Show Report Show: Kerkwijk Date: 21/03/2015 Class: Novice & B Judge: Pat Thompson
Many, many thanks to Rick van Veeren for inviting us to Holland, to judge at
this well run show. Also to her and husband , John for putting us up and
looking after us so well for the weekend. From the sightseeing tour complete
with storks and windmills, to the pancakes and wonderful Chinese food, (not to
mention the evening sing song… sorry about the glasses), we enjoyed it all,
thanks. Thanks also to my companions Annette Dowd and Sue Luce, for their
entertaining company and to Sue for also stewarding my B class.
The stewards and scoreboard stewards provided were outstanding and made my life
so much easier as they whisked me through the competitors with such efficiency.
Thanks also to Martin and Esther for their hospitality at the Dog Training
Centre,(what a fabulous place!) and we especially enjoyed the hot chocolate
Class – Novice Ring Steward – Hans Bilius Scoreboard- Jutta Van Damme
31 entered 29 worked 5 trained
1st 39 Karl van den Bosch with INK OF MARANNS HOME BC Lost 7
There was very little to mark until Karl accidentally dropped his lead but
picked it up and both recovered quickly! Neat heelwork and well handled. Very
well done on winning this class.
2nd 54 Karen Selhorst with DYLAN Australian Shepherd Lost 7
On same marks as the winner but conceded half way through the run off as Karen
decided that Dylan had had enough. Heelwork took most of the marks with the
handler slowing on the turns but very nice neat recall and retrieve. A young
dog should go far with his sympathetic handler.
3rd 49 Gerda van der Pluijm with QUINCY Belgium Shepherd Dog Lost 7 ½
How lovely to see such a big dog work with such energy. Points unfortunately
only lost through sheer enthusiasm! Jumping up and touching the hand in the
heelwork quite a lot and crashed in on the recall. I’m sure you will win out of
Novice very soon!.
4th Petra Mostert with BREEZY-THORN VALLEY HOCKEY STAR Australian Shepherd Lost
The handler needs to maintain a steady pace as she seemed to be adjusting her
speed throughout the heelwork. A bit messy on the recall as did a double sit
and a tap on the dumb bell threw a couple of marks away unfortunately. Capable
of good things in the future though, I’m sure.
5th 50 Monique Deugd with OBERON BREEZY THORN VALLEY Australian Shepherd Lost
Solo decided he wasn’t going to start the heelwork at the same time as Monique
but not bad once he got going. A tight lead took a mark or two but much better
off lead. Neat exercises too.
6th 57 Ingrid Eekman with BORDERS FOR JOY GIVE UP MET@L BC
Minor position faults in HOL but then got distracted unfortunately in the HF.
Very neat exercises but sadly broke the sit stay or would have been at the
other end of the line up. I’m sure the win will be coming soon!
Class – B Ring Steward – Sue Luce Scoreboard- Paul van Dijk Scent Decoy –
Marianne van der Ster
13 entered 8 training rounds
1st 44 Esther Brouwer with BEST FELLOW KIEFER OF CLOVER CORNER BC Lost 13
Made a bit of a hash of the SA but then went on to do some very nice neat
heelwork, apart from Keifer making contact with Esther’s hand on the halts.
Only half a point lost on both the retrieve and scent. I was very pleased to be
able to present you with first place. Well done!
2nd 32 Margreet Mijnsbergen with DJINGA FROM THE GO-GETTERS GR Lost 20 ½
An extra command needed to send Djinga and a slow pick up on the SA. Handler
got lost in the HW unfortunately but some nice bits. A neat retrieve and scent.
A sweet little Goldie. Well done.
3rd 34 Claudia Leijs with SILVERWOODS PRIDE ICE BCLost 26
Very nice heelwork but made quite a meal of the SA I’m afraid. Quite a few
marks lost on body signals that I’m sure Claudia doesn’t know she’s doing
especially on the retrieve and scent. Unfortunately broke the sit stay but I’m
sure Gimmick’s day will come soon. Good luck with him he’s lovely!
Nice to see so many dogs enjoying their work today. Thanks again to all
involved with running the show and making us all so welcome.