Join us with your pooch on Sunday 9th June for a one, two or three mile summer time dog walk, alongside hundreds of other four-legged friends. Setting off from Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, we have designed a fabulous route which will take us into the beautiful grounds of the Great Park in which Hatfield House is situated.
Our Heli Hounds event gets bigger and better every year – as well as the walk, there will be a dog show to show off every furry friend’s best assets, stalls to browse and much more!
Dima Yeremenko, dog training Instructor and Behaviourist, is back again demonstrating a few tricks you and your dog can do.
Register your dog for the event now to be one of the first 250 dogs to receive a FREE doggy bandana!
Dog Show Classes
There will be a selection of judged classes for your dog to take part in, offering a fun and friendly competition on the day. Enter your dog to win an exclusive Heli Hounds Rosette, awarded to those placed from 1st to 5th position. Look at the classes below to see which one (or more) your dog could scoop a prize for:
• Best Puppy – 6–18 months
• Best Veteran – 7+ (Golden Oldie)
• Lovely Lady
• Fabulous Fella
• Best Rescue Rehome
• Best Dressed
• Best Trick
• Bad Hair Day
• Young Handler
• Dog which looks most like its owner
• Best Mover
We know that money doesn’t mean very much to dogs, but it means a lot to humans and even more to our life-saving helicopters. Just £59 can purchase traction splints, used for re-aligning broken long bones after falls which, as you dog walkers know, can occur more often in the autumn and winter. Help save a life and get sponsored for your Heli Hound walk by setting up a Just Giving Page or download one of our sponsorship forms.
• Registration on the day opens at 09:30am on Sunday 9th June. The dog walk leaves at 10:30am.
• Register on the day from 9.30am for £10.00 for the walk, per dog
• Dog classes and shows start from 12 noon, dog classes £2 on the day
• Choose from the one, two or three-mile walking routes within the grounds.
Look out for our catering stop when you’re in need of refreshments. We’ll be serving hot food, tea and coffee, cakes and more, with all proceeds going to Essex & Herts Air Ambulance.
Make a day of it with the Pawsome Treasure Trail ……follow the clues to find the treasure. Collect your treasure pack on the day for £2.00.
Book now at the advance price of £5 for the walk and £1.50 for dog classes. After purchasing your tickets for Heli Hounds dog walk and show you will receive a confirmation email. Please save this email as it is your ticket and QR code, which will be scanned by one of our team members at registration on the day. Thank you!
Directions to the Hatfield House can be found here.
All dogs must be on leads
Please bring your e-ticket to gain access into our event
Follow signs to enter via our Heli-Hounds entrance
Please note there is a large hill at the start of the walk not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs. Alternative routes are available to bypass this section.
Picnics are permitted in the Park but not within the formal gardens. Please use the bins provided for your litter.
The use of BBQs – disposable or otherwise – is not permitted in the estate
Dogs are permitted in the Park only and not allowed in Hatfield House, Gardens or Hatfield Park Farm. Assistance dogs such as guide dogs, are allowed in the House and Gardens.
For any other questions about your visit to Hatfield House please see their website.
A special thank you
Thank you to Lord and Lady Salisbury of Hatfield House for the generous use of their grounds for this event.
Take a look at what happened at our Heli Hound Essex walk!
Do you have a specific reason for supporting this event, or an EHAAT story you’d like to share? If so please email: [email protected]
You will be charged £5, plus your standard network rate. 100% of your donation will go to Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT). By texting, you agree that EHAAT may phone or text you to tell you about our work. If you would prefer not to hear from us again, text HELI NO to 70588.
Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust is a registered charity in England and Wales (1108989). Registered company in England and Wales (05397840). Registered address: Flight House, The Business Centre, Earls Colne Business Park, Earls Colne, Colchester CO6 2NS.