Show Manager’s Report – Chesvale


After a difficult run up to the show, losing 3 of our judges and stewards and having problems with how we were going to get rid of the dog’s deposits! Hazell Williamson, Sue Monk and June Le Fevre stepped in to help us and all the other judges were fantastic in supplying their own ring stewards which makes such a difference.

Thanks to Carol Ashton for taking on the role of Chief Stay Steward for us and did a brilliant job. The weather was chilly at times but perfect for the dogs and there were no reported incidents in or outside the stay ring.

The training ring was manned by Donna Bastin, Chrissie Skelly with Keith Saunders keeping them under control after setting up the rings and doing his car parking duties. They worked hard all day helping people practice and I know everyone appreciates the opportunity to train in a show environment and thanks go to the team for their time and support.

Our chosen charity this year was breast cancer and with the training ring making £152.00 and the tombola making £113.50, it means that £265.50 will be on its way to the Breast Cancer unit at Luton and Dunstable hospital.

I can’t thank all our members individually in this post as there were over 30 of them! From Clare Williams our fantastic efficient show secretary, our masterchef caterers, bake off cake makers, grass rakers, toilet roll attendants, poo collectors, our tent erection team and the small army of helpers dismantling everything at the end of the day – couldn’t do it without you all!

Finally, to all the competitors who attended – we hope you had an enjoyable day and thank you for all the lovely comments and expressions of thanks for putting on a show. A little thanks goes a long way.

Our next show is on Sunday 25th August, pre-beginner, beginner and novice only, so look out for the schedule which will be available shortly.


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