Ontario Lure Coursing Association

CAP Chase Ability Test

Saturday July 16, 2016
To be held outdoors, rain or shine at
Ancaster Fairgrounds (Gate 3)
630 Trinity Rd S, RR#1, Jerseyville, ON L0R 1R0

The Chase Ability Program participation is open to all purebred and mixed breed dogs at least 12 months of age that are individually registered with the CKC; or have an Event Registration Number (ERN); or have a Performance Event Number (PEN); or eligible for registration with the CKC; or have a Miscellaneous Certificate Number (MCN) if it belongs to a CKC listed breed; or have a Canine Companion Number (CCN) if it's a mixed breed.

300-YARD COURSE: This distance is for dogs shorter than 12 inches at the withers or brachycephalic ("flat-faced") dogs. Dogs will run one loop.

600-YARD COURSE: This distance is used for all dogs that do not run the 300-yard course. Dogs will run both loops.

RIBBONS: Gold qualifying ribbons will be awarded to dogs passing their test.

Email HJ for information


Ontario Lure Coursing Association originally consisted of a group of people who got together in the late 70's to have fun when lure coursing was being developed as a sport for sighthounds.

In 1979 the first official trials were run on June 16th & 17th at Coldcreek Conservation area in Bolton, North of Toronto. These trials were held under the auspices of CSFA, (Canadian Sighthound Field Association) which was the governing body for lure coursing in Canada at that time.

On Saturday the entry was made up of 8 Afghans, 6 Borzois, 1 Scottish Deerhound, 1 Greyhound, 5 Salukis, 16 Whippets and 4 Irish Wolfhounds (total 45 Hounds). The Sunday trial was bigger as there were 3 Afghans and 2 Borzois added. There was one less Whippet entered so the total number of hounds was 49. As was usual for any club starting up the first time in lure coursing the result was a big financial loss to the members of $432.88, however the trials were successful

The club became inactive for a few years but then started holding trials again in 1983.

OLCA currently holds trials 4 times a year. Two trials in the Spring; May and June. A weekend in New Liskeard in August in Northern Ontario (6 hours North of Toronto) and we finish up the year in October.