Officers & Committee

Chairman: Barry Rimell
I started in Borzoi in 1988, and I served for 12 years on the Borzoi Club committee in various capacities. I also served for 2 years on the South-East Hound Club committee. I started judging in 1997 and now give CC’s in the breed. I have bred or made up 4 Champions in Borzoi.
Rudy - Crufts 2016

Treasurer: Karen Sandells
Karen works very hard for the club.   She and husband Rob have shown Pugs, Pomeranian and are currently successfully showing their lovely Boston Terriers.

Pippa & Elaine Crufts 2014 x2Club Secretary: Elaine Ward (Pyennebeare/Pipparel) (picture right)
I have owned dogs for over 45 years.  I’ve taken part in Agility, Obedience, Heelwork to Music and KC Good Citizen Dog Scheme to Silver Level.  I’ve  owned, bred, shown and groomed black miniature poodles for 25 + years.   I compete with Emmy & Oscar at open and championship shows.  I’ve attended all the relevant seminars and passed all the judging exams (except the breed specific hands on, which I’ve yet to take).  I am on the Poodle Council Breed Judging (B) list as a breed specialist.   I  serve as Hon Secretary of West Chiltington Cavaliers, in addition to my duties with Shoreham.


Mary Melvin Mary & Beau (picture right)
I began showing Cavaliers in the 1980s and have spent many happy days stewarding, judging or showing.  I have helped with handling at two ringcraft clubs and have been a committee member of Worthing & District Canine Society.  At present I am a committee member of the South of England Papillon Club, the lovely toy breed I show today.

Kate Popple  (picture below)
Kate Coventry Handling
I progressed to ‘exemption’ dog shows after many years in horse showing with my daughter.   As the owner of a crossbreed, my experiences are limited to companion shows, but some of my highlights with Maggi are: attaining Gold in KCGCDS and participating in the display team twice, at Discover Dogs and Crufts;  getting 2nd at the Coventry Handling Finals and being invited to judge handling classes at various events.  Maggi and I have also taken part in HTM competitions.  I have passed the “generic”  KC Hands on points of the dog assessment and attended Stewarding and UK Handling Seminars.  I am currently KCGCDS coordinator for West Chiltington Cavalier Club and an examiner for the scheme.

Lesley Rimell
Wife of Barry Rimell and co-owner of the gorgeous Borzois which they show.

Debbie Gracey (Debshores)
Debbie breeds and successfully shows Shih Tzus

Jim Hedger
Jim owns and shows Tibetan Terriers in partnership with Chris Bourne.

Pauline Langridge
Pauline and her daughter Daisy currently own and show two gorgeous wire haired dachshunds.