The Oars and Paws Fun Dog Show 2020 update

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Some of you may have been wondering what has happened to our fun dog show this year and it probably won’t come as a surprise to realise that due to the current madness in the world caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s show has very sadly had to be cancelled.

We’re extremely disappointed to not go ahead, but it just wouldn’t have been practicable or safe for all those concerned in the running of it and for those to attend. It would also have been irresponsible of us to expect everyone, in whatever capacity, to support us at this time.

It is our intention, conditions being favourable and safe, to hold the show next September 2021. We shall keep you updated in good time throughout the coming months and hopefully see you then!

In the meantime, stay safe and fingers crossed that the madness subsides and we can resume a life which somehow reflects what we have enjoyed previously!

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Oars and Paws Fun Dog Show 2019 – Update

September 14th is the date of our fun dog show, so make a date in your diary! This will be our 16th Year!!

It will be held in the usual place, Daisy Meadow, Heybridge Basin with registration at 12 noon and first class starting promptly at 1.00 pm. Lots of fun to be had along with refreshments including home made cakes and biscuits and home made doggy treats.

Free entry to show with £1.50 entry per class for each dog. We are pleased to announce that one of our chosen charities to benefit from the show is the Cinnamon Trust. This is a national charity, which also operates locally, for elderly people (aged 60 and over), the terminally ill and their pets. Their primary aim is to help keep people and their pets together. This can include dog walking and pet care and short term fostering. They also provide long term care for pets whose owners have died or moved into residential accommodation which will not accept pets. Please look at their website for more details, cinnamon.org.uk.

Click on the link below for the entry form:

Entry Form Schedule 2019

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Thank you 2018 (please click link)

What a fantastic day! Thank you to everyone who supported our 15th annual fun dog show last month including spectators, competitors, stewards, helpers and The Judges! It seems a distant memory now. It was a great day with warm sunshine and blue skies and lots of happy dogs!

We had 70 dogs participate in 200 entries for the 9 classes. As usual, the clear round agility was very popular with all child handlers receiving a rosette.

The canine with the most appealing eyes and the dog the judges would want to take home being the favourite classes with 38 and 36 entries respectively. The judges had such a hard task!

Best in Show - Skye

Best in Show – Skye

 

Our Best in Show was Skye with Tannah Harrington and Reserve Champion was Bella with Phoebe Dewes. The Best Partnership was awarded to The Marshalls with their dogs Matty and Henry. Congratulations to you all!

 

 

Bella - Reserve Champion

Bella – Reserve Champion

The total raised from the show was a massive £965, helped along with some very generous donations. A huge heartfelt THANK YOU. This money will be shared between the Sea Change Sailing Trust and towards at least one defibrillator for our village, Heybridge Basin. 

Sea Change Cheque Presentation for £365

Sea Change Cheque Presentation for £365 December 2018

Please click link (Thank you 2018) at top of page for a montage from the day.

We look forward to seeing you all again next year!

Thank you.

Oars and Paws Fun Dog Show 2018

Last Year's Champion

Last Year’s Champion

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This year will be our 15th Fun Dog Show and is to be held on Saturday 15th September in the field adjacent to Daisy Meadow car park, Heybridge Basin from midday.

More details will be posted in the near future, so please keeping looking on the website and Face Book for updates.

Each year we hold a fun dog show in aid of local charities and is normally held in June, but we have decided that September would be a good time and give everyone something to look forward to towards the end of the summer.

Maldon Little Ship Club Sponsored Gig and Rowing Race

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This was held on Saturday 20th January 2018 at about 13.30 on Maldon Hythe quay. A cold, grey and rainy day, but lots of boats on the river and a good race!

We’d like to thanks everyone who braved the weather to come along and cheer every one along. Raising money for the RNLI is the game and the race did just that. Over £6000 in total and we’re proud to announce that we raised £4,704 of this total.

Many, many thanks to all those who helped us achieve this magnificent amount through the 200 club we run for the RNLI and individual donations.

If you’ve seen Maldon Standard, don’t be confused with name the reporter gave us – we’ve not renamed ourselves the Base and Oars (??!!!!). We are still The Basin Oars who have been around since 1990 – a mere 28 years! If you want to join the 200 Club, we still have a few numbers left so do contact us for more details.

Oars and Paws Fun Dog Show 2017 Presentation

'Reminder' Presentation SeaChange Sailing Trust

‘Reminder’ Presentation SeaChange Sailing Trust

On Bank Holiday Monday, 28th  August we had great pleasure in presenting a cheque to one of our chosen charities, SeaChange Sailing Trust, supported by this year’s fun dog show held in Daisy Meadow on 10th June.

The £475.00 (half of the £950 total raised from the dog show) will go towards the fitting out of their new  barge ‘Blue Mermaid’.

SeaChange takes underprivileged , excluded and disabled young people for a week or two on ‘Reminder’. Hilary said they have some team leaders who themselves started out on ‘the discarded register’. The youngsters are invited to help with all aspects of life on-board, including navigation, which when they have plotted a course and worked out how long they will take to reach their destination, Hilary tells them that they have just successfully carried out ‘applied maths’. They also get involved with geography, history, cooking, communications, astrology, to name but a few subjects, as well as sail and barge handling, and of course, ‘health and safety’.

The ‘students’ go home with a certificate, often the first they have ever achieved and a lot of self belief.

Basin Oars always get involved, and whilst we were making up twelve bunks with fresh bedding the next ‘crew’ arrived, people from  the other end of the spectrum, Hilary calls it ‘Dementia Adventure’. Folk with their partners or carers going out for a week of leisurely, no pressure enjoyment.

The Basin Oars are so please to have helped this worthy cause. Who knows, we might find ourselves as a passenger in the future!

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December 31st 2016, saw the 40th Maldon Little Ship Club Sponsored Row and Gig Race in aid of the RNLI. It was great to see so many people turn out to support everyone. Our fancy dress this year was a spoof on the Julie Walters’ sketch, Two Soups – ‘Ready to order , sir?’

We had great pleasure in handing over a cheque for £5,000 raised mostly from our RNLI 200 Club and wish to thank all members for your support.  We had a very generous donation from a friend of £1,250 for the row which helped us retain the trophy for the most money raised by any one boat. Thank you Terry.

The last photo shows John Rogers receiving his winning cheque in the annual Extra Big Oars Draw, the major prize in the 200 Club. Congratulations, John.

If you’d like to join our 200 Club please contact us for details.

Oars and Paws Fun Dog Show 2016

Oars and Paws Fun Dog Show 2016 A huge thank you to everyone who came and supported our village fun dog show on Saturday 11th June. It was a fantastic day with our best turn out, being our 13th show. The weather was kind with the rain holding off until after we had finished packing away.

We had 95 dogs entered with record entries for each class. Overall, with everyone’s support we raised £1,167 for Row4aReason.

Our best in Show for 2016 is Isabel Patten and Nico, a 7 month old Crossbreed.

2016 Best in Show

Champion 2016 Best in Show

Reserve Champion 2016 Cocan Freeman and Dylan

Elliot Adams and Alfie

Elliot Adams and Alfie

Heybridge Parish Council Best Partnership – the Armitage Family and Scarlet, a 17 week old Red Fox Labrador

Please see our Gallery page for more photos of the show.