Many thanks to our generous sponsors Retallack resort.
Annual General Meeting
Congratulations to Mike who was elected chairman at the AGM on 25th February. Mike has worked really hard for Cornwall Agility Club and we're proud to have him at the helm. All of the committee members were happy to serve for another year with Kim remaining as secretary and Cathy as treasurer.
Congratulations also to all the award winners.
Veterans Trophy - Pat May & Sasha
Cliff Howes Trophy - Tina Simpson & Phoenix
Clear Round Trophy - Cathy Eaton & Dexter
ABC Trophy - Bethany Webber & Dougie
Anysize Trophy - Susan Holden & Sam
Grades 1&2 Trophy - Karen Biggs & Flynn
Lizard Trophy - Helen Beresford & Lily
Independent League Trophy - Kim Lawer & Max
Sadly there were no toys and no food in the trophies so the dogs didn't look very impressed.
'You go out all evening and then you come home with that.'
Change of Location for our July 2017 show
Our acting chairman, Mike Palmer has put out the following statement regarding our July 2017 show.
Firstly, may I wish all our members, and non members, family and friends a very merry Christmas and a joyous New year.
The club committee listens, very much, to all the comments,and suggestions from all our event participents. To which, the ongoing problems with the attitude, and facilities of the Royal Cornwall Showground; including dog control, exercise areas, traffic control, and noise from the main road and interference from other event holders have been taken into consideration.
To which, the committee, and former members of the committee, have paid special attention. Searching hard, and long, for a new location.
The committee are pleased to announce a change of location for our July 2017 event. This will now take place in the grounds of BOCONNOC HOUSE, near Lostwithiel
Part of the rings area at Boconnoc
The committee has secured absolute 'exclusive' use of the fantastic grounds around the house itself. Including controlled camping, day parking, off lead walking, enough space for up to 10 rings, fresh water supply, beautiful woodland walks – off lead – for all our campers, along with a fantastic view across the Boconnoc estate. This means total security from any other parties entering the area.
This is a fantastic step for the club, and anyone joining us for our events.
The Fortesque family have also offered us, exclusive use of the 'dog friendy' cottages and other 'private' facilities.
Our September event will still take place at the Royal Cornwall Showground. This will be reviewed for 2018. we are hoping that the Cornwall Agilty Club can make Boconnoc House our NEW home.
I would, finally, like to add my personal thanks to the FORTESQUE family for their support. They have worked with the committee to enable this new venue to work.
We listen, we act. I must thank ALL the committee members for all their hard work.
We look forward to seeing you all at Boconnoc in July.
For more information on Boconnoc House and the facilities they offer please see their website.
Polo shirts like the one Kim is wearing and embroidered with the club logo can be ordered through the website.
For information on the sizes and ordering please see the club clothing page.
Outdoor training at Sticker
From 23rd October we will be training at a new location in Sticker. The cost is just £4. Please see the training pages for details.
This year's best helper award
As a thank you to the club member who has shown the most commitment to the club throughout the season, a free place will be given at any of the clubs training workshops during autumn / winter 2016/17
This year's winner is Helen Beresford. A well deserved win and thank you so much for all your help
Good News - We are hiring
We're pleased to announce that next year Cornwall Agility Club will be hiring equipment from First Contact for our shows. This means they will be responsible for delivering all the equipment to the showground. They will unload and load for us and we will only need a few pairs of hands to help. This will make a massive difference to us.
We will continue to use barrier netting in all our rings as this is much preferred by competitors but as First Contact don't supply the netting we will have to set this up ourselves on set up day.
Also we are hiring a 6 metre x 12 metre marquee for each of the shows and the hire people will erect this and take it down. Hiring will save us a great deal of work and worry.
We have also been looking at the current system for helping at the shows and we have asked for members opinions on how we can improve. We will bring all your suggestions to the next committee meeting and decide how best to arrange help so that no rings are left short and no-one has to work all day. Many thanks for all your input.
More good news...
We are hoping to be able to offer some training days and steeplechase nights during the winter. Last year it was so wet everyone was fed up with no training at all outside. This winter we are hoping to rent either Chiverton or Polean riding schools from time to time and if these aren't available we will also look at Cornwall Riding School for training. This will give everyone a chance to do a bit of training.
Forms available now
We have a points form and score sheet available for 2016 and a new trophy for indpendent shows such as UKA and FAB.
The membership form for 2017 is also available. Please visit the members page where you can download the forms and the points score sheet.