Up Coming Events

Dear Trialers

The South African Field Trial Club was established in 1908 and the club caters for enthusiasts who wish to nurture and perpetuate the natural hunting instincts inherent in gundogs. The South African Field Trial Club hosts a nucleus of enthusiasts who develop, train and compete with the country’s finest hunting dogs.

The SAFTC would like to extend an invitation, to all to join us at any of our events.

PLEASE NOTE: These dates or venues may change as the year progresses, make sure you are subscribed to our newsletter to be kept in the loop, please email Vicki secretary@saftc.co.za to be added to the list.

SAFTC Events for 2019
Date Event Likely venue (this is influenced by many factors particularly environmental ones, so could change)
27 April SURVEY Verloren Valei
17 – 18


ST HUBERT TEAM Farms in Memel area
1 June MEMEL SHOOT Farms in Memel area
29 June SURVEY Settlers
13 July SURVEY The Verloren Valei Sub-committee of the SAFTC invites you to participate in the second survey of 2019.

Date: Saturday 13th July

Time: 7h00 for 7h30   Please note that the starting time will be strictly adhered to

Venue: Verloren Valei Nature Reserve. We will meet at the office.

Entrance Fee to Verloren Valei is R50 per person

Please let me know if you plan to join us, by e-mail : Susan.Allen@sakata.eu or call me on 083 643 6877.

Look forward to seeing you there,

Susan Allen

Chairman – Verloren Valei Sub-Committee of SAFTC

25 – 27 July Main Trials (Derby/Maiden & Open/Champs) Verloren Valei Trial

  • Derby and Maiden Stakes starting on Thursday the 25th and half day on 26th of July 2019 (ending at 12 noon)
  • Open/Championship Stakes starting on Friday the 26th at 2.00pm and concluding on Saturday the 27th of July 2019.

Entry Form: Please download, complete and forward, with proof of payment of fees without delay to:-fieldtrials2019@saftc.co.za

 Closing Date:  For the Derby , Maiden and Open/ Championship Stakes is  11th July.  Late entries cannot be included in the programme.

Trial Headquarters & Accommodation:

Elandskloof Trout Farm near Dullstroom, please download the booking and email it to the venue

See website for directions: www.elandskloof.co.za)

Limited accommodation is being held for the club so book early to avoid disappointment. Payment of the total on your booking form is required to secure booking

Regarding accommodation at Elandskloof please see the attached booking form for options and prices. Kindly communicate directly with them when making your booking  and cc fieldtrials2019@saftc.co.za

Note that:

  • Dogs are welcome but not allowed on the beds
  • The Club will be responsible for any damage to the units.
  • Elandskloof now charge for the DOGS’ accommodation at R100 per dog for the weekend.


  • Breakfast – make your own (accommodation is self-catering)
  • Lunch – bring your own picnic lunches – we will eat on the lawn outside the Verloren Valei office as usual
  • Dinner – Thursday and Friday – self- catering. Braai facilities are available at Elandskloof.
  • Prize Giving and Dinner (R260 per person) on Saturday evening 27th July to be at Elandskloof. (Elandskloof booking form attached)

 Roll call, starting times & designated parking areas at Verloren Valei:

  • Assembly, roll call and the day’s draw  will be at 7.30 am, daily and at 2.00 pm on Friday the 26th of June at the Verloren Valei offices 1 km from the reserve entrance.
  • Parking at the Reserve must be in designated areas only (see map attached). There are now strict rules in place with regard to where vehicles may go and where vehicles may park in the Reserve. Mike Zingel will act as the liaison with the Verloren Valei Management.


Trial Convenor:

Susan Allen – for any queries call 083 643 6877 or e-mail fieldtrials2019@saftc.co.za

9 – 10 August St HUBERT Settlers
24 August HEIDELBERG SHOOT Heidelberg farms
31 August SURVEY Verloren Valei – end of season survey

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