Saturday, November 21, 2009

ASFA Greyhound Specialty

A month ago, Southeastern Greyhound Association hosted the National Greyhound Specialty for ASFA lure coursing in Moreland Georgia. ASFA is the American Sighthound Field Association. As you know, I do not lure course my girls since the risk of injury is very high, but I enjoy watching the occasional event. This lure coursing event was extra special because some greyhound coursing fans from England came to visit. Arron Atmore is a professional slipper (seen below at the Waterloo Cup in England). At dinner, he spoke about coursing in England and Ireland and also told the story of Evie, the only American Greyhound to compete in the prestigious Waterloo Cup. The story of Evie's adventures in England is an awesome one, but unfortunately her coursing videos are not on Youtube to assist in the telling. Another Brit below. Everyone called him Froto or Frodo and claimed he was a hobbit. Isn't he adorable! :-)For those who have never seen lure coursing below, here you go:

Here is John and Laura Parker's greyhound, Cole, getting ready to run.And don't ask. All I can say is this greyhound is well loved by her young owner..... and warm. :-)


Michelle said...

Yes, I think it is pretty safe to say that hound is warm. LOL! ;-) Great video!

cindi said...

I have never seen a GH wearing leg-warmers before! Hilarious!

Anyway, you should convince John to put his video of Evie on youtube. I have some fabulous photos of her running, but no video!

gyeong said...

Minus the injuries, lure coursing looks like a blast. I heard that legs warmers were coming back in fashion, so I she is ahead of the curve. Very cute.

katie said...

Coursing looks like so much fun, but I have a friend whose sister's whippet recently broke his leg extremely badly while doing it. But watching those dogs run like that, it's breathtaking.

I so need legwarmers for my dog.

Anonymous said...

The little girl who makes the leg warmers and other sight hound "attire" is only 12 years old. Her father is the one who does the fabulous sighthound photography. I think she is one of 4 children. She is a sweet girl. She and my sons have become friends and enjoy hanging out at the trials. I think she also showed their greyhound at the conformation that day.

Lisa S.