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Kjesäter Slott - the centre of the IWT

Kjesäter Slott is situated in Södermanland county. The nearest town is Vingåker.

The manor was built in 1865 by Gustaf Trolle Bonde from drawings made by architect J.F. Åbom. The 2 wings stem from the 18th century. During the 2nd World War, Märta Hamilton granted the Norwegian government access to Kjesäter as a transit camp for Norwegian refugees. Some 42 000 Norwegians passed through Kjesäter in their escape from the German occupation.

Since 1981, Kjesäter is owned by Johan Hamilton who together with his wife Anne run the farmland, forestry, property management and hunting.

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  • Kjesäter Slott, 643 92 Vingåker
  • GPS: 59.0445603, 15.9147541
  • 150 km from Stockholm
  • 520 km from Malmö
  • Closest airports are Stockholm Skavsta (75 km) and Stockholm Arlanda (197 km)
  • Closest train station is Vingåker


Friday, 9th of June:
15:00-18:00 Registration
18:30 Opening ceremony
19:00 Welcome dinner

Saturday, 10th of June:
07:30 Opening & practical information for competitors
07:45 Competition starts
18:00 End of day 1
19:30 Dinner

Sunday, 11th of June:
07:30 Meet-up for competitors
07:45 Competition starts
16:00 Run-off (if needed)
17:00-18:00 Prize giving ceremony


Each country may delegate a maximum of 3 national teams. The winning team of 2022, Belgium 1, is kindly invited to defend their title.

Official national teams are entered via each country’s retriever organization.

Free teams may enter and will be drawn after the entry deadline, subject to available spaces.

Entries open for official and free teams: 1st of March – 7th of May.
Draw for free teams: 9th of May.

Entry fee: 11 000 SEK for each team

The entry fee includes (for 3 team members):

  • The competition
  • Dinner on Friday and Saturday
  • Lunch on the grounds on Saturday and Sunday


The IWT is run according to the FCI Rules for International Working Test for Retrievers.

Read them here.

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