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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...
From deathís door to Crufts winner by Becca Middleton I am delighted to have been able to chat with Sam Clarke and her beautiful Border Collie Indysols Miss Moneypenny AW (G) (Tizzy) who won the Crufts British Open agility round and came sixth in the jumping round becoming the overall runners up in...
Agility titans battle it out by Becca Middleton THE TIME had finally arrived for me to report from the largest dog show in the world, Crufts, showcasing, as far as agility goes, some of the most successful handler and dog partnerships in the UK and also many of the top competitors from around...
Challenging control at NWWTS trial by Wendy Beasley It is amazing how much effect the rainfall has had on land that does not appear to be flooded, and yet just does not track well. I canít ever remember our dogs struggling on grass as they have this year, and when I saw how hard Venus found a...
Last time I talked about the judging seminar which was organised by Shelagh Page on January 26 at Bournheath Village Hall in Worcestershire. On the panel this year Shelagh had invited four well-respected Ďticketí judges, namely Maureen Allcock...
Twice a year the heelwork to music working party meet in order to discuss any problems that have arisen within the sport as well as trying to plan for the future. It is easy to react to things that have or are happening but not so easy to see how...
First class obedience throughout by Bronwyn Bartley It certainly doesnít seem like 12 months since we were last making our way along the M42 to the NEC for the first of four days at Crufts.
Whizzy does the double by Richard Curtis Just like other years the various Crufts Heelwork to Music and Freestyle finals were well received by the audience throughout the three days of competition.
Last week I wrote a bit about stay problems but this is not the only thing that can go wrong and all trialists, and probably competitors from other dog sports, know the feeling when the dog seems unable or unwilling to carry out a previously...
I HOPE those of you that have started your weave training as explained in my last article are doing well and enjoying the process, I would love to hear how you are getting on.
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