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.
Thanks to the Judges, Stewards and score-boarders for gently roasting in the rings – much appreciated by all 🙂
Vince did a sterling job as Chief Stay Steward, thanks to all that volunteered for a class, especially his two full time helpers of Alison and Beath (a remarkable lady who we could all learn from).
Thanks to the ring erectors on Sunday Morning, done in record time with just 5 of us.
One small gripe, it is not nice to let your dogs pee up the poo bags or posts; ring posts included (!?!) someone has to pick them up and put them away.
Congratulations to two members of Dot’s pet class, Karen and Kayleigh for getting placed in Prebeginners; to Ted for his place in B and to Dot herself for winning her last A with Keepa.
Lastly, many thanks to the competitors for all the lovely comments both on the day and through social media. They are much appreciated.
Left at the show, 1 pair of sunglasses and 1 dumbbell
Next year’s date is Sunday 21st July. If you feel like offering to Judge for us, please let me know.