The Team

We are all experienced in the peculiarities of our chosen breed, please read about us and contact anyone of us if you need help or assistance. 

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President of The SCA

CHAIRPERSON

We are lucky to have the very famous Rag'n'Bone Man as our President.  He and his wife are well known Sphynx owners.

Vice President of The SCA

LYNDA ASHMORE
JUDGE AND
SHOW MANAGER

Jenny Paetzold - Jenny lives in Ireland but raises so much money for the Sphynx Cat Association. 


VICE CHAIR


I have owned sphynx for 9 years now, previously enjoying shows with my Siamese & Birman neuters (I still show a Birman also, a fluffy contrast to my nakeds). I met my first sphynx by chance on exhibition at a show, one cuddle and the rest as they say is history, I still show and occasionally breed under my prefix Infuchi.


GINA RYMER
BREEDER AND EXHIBITOR

TREASURER

ANN HOBSON-KELLY
BREEDER AND EXHIBITOR
I have owned, bred and exhibited Devon Rex fsince 1981 and never thought I would fall under the spell of what I first termed as ‘bald Devon Rex’  Little did I know how right I was about the genetic make up of both breeds, but how wrong I was about falling for the Sphynx.  I bred the first GCCF male to make Champion, Grand Champion, Imperial Grand Champion and this year Olympian Gold and United Kingdom Imperial Grand Champion Nobilero Ruaidhri Seainin.   My prefix is Nobilero.  I live in Devon with my long suffering husband (who is allergic to ALL cats) our Whippets and Irish Wolfhound.

At the Supreme Show in 2017, Jack won Best of Breed and then went on to win Best Foreign Exhibit.  

Now retired from nursing, I decided a quiet life was not for me and we now are Tenants at The Bell Inn, Bovey Tracey.  Jack has also retired but his sister is continuing in his footsteps, needing just one more Olympian Certificate to become a Bronze Olympian.

Contact Ann

HON. SECRETARY

I have been a pet owner since a young age, my first dog was a mongrel who established in my a love of all animals.  I showed Weimeraners nationally and bred them for many years.  Our first show cat was a Korat and really created a love for the feline world.  After migrating to being owned by Devon Rex and having great fun with some beautiful kittens, I cuddled a Sphynx and was really hooked.
NEIL WILES
BREEDER AND EXHIBITOR

COMMITTEE MEMBER

LAURA CROFT
BREEDER AND EXHIBITOR


I  have owned Sphynx for five years, shown on and off for three. I own Adam, bred by Sue Aherne of Chichi Sphynx, I also own Fester, bred by Sonya of Spiritwalker Sphynx. Additionally I have two Devon Rex girls, Heti and Clemmy and have recently begun breeding, having had my first Devon litter in 2013. My prefix is Lutulente and I hope to start breeding Sphynx soon.

I have served on the committee of the SCA for three years.

Committee Member

Being allergic to cats does not exactly endear them to me, but I persevere.  I am working on the Committee to help and will do that to the best of my ability.  Living with several Sphynx, I understand the health and welfare problems the breed has and fully endorse the proactive stance taken by the clubs dedicated to this very naughty breed of cats.
Contact Eoghan
EOGHAN KELLY
Long suffering husband

COMMITTEE MEMBER

CORIANDER MANNING
WELFARE OFFICER

According to my mum, my obsession with animals has been lifelong.
 For my entire adult life and before,  I've been involved in rescue and
rehome in some form. I am slave to a varied selection of cats, dogs,
sphynx, ducks and chickens plus mother of two adult children. My husband
has a huge heart, and probably softer than me when it comes to the
animals!
Having previously worked alongside various
organisations, I'm also welfare officer for FACE animal charity which is
local to me.  I also work part time in the jewellery industry and am on
the road to becoming a goldsmith, an exciting contrast to my welfare
work.
In 2010 by chance, I was lucky enough to meet some lovely
sphynx, having had a long interest in the breed.  Shortly after we
offered a home to a pair via the association. Unfortunately they were
very unwell and it really was a baptism of fire into the peculiarities
of the breed!  Not too long after I began working alongside the
associations welfare officer and later took over the role.
A few
more of these naughty nakeds have joined our family since and I'm proud
to say I've helped many others find their new forever homes. 
Contact Coriander

Committee Member

LOUISE BARRETT
SCA Magazine.




I met my first Sphynx when looking at a Devon Rex rehome. I fell in love at first cuddle.  Since then I have attended many shows as minder to my favourite boy and learnt so much about the breed in general.  Not able to have my own due to the temper of my Wicked White Witch, I take great pleasure in being Aunty to those my friends own.
I have  recently become involved with the welfare stall we have at most shows. This not only promotes awareness for the breed, through advice and membership, but it also raises funds for our welfare/rehome service. We have a team of knitters who make wonderful catnip toys and I enjoy making feather cat teasers, both of which sell out! We sell a large selection of gifts, jewellery and feline necessaties! If you would like to donate any gifts for us to sell, please Contact Louise.

COMMITTEE MEMBER

Right about me !!!! I'm a country girl, my parents were farmers, which
is where I guess I got my love of animals, I have 2 children, and 2
grandsons, I love walking my two Cavaliers and enjoy reading. I work as a
nursing assistant in a psychiatric assessment hospital for the elderly,
I fell in love with the Sphynx breed while showing my oriental neuter
boy Robin, and after 10 years of dreaming of owning one, I found Dudley.
COMMITTEE MEMBER
LINDA CLOTHIER BOWDEN
PAULA SIMMS
DRESSMAKER EXTRORDINAIRE
I have been an animal lover all my life.  i used to breed and show Weimeraners.  Then I bought a Korat and started to show her at Championship level and my love of cats really kicked in.  I have been breeding Devon Rex now for quite a few years, I love them to bits, but then I held a Sphynx for the first time and WOW.  I researched and found out as much as I could about the breed before I found a really good breeder and brought my first Sphynx home and my journey of Sphynx love had begun.