Rescue Agility Scotland is delighted to announce the winners of the 2014 league. But before announcing the results, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported RAS. As well as our members and their lovely dogs, who make it all worth the effort. Special thanks has to go to Woodside and Clyde Valley for hosting the league presentation and rescue final, Weslo Canine, Longfield Agility Solutions and Islay Dog Rescue for their sponsorship, Loudon Steele for judging last year's final, and to all the non-rescue dog people who have given up their time to help us.
So here are the results of the 2014 Rescue Agility Scotland League:
Winner of Large grade 1-2:
Gayle Thomson and Taraza Star Of The Hour (AWS)
Winner of Large grade 3-4:
Anne McBride and Rantin Rovin Robbie
Winner of Large grade 5-7:
Christine Waddell and Thistledhu Skye (AWG)
Winner of Medium grade 1-2:
Anna Murray and My Wee Shadow
Winner of Medium grade 3-4:
Denise Clayton and Scallie Marise of Vynor
Winner of Medium grade 5-7:
Alastair Baillie and Another Bam Bam
Winner of Small grade 1-2:
Marion Cowan and Teeny Weeny Tinkerbell
Winner of Small grade 3-4:
Yvonne Lough and Bizzy Buzzy
Winner of Small grade 5-7:
Denise Clayton and Charlie Marise of Vynor (AWG)
On the basis of points claimed, the overall results are as follows:
Overall Large dog category:
1st and winner of the Goatbrae Trophy: Anne McBride and Rantin Rovin Robbie
2nd Christine Waddell and Thistledhu Skye (AWG)
3rd Caroline Hair and Meggie Margaux
Overall Medium dog category:
1st and winner of the Remembrance Trophy: Denise Clayton and Scallie Marise of Vynor
2nd Lynda Kyle and Little Miss Tickle
3rd Alastair Baillie and Another Bam Bam
Overall Small dog category:
1st and winner of the Vynor Trophy: Denise Clayton and Charlie Marise of Vynor
2nd Marion Cowan and Teeny Weeny Tinkerbell
3rd Hannah Wade and Hon Ye Go Takes The Mickee
Best Gundog category:
1st Karen Brown and Whisky Wallace
Best ABC category:
1st Christine Waddell and Thistledhu Skye (AWG)
2nd Denise Clayton and Scallie Marise of Vynor
3rd Lynda Kyle and Little Miss Tickle
Congratulations to all the winners! Due to changes to the Scottish agility calendar, the presentation of awards, as well as the Rescue Agility Scotland final, will move to the Gleniffer show on 23-24 May, and I would like to thank Gleniffer for offering us this opportunity.
RAS news for 2015
Nominations for the Extra Mile Trophy
Do you know someone who you feel really deserves recognition for their work with rescue dogs? The Extra Mile Trophy has been donated to Rescue Agility Scotland by Dumfries & Galloway Canine Rescue, and this award is quite different from the others. It will not be awarded on the basis of how successful a dog has been in competition, but will be presented to a person or organisation in recognition of that person’s or organisation’s work with rescue dogs. Ideally, there should be a link to agility, so the winner could be a trainer who is making an extra effort to help agility handlers with rescue dogs, a behaviourist who has helped a rescued agility dog overcome a problem, a rescue organisation which makes a real effort to find suitable homes for dogs with agility potential, or even an agility handler who works closely with rescue dogs, e.g. by fostering or volunteering at rescues. It could even be an agility handler who has adopted a special-case dog in the full knowledge that he or she will never have the pleasure of doing agility with that dog, but even so has been prepared to give the dog a place to call its own. These are just a few examples, and we are really looking forward to receiving your nominations. Please e-mail your nomination, including an account of why you think your nominated person or organisation deserves the award, to rescueagilityscotland@gmail.
The latest day-to-day news can always be found on the Rescue Agility Scotland Facebook page, and the 2015 rules and other information are available on our website.
Dawn Greer and Kerstin McDonagh
Rescue Agility Scotland
For more information, please speak to Dawn Greer 07810 788324, Kerstin McDonagh, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also join us on Facebook.
Wishing all our members a very successful 2015 season.