NEFRA’s 25th Anniversary Celebration Weekend

Somewhat delayed, yet eagerly awaited – NEFRA will be holding their 25th celebration weekend on 7th-8th May 2022.

This will be at Hayes Farm Hucknall Rd, Newstead Village, Nottingham, NG15 0BD. Google Maps.

Signs to the location will be out on the day, just off M1 junction 27.

The weekend is fun-packed and full of things to keep you entertained.

Catering available over the weekend for snacks, burgers, chips etc. including vegetarian options & breakfasts.

Bar facilities will also be available throughout Saturday and Sunday. Not only selling alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks but also tea, coffee, cakes & soft drinks.

We will hold raffle on both days with some lovely prizes.

NEFRA is very grateful to the kind support offered by The Flatcoated Retriever Society to help host this event.

The timetable of events is planned as follows:


Saturday 7th May 2022


Open Show (contact Paula Goulette for details) with our breed specialist judge Ros Tierling, stakes classes to be judged by Val Orme (schedule available).
ENTRIES CLOSED: 21st April

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Scurry – test your dog’s speed against the others on our retriever leaderboard.

Rally have-a-go with Stoneleigh Rally Club. The Kennel Club Rally Information SIte. Link to Stoneleigh Rally Website

Working Gundog Demonstration with NEFRA members Andy Sweeney & Sue Rodgers.

Evening entertainment

  • film show – suitable for families
  • treasure hunt
  • quiz
  • BBQ & Hog Roast

Camping/caravan pitches are available (contact Paula Goulette for details).


Sunday 8th May 2022


Novice and Open Working Test (see our separate post) at nearby Abbeyfields Farmhouse, Newstead Abbey grounds with our judges Steve and Ann Crookes, Elaine Whittaker & Malcolm Peacock.

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Rally One open class level one Rally – click here for schedule. Organised by Stoneleigh Rally. Limited to 46 dogs.

The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme the ability to take bronze, silver or gold tests Link to the Kennel Club Site explaining the scheme.
Bronze open to anyone – Silver and Gold subject to proof of having gained previous levels.

Fun Dog Show with 10 classes open to anyone – entries taken on the day per class with our judge Hilary Buckley.


For any further details please look out for further updates on the NEFRA website and on our Facebook Page.