English Springer Spaniel Club of Eastern Nebraska

More than just field trials


​​Since the late 1950’s, when it was known as the Three Rivers Club, the Club has encouraged sportsmanship and goodwill through a variety of activities including AKC licensed Field Trials and Hunting Tests, fun trials, training sessions, and social gatherings.

The Club’s field trial history is rich with a tradition of top-flight competition events. It’s first AKC licensed field trial was held at Lake Manawa in 1970 and won by Saighton’s Sizzler. The Club hosted the 1972-73 National Amateur Championship in Mead, NE. We hold a Spring Field Trial in late March and a Fall Trial in mid-October.

Club membership and activities have flourished recently. Training and field trial participation of many Club members has been rewarded by a number of placements in Puppy, Amateur, and Open Stakes throughout North America.

There’s more to our Club than field trials. Many new members have learned to appreciate the English Springer Spaniel as a fine hunting companion and some members have enhanced their first exposure to hunting and upland game birds through active participation in Club training sessions. In addition, the Club has gained access to a variety of training sites in Eastern Nebraska, thus giving members the opportunity to train on a formal and informal basis. We try to have pigeons and pheasants available on a year round basis for training sessions.

Training your ESS

Dog training and field trail preparation are conducted in a friendly atmosphere in which novice handlers are encouraged to learn the finer points of the English Springer Spaniel from Club veterans with over 100 years of combined amateur and professional experience. Gun safety is required and promoted at all times.