Well I think Autumn is on it's way, today we are off to the NESSS Open show, the setting is just perfect and the weather was kind, our judge today is Mrs Jane Graham (Nyrilam), both boys entered, Ralph was in first and was 2nd in Gradute Dog, Arthur was in next in Open dog and was also 2nd, but then to my delight we were called back in to challenge for "Reserve best dog" and wow Arthur was!!! Brill day, great company, loads of laughs and scrummie food, well done to everyone.
well today we are off to South Wales Champ Show, collected Ray at 5.30am, then Kath and off we went, arrived to discover Ray hadn't entered, great start to the day. Our judge today is Chris House, Only ralph entered and he was in Post grad dog, he was placed 4th. a long day, but good laughs, great company, the drive home wasn't the best, but we did have a giggle.
This morning we are of to Selby Canine Society Open Show, our judge today is Mrs Judith Carruthers, Ralph was in Post Grad and won his class, he then went on to get BOB, and then under judge Sandra Marshall, he was awarded Gundog Group 3. Brill day. Well done also to Lyn and Taya, who was BPIB and Puppy Group 4. another good day with lots of laughs and great company, home now for a quick snooze.
This morning we are going to The Midland ESS Champ show, our judge today is Mrs Francis Jackson (Mompesson). Arthur is having a well earned break, so just Ralph entered, he was in Graduate dog, and won his class. Must say had a brilliant day, great company, good laughs, tremendous food, and all in all a brilliant day. Home to put our paws up.
Well what can I say about today, a brilliant experience, today we are of to the JW Semi-finals at Earls Court, what a privilage to be representing our Breed. It was a fab day, and although we didnt get through to the finals, Ralph was a star. The big guys spent the day on Discover dogs, being cuddled and fussed over. I must admit didnt enjoy driving through London, but a day to remember. We got home after a long day, but totally chuffed to bits with the boys as usual.
A local show today, a funny day, got up and thought I can't be bothered, but hey ho off we went. Liverpool KA, Kath Holt judging today, as we are good friends and travel together we had decided a long time ago never to enter under each other, but due to lack of entries and to hopefully keep ESS classes there I went. Just Ralph entered, and he won Open. He then went BOB. What a star. Not stopping there he then went on the get Group 1!!! fab, result. thank you to Paul Carpenter for your lovely comments about Ralph. But then it got better, under BIS Judge Steve Cox (Shotaan), Ralph was then awarded RBIS !!!! how chuffed am I, brilliant end to the day, so proud of the Ralphster.
Today is our Club Open Show, (The ESS Club Open Show), as I'm the membership secretary and the assistant secretary, needed to be there pretty early, so of we went, not a great entry number wise, but a good quality entry. Ralph and Arthur entered, Ralph won PG Dog, and was 4th in the Special Post Grad Class, Arthuthe star of the day won Open Dog, was awarded Best Dog and then went on th get RBIS !!!! not stopping there he then went and won the Special Open Class. How proud of my boys am I. A huge thank you to our judge Mr Geoff Cunliffe (FallenLeaf) for thinking so highly of my boys and also for the fabulous gift for RBIS. Home now, feet up, and a rest.
A rare day of for me today, Kath and myself are off to the ESS Club Open Stakes Field Trial, to say I'm excited is an understatement. What a fab day we had, everybody made us so welcome, they put up with my constant questions, and really made us feel at home. the dogs were amazing to watch, the bond between handler and dog, just awesome. A huge thank you to Roy for inviting us, to the judges for letting us follow them and "get up close" to the actual tests. Just amazing, so back home totally exhausted but determined.