Essex Area Activities 2024

  Provisional dates for 2024   


The Summer Programme will be sent out at the end of January with confirmed dates



Training classes 2024    

There will be classes for puppy/starter, novice and  advanced novice/open dogs.

The classes are to help give you a guide so you can continue with your own training and build on it.  They give a starting point in retrieving, taking direction and what standard will be expected if you are entering working tests, trials or picking-up.

Dogs must be able to sit steady and quietly (no continual whining or barking) and be able to walk to heel both on and off lead, and come to recall.

If your dog is not yet to that standard these classes will not be suitable for you just yet.


You will need a whistle and slip lead (available to purchase from the club shop at the classes) and ideally have a game/dummy bag.

All training takes place outside so come appropriately dressed, and with suitable footwear as the ground may be uneven in places.


One dog per handler         No bitches in season


Please arrive for 9:30am to register for 10am start.   

This will allow time to exercise your dog before the classes start.


You must be a fully paid up member of the URC to attend the training classes and all events


 Further details from Training Co-ordinator Cath Elsey 01787 371412 (after 7:30pm)




Sunday 4th February

10.00am  Springfield , Chelmsford                                                                 

Sunday 11th February 

10.00am   Springfield 

Sunday 25th February

10.00am  Springfield

Sunday 3rd March

10.00am  Springfield 

Sunday 24th March

10.00am  Springfield 

Sunday 14th April

10.00am  Springfield 





Sunday 4th August

  Sugar Beet Training Morning

Full details will be in the Summer Programme


Working tests to be held during 2024  

DateTime    Class / Location


7th April


9.00 for 9.30am

Special Puppy Novice Veteran


12th  May


9.00 for 9.30am

Open Qualifier Working Test 

West Bergholt



14th July


9.00 for 9.30am

Special Puppy/Novice /Veteran WT



1st  September


9.00 for 9.30am

Open Sugar Beet WT 

Newton Green

13th October 9:00 for 9:30am

Novice WT



Full schedules, definitions and entry forms are in the Summer Programme and can also be obtained from our Working Test Secretary:

Marianne Jackson
Telephone: 07710 123996


The date for the Essex Area AGM  is Tuesday FEBRUARY 20th  at Marks Tey Village Hall 7:30pm


URC Area Finals   30th June      Hosted by the BCC Area