Feria del Galgo 2005

Date:June 17-19, 2005
Location: Medina del Campo (Spain)

Between June 17 and 19, the first Feria Internacional del Galgo took place in Medina del Campo, a town, located in the province of Castilla la Mancha. It was organised by the FEG in cooperation with the Club Nacional del Galgo Español and was supported by the Sociadad de Cazadores "El Águila Real". There was a rich programme for galgo-lovers with a lot of stands, competitions for children in painting and photography, presentations and discussions about the different topics around the galgo, "Carreras en campo con liebre mecánica" and last not least the Monográfica and the Concurso. In the course of the Feria, Susanna Sáez and Claudia Gaede were invited to give a presentation about Galgos outside of Spain. It was a successful event, which attracted approximately 200 Galgos and more than 5000 spectators. There were so many events offered at the same time, that we only could participate in a part of them.

Feria del Galgo
in Medina del Campo

After reporting about the Monográfica, some photo impressions are following today about the Concurso (exhibition for Galgos Españoles without papers) and the Carreras en campo con liebre mecánica (racing on a straight). Regarding the racing, we have to emphasise that all Galgos (= sighthounds) are accepted and most of the participating dogs are pure Greyhounds or cross-breds with a high percentage of Grey.

Booth of the Club Nacional
Puppy class
Puppy class
Junior class
Junior class
Open class
Impressions ...
... besides the Concurso
Winner of the
junior class
with the judge
Bartolomé Ramírez
Winner of the
open class
The participants ...
... prepare ...
... for the racing
Ready, steady, go!
500 resp. 800 m straight ...
... passing enthusiastic spectators