The NSWLCA holds regular events in the cooler months of the year, including trials, tests, workshops and try out days. We recommend that dogs attend a try out day prior to entering a trial.
Try out days
The NSWLCA usually holds two try out days before the start of the lure coursing season each year, with one in Sydney and the other in Southern NSW. These days are normally geared towards new coursers, dogs who may need some more encouragement to course a lure or puppies who are not old enough to attempt a full course.
The club occasionally holds workshops with an international expert on the sport. More details and registration information for our next workshop will be communicated here once it becomes available.
Tests & Trials
The NSWLCA holds multiple ANKC tests and trials each year, generally holding one per month from April-September. In order for your dog to compete, you must be a financial member of a state controlling body (in NSW, this is Dogs NSW) and your dog must be over the age of 15 months and registered with the ANKC. If you haven't entered lure coursing before, please note that all breeds first enter the Junior Courser (JC) class.
In our experience, people often underestimate the level of physical exertion required from the dog while lure coursing. The course length is from 600 to 1000 metres, which the dog will be required to complete twice on the trial day to qualify. For this reason, the NSWLCA recommends that only fit, well muscled and in-condition dogs enter ANKC trials.
The easiest method of entering NSWLCA trials is online at Show Manager.
2022 Trial Dates
Sunday 3rd April - NSWLCA trial for Coursing Ability Test dogs only at Gunning Showground Sunday 17th April - Saluki Club trial for Sighthounds only at Orchard Hills Sunday 8th May - NSWLCA trial at Gunning Showground Sunday 12th June - NSWLCA trial at Hawkesbury Showground Sunday 10th July - NSWLCA trial at Orchard Hills Sunday 7th August - NSWLCA trial at Lake Albert Pony Club, Wagga Wagga Sunday 28th August - Dogs NSW Spring Fair trial at Orchard hills