Show secretary’s report – Redcar & District DTC Championship Obedience Show

Phew, a heatwave leading up to the show but thankfully a lot cooler on the day. Thank you firstly to the Rugby Club for kindly allowing us to again use this beautiful venue, right opposite the beach which as usual, our campers made the most of.

Our grateful thanks to all who helped us put the rings up, there was quite a crowd which made short work of the job in hand. Thank you all so much. Thank you to our judges and stewards for giving their day up to cast their expert eyes over the competitors and their dogs, thank you to Paul Middleton for sailing the ship smoothly.

Congratulations to all of our winners, and to our ticket girl winner Kathy Russell and our ticket dog winner Julie Rowlands, all the best for Crufts 2023.

Personally, I would like to thank Jackie Muir and her friends for selflessly giving up her day to raise £1000 for the British Heart Foundation, such an amazing achievement.

And this is where I let you all know that I’m now stepping down as Show Secretary, after about 40 years in the job – apart from a short break in the middle – I’m now finding the responsibility increasingly difficult, especially after the year I’ve had, I find I now don’t have the same commitment which is paramount to running a successful show. I’ve invited Jackie Muir to take over, which thankfully she accepted. She will still of course, have my full support and that of the rest of the team, but I’m sure she’ll be involving her own club members too, so as you can imagine, I’ve left it in very safe hands.

Thank you to Wendy, Anne, Richard and Karen. You’ve been amazing and I’m sure you will continue in the same vein.

See you round the shows. x

Karen Davies

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