE TRIAL OVER TWO DAYS - 2 runs Saturday, and 2 runs Sunday, commencing at 12noon.

To be held in the Kilkivan area, camping will be available from Friday.
We will also having a pot-luck-dinner, so please bring along a pot to share, dinner starting at 6.30pm.

If your are interested in attending, please drop us a line at info@unitedfieldandretrieving.org.au for directions.

For further information please contact Linda Jeffrey at ljeffrey@unitedfieldandretrieving.org.au.

May Long Weekend - 2016

Changes to UFR Calendar - May 2016

The QLD government has just announced that the May Public Holiday will return in 2016, and UFR are super excited! We will be holding a mammoth weekend of competition, camping and all-round good times, so stay tuned!
For further information please contact Linda Jeffrey at ljeffrey@unitedfieldandretrieving.org.au.

NOTE - CHANGE TO OCTOBER TRIALS - 11th October 2015

NOTE - CHANGE TO OCTOBER TRIALS - 11th October 2015

This event has been changed to a one day trial, on the 11/10/15, to be held locally.
This is our last trial for the year and we will be holding a free sausage sizzle for lunch.
Location is to be confirmed. For further information please contact Linda Jeffrey at ljeffrey@unitedfieldandretrieving.org.au.