UK lure coursing with the British Sighthound Field Association
Welcome to the world of lure coursing with the British Sighthound Field Association in the UK!
British Sighthound Field Association organises lure coursing events in the UK. These lure coursing meetings take place in Kingsclere, near Newbury. You can learn more about the date and location of the next lure coursing event in the UK, as well as results from past lure coursing meetings from our Lure Coursing Calendar.
TALLY HO! Two sighthounds spring from the slip, running, turning, straining every muscle to catch a flapping tumbling lure as enthusiastically as their ancestors did to catch live game generations ago. It is a breathtaking spectacle - beautiful, healthy hounds exerting themselves to the limit in an activity similar to the one for which they were bred.
Lure Coursing tries to stimulate the hound's natural instincts for coursing. The "Lure" (a bunch of plastic bags) is tied to a rope or line that is pulled around pullies by an electric motor especially designed for this purpose. The course pattern is irregular and somewhat similar to the way a hare might run in the open field.
NO LIVE GAME IS EVER USED IN THE EVENT of the lure coursing dogs. Many of the breed clubs has fully endorsed our sport and has commended our efforts for promoting responsible dog ownership. Not only do we encourage good health and safe exercise for our dogs, but all our officials are always ready and happy to direct newcomers to the right source of information concerning any health or handling questions they might have.
If you have any questions, please contact a member of the British Sighthound Field Association.
Thank you for your interest and we are looking forward seeing you at our lure coursing meetings in 2013.