Who We Are

TarTan Gordon Setter Club, Inc.
Est. 1954

The TarTan Gordon Setter Club is an AKC-licensed organization, established in 1954 for the purpose of preserving and promoting the Gordon Setter through performance and conformation events. Initially, the venues were field trials and a specialty show, but interests have grown to include hunt tests, agility trials, several supported entries, an annual picnic, and annual banquet, and more.

Whether you own a Gordon Setter or not; from non-owners to pet owners, to serious competitors, everyone is welcome to join our club. We have a wonderful group of individuals who love, enjoy and compete in all disciplines and aspects of Gordon Setter ownership. Centered in New England, including New York State, east of the Hudson River, our club offers field trials, hunting tests, specialties, supported entries and social events, including picnics and banquets, where we can enjoy each other’s company and take pleasure in our dogs. We are a cohesive group that takes pride in our reputation for friendliness and hospitality.

Officers and Committee Chairs

Robin Marshall Email
Board Members:
Laura Bedford
Richard Dwyer
Jim MacWalter
Coleen Banks

Vice President:
Karen Gatchell
Cindy Fitzgerald
PO Box 387
123 Culver Rd
Pinnacle, NC 27043

Ginette Desrosiers
Ellen Shanahan
PO Box 538
Great Barrington, MA 01230


Field Trials:
Susan DeSilver
(203) 484-4738
Hunting Tests:
Jim MacWalter
Kimberly Thorpe

Obedience and Agility:
Flaherty: Susan DeSilver
(203) 484-4738
HELDCA: Brenda Campbell
(603) 668-3689

Rescue Chair Email
Ann and Paul McCoy

130 Foxhill Rd
Pomfret, CT 06259
(508) 832-4110
Supported Entries:
Karen Gatchell

Picnic and Match:
Robin Marshall
Promotional Inventory:
Laura Bedford
(860) 489-9908

Health and Genetics:
Candice Bell

Public Education:
Jani Wolstenholme


 Webmaster: Donnah Brnger Email


Content Editors:
Karol Paduch (statistics)
Jani Wolstenholme
Staff: Ginette Desrosiers (mailing)

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