Chudleys return as headline sponsor for the 2018 Chudleys Gundog Championship!

The ever-popular Chudleys Gundog Championship is welcomed back to each of the Countryman Fairs events for 2018. With leading dog food manufacturer Chudleys once again sponsoring the championship season throughout.

The first rounds of the Chudleys Gundog Championship is set to kick off at the Kelmarsh Country Show on Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd April 2018.

Competitors and spectators can look forward to a return of popular favourites including Up ‘n’ Over, Long Retrieve, Short Fence, Pick ‘n’ Mix, Duck Distraction and Partridge Pen as well as the Working Test which, for this year, will be a new format. The championship will see gundogs put through a series of challenging trials that will showcase their incredible level of skill and aptitude as they try to complete each task. Qualifiers from each of the events will then go head to head at the Midland Game Fair’s Grand Final in September, with the titleholder awarded with a £2,000 prize, an engraved trophy and rosette.

Countryman Fairs Gundog Events Co-ordinator Laura Bacon says of this year’s upcoming competition: “Year after year, the Chudleys Gundog Championship draws in hundreds of handlers and their dogs eager to take part in this fantastic contest. It’s the only one of its kind, and every year we continue to raise the bar by discovering the finest talent in the world of Scurry and Working Test handlers. We look forward to seeing this year’s action unfold and we welcome each and everyone of you at all the shows this year!”

As a thrilling competition to take part in or to simply spectate, the Chudleys Gundog Championship promises to be a spectacle for all to enjoy. Who will prevail in the Chudleys 2018 Gundog Championship?

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Countryman Fairs back with a bang for 2018!

As we all welcome in the New Year, the Game and Country Fair season is now fast approaching and Countryman Fairs are proud to present their strongest line-up of events in recent history. With the British Falconry & Raptor Fair at the Broadlands Country Show being a fantastic new addition to their impressive portfolio, 2018 is a year not to be missed at Countryman Fairs.

Please see below dates and venues for their 2018 events:

1st – 2nd April 2018 – The Kelmarsh Country Show:

6th – 7th May 2018 – The Broadlands Country Show:

27th – 28th May 2018 – The Highclere Country Show:

11th – 12th August 2018 – The Lowther Show:

15th – 16th September 2018 – The Midland Game Fair:


Situated in the most prestigious estates across the countryside, each event provides breathtakingly stunning views as well as a range of esteemed field sports competitions, incredible entertainment fit for the whole family, exhilarating Main Arena acts and plenty of have-a-go activities for a phenomenal day out.

To avoid the queues on the day, you can choose to pre-book your tickets for the Lowther Show, and benefit from our early-bird discount. To book visit:

Countryman Fairs organise 5 award-winning events across the UK throughout the year, each showcasing the very best in country life. For more information on all of Countryman Fairs events visit the website at and join us on Facebook to stay up to date with all of our latest news and developments as they happen.