It is with heavy hearts we write this. With the latest ‘plans’ to go forward with released recently and after much discussion over the last few weeks we feel that unfortunately it would be irresponsible of us to continue with Clumberfest in July this year.
We are really sorry to write that Clumberfest 2020 has been cancelled due to Covid 19 and the social distancing restrictions in place.
We were really looking forward to seeing you all, old friends and new and we will have to really make up for it 2021!!
We will book and release the 2021 dates as soon as we can so we all have 2021 in the diaries to look forward to.
In the meantime – look out for your chance to win a Hernia Henry! Details to be announced shortly!
Please have a read of the Clumber Spaniel Health newsletter – this group was born at Clumberfest 2019 and hope to do good things to improve the health of all Clumber Spaniels
I have added our provisional plan for events over Clumberfest 2020. See here.
It looks like fun! I hope to see you there!
As a result of discussions that came out over the period of Clumberfest 2019, there have been two initiatives launched:
A Facebook Page on UK Clumber Health, please look for:
Clumber Spaniel Health UK
A Website that provides a resource for Clumber Spaniel health information – a link is here
Thank you for your support of Clumberfest 2019
If you want to go straight to the pictures! Click here
Clumberfest 2019 is officially over. We have just had our last time around the tables in the middle of the field having a drink,some eats a laugh and putting the world to rights. This is the 5th Clumberfest, we have had some good Clumberfests, but by my reckoning this was a GREAT Clumberfest.
We sold over 750 raffle tickets and as everything was donated, that is pure profit, put that together with the auctioned items and donations through the week we made a fantastic £1100 to use towards Clumber health!
Clumberfest doesn’t happen without a lot of work. Pam Sheppard has worked tirelessly before Clumberfest in getting donations and selling raffle tickets and also through the days here making sure things are just ticking over nicely and we have “happy campers”. Also many thanks to Lynn Peters who gave a great talk on IOHC which was received very well and opened many eyes to a new health issue appearing in Clumbers. Also to Adrian Peters who with Lynn sourced some fantastic prizes for the raffle. I am also grateful to Glenis Barlow, who so kindly donated items we have been auctioning and have had available to buy at Clumberfest and to Graham Underwood who donated a super Clumber figure that sold for £100! I mustn’t forget Paul Stockford and Julie Guest who help out in many ways through the days and wish them well for their wedding later in July. Lastly to my son William for brewing the Clumberfest Cider he produces every year that is enjoyed by many (including me) and adds to the coffers!
Finally I thank all of you who read these ramblings and support Clumberfest by coming (some of you from a long way) to Wiltshire and making it a great weekend, by supporting the events, the pub quiz, the Fun Show and readily part with your money in support of this great cause.
Two last things.
We have had many discussions over this weekend following the talk by Lynn Peters on IOHC. We have decided that the money will be spent on that topic in both raising the awareness of the problem and looking to see if it can be detected in a better was than a very expensive CT Scan examination, also how is this problem passed down the breeding lines. We’ll keep you informed of developments!
Secondly, a date for your diaries NOW.
Clumberfest 2020 will run from July 6th 2020 to July 13th 2020.
Camping from the 6th and the actual Clumberfest will be on July 11th and 12th. We are still deciding activities, but first thoughts are along the lines of “what’s involved in this showing malarkey” and “so you want to work your dog” aka “Dog training with dummies for dummies!”
Plus possibly a basic grooming demonstration and of course the obligatory walk and pub-quiz!
See you there!
If you have got this far well done and thank you.
Peter Shepppard, organiser
Everything you wanted to know about Clumberfest 2019 is available here – 2019 Info Pack
Some fabulous raffle prizes added to the list, check out the raffle info page for more details – https://clumberfest.org/raffle-2/
Tuffies Dog Beds – https://www.tuffies.co.uk/
Quistel – https://quistel.com/collections/soothing-ear-cleaners
Lilys Kitchen – https://www.lilyskitchen.co.uk/
Paul O Grady Dog Food – https://shop.burgesspetcare.com/dog/paul-ogrady