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OK ... here we go again - let's see what this year brings!
First show of the years starts off well with Una 2nd in Junior and Holly winning Open Bitch and Reserve Best In Show under our judge, Jackie Marris Bray
A bright a frosty day dawned for the 40th Anniversary SESS Ch Show with judge Jenny Miller presiding over the days events. The committee should be congratulated on putting on a fabulous show with lots of goodies on offer as this was the Ruby Anniversary. Snoods were given as prizes for all 1st place winners to gether with a celebratory Book of all winners over the years. A lovely plaque was also gven to each of the exhibitors to celebrate the clubs milestone event. Entry fees were the same as they were 40 years ago as were the cost of lunches - so well done to all concerned. On the showing front, Una delighted us by winning both of her classes so won 2 snoods, and photographs for each of her class wins by the talented Tracey Morgan. Holly was 2nd in Open bitch behind Diane Scotts Melverley Champion. Nothing in the challenge for Una but she really was too immature to challenge the big girls but 6 points towards her Junior Warrant so all in all we had a lovely day.
Delighted to have been awarded the RCC with Holly behind Di Greenfields Roqfolly Miss Moneypenny who is on a bit of a roll currently.
National Gundog today with our judge Joanna Jaggers from the Jaraina kennels. Jo drew a very good entry as she has not exhibited springers for a while. Holly won her open class of 7 and so very pleased to have been awarded the BCC (her 8th ). Congratulations to the winners and to Jane on your DCC and BOB with Chaos
Another lovely venue for a show at Weatherby Racecource for the Northern ESS Open show with our judge Malcome Shovel. Only showing Holly today as Una has dropped all her coat so is being withdrawn from shwoing for a while. Holly won Open itch and was awarded Best Bitch and RBIS. Well done Trudy on your BIS with the lovely Sanque's Cut to The Chase and well donen to all the other winners. Well done as well to the hard working committee on yet another brilliant show with great atmosphere
Here we are again at the last show of the year and our judge today is Frank Whyte. I have shown under him previously and he shortlisted Holly down to the final cut in BIS so let's see how we do today.
Only Holly entered and delighted that she was placed 2nd in a very good class behind Gareths Roqfolly Born To Boogie. Although it wasnt to be our day for top honours with the CC going to Kirsty Miller and RCC to June Lauchlans young bitch. Well done to all the winners
BREED ASSESMENT EXAM In May I sat my Breed Assessment exam to award CC's in ESS - absolutely over the moon to say that I passed athough I did find it hard not having sat an exam for more years than I care to mention. But after a lot of hard work and much revising I PASSE - very pleased with myself !
BATH CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW Those who know me know we enjoy our holidays and where possible try to get a couple squeezed in during the year, so when I was offered a judging appointment at Bath Ch show in May 2015 I was sure I would be 'just fine' after returning from 2 weeks in Florida the day before. Combined jet lag and Bank Holiday traffic did make me late for my appointmemt but when I eventually got there I was pleased with my entry. My BOB I awarded to Trimere Tough Cookie, RBB Trimere Twist of Fate BD and Best Opp Sex Tiverstone Choir Boy RBD Trimere Turning Point at Kerrijoy BPIB Crackerjanne Penelope Cruz.
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All critiques for the Ch Shows can be viewed on the Southern ESS Club website by clicking on the link to the left of each show