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Despite one of the wettest winters of recent years, and the severe flooding in the area just a few weeks ago, the BAGSD Tewkesbury trial did go ahead with the land recovered and the sun shining for at least some of the time. Unfortunately a few...
The show season has well and truly started now and this week I have two championship shows to report on. Wye Valley championship show for small and medium dogs was held at Monmouth, the championship judge for both height categories was Dave...
Tony and Isla cutting the numbers by Wendy Beasley The Welsh Championship TD trial took place at the end of March, and in the words of judge Linda Newbold the weather threw everything barring snow at them. Starting on the Thursday with an entry of 24 with 21 working, it promised to be a very...
As I said in my previous article, I was invited, along with co-judge Roy Page, by Rick van Veeren to judge in Holland at Obedience Wedstrijd Te Kerkwijk on March 22 and this gave me the chance to take another first hand look at the obedience scene...
Teaching a workshop in Austria by Richard Curtis With Crufts out of the way it was going to be a busy time for me teaching workshops as I had not booked as many in at the start of the year so that I had more time to practise.
A surprise win at Beachey Head by Wendy Beasley UNLIKE all other championship trials the Southern Alsatian Training Society (SATS) has for the last few years been running a Ďone dayí TD championship. This means that instead of only nosework taking place in the first few days of the trial, and...
Do your best, forget the rest by Becca Middleton THE 2014 season is really kicking off now that spring has arrived and we have been blessed with some long awaited sunshine. The first championship show of the year was Wyre held at Myercough Equestrian Centre in Preston, Lancashire on March 22-23.
Well I can hardly believe that no sooner has the season started than itís coming to a close already! It hardly seems with the warm and wet weather that it had got going, we didnít even see any snow or properly cold weather this season.
A great day in Lincoln for ĎAlansí by Wendy Beasley The Lincoln championship trial always coincides with Crufts, but as we had a Friday draw this year we had planned to visit the show on Saturday.
Apart from Crufts March has been a fairly quiet month for shows although in the Midlands and North West we are fortunate to have winter shows at equestrian centres and we have been to three open shows this year already.
Preparing two Crufts routines by Richard Curtis With the dust now settling on Crufts 2014 I thought it would be interesting for readers of the column to know a little about the thinking behind the routines that I performed at Crufts 2014.
Frankieís fine day in Yorkshire by Wendy Beasley They say the sun always shines on the righteous, so Moira Rogerson must have been very good, as against all odds her TD judging appointment at the Yorkshire trial stayed fine and dry all week...