Welcome to the

The Rough and Smooth Collie
Training Association



     
NEWS
 


Results for ALL 2018 leagues to Jean please (breed will then be forwarded to Delia).

News of many RECENT SUCCESSES in agility, breed & obedience can be found on the main page for each activity (below the league table link)

Contact details for all committee can be found on the 'About the RSCTA' page.

MEMBERSHIP & LEAGUES: Don't forget to renew your membership and include your league renewals too (see Membership page). Then start sending ALL your league results to Jean asap. Good luck for 2018!

JUMP ASSESSMENT: Rachel Williams is holding a Smart Clinic jump assessment day if anyone is interested in having their Rough or Smooth Collies jumping assessed. Monday 26th Feb, which ever time slot suits you. 65 for 45 minute jump assessment or 105 for 1 hr to also include fitness assessment (hands on palpation, gait analysis etc). Nr Ross on Wye, Herefordshire. Contact: racheljw 'at' hotmail.co.uk

AGM & VERSATILITY AWARDS

Our Secretary Peter Simpson, who co-founded the RSCTA, is having a break from the post of Secretary and Jean Tuck has offered to resume this position. The date of the AGM is 18th March 2018, near Gloucester. A mailing is being sent out to all members - please let us know if you have NOT received it by 15th Jan. Versatility Awards claimed up to 20th January 2018 will be presented at the AGM (or posted thereafter). If you are about to claim, please e-mail details to Jean & to Delia please.

CHARACTER ASSESSMENT

Saturday 14th April 2018. We plan to hold a Character Assessment at Willington Village Hall, Twyford Road, Willington, Derbyshire, DE65 1DE, from 10.00am. Cost is 16.00 per dog, and places are limited due to the time the test takes. We also hope to be doing Good Citizen Tests. If you are interested please contact Paula now to get a place and to make sure we have enough support for this event (see 'About' page)

2018 Fun Day

Advance Notice that the Fun Day has provisionally been booked at the usual venue for Friday July 6th 2018. It was decided to alternate a week day and a weekend, so that everyone gets a chance to attend. For more details please contact Pat.

2017 Autumn Newsletter

If you have not had a copy e-mailed to you please contact Paula to check she has the correct e-address. Thanks to all who contributed.

RSCTA 2017 Fun Day See: Fun Day 17



WELL DONE SMOOTH COLLIE OBREEDIENCE TEAM !

UPDATE - EXCELLENT NEWS -THE TEAM HAS QUALIFIED FOR CRUFTS 2018!!
The Smooth Collie Obreedience team 'Smooth Operators' won the first Obreedience qualifier of 2017 at Solihull on April 2nd!!!!! An excellent start in collecting points for Crufts 2018! Team: Leonie Macdonald & Connie, Sophie Harrison & Bindi, Kate Giddings & Artie, Ann Fuller & Maggie with Ella, reserve Pat Thompson with Smidge



Update: On the road to collecting points for Crufts 2018, in June the RSCTA team came 2nd at Chalfield and 2nd again at Solihull. 2nd again at East of Englend in July!! Well done!!



The competition involves all team members doing a synchronised heelwork pattern (hardest part of all is getting the handlers to be coordinated with each other !), and then there are four set exercises with one team member performing each - a send to bed, a 'stop the dog' / play with your dog, a formal retrieve and a scent discrimination exercise with the dog retrieving its own article out of a range of other articles. A team can have up to six members.The format of the competition is that teams participate in a number of (geographically scattered) qualifiers over the year and the teams with the highest accumulated score qualify for the final at Crufts 2018.

Photo below shows the Smooth Collie Obreedience team at Crufts 2015.




    To join: The RSCTA on Facebook e-mail Pat



If you are not getting your mailings from the RSCTA please remember that many e-mail systems treat mail from new/group sources as 'spam' unless instructed otherwise by the user.  Such mail is then directed to a 'junk' mailbox to be deleted within a couple of weeks.  Please therefore look out for this problem until you know that RSCTA mail is being correctly routed to your main 'inbox'.  If you feel that mail is still not reaching you then please contact Paula. .


 
     




If you would like further details of the RSCTA please contact the Secretary, Peter Simpson. To apply for membership, see 'Membership' page

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