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Cotswold RDA launches first online Pooch and Pony fundraising show

Cotswold RDA's annual fundraising dog show has launched online for the first time.New classes have been added to include pooches and ponies.

Entries are open now and judging will take place on 19 September.

Whilst the show offers a little bit of fun in these difficult times, there is a serious cause behind the running of these events. The Cotswold RDA have lost over £50,000 in income from the riding activities which have been cancelled due to the pandemic.

These funds are used to cover the costs of maintaining and caring for the ponies and adapting their services to support the community of people living with a disability.

Upload a photograph via the online application form to enter.

Choose from any of the following classes:

Upload ONE photograph for each class you wish to enter.

1. Best Horsebox Mascot - have you got a 'lorry dog' that just loves to go with you on trips?

2. Best Pooch and Pony - does your pooch have a pony best friend?

3. Top yard dog - because dogs are so helpful in the yard, aren't they?

4. Most Appealing Eyes - catch that close-up!

5. Prettiest Female Dog - she can have a flower behind her ear if you think that helps.

6. Most Handsome Dog - we all think our dog is the most handsome, don't we?

7. Fancy Dress for Dogs - let your imagination run wild, but make sure your dog enjoys dressing up!

8. Dog most like its owner - give us a good photo of dog and owner.

9. Favourite Picture: Equine or Canine - a favourite photo that you have taken.

10. Overall Champions: selected by an independent judge.

Each class is just £2.50 with automatic entry into Best in Show.

Photography guidance: Remember to follow the photograph naming instructions on the form to ensure your entry is valid. Ensure that the photograph has been saved as follows surname.dogname.breed.class e.g. Smith.Fido.mongrel.class1. File formats jpg, gif, png will be accepted with a maximum file size of 1mb.

Note: If you are entering via a tablet or phone please make sure you follow the naming guidance when uploading your photograph.

Raffle Prizes to be won:

One ticket for £1 gives one entry into the draw. Terms and conditions apply.

1. Ben Hastie photography - A dog photoshoot to include a canvass print

2. Cotswold Animal Therapy (Laser and Physio)- Canine physiotherapy assessment

3. Cotswold Animal Therapy (Laser and Physio)- Half Price Human Sports massage -

4. Smudger Mutts Dog Grooming - Dog grooming session

5. Pawprint Dog Care- Dog Care Day voucher

6. Pawprints Dog Care -Dog Collar and Lead

7. Cotswold RDA - Four Hand Made Face Coverings

For more information, visit Cotswold RDA.

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