Special General Meeting Minutes 28 Nov 2021

The European Championships 2021 Een Netherlands

Photo by EEF Ooperman

We had a total of 26 dogs entered for this years Championships. We were unsure how or if we would be able to attend due to the strict covid rules in place but thankfully a couple of weeks before the event the rules changed allowing us to enter the Netherlands.

Our team members have had to jump through many hoops to get here with testing Animal Health certificates etc but it was all the worth it in the end .

Due to seasons, covid and unforseen circumstances we eventually ended up with 20 dogs running.

On the first day our Ibizan Hound and our Eight Sprinter Whippets ran.

Overnight we had a terrible storm leaving the running grounds underwater. A decision was made by the committee to wait for the water to subside on the two sand courses and run all dogs once. Not ideal but under the circumstances the right decision.

All the dogs ran their hearts out, no podium places for our sprinters this year but our wonderful Ibizan, Iko, Ch No Ch SE Ch Abbotsoak Music of the Nite owned by Robin Sayles achieved 5th place on the podium. We were on a high.

Ch No Ch SE Ch Abbotsoak Music of the Nite owned by Robin Sayles
Ch No Ch SE Ch Abbotsoak Music of the Nite owned by Robin Sayles. Photo by Sonia Koning.

Day 2 and the weather was better and our three Salukis were running. Again all three ran beautifully and what a wonderful surprise for Lynn Ward and Nicolefarhi Del Borghino (IMP ITA) gaining another 5th Place on the podium. Natasha Hamiltons Alishamar Roxanne (IMP BEL) finished in 7th place a great result for Nicole and Artemis.

Nicolefarhi Del Borghino (IMP ITA) owned by Lynn Ward
Nicolefarhi Del Borghino (IMP ITA) owned by Lynn Ward. Photo by Anifotografia.

Day three was dry for our six Standard Whippets. Young Tinto Harerunner Hurricane Fly, owned by Alec and Sharon Dalgleish ran his socks off to gain yet another podium for Team UK this time a 4th place.

Harerunner Hurricane Fly owned by Alec and Sharon Dalgleish
Harerunner Hurricane Fly owned by Alec and Sharon Dalgleish

Three days three podium places what could our Afghans do.?

They definitely had the best weather. A frost in the morning and glorious sunshine all day. Paula Woodwards Halo, Laavas Opportunity Scents day set off beautifully and ran the first half of the course really well but an unfortunate incident saw her eliminated for the day so it was all down to Elaine Booths Caspar , Way Up Travis Scott( IMP ITA) He ran beautifully both times and finished in the top half of the Afghan results both the team and Elaine were very proud of him.

There was great team support for all our runners each day and we made sure there was always someone watching and cheering all our team members.

Thank you to all our team for making this a very special Championships.

We can now look forward to Finland 2022

New Lure Coursing Champion!

Harerunner Holy Smoke owned By A & S Dalgleish became a champion at the 2021 Summer Championships.

Harerunner Holy Smoke

The First Afghan Hound Lure Coursing Champion!

Way Up Travis Scott (IMP ITA) owned By E. Booth became a champion at the 2021 Summer Championships.

Way Up Travis Scott Imp Ita

The First Saluki Lure Coursing Champion!

CH Al Zubeyda Lena at Kasaque (IMP FRA)(JW) owned By H & C Williams became a champion at the 2021 Summer Championships.

CH Al Zubeyda Lena at Kasaque IMP FRA JW

Lure Coursing Champions


Judging exam: Passed!

Congratulations to Michael Florek the first UKSS member to pass the new judging exam.

TEAM UK 2021

Our entry is in for the FCI European Coursing Championship in the Netherlands in October. We have our biggest team yet with 26 dogs!

UK team 2021 for European Coursing Championship

2022 Meeting Dates

Proposed 2022 Event Dates – All locations to be confirmed at a later date.

06/03/2022Trials DayMoreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire
20/03/2022Spring ChampionshipsSwindon, Wiltshire
02/07/2022Trials DayRedwood Park, Inskip, Lancashire
03/07/2022Summer ChampionshipsRedwood Park, Inskip, Lancashire
02/10/2022National ChampionshipsStratford Racecourse, Warwickshire

Online Lure Coursing Seminar With Geir Hammer

UK Sighthound Sport are pleased to announce that we are hosting a seminar on Zoom.

Sunday 14th March 2021 10 AM

Lure Coursing – A Healthy And Fun Activity For Your Dog With International Judge Geir Hammer (Norway)

Topics will include the history, the facts, the rules and regulations, the fun and the future of lure coursing .

The seminar is aimed at beginners and experienced owners alike and is open to all, including non members.

The duration of the seminar will be 2 hours with break in the middle followed by questions.

The seminar will be limited to 80 places on a first come, first served basis.

Tickets will go on sale on Saturday 20th February at 10 AM and cost £2 per screen.