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2015 Western CT Police K-9 Challenge, Hosted by the Newtown Kennel Club & 2GHG Friends, Oct. 3

The Newtown Kennel Club (NKC) and the Friends of the Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard (2GHG) will host the 2015 Western CT Police K-9 Challenge on Saturday, October 3.  This is an inaugural fundraising event, held at the 2GHG Headquarters, 4 Wildlife Drive, Newtown, CT.

Report by Paula Antolini
September 22, 2015 5:45PM EDT

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Photo above: Police Officer and Dog Team taken at a recent public appearance at the Horse Guard. Photo Credit: 2LT Ken Fay. CLICK ON IMAGE ABOVE TO VIEW LARGER.

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2015 Western CT Police K-9 Challenge, Hosted by the Newtown Kennel Club & 2GHG Friends, Oct. 3

Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard Fundraiser

WHEN: Saturday, October 3, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

~ Rain or Shine ~

WHERE: 4 Wildlife Road, Newtown, CT 06470 

Watch Police K-9s and their handlers in action competing for top dog awards in Suspect Apprehension, Obedience, Obstacle Course, Tactical Commands and more.

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Photo above: The Second Horse at the Newtown Labor Day Parade. Photo Credit: PFC Jodi Fay. CLICK ON IMAGE ABOVE TO VIEW LARGER.

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The Newtown Kennel Club (NKC) and the Friends of the Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard (2GHG) will host the 2015 Western CT Police K-9 Challenge on Saturday, October 3.  This is an inaugural fundraising event, held at the 2GHG Headquarters, 4 Wildlife Drive, Newtown, CT.  The event begins at 10 a.m. with award ceremonies at 3 p.m. The 2GHG was chartered in 1808 by the General Assembly as a Connecticut state militia unit and is one of the last active cavalry units in the United States.

More than 30 teams of handler and active duty police and military K-9s, including German Shepherd Dogs, Belgian Malinois and Labrador Retrievers, will compete in suspect apprehension, obedience, obstacle course, and tactical command divisions. The three highest-scoring teams, based on points earned in each division, will receive special top dog awards. In addition, first place honors will go to the team with the most points in each division.

A 2GHG Color Guard ride kicks off the competition at 9:45 a.m. Besides the thrilling K-9 competitions, kids can enjoy fun activities, meet & greet horses, see emergency vehicles and learn from dog, horse and cavalry history experts at the pavilion.

Admission is free with a $5 suggested parking donation. Donations can also be made at: www.gofundme.com/horseguard. Volunteer staffing provided by the Newtown Cadets youth group, the Newtown Kennel Club and the Newtown Police Department K-9 Unit. For the safety of all, only Police K-9s are allowed on the grounds. Spectators are asked to please leave their dogs at home.
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The Newtown Kennel Club, founded in 1947, has a long tradition of supporting canine causes and charities whose mission includes the health and welfare of all dogs in the community. A portion of the proceeds from its annual dog shows is donated to canine-related organizations, non-profits and the continued support of Newtown’s Police K-9 Unit. For more information visit www.newtownkennelclub.org

The Friends of 2GHG was organized by former members of the Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard, (2GHG), for charitable and educational purposes. The Friends are dedicated to promoting the public’s interest in, and the general welfare of 2GHG. 2GHG is a specially chartered body of troops of the organized militia of the State of Connecticut, headquartered in Newtown, Connecticut. For more information visit www.friendsof2ghg.org

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