How long have you been doing agility?
30 years! I have been doing Agility my entire life. My parents were involved with Agility before I was born and went to my first show when I was just 6 weeks old!
I recently took a 3 year break but have still followed everyone’s progress and achievements.
What dogs do you have?
I have 3 dogs. Todd (Border Collie), Blue (Shetland Sheepdog) and Luna (Shetland Sheepdog).
We also have two family dogs, Joe (Golden Retriever) and Roscoe (Chihuahua x Pomeranian).
I currently compete with Blue and am doing some foundation work with Luna as she is only 6 months old.
What made you want to get involved with Forever Agility?
Having been involved with Agility from a very young age, it is a community that is very special to me. I have lost some very dear friends in agility and I want to give something back to a community that has been a huge part of my life and has taught me an awful lot.
What is your job outside of agility?
I currently work as Head of Donor Development for an assistance dog charity called Canine Partners which provides and trains assistance dogs for people with physical disabilities. I have worked in the Canine Partners fundraising team for 10 years and have worked in the charity sector for over 15 years.
Where abouts do you live (Town, County)?
I live in a small village called Steyning, just outside Brighton.
Favourite thing about the agility community?
My favourite thing about the agility community is that it feels like one big family.
I love the comradery, the friendship, the support that everyone gives to each other.
People from all walks of life, from different ends of the country, different ages coming together for a sport we love - and most of all, having fun with their dogs!