Country Park Dog shows a treat for all

Tails were wagging with delight after South Somerset District Council successfully held two Dog Shows at Ham Hill Country Park and Yeovil Country Park.

Ham Hill Dog Show

Over 95 dogs entered the various classes at the dog show at Yeovil Country Park held on 2 June and plenty of visitors who did not have dogs also attended the event. Profits raised from that day which will be split evenly between Heavens Gate and the Dogs Trust, Salisbury.

Meanwhile, at the Ham Hill Country Park Fun Dog Show on 12 July, more than 180 dogs entered the events on the day and profits from the event will be split between the Friends of Ham Hill group and Ferne Animal Sanctuary.

Donna McNeill from the Friends of Ham Hill Country Park who helped organise the Ham Hill event said, “We were truly amazed by the fantastic support we received with dog owners from all over the region coming to join in the fun. Over 180 dogs entered the show ring on the day and several braved the cold and wet weather to stay all day at Ham Hill.

“We would like to thank all of the local businesses that that sponsored the classes, the trade stall holders who braved the elements to come along, set up in the morning and stay for the day and all of the volunteers who helped to make the day a tremendous success – we could not have done it without you.”

Councillor Sylvia Seal, Portfolio Holder for Leisure & Culture at South Somerset District Council added, “We are so pleased that from both events we were able to donate money to worthwhile charities that fully deserve extra funds. We already look forward to the events next year and we would like to thank everyone who attended for their support.”