Well thanks to Roy prompting me I am doing a quick blog to round up the year for the NATBs.....so whats happened?
We have put on 2 events, gained new members (although dreadlocks are starting to become a theme ladies....I'm scared???!!), gained fur members and sadly lost fur members.
We have had multiple members gain PBs, try new disciplines, break bones (Hannah!) gain numerous bruises, laugh together, cry together, get angry together (!!) but more than in any other year; support each other and show what the club ethos is all about - fun and the dogs (and cake)
We have had a member fight her own cancer battle, and win, and we have gained a tripod member due to the horrid cancer but we are ultra proud of her and of course her owner for her love and support of her gorgeous furbaby.
We have had a new human baby join us (Jaxon) who is the cutest ever, and another one on the way!
We have many events planned for the coming year even some of us doing a dogless Muscle Acre in July (crazy people!!)
We have had a wedding (Gary and Lucy) congratulations again!
New kit, new designs, a member climb a mountain and a new treasurer.
Maggie has had a photo go viral (its everywhere!!) Pizzagate!
2 lady members successfully completed the Red Bull Fox Hunt and another the Paras10!
The agility season is well under way with many of our South West contingent taking part regularly.
The dog athletics season is well under way with 2 members participating with their dogs and excelling as always.
There have been new puppies (proper gingers!) and Petra has raised her first litter from Psykhe x Rock, the Fate Litter, who are all fabulous.
We have new sponsors, thanks to Scallywags, Paws Play and Stay and Exeter Canine Hydrotherapy.
We have enjoyed supporting HSDR in their new events and continued support to our old favourites Checkendon Challenge, The Midlands, CaniX and many others.
Our 2 events in conjunction with the BSA went well - Wareham a well know and loved venue went like clockwork. Charlton Park, a new fabulous private venue will be remembered for its mud, some timings excel spreadsheet issues (we are still apologizing about that!) but mainly the awesome new trail and the smiles on peoples faces as they finished! Many lessons learnt this year which we will take forward to next year.
We are super proud of our efforts and we are pleased to say we will be doing the same again this year, we are also looking at another new private venue......maybe 2! So watch this space!
Basically our year has been jammed packed, so jam packed the blog posts have been few and far between (apologies) but I hope to remedy this by giving myself a kick!
The NATBs have had a good year and I for one am a very proud and happy chairwoman - go team!!
The NATBs will be keeping you up to date on their members, their dogs and events for the 2015/2016 Season. Hope you enjoy!