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Lovely picture (above) of one of our classes held at Henfield

20th October 2020

Some rather sad news to report. I have been informed that Lynne Edwards passed away. I am not sure of the cause, but I know that Lynne’s health had been failing for some years and the last time I saw her was at Ardingly, in her wheelchair, gallantly piloted by Richard (her partner).

She would never give up and I’m told that she was placed 3rd at Crufts this year, with her Affenpinscher (handled by Richard).

I know many of our members will remember her, she has been on the dog show scene for many years.  Lynne has had many different breeds over the years and my first recollection of her was travelling on a coach (which I believe she had organised) to Crufts at Earls Court back in the day!   After that, I knew her as one of the handlers at Southcoast Ringcraft in Portslade.  She was a really gentle handler and chatted to you as she went over your dogs.  The dogs were never phased by her because she wouldn’t eyeball them, just gently handled them and they felt safe.

Later, she joined Shoreham with her Chinese Cresteds and more recently with her Affenpinschers.

Lynne leaves her two sons (Brendan and Shaun) and her partner Richard.

I’m sorry to say that we have missed the funeral so we can’t send a floral tribute but I’ve heard that (as all funerals are in the current situation) it was a small funeral for close family and friends, well attended, followed by a humanist burial at Clayton.

I have taken the liberty of sending a card to Richard, on behalf of the club.

If anyone has any memories of Lynne that they would like to share, please email me.  You can do this by clicking on email the Secretary on this website.  I dont believe Lynne or Richard are on Facebook,  but we could copy your messages and send them to Richard. I think this would be the most COVID secure way of sending our sympathy.

I hope you are all staying safe and well and enjoying the fine weather while we have it.

Here’s hoping we can all meet up in the not too distant future.

Elaine

 

Hi everyone, I do hope you are all staying safe and well.   11th October 2020

Following my previous post, we were very fortunate in that a member of this and another club, kindly offered us the use of her paddock for socially distanced outdoor Ringcraft, so having attended a few sessions there, which other clubs were holding, I could see how well this worked.
For some time, we were under the impression that the terms of our Club Insurance did not cover us for outdoor training, but on investigation, we find that we are covered, providing we have permission to use the land where we train, that the land is enclosed and that there are no loose or grazing animals.  We must also be COVID compliant.  The Paddock was ideal, having plenty of space to maintain 2 meters between each handler and dog.  Dog’s were not allowed to interact, owner’s were not allowed to touch each other’s dogs.  Handlers wore masks when asked to, used anti-bac gel on arrival and on leaving.  Having quite a few members with pups born during lockdown, it was becoming apparent that these would benefit the most from some socialisation and a little training, so priority was given to them and then, if there were spaces, to older dogs.  Of course, only 5 dogs and 1 trainer could meet and as, for Health Reasons our usual/regular 2 trainers were unable to attend, Bridget Meads has kindly been doing the honours by holding 2 classes.  These classes were held on Tuesday evenings, however now that the evenings are darker, the classes are being held at the weekends in Lancing.

The following photos were taken at the classes we held in Henfield.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone is having a great time. The sessions are well run, the dogs, handlers and trainer all have fun.  All the COVID restrictions are adhered to, whilst still having a good lesson, and a great time.  Our grateful thanks to Bridget for this.

The terms of our hire of St Julian’s Hall are being changed to make us responsible for a complete clean down of the hall after each use, which would take at least an hour, so currently we are not able to return there.
We hope to maintain good links with St Julian’s Hall, as we have had connections with them for many years and they are losing revenue just like everybody else over this virus.  The committee has decided to make a small donation to the hall, from club funds, as a gesture of goodwill.

 

If, in the meantime, anything changes with regards to training, or our use of the Hall, the Committee will reconsider and let you know.
Do stay well. Keep practicing when and where you can.
Best wishes to you all
SHOREHAM RINGCRAFT COMMITTEE

 

 

Show Ring Training for all breeds of dogs of all ages –  Puppies receive special attention as needed

We welcome new members … £5 Annual Subscription (renewable each January)

 £2 per evening, per dog and handler  –  Tea & Coffee (with a biscuit) 50p per cup (free on match nights)

We meet on Tuesdays from 7.15 pm in St Julian’s Hall,  Rectory Rd, Shoreham-by-Sea,

West Sussex, BN43 6EB

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MATCH NIGHT RESULTS ARE ON CLUB MATCH RESULTS PAGE

DON’T FORGET IT’S TIME TO RENEW YOUR ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP

WHICH IS STILL ONLY £5 PER YEAR

PLEASE NOTE – ONLY MEMBERS OF SHOREHAM RINGCRAFT CLUB CAN HANDLE DOGS AT OUR MATCHES 

BUT WE DO WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

PLEASE DOWNLOAD A MEMBERSHIP FORM BY CLICKING THE LINK BELOW – YOU CAN THEN PRINT OFF A FORM AND FILL IT IN AND BRING IT READY WITH YOUR £5 WHEN YOU COME TO CLUB

Click where it says Membership-form PDF

Membership-form PDF

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

On Tuesday February 11th at 7.30pm, we will be holding our AGM

WE WILL SERVE FREE TEA/COFFEE AND CAKES/BISCUITS ON ARRIVAL FROM 7.15 PM.

This is for ALL members.  It’s your chance to have a say in what happens at YOUR club.

So, if you’re a new member, or if you’ve been a member for “donkeys years”, it’s for you!

You will hear what we do with your subs and what we are planning to do.

You will have a chance to have a say about what you want from your club.

We will try to keep the meeting as short as possible (it’s never been known to last more than 30 minutes).

THERE WILL BE TRAINING AFTERWARDS

Please try to attend, it’s an important part of the running of YOUR club.

PLEASE DONT COME INTO THE CAR PARK BEFORE 7pm and DONT COME INTO THE HALL BEFORE 7.15pm to allow the Committee time to set up. PLEASE DONT PARK BY THE GRAVEYARD/MEMORIAL GARDEN, AND PLEASE DON’T LET YOUR DOGS FOUL ON THE MEMORIAL GARDEN  Thank you .

DOG OF THE YEAR COMPETITION

This is a friendly competition. The Rules are as follows:

A dog who has won an award which goes towards the title of “Champion” is not eligible for this competition

 (in the UK this means Challenge Certificate, aka “Ticket” or CC, in other countries this may have another name). 

If, during the course of the year,  your dog wins a CC, then that dog becomes ineligible for Dog of the Year and any of our Club Matches thereafter.

At each of our monthly matches, the dogs placed 1st in their class win 4 points, 2nd wins 2 points and 3rd 1 point

Dogs winning BIM gain 4 points, Reserve BIM gains 2 points. So the dog gaining most points throughout the year,

becomes Dog of the Year for that Year

Pup of the Year Competition

The Pup of the Year has all their points from Puppy and Yearling added up over the year and the Pup with most points is Pup of the Year.

Adult & Junior Handler of the Year

4 points for 1st in class, 2 points for 2nd in class and 1 point for 3rd in class.

These are added up over the year to find our Handler/Junior Handler of the Year

Christmas Party and Awards Night 2019

We have some beautiful trophies which are awarded to the winners of Dog; Pup; Adult Handler and Junior Handler each year.

What a great turn out for our Christmas Party this year. It was lovely to see so many of you. I hope you all had a fun time. There certainly was a lot of food and drink on offer!

A great big thank you to everyone who came, especially to the judges from our matches this year,  Jack Wood, Margaret Bull and Maria Williams.

A massive shout out to some very hardworking committee members without whom we would not have had a party; Kate Popple, aka Maggi IggamPauline Langridge and Kate’s stepson (Steve) who is not on the committee but put so much effort into helping us on the night.  Also to Karen Sandells for sourcing the beautiful rosettes which we presented to our award winners. Last but not least, all of our lovely members who came and entered into the fun and games, and on the whole there was not too much cheating in the musical Our Dogs 🤣😂🤣😂. Thanks also to Gayle Cavie, who came to take some photographs for us.

We hope you all had a Merry Christmas and we wish you a Happy, Healthy and Successful 2020.

The Results for are Annual Awards 2019 are as follows:

Dog of the Year – Freddie Langridge (Wire haired Dachshund)
Res Dog of the Year – Dazee Meads (Whippet)

Pup of the Year – Tassie Cheatham (Schipperke)
Res Pup of the Year – Freddie Langridge (Wire haired Dachshund)

Handler of the Year – Kate Popple (Maggi Iggam)
Res Handler of the Year – Claire CJ Burgess.

CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU ALL

Andy & Lesley, I have your rosette and goody bag, here so will keep it until I see you.

Elaine.

 

Dog of The Year 2018 is Cassie (Clavaire Blue Ivy) Karen Garrard’s Cocker Spaniel

Reserve Dog of the Year 2018 is Dazee (Rockanor Silver Saphire at Jasbri) Bridget Meads’ Whippet

Pup of the Year 2018 is Pebble (Onthill La Roc at Grizzledale) Marie Medhurst’s Border Terrier

Reserve Pup of the Year 2018 is Brogan (Chatmoss Dublin Dude at Shawmut) Karen & Rob Sandells’ Jack Russell Terrier.

Adult Handler of the Year is Bridget Meads

Junior Handler of the Year is Jess Carter

IF YOU DIDN’T QUALIFY YOUR DOG FOR CRUFTS THIS YEAR, KEEP TRYING FOR 2021

WE OPEN AT 7.15 pm

NO CARS TO ARRIVE BEFORE 7pm, At the request of the Church Hall Committee.

WE RESPECTFULLY REQUEST THAT MEMBERS DO NOT ENTER THE HALL UNTIL THE COMMITTEE HAVE FINISHED SETTING UP –  THANK YOU

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The Hall is booked for us from 7.15 – 9.15 pm,

but please allow us time to set up before you enter the hall – thank you

 

We are a KC Affiliated Club.

Dogs with Challenge Certificates or any award which goes towards the title of Champion, may not compete in our matches.  However, all dogs (including Champions) are welcome to come and train on normal training nights. Thank you.

 

Here we are …… past

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And present 

We welcome new members and their dogs

 We meet on Tuesday evenings at

  St Julian’s Hall,  Rectory Rd, Shoreham-by-Sea, W.Sussex, BN43 6EB

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  • We aim to provide good training, in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, for you and your dog to prepare for the show ring.
  • We are a KC Affiliated Club & have trainers with many years experience in the world of showing dogs.
  • We hold monthly matches for our members* and vary our judges as much as possible.

Under the terms of our insurance – You can only handle dogs at this club, if you are a member or joint club member.

(This means Adult and Junior Handlers)

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Don’t forget to send your show results to the Webmaster for inclusion on this website

(click on the word Webmaster above to email results)

  • Please   clear up after your dog at all times and DO NOT USE the children’s play area.
  • Please   do not bring bitches in season.
  • Please   do not come to club if any of your dogs are ill with Kennel Cough, Stomach Bugs etc.
  • Please   do not enter the car park before 7pm (BY ORDER OF THE HALL SECRETARY)
  • Please   keep your dog under control while you are at club 

We are very lucky to be able to use such a lovely hall.

* Under KC Regulations, only fully paid up club members can show a dog at our club matches.