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The Cape Field Trial Club was affiliated to KUSA in May 1993 and runs two Retriever Trials a year, one of which is held under the auspices of The Kennel Association.  Normally our Trials are both held in September, but in 2013 they will take place in July; the location will remain as usual, farms in the beautiful Botrivier area, just north of Hermanus.

In addition to its Retriever activities, the Club has an active HPR section which holds its annual Trial near Greyton during May.  We have also just started a Weimaraner section and in 2012 we hosted the first Weimaraner Shooting Rating to be held in the Western Cape.

In 2010 the CFTC hosted the National Retriever championship at Nuwejaarsrivier Farm near Hermanus.  The winner, Ch FT Ravenside Bluemoon of Snowpine MHR (Boss) and his handler, Chris Emin, returned to the same location in 2011 to win our CFTC Open stake.  In 2012 they won the Kennel Association Open Stake at Botrivierplaas, but the CFTC Open went to Elaine Walker and Bardale DB’s Triumph of Walkabout WHR (Tess).

As well as KUSA-licenced Trials the CFTC offers training sessions and informal Tests during the late summer and early winter, held near Somerset West and Botrivier, and a number of “fun” events during the year.  In early March 2013, jointly with the Cape Gundog Club, we will be hosting the FTLC Judges Symposium which includes one day of classroom presentations and discussion and one day in the field.  In addition, we are hoping to include a ‘Vets’ Evening” at which a number of professionals will be available for discussion of veterinary issues.

All members of CFTC receive a Newsletter every two months and the Club’s website, at, contains schedules of upcoming events, useful information for dog owners and a delightful picture gallery with hundreds of shots taken by both amateur and professional photographers.


Cape Field Trial Club contact details are:


Please note that all official correspondence
and/or any club related enquiries, irrespective of committee portfolio, are to be sent to:
CFTC Website E-mail:

Chairlady – Jorisna Bonthuys
Address : 4e Laan 9, Boston, Bellville 7530
E-mail: Mobile 083 286 7265

Vice Chairlady – Kathy Owens
Address : PO Box 137, Gordon’s Bay 7151,
E-mail: Mobile 079 815 1705

Secretary – Amanda de Wet
Address: PO Box 12896, Die Boord, Stellenbosch, 7613
E-mail: Mobile 082 579 2831

Treasurer – Jacqueline Taljaard
Address : PO Box 369, Somerset Mall , 7137
Mobile 082 921 6605

HPR – Trudi Winter
Mobile 072 915 4013

Game – Andre Thuynsma
Address ; PO Box 1884, Port Elizabeth, 6000
Mobile 083 452 6426


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Labrador Retriever Kennel Club
The Working Spaniel Association
The Transvaal Hunt, Point and Retrieve Field Trial Club
Natal Gundog Club
The Weimaraner Klub of Gauteng
The Golden Retriever Club of the Transvaal
The Working Gundog and Conservation Club - WGCC
Transvaal  Field Trial  Association - TFTA
The Working Retriever Club
Cape Gundog Club
Cape Field Trial Club

The Gundog Club


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Retriever Field Trial Results for 2012 Download (PDF)

Retriever Field Trial Results for 2011 Download (PDF)

To view recent changes in dogs' SAHR status follow this link

The key to abbreviations used may be found here.


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This year's Field Trial Calendar
Download (PDF)