The Ash Farm Family Fun Day and Dog Show took place on on Sunday June 8th, and raised £1,000 for Ashbourne Animal Welfare, 'The Ark'.

Fortunately the weather stayed fine throughout the whole day, and the organisers were overwhelmed by the number of people who attended, particularly families with small children.

The Dog Show consisted of 13 classes, which were judged by Karen, Lesley and Jillian, along with a number of invited judges at various times. These went on from Midday throughout the day, culminating in Phil, the owner of Ash Farm, awarding the Best in Show for 2014 to Sky (shown in the picture with her owners).

As well as the dog show, there were lots of other activities and stalls for all the family, such as the fastest recall race, have a go agility, guess the name of the dog breed, whack the rat, facepainting, tombola and a superb BBQ.

The organisers would like to thank all those who attended, the helpers on the day, and the sponsors :-
  • Abbey Veterinary Group
  • White's Recycling
  • KennelGate
  • Fish 4 Dogs
  • Blackshaw Agility
  • Redshaws’ Family Butchers
  • Anna’s Dog Grooming
  • Pet Deli Ltd (Ashby)
  • Grand Rosettes
  • Melbourne Print Shop
  • Swarkestone Nurseries
And we are hoping to do it all again next year!

Click here to view the poster for the funday
Click here to view the programme for the funday