Welcome to the

The Rough and Smooth Collie
Training Association

The RSCTA is a nationwide group offering encouragement and support to those training or competing in any canine activity. We have leagues and awards to celebrate achievements of our Rough & Smooth Collies, and an active facebook page for discussion and advice. There are also training opportunities, although these are limited, due to the spread of members throughout the country. Please contact us for more information.



     
NEWS
 



Any results (all leagues) to Jean please, along with news of any significant achievements. ALL 2021 leagues start on Jan 1st, and will combine with the 2020 leagues already started, as they only ran for a very short time. Remember there is a 2 month deadline for sending points so the leagues remain valid (4 months to end of April).

Don't forget to renew your membership for 2021, including the leagues - hoping there will be events at which to collect points!
2021 Membership will be at HALF PRICE for those who were paid-up in 2020. 2020 leagues stopped early, and 2021 leagues are likely to start late - so the committee have decided to combine 2020 & 2021 leagues. No charge for joining 2021 leagues to those who joined them in 2020. Please join us, we value your support for Rough and Smoth Collies.


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

Sadly, due to the pandemic, there were no non-virtual RSCTA events in 2020 and 2021 is already looking difficult. Hopefully things will be back to normal in 2022!!
The Spring and Autumn Newsletters have gone out to members for 2020 - items and photos for the Spring 2021 newsletter would be very welcome.
Tips on various activities are on our facebook page, and trick or training video competitions are running on the facebook page, or contact Jean for details.

2019 FUN DAY!!

The RSCTA 2019 Fun Day attacted some 25 people, several Rough Collies and around 20 Smooth Collies for a day of games, zoomies, agility, rally and scentwork tasters, plus Bronze Good Citizens testing, at an excellent venue on the edge of Cannock Chase.



New Club Logo

See above. Thank you to everyone for ideas and votes. Badges and clothing will be available shortly.

2018 Fun Day

The Fun Day was enjoyed by those who went, despite the unusually hot weather! Amongst the activities, the opportunity to try hoopers was particularly appreciated. The photos show some of those there, and also the winners of the team heelwork competition which gave members and their Collies the chance to see what being in an obreedience team was like.



Competition winners were: Rally - 1st Anne and Bailey, 2nd Linda and Izzy, 3rd Liz and Isla, 4th Sarah and Maisie, 5th Yvonne and Essie
Best Trick - 1st Karen and Evie, 2nd Linda and Izzy, 3rd Anne and Bailey, 4th Liz and Isla, 5th Margaret and Troika
Fastest Titbit Clearance - 1st Anne and Bailey, 2nd Liz and Isla, 3rd Delia and Daz, 4th Yvonne and Essie, 5th Yvonne and Iris
Top Heelwork Team - Linda and Izzy, Margaret and Troika, Anne and Bailey

Thank you very much indeed to Pat for organising this event so well.



WELL DONE SMOOTH COLLIE OBREEDIENCE TEAM !

Congratulations!! 2nd place at Crufts 2018!!
Team: Leonie Macdonald & Connie, Sophie Harrison & Bindi, Kate Giddings & Artie, Ann Fuller & Maggie with Ella, reserve Pat Thompson with Smidge



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!

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


On the road to collecting points for Crufts 2018, The Smooth Collie OBREEDIENCE team.



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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