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Rachel retires Rupert 
Rachel Bradley

Rachel is our Head Trainer and has been involved in Rally since 2009. She competed at one of the earliest practice Rally Trials in 2010, placing joint first. She also competed at the very first KC Rally Competition run by FITdogs in April 2013 and qualified her Duck Toller, Rupert.

Rachel and Rupert went onto gain his RL6-Ex at Nuneaton 2015 where he won the L6 class and he retired, age 12, at Solihull DTC in 2016 having qualified in Level 6 on the day. Rachel has also won out of Beginners in Obedience with Rupert.

Rachel is also working Eeva, her Finnish Lapphund, in Level 6 and Orsa, another Toller in Level 5. She is bringing on her young Toller Jasper and he will be making his competition debut this year.

Rachel has been selected for the Crufts Dog Activities Ring Display Teams in both Obedience and Rally having had the privilege to represent their sports with Rupert, Eeva and now Orsa.

Rachel was a member of the “Team Tollerific” Obreedience team in 2015 and also judges Obreedience. She judges KC Rally to Level 6 and is also an experienced Chief Steward. She is a KC Accredited Rally Judges Trainer and is a member of the KC Rally Working Party.

Photo: Les Perry 
Sarah with Moss at Nuneaton 2015 
Sarah Bartlett

Sarah is an experienced KCGCDS trainer and met Rachel on a Rally workshop in 2013, she competed at her first competition at Royal Wootton Bassett in 2013 qualifying her Miniature Long-haired Dachshund, Moss. She competes with three Miniature LH Dachshunds - Moss and Fern have their RL6 titles and her older boy, Ziggy, came out of retirement for Rally and just needs once more L6 for his title. Sarah also competed her Flat-coated Retriever, Merlin, to his RL2 title before he was retired owing to injury.

Sarah and Moss were selected for the DA Rally Display team at Crufts 2015.

Sarah is the Team Leader for the “Dachtastic” Obreedience team of Long-haired Dachshunds. They finished 2016 in 4th place on the points table qualifying them for the Obreedience Finals at Crufts 2017.

Sarah judges to Level 6 in KC Rally and is a qualified KCAI in both Companion Dog and Rally. She is also a Good Citizens Assessor to Gold level and an Instructor in Canine First Response. When she isn’t training for Stoneleigh Rally she runs a successful pet care and training business.

Photo: Les Perry 
Tony & Cassie Top Toller Level 6 NSDTR of UK 2016 
Tony Lewenz

Tony has been involved in Rally since 2012 and also made his competition debut at Royal Wootton Bassett in 2013. He quickly progressed to become both a trainer and a judge. Cassie, his Toller, is his first competition dog. As a sought after judge and Chief Steward Tony has to fit competing Cassie around his judging appointments and is hoping to gain her final qualifier for her Level 6 title this year.

Tony and Cassie have been on the Crufts DA Rally Display team since 2015 and are also regulars on the Rally part of the “Obedient Dogs” display team at the Caravan Show. Cassie was previously on the Good Citizens Display team with Tony’s daughter Isabel. They have also dabbled in Obreedience as the reserve for “Team Tollerific” in 2015.

Tony is an experienced Chief Steward for Rally and also a qualified Level 4 Judge.

Photo: Les Perry 
Claire and Lola at the Caravan Show 2016 
Claire Price

Claire has been involved in Rally since 2013 and soon started to help train other handlers, progressing quickly to running her own classes. Claire and her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Lola, gained their first Rally Qualifier at Royal Wootton Basset in 2014 and have their RL2 title.

Claire was the Team Leader for the “Cavaliers at Work” Obreedience team who came 4th in the Finals at Crufts in 2016 and has shared her knowledge to train other Obreedience teams this year.

Claire has competed Lola in the Introductory class in Obedience where they were placed and they were delighted to be part of the “Obedient Dogs” display team at the Caravan Show 2016. Unfortunately Lola suffered an injury following Crufts 2016, which took her out of the ring for the majority of the season, but they hope to be back in 2017.

Claire is a qualified KC Rally Judge judging to Level 4 and is also a sought after scribe and scorer.

Photo: Horses for Courses Photography 

 

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