We were fortunate to have Parklands for our venue. There was plenty of shade and only two tests were in the open. A good day was had by all. The contestants were nurtured by the judges, who really went out of their way to help the novice handlers with their dogs. The handlers were appreciative of the guidance they were given after each test and the veterans enjoyed themselves as they progressed around the tests together. The judges decided to award joint positions to second and third because they felt that the veterans had done enough in the heat.  We also had a young handler competing. It is good to know that there is young blood coming through the ranks. Congratulations to the winners of both classes.

The judges were Graham Roberts, Rosemary Ryder and Robert Worrall

ND/NH

!st and the Foxhanger Trophy – Endacott Serin   Mavise Stokes

2nd  – Tawnyway Black Jack, Jamie Barrell

3rd – Avonstream Ator, Nikki Urquhart

4th – Pointhill Caramel Souffle, Mrs M Copp

COM – Hyppolytus Herald, K. Impey

COM – Ardyle Cotillion, Ms P A Adams

Special – Tumulus Timothy, Jack Godfrey

Veteran

!st and the Thames Trophy – Turnerbrook Oak     Sophie Mills

2nd  – Auro Rimu, Roy Wort and Baveybuilt Tiffontoo, Jean Baveystock

3rd – Gospelash Victor, Ray Hardie and Holway Phantom of Tarinomagh, Toni Sanders

The full results can be seen here

Photographs taken by Patricia Bland can be seen here