Stoneleigh centre to stage its first show
THE FIRST dog show to be held at the new Kennel Club building at Stoneleigh will take place next weekend.The Bichon Frisť Club of Great Britain’s championship show will take place at the centre on November 23 after the club’s original venue at Slough was double booked.
Club secretary Dawn Russell said: “We were extremely relieved when we were told that we could hold our event at Stoneleigh after we were double booked and we are excited to be using such a central venue.
“We are hoping to increase our entries and are proud to be the first club to be using Stoneleigh for our championship show.”
Stoneleigh is due to open officially in February and Leamington Dog Training Club has already booked the venue twice a week for its training classes.
Leamington Club secretary Paul Gardner said: “We are really looking forward to moving to Stoneleigh. We are currently holding our different classes at a range of venues but this will enable us to move them to one central hub. This will not only make our classes more of a social experience but it means that we can look forward to working in a bigger space as well.”
Stoneleigh already has 48 firm bookings for 2009 and Kennel Club secretary Caroline Kisko added: “We are delighted to see that the Kennel Club’s Stoneleigh building is already operating at full throttle and is becoming such an important part of the dog owning community.
“We hope that the Bichon Frisť Club has a thoroughly successful event and we also look forward to welcoming the Leamington DTC to Stoneleigh. We hope that dog owners in the local area will get involved with their classes. The building’s central location and good access routes make the venue a highly desirable site and we have had a lot of positive feedback since our first open days in the summer.”