Entries are now closed for the July show and the ring plans will be available shortly.  If you need a copy of the schedule it can be found here

July Show Schedule

We are delighted to have the fantastic venue of Boconnoc Estate for our summer show! Set in some 7500 acres of grounds and parkland,Boconnoc really is a beautiful setting, having also been used for film locations such as the Rosumund Pilcher's series and Poldark.
There are also dog friendly holiday cottages on site (subject to availability) should you wish to stay in a touch of luxury
For further details please click on the image to see their website:

As Boconnoc is a vast estate, with some livestock and also a deer park, we will be working closely with the estate staff to have some lovely marked out off lead walks through the woodland etc, along with an exercise area close to the rings.

Visitors to Boconnoc

The agility show is a Kennel Club event and will be of interest to those who are currently competing or training agility with their dog.  There will be a special spectators area for visitors. We will also be using the e-gility system which you can link to on your mobile phone.  This will enable you to follow the competition in the ring and find out which classes are running in all the rings.  

If you are thinking of coming to watch the agility show at Boconnoc House and you are bringing a dog that isn't pre entered at the show please would you report to the marquee on arrival.  Our secretary will need to add your dog to the list of dogs that are not for competition. We need to do this to keep within the Kennel Club regulations.  

Please note there is no family dog show or have a go agility. Only dogs that are registered with the Kennel Club and pre-entered for the show will be allowed to take part.  If there is a practice ring running it will be for competing dogs only.  If there is a pay on the day class it will be for dogs entered in the show. 

e-agility

We are delighted to announce we'll be using the e-agility system at our July show and also the September show at the Royal Cornwall showground.

For those who are not familiar with it, basically this is how it works:
 

1. You give the caller your running order as normal, which is entered into a tablet, it is useful if the queue is then kept in order, however it can be swapped around if needed. If you need to mark yourself in late for a class (ie if helping on a ring etc) then the caller can do this.
 

2. The scrime has another tablet on which they just enter 5 for faults, R for refusal, E for elimination on, then your time
 

3. A tablet at the side of each ring automatically updates after every run, so you can immediately check how you have done
 

4. When the class is finished, the ring manager closes the class on a tablet, and the results are immediately printed off a printer in the marquee

This reduces the number of ring party required by two as rings do not need a pads person or a scorer.

In addition there is an app you can put on your computer or smartphone, so you can track how your class is doing and where.
A link to this is http://mobile.egility.org/

When it comes to results being published online after the show this will be so much quicker, as we don't not have to wait for someone to sit and type them all up.

It really is a very easy system to use. We hope you enjoy it!

Measuring

For those who have small and medium dogs that require measuring, please note we have measurers booked for both days of the show
Cynthia Brealey and Ginny Folley will be measuring on the Saturday, then Rachel Kelland and Lara Levett will be measuring on the Sunday

We will confirm time later, but we hope to carry it out again at lunchtime, whilst some of the rings have broken for lunch.

ALC Meeting

Times etc to be confirmed later, but please note Chris Huckle will be holding a KC Liason Council meeting at the show, on the Saturday evening once all the rings have finished.

The Kennel Club Agility Liason Council will hold their meeting on 13th July and links to the agenda and all of the annexes can be found on this page on the KC website

Helping at the show

Many thanks to those of you that have already volunteered, either direct or through Swap, to Ring Manage at the show!
All Ring Managers will receive a lovely lunch, a voucher that can be used either for a dogs runs free for a day at a future show or as 20% discount against any of our training workshops.
We will also aim to get the Ring Managers who are camping camped in the ring field along with the judges.
We will be putting in place a team of "floaters" to cover all jobs including relief ring managers, as and when required....
If you would like to offer help we'd be delighted to give you a job to do.  Please come to the marquee and let us know.  All helpers have free tea and coffee or soft drinks and a dog toy as well as lots of fun and laughter. If you've never helped before just let us know and we can buddy you up with someone who can teach you how to do the jobs. 

Boconnoc Local Information

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LOCAL DOG FRIENDLY BEACHES & WALKS

The Government has introduced new legislation, called Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO) to control dogs in public spaces. All previous Dog Control Orders (DCOs) that controlled dogs on designated beaches in Cornwall, have now been replaced with new Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO). There are just a couple of changes for Cornish beaches. Two beaches have new times:

Porth Beach, Newquay: 9am to 7pm from 1 May to 30 September (formerly 24 hours from Easter Day to 1 October)
Porthleven West: 9am to 7pm (formerly 7am 7pm) 1 May to 30 September

In addition to this the Gwithian beach PSPO provides new access to the area of the beach where dogs are allowed.
You can read more on the Cornwall County Council website.

 

Many thanks to all of our generous sponsors

Active Agility
 

K9 Meals On Wheels

Retallack Resort & Spa

 

Kestrel Specialist Handrails

 

Cornwall Dog & Cat Food Supplies

 

Not Just Horses
 

ITP Electrical

 

Q-Me Agility

 

Directions to the venue

From the west

From St. Austell, take the A390 to Lostwithiel & Dobwalls. 
Just after Middle Taphouse turn right onto the B3359 towards Looe and Polperro.Take the next main RIGHT turn, then turn immediately LEFT (on the bend) for BOCONNOC.
Follow the CORNWALL AGILITY CLUB signs to the location on the Boconnoc Estate
For an interactive map go to www.google.co.uk/maps and enter postcode PL22 0RG

From the east

Travel on the A38 until you reach Dobwalls roundabout.
Then follow the A390 for St. Austell.
Just after East Taphouse, turn left on to the B3359 towards LOOE & POLPERRO.
Take the next main RIGHT turn.
Then turn immediately LEFT (on the bend) for BOCONNOC.
Then follow the CORNWALL AGILITY CLUB signs to the location on the Boconnoc Estate
For an interactive map go to www.google.co.uk/maps and enter postcode PL22 0RG