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Summer barbecue - this Saturday

Saturday 29th July, from 6.00pm at Club grounds
Our annual social event for Club members (and family!) - food provided, just bring drinks (tea/coffee available), and meet up with other members/friends. There are usually a few games to have a bit of fun with!


Added: Tue 25 July 2017 10:30

Kingstone Fun Show -update on money raised

24th and 25th June 2017, Kingstone Playing Fields
Classes for agility, obedience and a companion show on the Sunday. This is a charity show, raising funds for Kingstone Sports Association and the Golden Valley DTC charity, Smokey Paws, organised by Sue O'Neill and supported by GVDTC. The emphasis is on fun and there is something for everyone to have a go at.
UPDATE - this event raised a fantastic £343.70 for Smokey Paws! Well done to everyone taking part and thank you to all who contributed in any way.


Added: Mon 24 July 2017 18:24

GV Open Agility show at Top Barn, Worcester

17th and 18th June 2017 (opens 7.30am, judging 8.30)
(held under Kennel Club Rules & Regulations H & H(1) and Licensed by the Kennel Club Limited)
All hands on deck required to help with this, our annual two-day open agility show. Club members are required to help setting up on the Thursday and Friday and with the two show days (and clearing up afterwards!). No agility experience is required and a variety of tasks are available. Even a half day can be a great help. Funds raised from this show goes towards Club equipment and facilities. Please contact the Secretary for information on sonja@custodian3.co.uk
For details of the show classes, please see the show schedule on the Resources page for further details


Added: Sat 20 May 2017 21:15

Reminder - sponsored dog walk 26th March

26th March, 2017, 10.30 am for 11.00 start, Club grounds
For our club charity. Starting from the Club grounds, the walk will be about 6km and will be mainly orchards with some short stretches on roads.
Please use the form to gather sponsors. The minimum amount to take part is £5 and there will be a bottle of wine for the person with highest amount raised (provided it is over £10!). Everyone welcome.
The sponsorship form is on the Resources page; click on Resources in the menu and scroll down to the Club section


Added: Fri 24 March 2017 15:26

Dog walk for members and family/friends

Sunday, 19th March at Haugh Woods
Meet at 10.30 for 11am start at the car park. Walk for 1 - 1 1/2 hours, then call in at The Moon for refreshments afterwards if you like. All members and family welcome.


Added: Thu 16 March 2017 18:51

June show camping booking

Camping booking for the Open Agility Show at Top Barn, Holt Heath, Worcester, 17th and 18th June 2017
.... is now open. Click on the Camping tab to go to the information and booking pages. A copy of the schedule and entry form can be found under the Resource tab.


Added: Tue 14 February 2017 17:00

New change of date for gundog training

Friday 27th January, 9.45 - 11.45, at Club grounds

Please note this new date, instead of Wednesday 25th.


Added: Fri 20 January 2017 18:35

Membership Renewal form

New membership renewal form
Reminder - membership renewal is due on the 1st January. There is an updated form in the Members Only section of Resources, on the menu bar. You don't need to login. Please make sure you use the renewal form and not the new members application in the Members section. 
We look forward to seeing you all back for another year at the Club.


Added: Mon 16 January 2017 12:11

Christmas Walk .....

Saturday 31st December, 11am, Haugh Wood
Everyone welcome - bring your dogs and blow away the cobwebs with a walk around Haugh Woods. The walk is usually an hour or so and if anyone wants coffee or something to eat, we can call in at The Moon on the way back.


Added: Mon 26 December 2016 11:53

Doggy Christmas Party

17th December, at the Club
Doggy fancy dress, fun and games with your dog. A good time was had by all and prizes won. No dog managed to retrieve a little gravy bone biscuit successfully, though a couple managed the Bonio - ha!ha! - was fun to watch, though!

We did manage to raise £48 from the raffle, Jan's beautiful beads and my Christmas decorations - so thank you all who contributed. This will go towards our first set of Smokey Paws masks.
 


Added: Sun 18 December 2016 12:07

Awards/Charity report at the AGM

16th November, 2016, Kingstone Village Hall, 
Lots of wonderful nominations, but here is a list of the Club award winners:
Obedience:
Puppy improvers - Alex Sime and Logan 
Most improved obedience dog - Sharon Lloyd and Daisy 
As above (no junior this yr so two of these) - Kate James and Poppy 
Obedience handler of the year - Tina Kaye and Ozzy
Best Rescue - Jackie Partridge and Ted
Agility:
Most improved agility handler - Morgan Davies and Trouble
Demon Derek award for best rescue - Lenni Paul and Zuko
Dave Vernalls memorial award for best ABC - Sarah Milner and Wiggle
Agility handler of the year - Jane Davies and Jasper
Young agility handler of the year - Izzy Hill and Deno

Well done to you all and to everyone who was nominated and thank-you, trainers. 
Charity fund-raising - we gave Sue Cole from Parkinsons UK (Hereford branch) a cheque for £1,100.
In the coming year, we will be raising money for the Smoky Paws pet oxygen masks for Herefordshire's fire engines. Here's to another good year ahead!


Added: Thu 17 November 2016 19:19

Members fun competition day

Internal day, Sunday 6th November 
For agility and obedience - lots of fun was had and there are some piccies in the gallery (courtesy of Jackie Partridge).


Added: Tue 08 November 2016 12:59

AGM notice and nomination forms

AGM - 16th November 2016, 7.30pm at Kingstone Village Hall
All members should have received the letter, draft agenda and nomination form by now, either by email or post. If not, please contact me on sonja@custodian3.co.uk. Nomination forms need to be returned by the 19th October. Thanks all!


Added: Wed 12 October 2016 13:46

Visit to a Herefordshire school

7th October, 2016
A team of dogs and handlers were invited to visit a primary school in Herefordshire today and demonstrate to reception class children, who are learning about dogs not just being pets. Some agility equipment was taken along and Club members were able to demonstrate obedience, tricks, agility, scenting, how to approach a dog etc. The children (and staff) enjoyed the session very much - and so did the Club members!
(see gallery for pictures - thanks to Adrian and Jackie Partridge)


Added: Tue 11 October 2016 11:06

Summer BBQ

Just for a change, the weather was pleasant and dry. The food was delicious (ok the pork was a bit cremated around the outside, but it was lovely inside!!). Games were enjoyed by young and old, and someone celebrated their 18th birthday (Frankie xx), so all in all an enjoyable evening.


Added: Mon 08 August 2016 10:22