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Trials Day – February 2024

Starveall Farm, West Ilsley, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 7DN

Sunday 25th February 2024

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Please find below the entry forms for Trials Day. Please note there are two separate forms, one for new dogs starting trialing or in the process of obtaining their lure coursing licence, and a separate one for dogs that have licences and can be used as clearing partners. Please ensure you complete the correct form for the dog(s) you wish to enter.

For newcomers with Whippets and Italian Greyhounds, these breeds are separated into 2 categories, ‘standard’ and ‘sprinter’. This has nothing to do with the speed of the dog, it is categories for the height!

The maximum height at withers is for Whippet (standard) 51 cm for dogs, 48cm for bitches. The maximum of a whippet (sprinter) is 56cm for dogs, 52cm for bitches

The maximum height at withers is for Italian Greyhound (standard) 38 cm. The maximum of an Italian Greyhound (sprinter) is 41cm.

All whippets and Italian Greyhounds are measured officially prior to licences being issued, however we ask all triallers to use their best estimate when entering so we can assure the appropriate partner dog is used during any paired trial.

Any questions please ask

Online entry is open until the 18th of February


Due to the earlier date for Team entry deadline being received by the WCC organisers, the procedure for joining Team UK has been altered from invitation to application. This means that instead of invitations being sent to the top qualifiers after the Spring Championships and then spaces being opened to reserves, those hoping for a place on the Team will now be required to apply in advance.

The same points system as used previously will still be used to determine from the applications which dogs will be allocated a position. The League Table showing current points can be seen here
Please remember, Spring Championships will be the final qualifier and opportunity to gain points. Winners of the National Championships 2023 automatically qualify, but owner’s will still need to complete the application form to claim the place.

2024 Meeting Dates

Proposed 2024 Event Dates – Some locations are to be confirmed at a later date.

25/02/2024 Trials DayWest Ilsley, Newbury
17/03/2024Spring ChampionshipsWest Ilsley, Newbury
27/07/2024Trials DayNewhaven, Derbyshire
28/07/2024Summer ChampionshipsNewhaven, Derbyshire
29/09/2024National ChampionshipsStratford Racecourse