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‘Paws for thought’ at charity dog day on Elveden Estate

Elveden Estate Dog Day Scarlett Gardner 10 from Newmarket with Dory, dressed as Alice and The Mad Hatter

Elveden Estate Dog Day Scarlett Gardner 10 from Newmarket with Dory, dressed as Alice and The Mad Hatter

About 1,300 canine enthusiasts were given ‘paws for thought’ at an action packed charity dog day at the Elveden Estate.

Three hundred dogs took part in the annual event which featured a range of fun and pedigree classes as well as demonstrations and a silent auction.

The event, now in its fourth year, was set up by Lord Iveagh’s former PA Melanie Shuttler in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society as a tribute to her mum Bridget Rickaby, whose husband Bill was a famous jockey and raced many times at Newmarket.

Frances Armstrong, marketing manager at the estate, said: “We’ve had lots of really favourable comments.

“This year was just as busy as we have been - considering the weather we were really impressed with how many people turned up.

“Over the last few years Melanie has raised in excess of £30,000 through dog day and previously she did a memory walk.”

At the event fun classes included best condition, waggiest tail and best trick.

There was a best biscuit catcher, dog dash and a gun dog scurry, which was run by Shooting Times columnist David Tomlinson and gun dog specialist Frank Walker.

A dog agility arena was run by On The Scent, from Great Ashfield.

For more pictures see Friday’s Bury Free Press newspaper.

 

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