A brand new dog show will be held in Caythorpe so people can show off their four legged friends.
Caythorpe Crufts is part of the Caythorpe Gala, hosted by Laura Leeds and Carole Atkinson, taking place on Saturday, September 3 from 12-4 p.m.
This is the third year in a row that Laura and Carole have hosted the Caythorpe Gala, and it will be part of the Arnhem Caythorpe weekend.
Laura said: “This is the first time Caythorpe Crufts has been held as we’ve had a fun dog show before.
“This year we were lucky enough to be able to work with the fabulous Sarah from Sarah Dalton Dog Training, based in Hough on the Hill.
“Sarah organized and will be directing the event for us as part of our gala.”
There are several classes that owners and their dogs can participate in. These include:
- Best Male
- Best Female
- Best Puppy (under 1 year old)
- Best Rescue
- Best Teacher-Child (16 and under)
- Best lap
- The most beautiful eyes
- Best and Book in Show
Caythorpe Crufts is sponsored by many companies that have dogs at the center of their work. These include Greenhills Grooming which will offer a care basket and Lola’s Grooming Daycare and Paddocks will offer vouchers for paddock hire.
Petit Pig will give away charms and accessories for dogs. Both Jonathan Roberts Gundog Training and Dig Your Paws Hydro will be providing dog goodie bags.
Afterwards, organizer Sarah Dalton will give away a training book, a training toy and a voucher for a training session with her.
The Arnhem weekend will pay tribute to the 216 Signals Regiment stationed in Caythorpe during the Battle of Arnhem in 1944.
The celebrations will take place at Caythorpe Playground.
Visitors can enjoy more than 30 stalls featuring vintage games, artisan food, and crafts.
Laura and Carole also got entertainment in the form of 1940s and 1950s singer Kelly Ann of Kelly-Ann Music and debut singer Darcey Brown.
Caythorpe FC will also play Para’s in the football match which kicks off at 2pm.
For people participating in Caythorpe Crufts, they can register as soon as the gala opens at 12 p.m. and judging will begin at 1 p.m.