Top Lure Coursing Deerhound 2009 - BFSA

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10 years 7 months ago #20857 by Spring
I know we're blowing our own trumpet, but the desire to show off has overcome us!

Our Fergal (Sorisdale MacManus) has just been declared the top lure coursing deerhound of last year at the BSFA (British Sighthound Field Association) meetings.

Fergal is as thick as a plank and has the brain capacity of a goldfish, but he adores everybody and he lives to chase. We love him and I think you can safely assume we're very proud of him and quite chuffed.

End of trumpet blowing.
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10 years 7 months ago #20859 by houndy
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Many congratulations to you and Fergal :woohoo:

Your description of Fergal could be that of Murray but it makes us love them even more :)

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10 years 7 months ago #20865 by farnorth
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Really well done and lots of treats for Fergal

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10 years 7 months ago - 10 years 7 months ago #20870 by hairybeasty
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Great Spring!! Really well done. ;)
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10 years 7 months ago #20871 by Sid
Oh well done, chaps, well done. That's just wonderful. Hugs to FF and his big Auntie Callie.

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10 years 7 months ago #20875 by hairybeasty
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BTW this is the sort of scheme that I was banging on about in the "working ability" thread that should be implemented to show the breed was "fit for purpose" in the eyes of the public...

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10 years 7 months ago #20897 by wallace
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Well done that dog. I bet he enjoyed every minute of it to. :) Many congratulations Spring.

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10 years 7 months ago #20926 by CiCoch
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Congrats Spring !!!! Wish I could get down to watch him run.

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10 years 7 months ago #20954 by Joerg Yoki
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Hello Spring,

Congratulation for you and Fergal.


Best regards
Joerg and Yoki

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10 years 7 months ago #20961 by Brollachan
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Congratulations Spring and Fergal. Way to go!

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10 years 7 months ago #20963 by WendyS
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Congratulations to all. What a dog! But, Spring, you missed something out of his description, he's a very beautiful boy. :) :)

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10 years 7 months ago #20967 by crackadog
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Well done Spring. Really good picture of Fergal too. Where do you do your lure Coursing in deepest Hertfordshire?

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10 years 7 months ago #20972 by Brodie
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Spring wrote:

I know we're blowing our own trumpet, but the desire to show off has overcome us!

Our Fergal (Sorisdale MacManus) has just been declared the top lure coursing deerhound of last year at the BSFA (British Sighthound Field Association) meetings.

Fergal is as thick as a plank and has the brain capacity of a goldfish, but he adores everybody and he lives to chase. We love him and I think you can safely assume we're very proud of him and quite chuffed.

End of trumpet blowing.


and so you should blow your own trumpet, jolly well done to fergal & you too spring :)

Wigster n San x

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10 years 7 months ago #20984 by Spring
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hairybeasty wrote:

BTW this is the sort of scheme that I was banging on about in the "working ability" thread that should be implemented to show the breed was "fit for purpose" in the eyes of the public...


The club do run an event in September at Lodge Park in Gloucestershire, which is run on National Land and is open to the public. This is a knock out competition between pairs of dogs (Fergal got to the semis last year). There may be some pics on the club website.

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10 years 7 months ago #20985 by Spring
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crackadog wrote:

Well done Spring. Really good picture of Fergal too. Where do you do your lure Coursing in deepest Hertfordshire?


I wish. We practice on a field with a little machine we've knocked up but the events are near Newbury in Berkshire. There's nothing in Hertfordshire, no shows, no coursing, no nothing!

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10 years 7 months ago #20986 by Spring
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Thanks for all the compliments, we're all a bit chuffed, very much a team effort :P
Spring, Sue and Robert.
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10 years 7 months ago #20987 by hairybeasty
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Glad to hear this info.In my humble opinion it should get more "headline" as the breeding of pedigree dogs debate rages behind the scenes where we cant influence the findings...

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10 years 7 months ago #20988 by Spring
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It would be fantastic if Lure Coursing could be run at the breed shows. However, you do need a rather large open space, that mustbe secure. There are not many places where you can get 100 odd rooms plus dining for 200, at a reasonable cost. Then you need lure drivers and all the rest, so I can see why it's not.

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10 years 7 months ago - 10 years 7 months ago #20989 by hairybeasty
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Crikey that sounds complicated!! :S
I was thinking more of regional one day events with a burger van followed by some national events with 20-30 finalists also with burger van or a hog-roast.
Have you had to travel loads to participate in this event or has it been fairly local?
I mean well done that is an amazing acheivement and one that the rest of us can only dream of, but how easy (apart from the running) do the powers that be make it for those who enter?.. :pinch:
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10 years 7 months ago #21004 by feldandjack
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It's good to see fit dogs run, I don't know why there are not more events.

I'm rather fond of the burger van/hog-roast idea:-)

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