Dog agility show returns to leisure centre

Cracker, a two-year-old collie cross cocker spaniel with his owner Susan Carroll, from Newmarket.

Cracker, a two-year-old collie cross cocker spaniel with his owner Susan Carroll, from Newmarket. - Credit: Archant

A fund-raising dog agility show was held at Littleport Leisure Centre last weekend.

Natasha Chambers, 18, from Little Downham with her two-year-old Indie, a Shetland sheepdog cross col

Natasha Chambers, 18, from Little Downham with her two-year-old Indie, a Shetland sheepdog cross collie. - Credit: Archant

Entrants competed for the winner’s rosettes in a variety of categories, from agility and power to speed and jumping.

The event was organised by Alma and Tony Ryman, who have decades of experience in the field of dog agility, including qualification for the 2011 Cruft’s agility event with sheltie, Bluie.

Cracker, a two-year-old collie cross cocker spaniel, and his owner Susan Carrol, from Newmarket, was one of the many stars of the Littleport show, with the picking up half a dozen winners’ rosettes.

Natasha Chambers, 18, from Little Downham, with her two-year-old Indie, a Shetland sheepdog cross collie, was a winner in the novice agility event.


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“Six years we’ve been running this event at Littleport’s Leisure Centre and the money we make from selling all our homemade cakes goes towards Milton Children’s Hospice,” said Mrs Ryman, who hopes even more people will attend their show which returns to the village on August 1-2.

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