The club was originally part of Bristol Dog Training Club which still holds obedience training at Bedminster and Warmley.
They formed an agility branch in the mid 80s which comprised various people who are still around in the agility world; Mike Bacon, Ralph and Jo Gay, Brian Reakes amongst others.
They originally trained at Dick Callicott’s dog kennels at Chelvey and then moved to the Riding centre for the disabled at Blaise Castle.
Around 1987 Bristol Dog Training Club did not want responsibility for the agility side and Severnside was born, with a committee which included Mike and Glenda Bacon, Maureen and Julian Krautmann, Su and Mike Stock, Bob Hughes and 2 others.
Severnside moved to Woodspring Equestrian Centre, Clevedon in the early 1990’s and
then moved to Urchinwood Manor, Congresbury, and now currently train at Clevedon Riding Centre, Clevedon.
Severnside’s Committee are:
Chairman: Mary Cockings
Secretary: Caroline O’Connor
Treasurer: Julian Krautmann
Committee Members: Nicola Dew, Sue Yeo, Susan Robshaw, Anthony Bray and Rosie Champion.
Severnside (Bristol) Dog Agility Club is based in Clevedon, covering Bristol, North Somerset and the surrounding area.
We provide dog agility training at all levels, from beginner to competition.
Severnside DAC is registered with The Kennel Club and was estabished in 1988.
We have a great team of instructors. Many of whom have completed The Agility Club Instructor’s Seminar and passed the exam to become an Agility Club Approved Instructor (ACAI)
We hold two shows each year. One on the May bank holiday in Wraxall in conjunction with North Somerset Agricultural Show. And a two day show held at North Somerset Showground, Wraxall in conjuction with Clifton Agility Club.
Through the winter we have two teams compete in league matches against other local clubs. This is a great social opportunity through the winter.
We have social events through the year. We hold a Christmas party with fun dog games. We also organise a summer barbeque and have a social evening whilst running our Wraxall Show.