Officers & Committee

President:   Mrs Sue Garner 

Sue has been a member of Shoreham Ringcraft for many years.  She has served on many dog show Society Committees over her long career in dogs and awards CCs in quite a number of breeds.  She currrently breeds and shows Tibetan Terriers under the Aivlys Affix.

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: Pauline Langridge (Calicoe)

Pauline is our newly appointed Treasurer who takes over from Karen Sandells.  Pauline shows beautiful Wire Dachshunds at Open & Championship Shows.  A breed which I believe she has been involved with for some time.  Pauline helps with collecting subs and Match Entries.  She also helps out with the training/handling when required.


Pippa & Elaine Crufts 2014 x2Hon. Secretary & Webmaster: 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 black miniature poodles for 25 + years, under the Pyennebeare and now the Pipparel affix.   I compete with 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).  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.  I often help with the handling on Club nights and keep this website up-to-date, in addition to meeting & greeting and collecting subs and match entries.

General Committee

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.  Mary helps with tidying up after Club nights and matches.


Kate Popple 

Kate owns a gorgeous little cross-breed who she took on when an elderly friend passed away.  She also owns a rescue Dalmation.  Kate trains Ringcraft and handling for West Chiltington and is also the KCGCDS Representative there.  She has served on our Shoreham Committee for a number of years.  She trains and shows Whippets for a friend (who also attends Shoreham Ringcraft).   Kate maintains the club’s noticeboard.

Lesley Rimell

Wife of Barry Rimell and co-owner of the gorgeous Borzois which they show.  Lesley is a much valued and very hardworking committee member who does a lot for the club.

Debbie Gracey-Donaldson (Debshores)

Debbie has bred and successfully shown Shih Tzus for a number of years, she is one of our trainers.

Karen Sandells (Shawmut)

Karen served the club for a number of years as treasurer and, we’re pleased to say, chose to remain on the committee.  She and husband Rob have shown Pugs, Pomeranian and are currently successfully showing their lovely Boston Terriers.  They also have a  Jack Russell Terrier which they are currently campaigning.  Karen produces the rosettes for our matches.