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Deerhound Fun Day, UK, 15th May 2010 7 years 10 months ago #21176

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Deerhound Coursing Fun Day - Saturday 15th May 2010

Lure coursing and long jump
Are you ready to run (again)! We’ve had two great ‘Fun Days’ now at Wash Common, near Newbury (BSFA field). It is a great chance to trial your dogs, especially if they have never tried lure coursing. We also set up a long jump, which is great fun for the dogs and spectators! The emphasis will be on ‘Fun’, meeting other deerhound owners, and teaching your dog to chase the lure.


Please arrive at 10 am to book your dogs in, so that racing can start at 11. There will be a charge of £1 per run, which will go towards BSFA funds. Rosettes will be awarded, and thanks to Jean and David Gilhooly a trophy will be awarded for the winning dog to keep for the year.


We will be holding a raffle, with money going to Greyhound Rescue (if you have anything to donate, please let me know, or bring it along!)


If you’re not on the show circuit it would be great to meet you and your dogs! Even if your dogs are too old to race, join us for a social day out. Bring and share a picnic with other Deerhound owners (and their dogs!). Some refreshments will be available.


Depending on time, your other sight-hounds should also be able to have a run. Stay over for Sunday 16th as that will be the regular BSFA meeting, which you are also welcome to join, but prior registration of your dogs would be required.


If you would like to make a weekend of it, there is camping/caravanning available at Oakley Farm Caravan Park also, in the past people have stayed at the ‘Hare and Hounds’ at Speen, where you are sure to enjoy their hospitality!


I hope to see you there. There’s no need to book for the Saturday, but please email or call if you know you are coming to help give us an idea of numbers!





Contact
Vanessa Lucas, 01273 517314, 07941602913


vanessa.lucas5 [put at sign here] virgin.net


Location
Falkland Farm, Washwater Common, Nr. Newbury


Directions
From the NORTH. From the M40 turn off at JUNCTION 9 to OXFORD, follow signs A34 to Newbury. At A34/M4 round-a-bout follow the A34 signs to bye-pass Newbury. Turn left signed A343 to Washwater Common/Andover. Follow A343 to Newbury, approx. 200 yards turn RIGHT just after CURRIDGE CAR SALES, follow BSFA signs to the field.


From the WEST or EAST turn off M4 at JUNCTION 13 follow A34 to Newbury, then as above directions.


From the SOUTH either from A34 to Newbury bye-pass, Turn LEFT signed Washwater Common/Andover A343 to Newbury for about 250yds turn right immediately after CURRIDGE CAR SALES and follow signs to field.


Further Information
Forum thread from last years fun day - lots of pictures.


BSFA web-site www.lurecoursing.org.uk


The Hare and Hounds at Speen, 01635 521152, www.hareandhoundshotel.net


Oakley Farm Caravan ParkOakley Farm House Wash WaterNewburyBerkshire RG20 0LP 01635 36581
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Re:Deerhound Fun Day, UK, 15th May 2010 7 years 10 months ago #21430

We had great fun last year, so I recommend it :) Dogs had a great day & enjoyed racing & every one was friendly. Looking forward to going again :cheer: Hope to see lots of you there ;)
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Re:Deerhound Fun Day, UK, 15th May 2010 7 years 10 months ago #21469

Like you Kerry we had a fantastic day last year - really good fun. Dont think we'll make it this time though will hopefully be puppied under. Jxx
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Re:Deerhound Fun Day, UK, 15th May 2010 7 years 10 months ago #21514

Yes had a great day, this year the whippet can run as well, last year he had it bandaged up. The pups have grown up and I think they will run this year. See you there. :)
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Re: Deerhound Fun Day, UK, 15th May 2010 7 years 10 months ago #21537

I am hoping to swap shifts, to enable Grace and I to attend, it will be wonderful to meet other deerhound folk. She goes like the wind!! lets hope it will be in the right direction! do they take dogs at the hotel?? love pat and"cupcake."
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Deerhound Coursing Fun Day UK - Saturday 15th May 2010 7 years 9 months ago #21793

Hi, We have a Deerhound puppy who's 16mths at the moment. Can we come along to the Fun Day May 15th, just to meet other Dh's and show Merlin some relatives!?
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Re:Deerhound Coursing Fun Day UK - Saturday 15th May 2010 7 years 9 months ago #21797

and have a go at running! there is a practice area for beginners, to see if their pups will chase or not.

Welcome to the forum, from Helen and Murphy DH in Watford.
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Re:Deerhound Coursing Fun Day UK - Saturday 15th May 2010 7 years 9 months ago #21801

Did I miss part of your message?
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Re:Deerhound Coursing Fun Day UK - Saturday 15th May 2010 7 years 9 months ago #21804

ckitch wrote:
Did I miss part of your message?

:laugh: I think Lurch was just adding to what you had wrote. Welcome to the site - I have a 2 year old and 16 month old deerhound and live in Pembrokeshire west wales. What is your deerhounds breeding?
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Re:Deerhound Coursing Fun Day UK - Saturday 15th May 2010 7 years 9 months ago #21807

Bring him along. He is old enough to run and even if you don’t want him to (or he doesn’t want to!), you can watch and still have fun. It is a great day and all are welcome, even if you don’t have Deerhounds.
Welcome to the site.
Spring, Sue, Robert, Callie and Fergal in sunny Hertfordshire :laugh:
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Re:Deerhound Coursing Fun Day UK - Saturday 15th May 2010 7 years 9 months ago #21892

Hi, oh I get it..

Merlin, is son of Readwald Thor to Kilbourne & Ghiltan Tiercel.
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Re:Deerhound Coursing Fun Day UK - Saturday 15th May 2010 7 years 9 months ago #21893

Brilliant... Its in the diary!
Where are you in Herts? I come from that area, and work there, although in Hook Hants.
Maybe if we come over that way we could let them meet.. or meet at the Fun Day?
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Re:Deerhound Coursing Fun Day UK - Saturday 15th May 2010 7 years 9 months ago #21896

We are in Hatfield, there are also Deerhounds in Stevenage, Bushey and I think, in St Albans.
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Re:Deerhound Coursing Fun Day UK - Saturday 15th May 2010 7 years 9 months ago #21900

Yep, I am in Bushey! Vickingx is in Stevenage, Sue and Spring in Hatfield and another in St Albans. I was just continuing your post....you wrote "can we come along to meet other Deerhounds" I continued by saying "and to have a go ar lure coursing"

It is a good day out, unfortunately Murphy is not impressed there is a plastic bag to chase, he has got too wise for this now, so we won't be there, but you will have a nice day out.
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Re:Deerhound Fun Day, UK, 15th May 2010 7 years 9 months ago #21901

Oh go on and meet up Lurch, dont be such an old grump!! ;) :dry:
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Re:Deerhound Fun Day, UK, 15th May 2010 7 years 9 months ago #21911

Yeh, come on Helen, be nice to see you, Murphy and your border terrorist again :laugh:
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Re:Deerhound Fun Day, UK, 15th May 2010 7 years 9 months ago #22342

Possibly bump into all you guys on the day then...

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Re:Deerhound Fun Day, UK, 15th May 2010 7 years 9 months ago #22553

I am getting a new car any day now, a company car. At the moment I have a Skoda estate. I have just sold my van. My company are being funny and not giving me anything decent. I have asked for an Astra Estate, even offered to pay extra, but they won't have it - recession and all that, so new car is....a Vauxhall Corsa. I did ask for a can of WD40 thrown in to get the dog in. G~oing to be a fun year this year, have a son that plays county level golf and we travel all over UK watching him, so trying to imagine getting 3 humans, golf bag (tour) Powerkaddy in a Corsa. So won't be going coursing, might be a bit uncomfortable for him.

Have a good day.
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Re:Deerhound Fun Day, UK, 15th May 2010 7 years 9 months ago #22555

Lurch8252 wrote:
I am getting a new car any day now, a company car. At the moment I have a Skoda estate. I have just sold my van. My company are being funny and not giving me anything decent. I have asked for an Astra Estate, even offered to pay extra, but they won't have it - recession and all that, so new car is....a Vauxhall Corsa. I did ask for a can of WD40 thrown in to get the dog in. G~oing to be a fun year this year, have a son that plays county level golf and we travel all over UK watching him, so trying to imagine getting 3 humans, golf bag (tour) Powerkaddy in a Corsa. So won't be going coursing, might be a bit uncomfortable for him.

Have a good day.

It could have been a smart car! :laugh:
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Re:Deerhound Fun Day, UK, 15th May 2010 7 years 9 months ago #22558

Why not just keep the Skoda for another year? Damn fine dog transport, or at least the Octavia is.
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