The past few weeks has seen another two of the UK Junior Handler of the Year semi finals take place in the toy group, judged by Emma Mason and terrier group judged by Gemma Alpe.
In this week’s Q and As we talk to the three people who have had an opportunity to judge at one of the three JHA semi final competitions. We spoke to BUBA JHA semi finals judge 21-year-old Charlotte Page (CP) from Pymoor in Cambridgeshire.
I watched some handling classes recently and I was sad to see that the judge didn’t stand still during the pattern work. What I mean is that they did not deliberately move on the pattern work, but just fidgeted around the ring.
At National Terrier in the JHA six-11 years semi-finals, the first three winners were: 1 Lauren Goddard; 2 Poppy Wynter; 3 Paris Harding. Pictured with judge Gemma Alpe and Haley.
I would like to say a very big thank you to Marina Scott and Liz Cartledge for the invitation to judge the terrier group semi-finals at National Terrier within its new format.
The third Junior Handling Association semi-finals of the 2014/15 season took place at National Terrier last weekend. Winner of the six-11 years terrier semi-final was Lauren Goddard, handling a Border Terrier. Judge was Gemma Alpe.
As the dust settles on another Crufts and the main stream media forget about bashing the pedigree dog world (hopefully), until next year, it’s time to reflect on the highs and the lows.
In this week’s In Conversation we interviewed two people who both have a shared interest – Lizzie Mason, 17, from Cumbria and Heather Simcock, 18, from Shropshire, who both compete in obedience.
Learning about other breeds is quite important if you want to judge handling. The reason for this being that people will show their dogs as they are meant to be shown in the breed ring, and rightly so.
I would like to extend my grateful thanks to the Crufts committee for this appointment. My warmest thanks go to Mrs Liz Cartledge & her most efficient team for a very kind welcome & for generous hospitality during my stay. Mrs Cartledge & her team...
I would like to thank the committee for inviting me to judge YKC handling & SWDs at their show & many thanks to my very efficient & patient steward!
I would like to start by saying what a pleasure it was to be invited to judge both toy group semi-finals today. I had a firm idea of what I was looking for & I am over the moon with both of my principal winners who both fulfilled my criteria & more!
Well that’s Crufts over for another year, and what a show it was with juniors once again holding their own in the breed and group rings.
For many years the organisers of Crufts have been reaching out too YKC members to encourage them to get involved in stewarding. By putting yourself forward you get to work alongside some great stewards who have years of experience, throughout the...
By the time this goes to press ‘Crufts’ will be well and truly over for another year. Sadly overshadowed by some awful events and accusations, the only consolation is that the dog world has and will pull together to protect and champion our sport.
Wow! It’s quickly come round to the world’s biggest dog show which can only mean one thing, it’s Crufts time! The main concentration for many young handlers and younger generations of the public is the fun, games and competition which all take...
It is every junior’s dream to take part in the International Junior Handling competition. For some it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity; others are lucky enough to experience it more then once.
The eighth Welsh Junior of the Year competition was held on the 28th February 2015 at the Montgomery Pavilion, Royal Welsh Showground. A warm Welsh welcome was received by the competitors from Martin Sanders who organised the event in liaison with...
Crufts will be underway by the time this column goes to print, so I’d like to begin by wishing you all the very best of luck. Enjoy the experience whether it’s your first, last or tenth time at Crufts, it’s only once a year.