Along with everyone else we must thank Bournemouth Committee for their
valiant effort in trying to organize a championship dog show within all the guidelines. They did just that, but with the rate of infection escalating at a rapid rate, they were stumped. Southampton Boat Show, just miles away was stopped the very evening
before opening. Fortunately, the Club did not have to go to the expense of setting up the showground then at the last minute told it was no go. The future does not look good right now. In our local newspaper this week the headlines are “Newbury Agricultural Show 2021, cancelled’ As these are the grounds where Southern Counties Championship Show is held, the short term future is just a tad gloomy. As Boris would say, we will come back even stronger.
From their last posting the UK Sighthound Sport has had permission to carry on with their lure trial which is being held on the 4thOctober. It is to be held at the Borrego Stud, Moreton-in-Marsh. You do not have to be a member to enter but if you have more than one dog to run, it is cheaper if you join. This meeting is a qualifier for the 2021 European lure coursing Championship which will be held in Hungary. For further information please go to the Club’s website which is www.uksighthoundsport.com. If there is any change I will post it here.
Helena Haywood has sent the following regarding the SGHC Calendar
The SGHC 2021 Calendar is now available. Costs are - 1 Calendar is £10.83 to a UK address inclusive of P&P. 2 Calendars in 1 envelope £19.98 to a UK address inclusive of P&P. 1 Calendar to an address in Europe £14.10 inclusive of P&P.
2 Calendars in 1 envelope to a European address £23.60 inclusive of P&P.
For further details contact firstname.lastname@example.org telephone
01494 874587. From photograph I have seen the calendar, it is most attractive.
In last week’s Breed Notes I wrote about the on-line auction the SGHC is having to raise funding for the upcoming Centennial. Unfortunately, I did not put the correct telephone number in for Diane Layton-Smith. Her number is 01208 72927.