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Update: The fun day is cancelled due to agricultural spraying of the field. Sorry.

Update: The Greyhound Gap stall at the fun day will be selling cakes and goodies as well as collars etc.

Lure coursing and long jump

We’ve had three great ‘Fun Days’, using the facilities of the British Sighthound Field Association (BSFA), and this year we are moving to their new field near to Kingsclere. It is a great chance to run your dogs, especially if they have never tried lure coursing before. We also set up a long jump, which is great fun for the dogs and spectators alike! 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 am. 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. Teas and coffees will be available, along with a bar-b-que, at modest cost.

Depending on time, your other sight-hounds should also be able to have a run, so bring your lurchers for a day out too! Make a weekend of it and join the regular BSFA event on the Sunday, but prior registration of your dogs would be required.

Camping/caravanning is available at Oakley Farm Caravan Park (01635 36581), and in the past people have stayed at the ‘Hare and Hounds’ at Speen (01635 521152), 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!


Vanessa Lucas, 01273 517314, 07941602913 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


New Field at Park House Stables, RG20 5PY at Kingsclere, full directions can be found at BSFA web-site please click here, or phone for instructions!

Deerhound Fun Day 2009

Photo by Purple previoulsy published on the forum