Fund raising and other activities

We hope you will join us on Sunday 29th April, 10 am to 3.30 pm for dog fun at our annual


fundraising event at the beautiful Royal Victoria Country Park in Netley Abbey.
There will be lots of fun classes and activities for you and your dog to try, with prizes kindly donated by Oscar Pet Foods (Solent)  and 38 stalls with all sorts of goodies, refreshments and charities.
ALL the money raised from these dog activities will go to one CHARITY chosen at the end of the day.

Which Charity?
That will depend on the name picked out of the hat at 3 pm by Iwan Thomas MBE, Olympic Silver Medallist, Commonwealth & European 400m champion and local runner!


  • Meet the charities who support animals in need or teach dogs to assist humans
  • Learn about the Countryside Canine’s initiative
  • Browse stalls and refreshments
  • Talk to Hamble Hounds about their Tellington TTouch, training & behavioural work
  • Access to the event is free. (The park’s normal car park charges will apply)

Dogs can try the Traffic Light Game, ignore the temptations in Temptation Alley and see if they have the Fastest Recall. And there are all sorts of classes in the main ring.

Main Ring Activities & Demonstrations

These are provisional times only. Final timetable will be published closer to the 29th April, so please check again before planning your day.
Every class costs £2 which goes directly into the Charity Draw which Iwan Thomas MBE will draw at the end of the day.

10.00 am                    Event opens.

10.10                          Loveliest Lady          (female pups and dogs)

10.35                          “Fit & Active”             Interactive demo, Andy, Shackleton’s Rehab

11.00                          Waggiest Tail            (all tails!)

11.25                          Cutest Puppy            (under 9 months)

11.50                          Charm the Judges    (all)

12.20 pm                    Musical Sits               (a game for all dogs to join in)

12.45                          Fabulous Fella         (male pups and dogs)

1.10                            Just a Minute             (most balls retrieved in one minute)

1.35                            Victorious Veterans (all dogs over 9 years old)

2.00                            Egg ‘n spoon relay   (all dogs, teams of 4)

2.30                            The Oscar Pet Food Challenge (All pups and dogs)

3.00                            The Grand Draw with Iwan Thomas MBE

followed by the £20 NOTE HUNT

3.30                            close

(Judges’ decisions are final. We will stick to timings as closely as possible, but they may be affected by conditions outside of our control and may need alteration. The organisers Hampshire County Council and Hamble Hounds accept no liability for incidental costs should the event have to be cancelled)

The Stalls:

Hamble Hounds Dog Training & Problem Solving, Oscar Pet Foods (Solent), Rockin Rustic, Heathside Vets, PDSA. Petographer. Countryside Canines. Coffee Cruiser. Catch A Fire Pizza, Storm Style, German Shepherd Rescue, Ahh Roma Coffee, Medical Detection Dogs, Doggie Doodahs, HIWWT, Pupples Dog Collars, Botley Mill, Bird Aware, Mobile Dog Groomer, Armchair Dogs, Hearing Dogs For The Deaf, Laura’s Paws,  Doddlepips Designs, Lozzas Lurcher Rescue, Dogs Boutique, Pawsrpurrfect, Fudge, Nots For Cats Shop, Forvcp, RSPCA, Southern Lurcher Rescue, Second Chance, Blue Cross, Tea Leaves And Coffee Ltd, Small Paws/Shar Pei Rescue,  Rock It Dog Design

Iwan Thomas MBE, Olympic Silver Medallist, Commonwealth and European 400 m champion will draw the Barking Bonanza charity prize at 3pm

We have great fun organising various community dog events each year, and over the years have raised thousands of pounds for some very wonderful charities, some who train dogs to support humans in various ways (including Canine Partners, Medical Detection Dogs and Hounds for Heroes),  some deal with dog welfare and others are local Hamble charities.

Join our Facebook page to get notice of events and activities, and to see photos of past events
Hamble Hounders have a host of additional activities to join in throughout the year.

The Hamble Hounds Display Team has a short routine showing pet dogs walking nicely, lots of nice self-control work, waits, distance downs, good recalls and jumping through hoops, all with waggy tails and a great sense of occasion.

The dogs involved are so cool, yet some have had real problems in the past. It’s a good testament to how dogs can change given time, guidance and patience.

The humans involved are less cool than the dogs, but manage to keep a smile on their face throughout (never ask Annette about the time Rafferty decided to leave the display to visit the Temptation Ally, twice!!).

We will do displays for any event where all the money goes to a registered charity as long as we can meet the date and like the charity! Please ask if you think we can help you.