Show Report Show: Kerkwijk Date: 22-10-2016 Class: Pre-Beginners, Class A, Class C Judge: Sue Slater
First of all I must convey my sincere
thanks to my friend Rick van Veeren for the kind invitation to judge at her
Rick invited Gerard and I back in the
Summer and goodness me how the time has flown since then!
I was looking forward immensely to
returning to The Netherlands to meet up with some old pals and to judge some lovely
teams. Rick and her husband John looked after us so well and made us both feel
so welcome in their home. And sharing our weekend in the company of the wonderful ‘Dragon’ was a real treat – such a lovely
The show took place at Martin Brouwer’s
fantastic training centre which offers facilities for every discipline
concerning dog training.
The rings were adequate for the tests I set
and I judged some super teams and here are the results.
PRE-BEGINNERS – Stewarded by Ellen Reijenga
who also scoreboarded.
Only three entries in this class today –
one of which did a fabulous training round.
The other two dogs were owned by the same
person but unfortunately as both dogs failed the sit stay exercise it was
decided that First Place would not be awarded.
So in 2nd place was Chantal Huys
with Kaelie of the Working Joy. (Terv)
In 3rd place was Chantal Huys
with Magnus of the Working Joy (Terv).
Bad luck with the stay breaks but perhaps
just work with one dog next time! Lovely
motivated work from both dogs.
Lianne vd Linde trained her lovely young
Goldie Ruby and she is very promising.
CLASS A – STEWARDED BY Ellen Reijenga. Karen Selhorst kept the scores
In 1st place – Monique Barten
with ZENO JOY’S SHADOW van LOIL’S BOSSLAG.
This team worked first in the running order
and set a good standard. Zeno is attentive, stylish and accurate.
Congratulations on this win and I wish you success in the future.
In 2nd place – Karen Selhorst
with DYLAN. A very costly retrieve cost
a higher place today. A good overall performance. Well done.
In 3rd place – Gerda vd Pluijm
with QUINCY. A huge teddy bear of a dog who‘s heelwork was on a par with the
collies! A scent failure was very expensive. Well done.
In 4th place – Sandra Pierson
with GOWAH OF WENDEVICK HOME. Errors in
heelwork were expensive today but well done on this place.
I judged some really good teams in this
class but unfortunately we had a lot of casualties in scent.
Also I found that I was marking ‘noise’ a
lot. Unfortunately, although it is wonderful to have a highly motivated dog, if
there is noise it has to be marked.
CLASS C – STEWARDED BY KAROLA BECKERS with
PAUL VAN DIJK ON SCOREBOARD
In 1st place – Guus Scholten
with HALLIGALLI MOVIESTAR. COCO is
Guus’s up and coming youngster with loads of style and attitude. Super sets with a clear sendaway!
Congratulations on your win.
In 2nd place - Guus Scholten with DANESWAY DUET . Gucci
performed super sets and accurate heelwork. Excellent handling too! Well done.
In 3rd place – Mia Bosschaart
with ABFAB YUKON . Untidy ASSD pick ups were costly today but a good overall
performance. Well done.
In 4th place – Greet Vink with
KYRILL VAN BERLARE. Just bits and pieces
today but they add up unfortunately. Well done.
In 5th place – ANGELA KROON WITH
ABSOLUTE GROOVY. Super accurate heelwork
today but very expensive errors in ASSD. Could have been a different story but
for that! Well done.
In 6th place – Anja de Pagter
with PADDINGTON BROWN FROM LET’S BORDER. Unfortunately a missed position DC
cost a higher place today. Well done.
Some good teams today. My job was made so
much easier with the help and assistance of my Caller Stewards and Scoreboard
Ellen – you were brilliant. It was a
pleasure to work with you today. Good luck with your own dog in the future.
Karen Selhorst – thanks for a lovely neat
scoreboard and for working out my maths
Karola Beckers – only your third time at
stewarding Class C and you did a fabulous job. Thank you so much for help
today. I enjoyed your company and I am so happy that your boy did his stays
today and won a prize! I hope that his health continues to improve.
Paul van Dijk – well…. What can one say –
scoreboarder extraordinaire. It was so lovely to see you again and have a chat.
Thank you so much for your help and look forward to seeing you and Guus at
Crufts next year.
Also many thanks to Ed Vink as Ch Stay
Steward and Hans Bilius, also assisting in stays.
I wish everyone involved the very best of
luck with your dogs in the future.