Monday 21 January 2013
It doesn't seem possible that we are already over half way through January, at present we have no show news but hopefully we will be back soon. Over the weekend we had about four inches of snow, even if we prefer to stay indoors and keep warm the dogs have been thoroughly enjoying themselves having fun out in the garden in the snow.
Saturday 23 February 2013
A bitterly cold day with flurries of snow for our first show for quite sometime. Today I took Amber to the Southern English Springer Spaniel Society championship show, she was placed 3rd in her Veteran Bitch class, the judge was Susan King, Parkcrest. It was a thoroughly enjoyable day meeting up with friends.
Tuesday 5 March 2013
Happy 10th Birthday Amber, have a lovely day and enjoy your treats.
Saturday 9 March 2013
Crufts has come and gone for another year, it was a pretty wet journey upto the NEC in Birmingham. Amber was entered in Veteran Bitch but was unplaced in her class, the judge was Marion Stowe (Stowequest). We had an enjoyable day meeting up with friends and talking with people about the dogs.
Thursday 21 March 2013
Today was Josh's first show after nearly a year out, we went to a cold Ardingly for the Horsham & District Show. Josh was placed first in the ESS Open class - a good start back! The judge was Stephen Proctor. Josh was then placed 2nd in AV Post Graduate, judge Mr Chris Payne.
Sunday 24 March 2013
Back again today to an even colder Ardingly and some snow showers for the Tunbridge Wells show. Josh was 3rd in his ESS Open class the judge was Anna Naylor, Bridies. After having frozen - dogs included - waiting for the AV classes Josh was unplaced in a large Graduate class just glad to pack up and get home to the warm.
Sunday 14 April 2013
Travelled up to Markfield, Leicester for the English Springer Spaniel Club Championship Show. Took Josh who was unplaced in a nice large Post Graduate class and was 4th in his Limit class, the judge was Nicola Calvert (Calvdale).
Wednesday 17 April 2013
Started off in damp drizzle but was dry, although very windy, by the time we arrived at Kempton Park for the Windsor Gundog Society show. Josh was in a nice ESS Post Graduate class, the judge was Catrionia Brough (Riselawroad) and in a large AV Special Beginners class, unfortunately unplaced.
Friday 26 April 2013
A wet start on the journey down to Malvern for WELKS but it was dry and sunny, although a chilly wind, when we arrived. Judging started outside but just as Josh was about to go into Post Graduate there was heavy shower with hailstones and we had to rush indoors to complete judging. Josh was unplaced in a large class, the judge was Kathy Gorman.
Tuesday 2 July 2013
How time flies, it's been a fairly quiet time and we've only attended a few shows recently:-
Friday 31 May 2013 - Attended Southern Counties Championship Show at Thatcham, it was a lovely sunny day. We enjoyed our day although Josh was unplaced in two nice classes, Post Graduate and Limit the judge was Glyn Griffiths.
Wednesday 29 May 2013 - Went to Guildford & District Show at Shalford Park which is nice and local, it started off dry but ended up pretty wet and windy. Josh was placed 3rd in ESS Open.
Monday 6 May 2013 - For a change an enjoyable hot sunny day at the South of England Agricultural Show at Ardingly. Josh was placed 4th in ESS Open.
Saturday 13 July 2013
A very enjoyable day at the Southern English Springer Spaniel Society Open Show - even though it was one of the hottest days of the year. Josh was placed 3rd in a nice Limit Dog class and 1st in Special Beginners Dog, the judge was breed specialist Dr. Barbara Scorgie (Ardtalla).
Saturday 20 July 2013
What happened to the weather at Ardingly - cold, windy and overcast for the Kingston Open show whilst elsewhere was basking in hot sunshine? Josh was first in his Open English Springer Spaniel class, the judge was Jackie Howard.
Friday 6 September 2013
HAPPY 7TH BIRTHDAY ROSIE, have a lovely day and enjoy your treats.
Sunday 11 August 2013
A wet journey down for the Bournemouth Championship show, after eventually finding their new showground the weather picked up and it was a nice sunny day. I took Josh who was unplaced in his classes the judge was Ann Moss, enjoyed meeting up with friends.
Sunday 8 September 2013
A nice short journey to Richmond Championship Show at Loseley Park, Guildford, the weather was very mixed with sunshine and showers. Josh was placed 5th in ESS Limit dog and 3rd in Open, which qualifies him for Crufts 2014 so a very pleasing day. The judge was Mrs Valerie Foss.
Thursday 31 October 2013
HAPPY 4TH BIRTHDAY JOSH, also to Poppy, Ruby, Darcey, Henri and Alfie. Enjoy your day with some extra treats.
Saturday 16 November 2013
A bright sunny day for the South of England Gundog Show at Ardingly. Josh was unplaced in a nice English Springer Spaniel Open class and was 3rd in AV Post Graduate Stakes class
Wishing all our Friends Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year