Dogs In Need Agility Society

DINAS 2016 Show will be held on Aug 15th - 21st
at the Suffolk Showground, Trinity Park, Felixstowe Rd. Ipswich. IP3 8UH

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Well that's it for another Year. Thanks to everyone who made the show the success it was and we hope to see you all in 2016

October 2015
This is a video made by one of the competitors at her first Dogs in Need

September 2015
Flash Mob!

August 2015
So it that time of the year
When DINAS dog show gives good cheer.
3 runs per dog this time
Not coming to the bingo would be a crime
Sticky fingers for the Kids
when coming home clean is forbid
Classic finals to qualify for
small, medium, large, ABC, YKC who could ask for more
There's a quiz
Robbie and Lady Gagga not to miss
So what more can I say?
Who's looking forward to Aug 17th a Monday!

July 2015

Well entries for our 2015 show have now closed. Sticky fingers crew have announced what they have planned Click here and the committee are in full swing.

June 2015

Don't forget our 2015 show entries close on the 22nd of June, so don't forget to enter online at ISS or send your entries into Red Dog Possessing.

May 2015

Fran Graham one of our original committee members and loyal supporter of DIN, lost a long and very brave battle with cancer and passed away in the early hours of 24th April 2015 - our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

April 2015

Let's hope those April showers hold back and you all have a great Easter. Not too many chocolates mind :)

March 2015

Great news this year you will have 3 available runs per dog per day DINAS the show that just keeps on giving.

February 2015

Well that's one month down and one month closer to the beginning of the Agility season and our 2015 show. Catwoman & Batman obviously can't wait

January 2015
Happy New Year!!
From all at DINAS. Have a great 2015 may all your agility dreams come true.

December 2015

Well DINAS own version of advent is back only 8 months (258 days) until our 2015 Show. And let us wish you all a Merry Christmas xx

DINAS – an insight into this great show……………

2016 celebrates 25 years of this amazing event.
The first three years at Three Counties Showground, Malvern, where so many of you descended upon Worcestershire, spending your holidays competing and generally enjoying yourselves at Dogs in Need Agility Society finally forcing the committee to find a larger and superb venue that would become the ‘home’ of DINAS for the next twenty one years, and even further into our future Agility Calendar.

The eventual choice was TRINITY PARK, IPSWICH, a vastly different venue to Malvern but what a find! A fabulous showground, usually promising beautiful weather, how we miss those rolling Malvern Hills beckoning the rain clouds to sodden the ground and us as well! Trinity Park sits on a substantial depth of sand allowing the odd deluge of rain to drain virtually immediately, nothing stops our competitions!

The Suffolk County Showground (Trinity Park) sits on the A1156 less than a mile away from the A14, within walking distance of Sainsbury’s Supermarket and surrounded by great eateries including Gary’s Fish Bar, an award winning Fish & Chip shop. There are great choices for International food restaurants within minutes of this great venue.

If you haven’t ventured into the city of Ipswich, then you have missed a treat. The city sits on the edge of the River Orwell with its’ Marina virtually in the city centre. As well as being a great yachting centre it is a working port also, however, when passing over the Orwell Bridge on the A14 the world famous Ports of Harwich and Felixstowe can be seen on the skyline. Harwich of course gives the opportunity to welcome many of our friends from various continental countries arriving by ferry to find themselves only 12 miles or so from the showground.A trip to the seaside is only minutes away which can be visited on Thursday, your free afternoon.

Enough about our great venue, let’s talk about our 2016 Kennel Club approved Championship Show………….

TUESDAY August 17th - Kennel Club Championship Large Dogs
WEDNESDAY August 18th – Small, Medium & Large Dog Classic Agility
THURSDAY August 19th – Junior, Small & Medium Dogs Classic Invitation Finals
FRIDAY August 20th – Kennel Club Championship Small & Medium Dogs
SATURDAY August 21st – Qualifier for YKC Agility Dog of the Year 2016
SUNDAY August 22nd – ABC & Large Classic Invitation Finals.

Each evening and during the days there is entertainment from Live Bands, Disco,
BIG MONEY BINGO, BIG MONEY QUIZ. Films for the kids, Sticky Fingers Art Activities for the very young children and 5 a side Football, Rounder's & Table Tennis. Phew, I’m exhausted just writing about it all!

At the moment we are seeking a Principal Sponsor which we are hopeful we will achieve. We also have over 30 trade stands many of which also sponsor classes throughout the week. Many clubs and individuals sponsor classes to add to your enjoyment and allow us to give exceptional prizes.

During the week we have DINAS premium clothing for sale, so make sure you get in the queue on Monday evening to see what Ann has chosen to adorn our wardrobe for the coming season.

We have the local Newbourne Farm shop throughout the week offering Suffolk Cream Teas, home grown salad, vegetables, fruit and cakes. Newspapers can be ordered for you to collect each morning, check it out.

Smiffy’s, Crazy Crepes, Roberto’s Ices, Richard Weller-Poley Photography, book your caravan service
or repairs with Stowmarket Caravans, Doggy Jumps, Doggy Needs, Aquamat, East Suffolk Country Markets, K9 Time, RVA, Lucky Pets, Naturally Dogs, Pet-Ography, Regatta, The K9 Pet Club, Sandra’s Charity Tat Stall, TuffStuff, Riaflex, PawsTrading, Agility K9’s, Ain’t Misbehavin Agility Clothing, Dog Owners Gift Store, Essential 4 You Massage Therapy, Jewlnick Leather. There is so much to choose from so PLEASE, bring your plastic along, you can have the time of your life!

Just one plea from the committee, it takes months of planning to stage this event, we can do all of that in advance to you arriving at the show. WE NEED YOUR HELP DURING THE SHOW, please sign up on the ‘Helpers Form’ when you do your entries. Remember, many hands make light work, after all, it is the holiday show for everyone, including the committee. PLEASE COME FORWARD TO LEND A HAND.

Gerry (our Show Manager) would never forgive me if I didn’t finally mention the Friday Fancy Dress. Agility Class, the theme will be revealed in our schedule which will be available on-line in early May.

Let’s not stop here, but please put the 2017 dates into your diary now, they are August 14th – 20th.

The committee thank you for your support and look forward to welcoming you once again to DINAS at Trinity Park, Ipswich Suffolk, IP3 8UH.

Rosie Sleaford
Club, Sponsorship and Trade Stand Secretary.
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2015 Sponsors
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Collar & Lead Club

Crazy Crepes

Doggy Needs

Delany Family
in memory of Dick Delany

*Gary's Fish Bar



Richard Weller-Poley

R W Curle electrical contractors

Valdug Shetland Sheepdogs

Vyne Agility Club

 *New Sponsor for 2015