New Champion!
New Champion!

Welcome to Shoreham Ringcraft Club

We are a friendly club of like-minded people who meet up once a week to train our dogs for the show ring and socialise.

We aim to provide good training in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere for you and your dog to prepare for the show ring.

As well as weekly classes, we hold monthly matches for our members, varying our judges as much as possible, and a Dog of the Year competition.

We are affiliated with The Kennel Club, and have trainers with many years experience in the world of showing dogs.

Shoreham Ringcraft Club Xmas Party 2018
Shoreham Ringcraft Club Xmas Party 2018

When & where we meet

We hold classes on every Monday evening, starting at 7:15pm.

St Michael & All Angels Church Hall
Church Lane
Southwick
BN42 4GD

Parking at the hall is limited to the spaces on the right-hand side as you go in through the gates. There is also plenty of parking on the streets.

On no circumstances can we park anywhere else in the grounds, and never on the grass.

Please adhere to these parking rules, or we may lose the venue.

Become a Member

Only members can handle dogs at club events.

There is an annual charge of £5 for membership, and the weekly training sessions cost £3.

All training sessions must be booked and paid for in advance. You can book on the club’s Facebook page, through Messenger, or by email up to 5.30pm on the day of the class.

To join, please complete the membership form below. The secretary will reply with details of how to pay your membership fee by Direct Bank Transfer.

Club Rules

  • Dogs with Challenge Certificates, or any award which goes towards the title of Champion, may not compete in our matches. However, all dogs (including Champions) are welcome to come and train on normal training nights.
  • Under the terms of the club’s insurance, only fully paid up members can handle dogs on training and match nights.
  • Please do not bring bitches in season to any Club event.
  • Please do not come to the Club if any of your dogs are ill with kennel cough, stomach bugs, etc.
  • Please keep your dog under control while you are at the club.

Click here for the full official club rules

Officers & Committee

Chairman: Bridget Meads (Jasbri)

Bridget is our main trainer and currently organises the Ringcraft Sessions which we currently hold.

I was born into dogs, as my parents were founder members of Worthing & District C. S.   My earliest showing experience was at the age of 4, showing Borzois!  I have shown for most of my life and although my first love was my miniature poodle, whippets have been my constant love.   As well as showing in my breed,  I enjoy teaching and showing in handling classes.  For the last few years, I have been involved in Therapy Dogs Nationwide where we “share the love”,  give comfort and confidence, and educate youngsters about animal welfare and safety.

Chairman Bridget Meads
Chairman Bridget Meads

Treasurer: Pauline Langridge (Calicoe)

Pauline shows beautiful Wire Dachshunds at Open & Championship Shows.  A breed which I believe she has been involved with for some time.  Pauline helps with collecting subs and Match Entries.  She also helps out with the training/handling when required.

Hon. Secretary: Elaine Ward (Pyennebeare/Pipparel)

I have owned dogs for over 45 years.  I’ve taken part in Agility, Obedience, Heelwork to Music and KC Good Citizen Dog Scheme to Silver Level.  I’ve owned, bred, shown black miniature poodles for many years, under the Pyennebeare and now the Pipparel affix.   I have competed with my dogs at Open and Championship shows.  In 2019 I’m delighted to say that my first Champion was crowned!   I am on the Poodle Council Breed Judging (B) list as a breed specialist.   I serve as Hon Secretary of West Chiltington Cavaliers, in addition to my duties with Shoreham.  I’ve been a member of Shoreham Ringcraft Club for more than 25 years.  I often help with the handling on Club nights and keep this website up-to-date, in addition to meeting & greeting and collecting subs and match entries.

Secretary Elaine Ward
Secretary Elaine Ward

General Committee

Kate Popple. Kate owns a rescue Dalmatian who is a therapy dog and a Parson Jack Russell Terrier. Kate trains Ringcraft and handling for West Chiltington and is also the KCGCDS Representative there. She has been a member of Shoreham Ringcraft for over 25 years and has served on our Shoreham Committee for a great number of years. She has shown Whippets for a friend and Shelties. Kate maintains the club’s noticeboard and helps with training from time to time. She also organises the games for our fun events.

Janine Naunton. Janine has been a member of Shoreham Ringcraft for some years. She is a dog groomer. Janine shows and breeds Welsh Springer Spaniels. She also shows her mother’s affenpinscers (Bow & Winnie), and has owned Whippets.

Carolyn Wood. Carolyn has been attending the club for a number of years with her Weimeranas (Lyra and River), and has become part of the training team at Shoreham.

Laura Piper. Laura has been attending the club for some time with her Mini Wire Haired Dachshunds (William & Etta). Laura has also become part of the training team here.

Tracy Robinson. Tracy owns Whippets and has been a member of Shoreham Ringcraft for many years.

Hassan Aktas. Hassan (Hugo) is fairly new to the club and shows Japanese Akitas, and Shiba Inu with his partner.

Resources

A few links to some websites that you may find helpful.

  • Fosse Data. Dog show schedules, results and online entries
  • Higham Press. Dog show schedules, results and online entries
  • The Kennel Club. Up to date information and guidance on dog showing and other dog matters

Contact us

If you need to contact us, use this form to contact the secretary, Elaine Ward

Facebook

We have a thriving community on Facebook for our paid up members, where we share all our news and members wins.