Greyhound Walks Show 2018

Sunday, 12th August –  Great Notley Country Park, Braintree, Essex, CM77 7FS

We opened at 10am to grey, but dry skies, all the traders with their wonderful wares were set up and ready.  From that point forward we saw happy people, happy children and most importantly happy hounds, some peeks of sunshine and a few very light spots or rain, just the perfect day. 

Thank you to our great team of photographers, headed by Juliette Steer (4Legs Photography), Jackie, John, Kevin and Juliette have produced this wonderful

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GW Show 2018 Gallery

Greyhound Walks Show 2018 Photo Gallery

… any of these photos can be purchased from the website (all proceeds are added to the Greyhound Walks pot to help needy greyhounds and sighthounds).

  • Fantastic day, a big thank you to all the organisers
  • Lovely day thank you everyone 
  • Great atmosphere . Love this show. A big thank you to everyone. X
  • A massive thank you for all your hard work devotion and commitment . A brilliant day was had by all xx
  • Thank you to everyone who made it possible. I judged some lovely dogs. It was a joy seeing them looking so well
  • We met so many lovely owners and their dogs. I’ll definitely be coming along again next year

Results of our Greyhound, Lurcher & Other Sighthound Classes

Greyhound Walks Show 2018 Classes - Greyhounds

ClassSponsorWinner
Class 1: Greyhound Dog - 9 years & overSue Gregory for RoryBarry - owner Sheena
Class 2: Greyhound Bitch - 9 years & overPaul and Debbie Russell for GingerLady - owner Vincent
Class 3: Greyhound Dog - 7 & 8 yearsJanice Marshall for Rosko and all Brandon dogs lost this yearSam - owner Sarah
Class 4: Greyhound Bitch - 7 & 8 yearsDerek and Maureen for our BenĀ Bella - owner Maria
Class 5: Greyhound Dog - 5 & 6 yearsRaymond King for Tiger, Cassie and TollyJasper - owner Paul
Class 6: Greyhound Bitch - 5 & 6 yearsThe Small family for Anna and IndyJuno - owner Anoushka
Class 7: Greyhound Dog - 4 years & underTina Gardner for Charlie and JimDevlin - owner Claire
Class 8: Greyhound Bitch - 4 years & underJenny Paine and Dave Harriss for StylieShona - owner Caroline

Greyhound Walks Show 2018 Classes - Lurchers

Class SponsorWinner
Class 9: Lurcher Dog - Smooth hairLiam & Kelly Stubbings in memory of TuksMilo - owner Jo
Class 10: Lurcher Bitch - Smooth hairJuliette Steer for PurdyBella - owner June
Class 11: Lurcher Dog - Rough hairPhilip & Heather ParkesTiger - owner Peter
Class 12: Lurcher Bitch - Rough hairSteve Shaw in memory of MagpieNelli - owner Carol

Greyhound Walks Show 2018 Classes - Hounds Looking for Homes

Awarded to any sighthound brought to the show who is looking for that forever home.

This class is being dedicated to the memory of Jo Patmore, friend of Greyhound Walks and a tireless volunteer in the greyhound world who helped countless hounds find homes.
The awards will be presented by Liam Stubbings on behalf of Clarks Farm Greyhound Rescue

Class SponsorWinner
Class 13: Hounds Looking For HomesCharlotte and David CorshamJoker - Greyhound Trust Dunton

Greyhound Walks Show 2018 Classes - Best in Show

Class SponsorWinner
Class 14: Best In Show - Lurcher DogDebbie & Andrew Albins for TwigMilo - owner Jo
(Reserve - Tiger - owner Peter)
Class 15: Best In Show - Lurcher BitchJan and Rob Tiffen for BuffyBella - owner June
(Reserve - Nellie - owner Carol)
Class 16: Best In Show - Greyhound DogJanet and Dave Peacock for GeorgeJasper - owner Paul
(Reserve - Devlin - owner Claire)
Class 17: Best In Show - Greyhound BitchGreyhound Walks EssexShona - owner Caroline
(Reserve - Bella - owner Maria)

Greyhound Walks Show 2018 Classes - Trustees Cup

Awarded by the Trustees to any Greyhound that has attended a Greyhound Walk or Great Global Greyhound Walk in the past year and who exhibits the kind, calm, friendly, and ambassadorial qualities of our founding Greyhound Chelsea
Class SponsorWinner
Class 18: Chelsea's Ambassador CupDave & Janet PeacockJoker - owner Sue from Essex walks

Greyhound Walks Show 2018 Classes - All the Sighthounds Fun Classes

Class SponsorWinner
Class 19: All Other SighthoundsSteve and Mandy BrownLayla - owner Juliette
Class 20: Black BeautyDebbie Albins for ButtonSprite & Thestral (joint 1st & 2nd) = owner Pennie
Class 21: Prince CharmingSteve and Mandy Brown for RodgerArchie - owner Viv
Class 22: Prettiest PrincessJohnnie Hales for LuluBella - owner Lauren
Class 23: Best Child & HoundPia Van Praagh for StanleyBella - owner Layla
Class 24: Best Dog FamilyGraham Munting for Benny and GemmaBarry & Miranda - owner Mark

The aim of the Greyhound Walks Show has always been about enjoyment, fun and promoting the wonderful breed that is the greyhound and most importantly giving our walkers a good day out to say thank you for supporting us through the year.  We hope we achieved that.

Finally a message from our Show Director Steve Brown …

What more can I say except Thank You !!!!

Thank you to all the volunteers that made the day run so smoothly.
Thank you to the judges for making those tough decisions.
Thank you to the MC for keeping us entertained all day.
Thank you to all the stall holders for bringing such lovely things to buy.
Thank you to everyone who came to support us.
Thank you to the Greyhound Walks committee for the hours they have put in preparing the show.
And the biggest thank you to the weather man for giving us such perfect weather for the show.

Our Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors
Spring Lodge Veterinary PracticeSpring Lodge Vets logo
Billericay Dog Training Centre
Lily's Cafe

Rehoming Organisations

These rehoming organisations will be at our show to raise funds, talk about their dogs and maybe have a few with them to tempt you!
Greyhound Trust Suffolk
Greyhound Trust Dunton
Ibizan Hound Rescue
Castledon Greyhound Rescue
Romford Greyhound Owners Association
Kama's Cave Greyhound Sanctuary
Clarks Farm Greyhound Rescue
Southern Lurcher Lifeline

Catering & Refreshments

Everything you could need to eat and drink to make your day complete
Lily's Cafe - BBQ, Hot & Cold Drinks
Sweetie King - bags & bags & bags of sweeties!
The Mystery Ice Machine - you scream, we scream, we all scream for ice cream!

Coming to take your money! Our Traders!

A huge assortment of traders, some fond familiar faces and some new ones.
Waggy Tails Bakery
Doggie-Collars
Houndstuff
Angela's Kids Boutique
Fab Stichery
Hugo's Pawtisserie
Veggielicious
Greyt Hound Collars
Juliette Steer - 4 Legs Photography
Diamond Dogs & Annies
Blaze's Tasty Treats
Olivia Inskip
Kibera Mamas
Utility Warehouse
Anglian Community Enterprise
Janet Peck - Dog Print Textiles & Goods
Essex Wildlife Trust

If it’s Hot, Hot, Hot

This year as we have had such an extraordinarily hot summer we are taking steps to provide and allow as much shade as possible – we are designating an area for the erection of gazebos and shelters and we have an aircon van coming on site to assist any animal struggling.

We already allow ringside sun shelters and have people patrolling to make sure all is well.

We also provide bins of water to wet down towels etc to keep dogs cool and safe if it does get hot.

In our 10 year history we have been rained off (the country park turned into a swimming pool overnight) but have managed to manage hot weather conditions so whatever the weather we will be there to welcome you.

Red gazebo

If you bring a gazebo or other large sun shelter one of our team will be along to ensure it is safe (as required by the country park) if you need any assistance please find one our hi-viz team members.