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Contact Us
The aim of the Cape Field Trial Club committee is to serve both its members and where possible the gundog community as a whole. Kindly send all enquiries to info@cftc.org.za



Jorisna Bonthuys Honorary Chairlady

Jorisna Bonthuys is a freelance journalist and qualified animal behaviourist. She worked as an environmental and political reporter for Die Burger newspaper before moving to the communication section of WWF South Africa. Jorisna works and shows her Labradors.



Honorary Vice-Chairlady

Kathy Owens worked as a petroleum geologist in UK for 25 years. Relocated to Luanda, Angola in 2001 with partner Pete and their two sons. She moved to South Africa in 2005 and acquired her beautiful Labrador Bridie in 2013 from Wildspirit. Her breeders the Kloecks, said it would be a real shame not to train her for field trials (which Kathy knew nothing about at the time).She discovered Dale Fabian's gundog training in 2014. In addition Kathy is now the proud owner of both Freya who’s from the Bardale stable, and her Bridie.



Honorary Secretary

Amanda de Wet is a wife, mother, Flatcoated Retriever lover and, for going on 10 years, a dog trainer/instructor by profession. In her free time she loves to be outside in nature and when this time is shared with family, friends and her much loved dogs, it is even more treasured and life seems quite complete..



Honorary Treasurer

Jacqueline Taljaard was introduced to the CFTC early 2016 after buying her Labrador, Stoffel. Under the watchful eyes of Dale Fabian and with lots of help and encouragement from Annarie Brandt she is trying to learn the ropes and train her first gundog. As a professional accountant in practice she hopes to put her knowledge of accounting and finances to good use for the benefit of the club. She is a keen birdwatcher, enjoys hiking and her idea of a great holiday is spending time in one of the national parks or nature reserves in our country.



Trudi Winter

Trudi Winter the longest serving on the committee is always willing to impart good judgement in all our decisions. Well known for her famous Bhulisa GSP’s she still has time as secretary to WCFTC.



  Andre Thuynsma