(from left) Vegas, Duggie, George & Mocha
Racing Herts - BFA Outdoor Championships 2019
Division 3 winners!
About Racing Herts
- We are are registered with the British Flyball Association (BFA)
and the United Kingdom Flyball League (UKFL)
- We train on Thursday evenings at Bayford, nr. Hertford, in a fully enclosed indoor riding school
- We welcome people of all ages - and dogs, over 12 months old, of all shapes, sizes and breeds
- We have teams that compete at tournaments throughout the year
Flyball is an exciting team sport for dogs, originating from California in the late 1970's. It is a relay race between teams consisting of four dogs and handlers, plus a box loader and up to two reserves.
Each dog jumps four hurdles and then triggers a spring loaded box that releases a tennis ball. The dog then catches the tennis ball and carries it back over the four hurdles. When the dog crosses the start line the next dog goes, the aim being that the dogs cross nose to nose on the startline. This is called a 'changeover'. If a run is not completed correctly the dog must re-run (for instance if the dog does not carry the ball back, misses a hurdle or the changeover is too early). The first team to have all four dogs run without any faults wins the race.
Click here to find out about training at Racing Herts...