Field Trial Schedule 2018/2019
Thursday 22nd November 2018: OPEN (revised date)
Thursday 17th January 2019: ALL AGED
Tuesday 29th January 2019: NOVICE
European Field Trial Championships
Every year the Vizsla European Field Trial Championships also known as the Europa Cup are hosted by a different country and their respective Vizsla Club. This, the milestone twentieth year is no different and is set to be held in the breeds homeland, Hungary. The purpose of the Championship as set out in its manifesto is “to provide a selection of dogs from across Europe in good health and well proportioned according to the standard of the breed, which hunt efficiently in a breed appropriate style in a top class international competition in order to provide an essential contribution to the selection of the genetically best transmitting dogs for the improvement of the hunting ability of the Magyar Vizsla. It offers hunters and dog lovers the opportunity of meeting each other in a top class competition in order to stimulate the interest for using the Magyar Vizsla as a hunting dog and to promote the sport.” It is a prestigious event for the breeds both smooth and wirehaired and with that in mind the event crowns the new Vizsla European Field Trial Champion for that year.
The incumbent Team Captain, Richard Chellumbrun has attended and represented Team GB for all but 2 years since 2006 and over the years he has been accompanied by other enthusiasts in the breeds both as fellow competitors and spectators. Due to the ongoing success of Team GB and a resurgent reputation on the continent of British dogs it is felt that again this year Team GB should carry on flying the flag in Hungary.
Further details can be found here: Europa Cup – Information Sheet
As interest has grown in the event across our breeds, those wishing to take part in the event as a competitor in either the Derby or Europa Cup itself should submit the Europa Cup Application Form. Those wishing to spectate are encouraged to do so and should contact the Team Captain for further details.