By Chelsea-Anne Lee, Ystwyth Racing
Our race season is over once again until September, we just wanted to update you on our journey up until now and thank you once again for your support.
Our team as you know is made up of 6 rescue sheepdogs and a staffy x husky. As the interest in canisports grows there will always be a desire for purpose bred dogs for the sport (that’s what makes it such a spectacle to watch). However we are keen to show that rescue dogs can compete just as well and ultimately provide plenty of fun whilst doing so.
Here’s a little update of the dogs achievements this season…
The absolute highlight of the year was winning the 2021 / 2022 championship at Newnham in two categories!
- Champion 4 Dog Rig (Tony with Ted, Wally, Kai and Nero)
- Champion Male Bikejor (Tony racing Nala)
A few other placings besides the ones related to the championship included…
2nd Place – October 2021, Newnham – Nero in female bikejor
2nd Place – October 2021, Newnham – Ted in male bikejor
3rd Place – October 2021, NATB – Ted and Nala in DB2
3rd Place – October 2021, NATB – Nero, Kai and Wally (a 3 dog team competing in a 4 dog class)
1st Place – October 2021, Checkendon – Nala and Kai in the teams bikejor
3rd Place – October 2021, Checkendon – Nero in bikejor
2nd Place – November 2021, Newnham – Nero in canicross
1st Place – April 2022, Newnham – Ted in bikejor
2nd Place – April 2022, Newnham – Gary (Chelsea’s Dad) competed in his first ever canicross race with Nero and bagged silver.
4th Place – April 2022, Newnham – Chelsea competed for the first time with 4 dogs on the rig and although not a podium placing a fourth place is a promising start for this combination.
As well as a lot of nearly podiums, the dogs have really had a blinder of a season especially as the classes have been much larger! 😁 We will be resting over the summer (with the exception of a dog surfing competition in the summer – something different to try).
Once again I cannot thank CSJ enough for your support, without this we certainly wouldn’t be able to get out and compete as much as we do.
Ystwyth Racing dogs are fed on CP24, CP30, CP Xtra, Champ and Salmon Oil.
Photos by courtesy of Lucy at Lucy D Photography
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