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Findon Valley Residents' Association

Protecting the interests of the Findon Valley community and the countryside around us

Findon Valley Fun Dog Show

Fun Dog Show 2017 - Supporting PAWS Animal Sanctuary & Sussex Pet Rescue

There were around 100 dogs with their families and friends at this year's 4th Findon Valley Fun Dog Show, organised by a friendly group of local dog owners and enthusiasts. They were supported by the FVRA who liaised with Worthing Council on the licence to use The Gallops as well as covering this annual event with their public liability insurance and assistance with publicity.

£1,600 was raised for Paws Animal Sanctuary and Sussex Pet Rescue.

Visit www.findonvalleydogshow.co.uk to read more about the show.

CLASS WINNER SPONSORS
Best Puppy: Dolly owned by Laurie Servante Mats & Tangles Dog Groomers
Prettiest Bitch: Kiki owned by Kelly Hall Jacobs Steel Estate Agents
Most Handsome Dog: Bruno owned by Fiona Best Michael Jones Estate Agents
Best Veteran (over 10 years) Stanley owned by Heather Hopkins Crossways Veterinary Group
Best Child Handler: Maisie by Sarah Ambrose Chappell Croft Children's Nursery
Best Rescue: Poppet owned by Laurie Servante HD Tribe Funeral Directors
Best Six Legs (dog & handler): Pearl owned by Sue Burke Bonnetti's Dry Cleaners
Reserve Best in Show: Kiki owned by Kelly Hall 5 Rings Telecommunications
Best in Show: Poppie owned by Laurie Servante 5 Rings Telecommunications

OTHER SPONSORS

Best in Show Trophy - Inspire Refurbishment Limited

Rosettes for the Class Winners, Best in Show and Reserve - Suzuki Worthing

Top 3 Class Winners Prizes/Rosettes for the Agility Course - Southways Construction

Fun Dog Show 2016 - Supporting PAWS Animal Sanctuary

Agility ShowgroundThe third annual Charity Fun Dog Show, held on the 26 June 2016, was organised again by Pat Eves, Geoff & Lynn Raynsford on behalf of the FVRA with help from their friends. Pat was also one of the judges alongside Russ Akehurst, Dog Patrol Officer from Adur & Worthing Council. Registration to the 8 classes, sponsored by a variety of local businesses. Registration started at 12 noon and 99 dogs were entered and judging began at 1pm.

Due to unforseen circumstances Stacey McSpirit from PAWS Animal Sanctuary was unable to come along but the show carried on! Food and refreshments were available from Eats & Treats, a cafe in King's Parade. For the first time there was a new area set aside for two agility courses, set up and ran by Summerhill Canine Hydrotherapy. There were stalls from the RSPCA and petzedz alongside the FVRA Grand Raffle. The Rosettes were kindly sponsored by Mickey Halford Jarvis Plasterers.

Cheque HandoverThe total amount raised for PAWS Animal Sanctuary was £1,001. This comprised of proceeds collected from the £1 class entry per dog, £2 entry for the agility course, a kind donation from Lynn Raynsford for the gifts handed out to the final six of each class, sponsorship of classes by local businesses plus a generous donation from Summerhill Canine Hydrotherapy.

Over the three shows £2,455.15 has been generated to support PAWS, thanks to everyone who has kindly supported our community event. The FVRA fully appreciates the time, effort, enthusiasm and work put into the Charity Fun Dog Show by Pat Eves and her friends, firmly making it a popular community event.


INDIVIDUAL CLASS RESULTS

Best Puppy sponsored by Mats & Tangles
1st - Ernie, owned by Glen Mason
2nd - Ash, owned by Sue Bishop
3rd - Ralph, owned by Peter Lockwood
4th - Buddy, owned by Milly Harper-Bailey
5th - Lily, owned by Tracy O'Brien
6th - Dylan, owned by Jill Alcott
Prettiest Bitch sponsored by Jacobs Steel
1st - Shelby, owned by David Lindfield
2nd - Poppy, owned by Joy Exely
3rd - Donna, owned by Abbie
4th - Skye, owned by Pauline
5th - Bonny, owned by Russell
6th - Daisy, owned by Helen
Most Handsome Dog sponsored by Michael Jones
1st - Ringo, owned by Geoff Rance
2nd - Deacon, owned by Jessica
3rd - Flyn, owned by Taylor
4th - Beetle, owned by Karen
5th - Charlie, owned by Matthew Raynesford
6th - Bear, owned by Gemma
Best Veteran sponsored by Crossways
1st - Millie, owned by Sue
2nd - Mabel, owned by Christine Warne
3rd - Hope, owned by Jill Child
4th - Hallie, owned by Maisie Raynsford
5th - Maisie, owned by Jackie Nash
6th - Nell, owned by Vicky
Best Child Handler sponsored by Chapel Croft
1st - Mollie, with Lauren
2nd - Daisy, with Helen
3rd - Prince, with William
4th - Hope, with Jill
5th - Honny, with Sandra Over
6th - George, with Anne-Marie
Best Rescue sponsored by HD Tribe
1st - Hector, owned by Andrew Heasman
2nd - Scooby, owned by Jodie Kovacs
3rd - Phantom, owned by Steve Dale
4th - Mollie, owned by Jane Hallet
5th - Pandora, owned by Tony Langridge
6th - Deacon, owned by Jessica Humber
Best 6 Legs sponsored by Bonnetti's Dry Cleaners
1st - Merlin, with Rachel
2nd - Pippa, with Rose Humber
3rd - Poppy, with Anna Gomm
4th - Prince, with William
5th - Daisy, with Helen
6th - Deacon, with Jessica Humber
Dog the judges want to take home
sponsored by Michael Jones
1st - Daisy, owned by Elise
2nd - Neo, owned by Sammy
3rd - Deacon, owned Jessica Humber
4th - Ringo, owned by Jeff Rance
5th - Hector, owned by Andrew Heasman
6th - Sky, owned by Pauline

THE WINNERS

  • Best In Show - Shelby, owned by David Lindfield
    Best In Show
  • Best Puppy - Ernie, owned by Gien & Sue Mason
    Best Puppy
  • Prettiest Bitch - Shelby, owned by David Linfield
    Prettiest Bitch
  • Most Handsome Dog - Ringo, owned by Geoff Rance
    Most Handsome Dog
  • Best Veteran - Mille, owned by Sue (right) with Tania Parsons, Crossways Veterinary Group
    Best Veteran
  • Best Child Handler - Mollie, with Lauren
    Best Child Handler
  • Best Recue Dog/Bitch - Hector, owned by Andrew Heasman
    Best Rescue Dog/Bitch
  • Best 6 Legs - Merlin, owned by Rachel
    Best 6 Legs
  • Best Dog/Bitch The Judges Would Like To Take Home - Daisy, owned by Elise
    Best Dog/Bitch The Judges Would Like To Take Home
  • Best In Show & Best In Show Reserve - David Lindfield & Shelby (r) with Elise & Daisy (plus daughter), who won 'Best In Show Reserve'
    Best In Show & Best In Show Reserve

AGILITY COURSE - Organised by Summerhill Canine Hydrotherapy

Fun Dog Show 2015 - Supporting PAWS Animal Sanctuary

The second FVRA Charity Fun Dog show took place on Sunday afternoon, 14 June 2015. The weather started off with a cloudy sky above The Gallops, but that did not deter the many pet dog owners and families coming along to enjoy their time. Pat Eves had her longstanding friends helping with setting everything up alongside Russ Akehurst, the local dog warden from Worthing Borough Council, who prepared the central ring where the dogs will enter and show themselves off to the judges (Pat and Russ) competing for 'best in class'.

Pat worked hard in securing sponsors for all the nine classes, which included a new 'best rescue' section and a 'reserve best in show' position for 2015

The 'sign-in' tent began busy soon after 12 noon, with 3 people issuing forms to the many people coming from within Findon Valley and surrounding areas. The money from the £1 entry per class per dog and a £1 entry for 5 raffle tickets, once any costs for the rosettes and the winning trophy would be taken away, will be donated to PAWS Animal Sanctuary. PAWS had their own marquee as well as the local RSPCA branch. We were delighted to see 105 dogs who were entered into the classes.


INDIVIDUAL CLASS RESULTS

Best Puppy sponsored by The Valley Bar
1st - Orla, owned by Sue Bourton
2nd - Flyn, owned by Mrs Taylor
3rd - Monty, owned by Phil Lipscombe
4th - Poppy, owned by Helene & Harry Bichene
5th - Zazu, owned by Karen Houlgate
6th - Polly, owned by Karen Jasmine-Zane
Prettiest Bitch sponsored by Jacobs Steel
1st - Mya, owned by Amy Saunders
2nd - Miss Daisy, owned by Cassie
3rd - Pandora, owned by Toni Langridge
4th - Shelby, owned by David Lindfield
5th - Skye, owned by Pauline
6th - Peggie, Poppy owned by Casey
Most Handsome Dog sponsored by H D Tribe
1st - Dingo, owned by Cassie Hastell
2nd - Henry, owned by Tony Langridge
3rd - Frankie, owned by P. Knowles
4th - Boris, owned by Nona Everett
5th - Milos, owned by Gloria
6th - George, owned by Zoë
Best Veteran sponsored by Oak Valley Grooming
1st - Maggie Mai, owned by Katie Poppie
2nd - Lady, owned by Mrs Taylor
3rd - Rexy, owned by Tammy Waine
4th - Hallie, owned by Peter Raynsford
5th - Barley, owned by Angela Young
6th - Rebel, owned by Helen Higgins
Best Child Handler sponsored by Chapel Croft
1st - Ollie, owned by Annika Bond
2nd= - Polly, owned by Jasmine
2nd= - Toddy, owned by Thomas Leete
3rd - Bailey, owned by Zoë
4th= - Chesney, owned by Mira & Flynn
4th= - Max, owned by Emma Smith
5th - Millie, owned by Geoff Raynsford
6th= - Hallie, owned by Peter Raynsford
6th= - Monty, owned by Phil Lipscombe
Best Rescue sponsored by Crossways
1st - Milos, owned by Gloria
2nd - Wally, owned by Cassie
3rd - Pandora, owned by Toni Langridge
4th - Charlie, owned by Peter Raynsford
5th - Henry, owned by Tony Langridge
6th - Poppy & Heidi, owned by Sharon & Daniella
Best 6 Legs sponsored by Bonnetti's
1st - Milos, owned by Gloria
2nd - Lottie, owned by April Modern
3rd - Max, owned by Tracy Woodbridge
4th - Darcy, owned by Anne Wilkins
5th - Mischa, owned by Sue Knowles
6th - Reggie, owned by Geoff Raynsford
Dog the judges want to take home sponsored by Michael Jones
1st - Kira, owned by Sarah Tolchard
2nd - Martha, owned by Sue Falvey
3rd - Kylie, owned by Carol
4th - Skye, owned by Pauline
5th - Chesney, owned by Mira & Flynn
6th - Louis, owned by John Haylock

THE WINNERS

  • Best In Show - Dingo, owned by Cassie Hastell
    Best In Show
  • Best Puppy - Orla, owned by Sue Bourton
    Best Puppy
  • Prettiest Bitch - Mya, owned by Amy Saunders
    Prettiest Bitch
  • Most Handsome Dog - ingo, owned by Cassie Hastell
    Most Handsome Dog
  • Best Veteran - Maggie Mai, owned by Katie Poppie
    Best Veteran
  • Best Child Handler - Ollie, owned by Annika Bond
    Best Child Handler
  • Best Rescue Dog/Bitch - Milos, owned by Gloria
    Best Rescue Dog/Bitch
  • Best 6 Legs - Max, owned by Miss Smith
    Best 6 Legs
  • Best Dog/Bitch The Judges Would Like To Take Home - Kira, owned by Sarah Tolchard
    Best Dog/Bitch The Judges Would Like To Take Home
  • Best In Show Reserve - Orla, owned by Sue Bourton With Cassie Hastell (r)
    Best In Show Reserve
  • All Class Winners!
    All Class Winners!

Fun Dog Show 2014 - Supporting PAWS Animal Sanctuary

Agility ShowgroundOn Sunday afternoon, 11 May, the Findon Valley Residents’ Association (FVRA) held the first ever Fun Dog Show in The Gallops, Findon Valley, raising much needed funds for the Paws Animal Sanctuary. This was thanks to Pat Eves, FVRA committee member, who put the idea forward at a monthly FVRA meeting. She got Russ Akehurst, the local dog warden, to assist with the judging plus a group of friends to help with putting on and publicising the event.

The weather was great, the 105 dogs that came along were wagging happily and their proud owners were smiling all the time! There were eight categories for the dogs to be entered, charged at £1 per dog per category. The categories included ‘best puppy’, ‘best child handler’, ‘veteran’, ‘best six legs’ and, of course, ‘best in show’. Handing over the £770.25 cheque to PAWS

The ‘best in show’ winner was Pearl, a cross-breed aged 9 years’ old rescue dog from Romania and owned by Kelly Nottage, who received the trophy and rosettes. The total amount of money raised in the afternoon was an amazing £770.25 that will be presented by cheque to Stacey McSpirit and Sheila Steere who run the Paws Animal Sanctuary in Findon. Special thanks go to the many local businesses that sponsored the categories and other aspects to the running of Findon Valley’s first ever Fun Dog Show, which will no doubt be in the FVRA events diary next year!!

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO GATLEY'S COUNTRY STORE FOR PROVIDING THE PRIZES FOR 1st, 2nd AND 3rd PRIZES IN ALL CATEGORIES


  • The Sponsors
    The Sponsors
  • The judges: Pat Eves (R) with Russ Akehurst
    The Judges
  • Best in Show - Pearl, 9 years' old with owner, Kelly Nottage
    Best in Show

The category winners

The category winners (sponsor in brackets) competing for 'Best in Show' from left to right:

'The dog the judge would like to take home' - (Valley Bar) - Mia with Jo Churchfield

'Best 6 legs: dog & handler' - (Bonnetti's Dry Cleaners) - Daisy with Lloyd Cobb

'Best puppy' - (Northdale Veterinary Practice) - Sky with Pauline Backshall

'Most handsome dog' - (HD Tribe Funeral Directors) Merlin with Sue Kerry

'Veteran: over 8 years' old' - (Oakvalley Dog Grooming) - Pearl with Kelly Nottage

'Other category winners who had to leave the Fun Dog Show early:

'Best child handler' - (SellSmart) - Bob with Alfie

'Prettiest Bitch' - (Jacobs Steel Estate Agent) - Nell with Vicky)