Welcome to 2014.  

Enjoy the First Quarter Newsletter


Our 2nd A match was held January 4, 2014 at the Greater Daytona Dog Fanciers show.  Best in Match was Gabriela and Best of Opposite was Cody!  Way to go!  

We sent in our paperwork and it was accepted by the AKC and we are now awaiting word if our club can hold AKC conformation shows.  We will probably know something in mid-April.    

Puppy Debuts

Making her ring debut at the Lakeland Winter Haven Kennel Club's B Match, Meera - BinduraTolerton's Meera OF Course - was Best of Breed and got a 6-9 Puppy Hound Group One placement.   


At the Greater Daytona Dog Fanciers show on Saturday January 4th, our little girl Gabriela went Winners Bitch for a 4 point major.  It was a very nice and unexpected win.


GCH DC Aariel’s Red Dawn Rising Over Springridge SC – ZORA
Greater Daytona Dog Fanciers Association
1-04-2014 – Deland FL
Judge: Mr. Jason Hoke
28 Entry RR
Handled Beautifully by: Mileah “Sweetie” Kay
A great start for 2014 for GCH Spring Valley's JoJo!! 
 BOS Jan 4 Deland; BOB and Group 2 on Jan 5, Deland.  We are definitely proud!! Thank you for all of your support! Go ridgebacks!
A BOS win for Spring Valley's JoJo at Brooksville amongst some tough competition. Good job JoJo! Thanks for the pic Denise!
Ridgehills Gabriela who is owned, loved, and bred by Carol & Bill Smith was Winners Bitch and Best of Winners at the Palm Beach County Dog Fanciers show in West Palm Beach on March 8th from the Bred by Exhibitor class.  We don't have a photo as yet.



MuZari’s Trace of Amber, SC, FCh (photo credit to Larry Hall).  New ASFA Field Champion (pending ASFA confirmation) as of March 9th.  A special thanks to fellow members Robyn, Matt, Denise, Ginny, and Rhonda for all their help and encouragement.  We appreciate all the hard work they do at the events too!

On March 22, 2014,  my two 8 yr old Basenjis, Jacen and Jezabel, along with Jezabel's son and Jacen 's nephew, Ozzie, 3yrs old, and 8 yr old cousin, Juju, ALL passed the American Temperament Test Society test given in Alachua today.  That means each can add TT to their string of titles!!! Jacen and Jezebel are owned and loved by Deborah Mizzoni, SSRRC's Basenji member!
Here they are waiting for their dinner after a day of Temperament Testing.

"Brood Bitch 2013" CH Spring Valley's Cigar Girl "Carmen" of Jafari Ridge. Carmen tied for Number One Ridgeback Brood Bitch for 2013 and will be featured on the cover of the The Ridgeback Magazine.  
Zora earned her AKC GCH Bronze Level Medallion in February.

Zora is currently ranked #1 in the Top 20 ASFA Lure Coursing Rhodesian Ridgebacks Ranking.
Zora  earned her TT with the American Temperament Test Society on March 22, 2014 handled by Mileah “ Sweetie Kay. (both pictured below)



SSRRC and GOGLCA co-hosted the ASFA International Invitational on MArch 29th and 30th.  The II is ASFA's National event and drew in over 230 entries.  Held out at the Ocala Horse Park, we ran about 200 dogs each day.  Other than the 3 hour thunderstorm delay, it was great success.  

On Saturday Zuri (FC Zuri's RoPaSa Escapade, Fch) placed 3rd in the Field Champion class.

On Sunday, Trace (Muzari's Trace of Amber, SC, Fch) placed fourth in the Field Champion class, and Riffe, (FC Terra Christa's Riffe Ocatavian, SC, Fch) place NBQ.  

Best of all, the Best in II went to a Ridgeback named Storm.  


If you have not sent your membership dues in, we have extended the period until April 1, 2014.  Please consider re-joining.  We have an exciting year planned to include AKC coursing and possibly a Regional Specialty at the end of the year. You will also not receive an e mailed copy of the newsletter after this one nor will you be invited to brag about your dog in the newsletter.  


SSRRC has been approached by several All Breed clubs to come and put on Lure Coursing Fun Matches.   At this time, please direct all inquiries to either Matt Coughlin, Denise Eberhard, Ginny Merchant or Rhonda Johnson.