Dec 12th Well the last champ show of the year today LKA at the NEC my closest venue but thefurthest walk from the car park :-(
Today the judge was Jenny Miller (Feolig)! Luke was 3rd in LD Ola 1st in Junior! not bad at all!
OMG what cold weather this week it was -9 this morning when I got up to go to The English Springe Spaniel Club Open show!
Judge today was Sandy Platt (Charbonnel) Luke was 3rd in Limit ,Ola 1st in Junior! Then the challenge for best bitch to my delight and surprise Ola was awarded this then the challenge for BIS Ola was awarded Reserve Best In Show really pleased with this at not quite 15 months old!
Well the severe weather is predicted to last all next week brrr we have had about an inch of snow more is forecast for tomorrow, I feel like hibenating!!
Saturday made the long journey to Edinburgh for Gundog Breed Ass Scotland what happened as we drove into the car park the clutch went on the van OMG got home by rescue truck 2.30am. I have come to the conclusion I should not go to Scotland on a day trip with my van any more!!!
Judge today was Jane Cule Luke won Yearling ,Ola second in Junior she moved soundly and well!!!!
Had two shows this last week Thursday was midland Counties only Luke entered he was 2nd in Yearling.
Yesterday Midland ESS Champ judge was Christine Savill (Petranella) Luke won Yearling Ola won Junior but featured no further!
Had a lovely day seeing friends lovely food friendly committee!
Today travelled to Wales fro ESS of Wales Champ show for the opinion of judge Frank Whyte!
Luke first time in limit was 3rd.
Ola won junior bitch she showed very well today ,then came the challenge and she was awarded the RBCC wow a good day on cloud nine all the way home!!
Today Ola's brother C Come on over to Hollysend (OLLIE) went to South Western ESS open show he won Junior, 3 in the class so pleased for owner Debbie!
Yesterday I went to Gundog Society Of Wales Ch Show held at glorious Malvern, for the opinion of judge Gordan Haran. Luke in his last Junior class came 2nd after this he has to go in Limit really up with the big boys and much older ones, or if an age appropriate class yearling is available he will go in that! Ann his breeder said to me he looked stunning which meant a lot to me! Also in Lukes class was Ola's brother Ollie who has hardly been shown he came 4th in the class-his show name is C Come On Over to Hollysend. Luke came 4th in a very competitive junior stakes class the judge this time was Kath Gorman.
Ola won her Junior class!
The judging was outside the day started quite chilly the sun burned its way through by about 1pm. Lovely day!
Today went to the Northern ESS open show for the opinion of Lee Cox (Vanitonia).
The show was held at Ripon racecourse inside because of the awful weather!! It didn't dampen a lovely show with a good atmosphere!
Luke won junior! Ola was 2nd in junior! Luke was declared reserve best dog in good company!
Today I travelled up to Driffield show held at Wetherby racecourse what a rotten day it rained and rained and rained.
Judging to day was Beverly Nicholson (Kingsheath) Jessica and Ola were entered but Jessica has been very poorly this week so she will not be shown for a while yet! Ola was 2nd in Junior.
Back home today after spending a week with the caravan at the Guildford, venue for Richmond Champ show, although the weather was a bit hit and miss had a great time with great company and plenty of laughs!
Yesterday was gundog day only Ola and Jessica entered having decided to give Luke a break a few weeks back when entries were closing.
Ola won her Junior class Jessica 4th in Limit. Judge was Merial Hathaway.
Yet again Jessica has been on the thieve, whilst at the caravan she opened the fridge and ate our tea for 2 nights and much more as soon as we have got home she is working on the kitchen fridge!!
Yesterday was City Of Birmingham show just 20 mins away at Stoneleigh Warks.
Luke was entered in Junior to my delight he won this class, then came the challenge for DCC and oh my goodness how the whole day changed for me when he was given the DCC in good company at a tender age of 16 months!!! , his 1st and mine.
Then it was the turn of Ola her 1st time in Junior where she came 2nd against much older bitch, Sarah Corbett showed Jessica in open and came 3rd.
After the BCC was awarded to Edith Rose's Rosannoch Carnellion JW also her 1st CC well done Edith! It was time for the Best of Breed Challenge and another 1st Luke was awarded Best of Breed omg, this was a day to rember for sure!!! I'm still on cloud nine!! Breed judge was Valerie Foss.
Then an extremely long wait for the group I was really nervous, but he did me proud buy making the cut and showing well!