The English Setter Club of America - 275 Rt. 541 Medford, New Jersey 08088

The English Setter Club of America Inc., founded in 1905, is one of the oldest and most prestigious clubs of its kind in the United States. The Club is rich in tradition and bird dog lore. Since its inception, it has conducted American Field trials and has been the site for many American Field Championships and AKC Field Trials open to all pointing dog breeds, professional handlers and amateurs alike. The English Setter Club of America/Medford, NJ has been described in Bird Dog journals and Sporting Dog magazines as the greatest one course trial in America, and now after one hundred years, the club is still held in the highest esteem.

According to AKC History: Written record shows that the first AKC Field Trial was held in 1924 by the English Setter Club of America on their grounds in Medford, N.J.


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Quail will be released in all stakes. A blank cartridge will be fired in all stakes. Shotguns with Blank Shells not permitted. Horseback or Walking handling is permitted in both championship stakes. Please mark entries if you intend on handling on foot. All stakes single course without a bird field.


Only designated officials and judges shall be allowed to operate motor vehicles and ATV’s within the course limits.


From the North or South, NJ Turnpike to EXIT 5. Turn RIGHT onto Route #541 after toll. Take Route 541 towards Mt. Holly. Turn RIGHT onto Mt. Holly BY-PASS (at Burger King) towards Route 38. Go straight across Rt. 38 and at next light turn RIGHT onto Route #541. Follow Rt. 541 south through Lumberton towards Medford. Turn RIGHT after the Bob Bende Soccer Park onto dirt drive. Watch for English Setter Club sign and field trial arrows at driveway. Proceed SLOWLY down lane. Please travel with current health certificates on all animals. The law requires this.