About Rickneys

Rickneys Dog Training Ground

Rickneys is a gundog training ground, designed and set up to aid all aspects of gundog training in secure safe area. The Training Ground is available for hire on an individual or group basis allowing dogs of all ages to be trained from Puppy to Open standard using the features of the Training Ground.

The majority of people train their own dogs but we do have contact details of Dog Trainers available to hire, you are also welcome to bring your own guest Dog Trainer if you wish to organise this yourself.

The Training Ground is also available for hire for other Dog Training activities such as Obedience Training, Agility Training, Dog Tracking and Dog Walking / Exercising.

Safe and Secure

Our training ground is ideal for walking in a safe secure area, hire it and run it as a dog walking business


WalkingRickneys Training Ground is available for hire for Dog Walking / Exercising. As the area is secure it is a perfect place to walk dogs safely, ideal for a dog walking business.

ObedienceRickneys Training Ground is available for hire for Dog Obedience Training. We would be happy to discuss with this with interested parties.

TrackingRickneys Training Ground is available for hire for Dog Tracking. We would be happy to discuss with interested parties wishing to set up Training Sessions and Training Equipment or run it as a business

AgilityRickneys Training Ground is available for hire for Dog Agility Training. We have a number of fences and dog jumps set up. Interested parties wishing to set up Training Sessions, Equipment or run an agility business should contact us.


We have many different types of ditches

Rickneys Gundog Training Ground Features

We have many, many features, most of which are listed below, feel free to ask if what you'd like to do isn't listed.

Dog Jumps

We have seven types of jumps

Rickneys Hire Charges

There is a minimum hire charge based on morning, afternoon and evening sessions




Rickneys Gundog Training Ground Hire - £15.00 per person (multiple dogs can be taken)

Rabbit/Pigeon Shooting - £30.00 per person (multiple dogs can be taken)

Dog Agility Training – Please contact us below for details

Dog Obedience Training - £15.00 per person (multiple dogs can be taken)

Dog Tracking Training - £15.00 per person (multiple dogs can be taken)

Dog Walking / Exercising - £15.00 per person (multiple dogs can be taken)



Many different types of entry points

Gundog Guest Trainers - Contact Details

Adem Fehmi - Dog-Ease

Adem is an experienced gundog trainer who is available to give one to one or group lessons at the training ground for Beginners, Puppy, Novice through to Open standard dogs.
For more information please contact Adem directly for detail



Mobile Number 07957 284406

Office Number 01763 220826


Abbie Crawley – Riverlily Working Dogs

Abbie is an IABTC Qualified Dog Instructor and a member of the Guild of Dog Trainers. Riverlily Working Dogs run by Abbie offers Gundog Training for all standards of dogs and holds regular Group Training Days and Working Tests at Rickneys Training Ground.
For more information please contact Abbie via the Riverlily Working Dogs website and click on “Bengeo Training”.



Rickneys Dog Training Ground is also available for other guest trainers to use. We would be happy to discuss with interested parties wishing to hold training lessons or run it as a dog training business.

Contact us

Feel free to contact us either by telephone, click on the email or use the form below.

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Directions and map

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Places To Stay Near Rickneys Training Ground In Hertfordshire

We have listed bed and breakfast's and hotels close to Rickneys that people who have use our dog training ground have stayed in and have been happy with. There are many more hotels in the area which can be googled, however there is a shortage of bed and breakfast facilities near the ground. You will also need to check if dogs are allowed in the rooms should you require this option.

High Hedges B&B, Green Tye, Much Hadham, SG10 6JP (dog friendly) - Tel 01279 842505

Our Breeds

Wadesmill Golden Retrievers

Kim and Sherry of WoodlandsSherry of Woodlands & her sister, Kim.

The Wadesmill Line was started in 1968 by Max and Dorothy Wright with their first working bitch, Sherry of Woodlands (foundation bitch), who won the Northern Golden Retriever Novice Field Trial in Spalding Lincolnshire in 1970.

FTC Wadesmill CaeserField Trial Champion Wadesmill Caesar.

Max and Dorothy were bitten by the field trial bug and bought in Wadesmill Caesar (the first dog to have the Wadesmill Affix) and went on to make him up into a Field Trial Champion in 1974. Sherry of Woodlands and FTch Wadesmill Caesar were mated in 1971 (foundation litter). From this litter Wadesmill Jane went on to compete in field trials gaining 8 second places in Open Stakes.

Max and Dorothy carried on the Wadesmill line up to 2010 when Andrew and Julie took over the Wadesmill Affix , breeding their first litter from their bitch Hoghedens Susa from Sweden and Wadesmill.

Wadesmill Luke, Katie and TinkerWadesmill Luke, Wadesmill Katie and Wadesmill Tinker.

Marcus May Be of Wadesmill, 2005 GRC openMarcus May Be of Wadesmill with Andrew Wright.

2006 IGL retriever champion, Marcus Maybe WadesmillMarcus May Be of Wadesmill, IGL Retriever Champion in 2006.

In 1996 Andrew had two brothers, Wadesmill Ben and Wadesmill Glen from a litter by Wadesmill Katie. Andrew made Wadesmill Ben into the second Wadesmill Field Trial Champion by winning the Herts, Beds, Bucks Open in 1999 and the Northern Golden Retriever Association Open in 2000. Wadesmill Glen went on to sire Marcus Maybe of Wadesmill who Andrew also made into a Field Trial Champion and winning the IGL Retriever Championship in 2006 and becoming only the 4th Golden Retriever ever to win the Retriever Championship.

FTch Marcus Maybe of Wadesmill won the 2005 Golden Retriever Club 2 day Open stake and the 2006 Leicestershire Gundog Society 2 day Open Stake to become the third Wadesmill Field Trial Champion.

The Fourth Wadesmill trial championArchie Charlie of Wadesmill.

Three field trial championsFTC Wadesmill Ben, FTC Marcus May Be of Wadesmill, FTC Archie Charlie of Wadesmill.

Andrew then went on to make up the fourth Wadesmill Field trial Champion with Archie Charlie of Wadesmill from the litter by Wadesmill Sherry (litter sister of Wadesmill Ben and Glen) who won the 2006 Chiltern Gundog Open Stake and 2008 Golden Retriever Club 2 day Open Stake.

The Wadesmill Line now goes back eight generations and is still going strong.

Overthwarts Labradors

The Overthwarths line was started by Andrew and Julie Wright from their first working Labrador bitch, Birdbrook Opel.

Overthwarts labradors

The lines prefix name of Overthwarts is from Julie's Grandparents farm near Alnwick in Northumberland where Julie spent much of her childhood at weekends and school holidays.

overthwarts berwickOverthwarts Berwick

The first dog to have the Overthwarts prefix was Overthwarts Olive who has gone on to produce Overthwarts Berwick our most successful dog has won both Novice and Open Working Tests, a Novice Field Trial and has had two Second places, five Third places and a Fourth Place in 2 Day Open Stakes to date.

Overthwarts Tweed by Birdbrook Opel has also had numerous working test awards and has won a novice field trial, so is qualified to run in open stake field trials.


At Rickneys, we often have gundog and labrador puppies for sale, to find out more, please email julie@rickneys.com. We'll put pictures up in this gallery to show you the adorable puppies.


Please meet our latest proud parents (July 2016), Overthwarts Swarland (mother) and Ferbury Lancelot of Smithstead (father)

Overthwarts Swarland with labrador puppiesOverthwarts Swarland with her puppies born on the 13 July 2016

Ferbury Lancelot of SmithsteadMeet the father of our latest puppies, Ferbury Lancelot of Smithstead

Overthwarts Swarland and Ferbury Lancelot of Smithstead labrador puppiesAnother picture of our one week old puppies 20 July 2016 - more pictures coming soon!

Wadesmill Daffodil and Wadesmill Sacome gundogsThese are the parents of our puppies born in 2015, Wadesmill Daffodil and Wadesmill Sacome

Wadesmill Daffodil gundog puppy for saleWadesmill Daffodil Puppies 1 week old (2015)

Wadesmill Daffodil gundog puppiesWadesmill Daffodil Puppies 3 weeks old (2015)