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CHAMP Coursing Event
June 12 - June 13
What is CHAMP?
Coursing Hounds Association of the Mid Potomac
What do they do?
Lure coursing is a performance event for sight hound breeds (purebred hunting dogs such as whippets and deerhounds, bred to chase things by sight rather than scent). This sport simulates the natural experience of pursuing live game by allowing the dogs to chase plastic trash bags, “lures”, that are mechanically pulled across an open field, the “course”. At a lure coursing field trial competition, hounds of the same breed run in trios wearing yellow, pink, or blue blankets. They are judged on speed, agility, endurance, enthusiasm, and ability to follow the lure.
CHAMP has held this event at Oatlands for many years, and we are glad to see them once again for the 2021 season. Please be advised that this event is held in the South Event Field and so will be closed to through traffic along the