Pat Eves is one of our judges. It was her idea to host a Dog Show four years ago and approached the Findon Valley Residents’ Association for support and they did! She will be assisted by our Dog Warden Russ Akehurst on the day.
She has run many dog and horse shows throughout her life. She was Student of the Year at Brinsbury College where she excelled in her course on Canine care and Management.
She looks after dogs whilst their owners are away. Her help is invaluable. There isn’t much she doesn’t know about dogs. She knows a winner when she sees one!
Russell Akehurst (Dog Warden)
Russ is a retired Police Officer who now works for Adur & Worthing Council in the post of Dog Warden. This role includes collecting stray dogs and caring for them until they are reunited with their owners or if not claimed, re–homing them. Russ, a vegetarian, has two rescue dogs of his own and often fosters the stray dogs so he can assess them and so they don’t have to spend time in kennels. In his spare time Russ fundraises for a number of animal charities including Sussex Pet Rescue, Doris Banham Dog Rescue & Animal Care Egypt.
Sue Knowles (Summerhill Canine Hydrotherapy)
Sue runs a Canine Hydrotherapy Pool in High Salvington. Sue qualified as a small animal hydrotherapist in September 2014, having studied at Greyfriars in Guildford and she holds the ABC Level 3 certificate in Hydrotherapy for small animals and first aid for animals. Sue is a registered member of NARCH and her qualifications and Centre’s details can be seen at www.narch.org.uk. For further information please visit the website: www.summerhillcaninehydro.co.uk or Facebook page: Summerhill Canine Hydrotherapy.
Sue has worked with animals for a long time, and runs a successful Dog Training company : Dog Tales. Having taught Agility for many years, Sue has recently started teaching “Hoopers”, along side her Obedience classes at the Local Clapham Village hall.
Lynn & Katie Raynsford
Lynn and Katie Raynsford are mother and daughter-in-law. You will find them in the registration tent on the day of the show.
They are responsible for a multitude of tasks from hosting meetings to putting up tents. They are probably better known for being seen out and about with their unruly spotty dogs.