This was our first year of ‘going it alone’ and what a year it was. We faced pretty much every problem possible on the lead up to the show but miraculously it was all alright on the night/weekend!
Congratulations to Philomena Barnes and Pauline Hill for winning the Championship C classes, good luck at Crufts!
We would also like to congratulate all the competitors in the Young Kennel Club classes who were placed and therefore gaining points towards qualification for Crufts 2019.
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Well, that’s another one over and done with – a lovely sunny day on the Saturday for the Championship event which was unfortunately not repeated on the Sunday but that didn’t appear to dampen spirits!
My sincere thanks to all our participants, Wigton club members, Lune Valleyites at the booking-in tent and the Orange Army in the marquee, the volunteers in the stay ring especially in Sunday’s damp conditions and to all our judges and stewards.
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Firstly a huge thank you to everyone who attended York City DTC show today, Thank you to all the judges and stewards who gave up their day. Thank you to everyone who helped in one way or another and for all the lovely comments I received throughout the day.
This show was my 3rd year as Show Secretary and first time at this new venue, I feel I’m still learning the ropes, so you can imagine my panic when The Kennel Club rep turned up, although nearly everything went smoothly and he was very impressed with the venue and team moral.
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Just to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who again made our show a great success.
We decided this year we could not face putting up the Secretary’s marque again, especially after the weather last year! It was suggested at committee I just put a table outside my motorhome!! However, all agreed that we would hire one along with the judge’s tent and what a difference that made, we all felt quite relaxed. We also organised a ‘Buddy’ system this year to allow certain people to have a break and that also worked well.
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As another Hatchford Brook Show draws to an end with just a few caravans to go this morning I’d like to thank everyone who made this weekend a success. Even the weather pulled out all the stops to give us virtually wall to wall sunshine.
First of all a big thank you to all the judges, stewards, Marcia and her stay team and chief stewards John Ball and Jane Barstow. Without you all we wouldn’t have a show. Also thank you to the decoy stewards and table stewards for all your help.
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Well we have had some scorchers in the past but I think that the weekend exceeded anything that we have had before but somehow we got through it without a hitch.
Our thank yous will be like the Oscars as there are so many people that we just can’t do without, from set up to break down and the days in between.
During the week of the show we discovered that we had less room available for campers due to the rugby club having recently being upgraded to a higher league which meant that no vehicles were allowed on the second pitch.
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Firstly I would like to acknowledge Jane Webb, all at CDTC wish you a speedy recovery and we are happy to hear you are up on your feet.
This year due to the NABBTS “situation” we worked hard to ensure that competitors had options and extended our closing date. We also hosted MBCC tickets to ensure these did not get missed, thank you to Sheilagh for working so closely with us to ensure this went seamlessly.
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Another Show over and it can be described in many words but the one that springs to mind is – HOT. Luckily our venue is lined with big, aged trees so there was plenty of room to park in the shade.
Thanks must go to Val and our very small committee for rallying around and doing the catering for Judges & Helpers; another success and the sausage pie went down a storm! We had a slight hitch with the competitor catering when we found out (at 9.30) that they couldn’t supply any drinks….. In true ‘Spalding style’ and thanks to a mercy dash to the co-op for emergency supplies of tea, coffee, water etc I think everyone kept hydrated.
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ANDOVER & DISTRICT DTS OPEN SHOW REPORT
50th ANNIVERSARY SHOW SUNDAY 15th JULY 2018
This being our 50th Anniversary, there was wall to wall sunshine for our special day and this lasted all day.
My thanks go to all the judges, stewards and scoreboard stewards for giving up their day as without you there would be no show. Thanks also to the decoys stewards. For some this was their first experience and took the job in their stride. You may well be called upon again. Also thankyou to all the competitors for parking where directed, competing in a friendly manner and for the lovely comments made about the show.
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Well, where to begin… I feel like I’m about to embark on a speech celebs do when they win an Oscar… This year was Ramsey DTC first ever double obedience show and I think, if I do say so myself, that the event went off well with all dogs and competitors enjoying themselves!
The weather was extremely kind to us over both weekends and the dogs coped well, the show ground was armed with paddling pools, buckets and hoses so our four legged, fur wearing companions didn’t struggle. It was great to see new faces at our show and to see so many who had made the effort to come across.
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