Juniors


Last weekend saw the final of the JHA Junior Handler of the Year competition. It was judged as part of the Kennel Clubís Discover Dogs extravaganza at Earls Court in London.
JHA Junior Handler of the Year - Report by Sarah Gibbons and Haley Jones. Photographs by Colin Waddell As has become customary the UK Junior Handler of the Year was once again held at Discover Dogs in Earls Court. This prestigious event is the highlight of many junior handlersí years and is something they all aspire to be part of.
Judges report Firstly my thanks to Liz Cartledge and the JHA team for allowing me the honour to judge at this most prestigious event and to the owners who provided some quality exhibits for the juniors to handle, all were turned out in the best possible condition.
Focusing on the North east juniors by Marina Scott IT WAS the first time to the North east of England for me as a junior handling trainer and it certainly wonít be the last, writes Marina Scott.
DO YOU know a YKC junior who has accomplished something fantastic in the dog world? If the answer is yes, please take the time to nominate them for this yearís Shaun McAlpine Outstanding Young Person Award.
Itís been a bit of a whirlwind for Connie by Marina Scott MY NAME is Connie Rose Hazeltine and I have just turned 16. I love showing horses and dogs and have just started studying at Merrist Wood College this month for an Equine care diploma.
WHEN YOU are showing your dog you need to look good as well as the dog and, as I explored a fortnight ago there are some sensible doís and doníts when it comes to showing outfits. Recently Iíve found myself going for smart tailored jackets teamed...
Meet the JHA final judge The national final is sponsored by DOG WORLD and takes place at Discover Dogs, Earls Court, London on November 10. The judge is Gary Gray.
MORE THAN 190 of the countryís top junior handlers gathered at Richmond Championship show in September for the DOG WORLD Junior Handling Association Semi-finals.
Happy birthday to the twins! by Marina Scott TWINS, Nicola and Jenna Sturrock from Forfar celebrated their 21st birthday recently on gundog day at Darlington championship show. Itís quite unusual to have siblings competing in the same hobby but to do it successfully and as part of a twin duo...
I happened to be in the right place at the right time for two of the three days of Darlington to watch Mrs Harding judge the YKC handling classes. I enjoyed chatting to some of you as well. It was really good to see some of the older handlers...
One man, his dogs and clubs by Marina Scott LEWIS Fraser, 13, from Inverness, has been showing dogs, mainly Beagles and a Petit Basset Griffon Vendťen, for seven years. He has qualified for Crufts 2013 in both breed classes and YKC stakes final and all these achievements from someone who...
THE SUN definitely shone on the Junior Handling Association semi-finals making an exciting event even more enjoyable. You will be able to read full reports of this in DW October 12 and by then excitement will really be building for the lucky 14...
THE Junior Handling Association semi-finals kick off today bright and early in the rings of Richmond. All year juniors will have been competing in the qualifying classes that are scheduled at open and championship shows.
RICHMOND Championship show will once again host the Junior Handling Association semi-finals and this year the event is being sponsored by DOG WORLD.
Thereís nothing like winning a first CC by Marina Scott CATHERINE Hobbs, aged 16, from Cambridgeshire, won her very first CC recently handling her Dalmatian Winflash Loopy Loo. This dog is actually bred by a former UK Junior Handler of the Year winner, Charlotte Page. Marina Scott found out more about...
YKC camp a huge success at Melton by Averil Cawthera-Purdy THE FACT that YKC National Camp has remained a key part of the Kennel Clubís youth development programme over the decades is no accident. It exists because it works, actually it works very well indeed! The training provided is both extensive and...
Izzy gets busy with showing by Marina Scott ISOBEL Perry is seven years old and from Christchurch in Dorset. Otherwise known as Izzy to her friends, she recently took part in her first junior handling competition and was awarded second place.
Youth has its say from YKC Camp by Averil Cawthera-Purdy IíM WRITING this sitting looking at the handling rings and agility course at Brooksby College where 75 juniors are at this very moment scattered around the grounds practising their talent night productions in readiness for this evening.
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