RESCUE FUNDAY 2022 - best day of the year

Important note: Covid-19 Guidance

Due to the rules made by the UK government, out Rescue Funday scheduled for 2021 has sadly been reorganised. We hoped we could still get away with it but, with all the shifting sands of regulations, it was felt that we had no choice other than to postpone. We will be rescheduling it for May 2022 and are looking into the specifics of dates, which will be announced in due course. Check back soon for an official date; one thing is for sure: it will be on!

So, the new date for your diary: (May 2022, TBC)

All details otherwise will remain the same and the lovely Julian Norton (The Yorkshire Vet) has still kindly agreed to come along and meet you all. 

ANYBODY WISHING TO HAVE A STALL or to SPONSOR A CLASS OR ACTIVITY is still more than welcome so please do get in touch to book your space.

We are currently taking requests from stall holders, catering vans and ride providers. Should you wish to book a slot for your business to be at the show in May, Please email:-

NOTE: The poster below is for LAST YEAR’S FUNDAY and is, as such, out of date. Please ignore this date written on the poster as there isn’t a definite date and time to give just yet. The most detail we know at the moment is MAY 2022. Thank you for your understanding and patience in this difficult time.

Details about the Funday


A Special Guest Judge for our 2022 Rescue Funday:

JULIAN NORTON (aka The Yorkshire Vet), has kindly agreed to attend and be our judge for the day!!!! So, if you would like to meet Julian in person and, potentially, be able to say that “YOUR DOG was the one the Judge would most like to take home”, then you better be in it to win it!

Our show will take place in Malton, North Yorkshire, May 2022 (Date TBC) – entry to the show itself is free, but classes and games are chargeable on the day with each dog entered into the show getting his or her own number on a special Funday Rescue keyring to keep.

We will have stalls, merchandise, refreshments and a licensed bar. To keep both you, the kids and your dogs entertained, we will also be hosting lots of fun classes and activities such as our ever popular flat and hay-bale scurries, egg and spoon race for dog & handler teams, fastest sausage eater competition (for the dog, not you!), temptation alley, agility demonstration and Have-A-Go agility. Inter-spaced with all the fun and games throughout the day, we will also be running a companion show with classes including: best puppy, best rescue, most beautiful eyes, prettiest bitch, most handsome dog, best ridge and of course the coveted class of “the dog the judge would most like to take home”, for which The Yorkshire Vet will be our Judge for the day.

At the end of the day, all games and show class winners will come into the main ring and compete for BEST IN SHOW 2022.

So please come along one and all – bring your gazebos, chairs and picnic baskets. We’d love to see as many of you there as possible – all breeds are welcome and all proceeds will go directly to Ridgeback Rescue to help us continue the support and rescue work we undertake each year.

If you are unable to come but would like to sponsor one of our classes or donate a prize for the raffle, we’d love to hear from you either on messenger or email at

Thank you for your support. We’re gunna have a ball!