Following our successful Agility Show at Huntingdon Racecourse last year, the Club donated £500.00 to Huntingdon Rugby Club (our hosts for the clubhouse, ring and camping areas) to be spent on equipment for their youth teams. They have purchased some banner feather flags for their mini age group teams to make it easier for everyone to find the correct age group.
Spring at Ramsey
7th – 8th April
Due to waterlogged ground, the Spring at Ramsey show has moved to a new venue at Market Harborough Showground.
The Market Harborough Showground
For those helping at the show, Sandra is judging on Saturday.
Each year we provide ring party at shows for other clubs. They reciprocate by providing a ring party at our show in September. Anybody who works on the ring for which we have provided ring party all day at these shows will receive a packed lunch, priority camping or car parking.
When entering any of these shows please put Letchworth Ring Party in the helper box on the entry form to ensure you are allocated to the Letchworth ring. If your dog is not yet ready to compete, you can still help at a show. Please see below for how to enter a dog “Not For Competition” (NFC).
- 7/8 Apr Spring at Ramsey – Sandra is judging
- 20 May BATS – David
- 7/8 Jul Wellingborough – Mark
- 29/30 Sep Suffolk Five Rivers – TBA
Not For Competition Dogs
If you would like to come and help at the show and want to bring a dog with you who is not competing, you will need to enter your dog “Not For Competition”. Dogs must be at least 4 calendar months of age and must be registered with the Kennel Club: either on the Breed Register or the Activity Register.
- Print out an entry form for the show – these can be found at Agilitynet Show Diary
- Fill in your details as owner and the dog’s KC name, KC number, breed, date of birth and “NFC” in the Classes box.
- Provided you have sent off the form to register your dog on the Activity Register, you can still enter your dog in the show by putting NAF (name applied for) after your dog’s name.
- Sign the form and hand it in at the Secretary’s marquee at the show.
To register your dog on the Activity Register (for crossbreeds and pedigree dogs not on the Breed Register):
- Print out and complete Form 5 – Registration of a dog on the Activity Register
- The registration fee is £15
- The Kennel Club will send you an Activity Registration Certificate – this will include your dog’s Activity Name (KC name) and KC number
If you won out or moved up at a KC show or a UKA show during 2017, you can apply for a Winning Out Certificate from Agilitynet.
The online application form is https://agilitynet.co.uk/section/wo/
The deadline for applications is Monday 29th January.
Could anyone who has applied already double check their name on the New Years Honours List to ensure their details are correct.
David Anderson is collating a list of agility member’s competitive achievements for the AGM in February. You may have got your first clear round, won up a grade, qualified for a final, etc.
Please visit our Facebook Group and add a comment to David’s post by the end of January to record your achievements. Please follow the standard format below, one achievement per line e.g.
David and Fin – first clear round
David and Fin – won into Grade 2
David and Fin – qualified for Crufts
Alternatively you can email your achievements to David email@example.com
Could everybody make sure they have entered their Agility results for 2017 into the blue Points Folder by 30th January at the latest.
6.30pm 5 December
We will be holding a fun competition night over timed courses. We hope everyone will get two jumping runs and two agility runs.
The start time for everybody is the normal time for the first session. Could everybody get there as close to 6.15pm as possible so we can set up the equipment.
Sunday 12th November
Due to each club in the Inter-Club Match being restricted to 120 entries over all classes, some of those who entered the Match may not be able to run in all of their classes. We have tried to give everyone as many runs as possible.
Please collect your ring cards on the day.
Please bring a raffle prize for the Match charity, Keech Cottage Hospice.
Sunday 12th November 2017
at Mount Pleasant Equine Centre
Letchworth vs. BATS vs. Milton Keynes vs. Wellingborough
Organised by BATS.
All proceeds donated to charity, Keech Cottage Hospice. Please bring a raffle prize on the day.
Closing date for entries 21st October 2017. Please hand your entry form to your Club Co-ordinator. The Committee have decided to subsidise Match entries for Letchworth Members. If you have already paid, Sandra will refund you.
Show opens at 8.00am – please arrive between 8.00am and 8.30am to help set up the equipment. Judging starts at 9.00am. Ring cards should be collected on the day.
About an Agility Match
An Agility Match is a small scale show, where the entry is limited to the members of the participating clubs – in this case Letchworth, BATS, Milton Keynes and Wellingborough.
As with Kennel Club shows, dogs must be registered with the Kennel Club, although we accept pet names on the entry forms. A dog that holds an Agility Certificate is not eligible for a Match.
There will be two rings: Agility and Jumping. Classes are organised by grade, there being several classes for which each dog is eligible.
Dogs are awarded points for each result in their class; the winning club is the one with the highest points tally.
Wellingborough are the current holders of the Inter Club shield.
23rd – 24th September
If you are going to Suffolk Five Rivers and are able to help on a ring, could you let Sandra firstname.lastname@example.org know. Suffolk Five Rivers club provide a ring party at our show and could do with some reciprocal help at their show.