Aberford, Open Trial
- Open Trial
- Trial Held: 21 September 2003
Trials Manager’s Report
Two very good days. Weather kept fine for dogs and handlers. Stakis Garden Centre made an excellent base with plenty of parking and exercise area for dogs. We managed qualifiers in all stakes and these were well deserved.
Special thanks to : The farmers who allow us to use their land each year. To the Judges for producing enjoyable and interesting tests and finally the loyal band of helpers without whom the Trial would not be able to take place. Jean Marley, Arthur Rivers, Carole Hall, J. Findeisen, Jeff Ball, Pete Turner, Malcolm Snowden, Mick Cammidge and Dave Stewart. Thanks to you all.
Judge: NEIL SYMONS
Tracklayers: Carole Hall & Julia Findeisen
Steward: Geoff Morgan
Many thanks to ASPADS for the invitation to judge. Thanks also to Roy Williams, Trials Manager, for keeping me straight; my track layers Carole and Julie who, as well as being great tracklayers (6 out of 7 got round the track) kept me laughing all day, never a dull moment, also Geoff my search steward, who yet again did a great job, and finally thanks to wife Jackie who acted as my scribe and greeter of my competitors.
1st CoM 187.5. Mr T Austin, GHYLLBECK NIMBOSTRATUS (Large Munsterlander) Excellent performance from Terry and Storm. only dropping 6 overall on the track and search.
2nd CoM 173. Mrs E Warrior, OH MY KKATIE (X Breed) A solid performance from Liz and Katy.
3rd CoM 161.5. Mrs A Sneddon, SONGLADE ROSIE POSIE (WSD) Angela and Rosie managed to get 1 off the track: and 3 from the square, another good team.
4th NQ 1 70.5. Mrs J Douglas, SHADOWQUEST AREBA (GSD) The best track of the day by Jane & Rea only dropping 2 points. Sorry to hear about the stays.
Judge: TREVOR SMITH
Tracklayers: Male & Peter Steward: Geoff Ball
The weather was good but the tracking wasn't. The ground was hard stubble. most dogs got away from the pole but found it very difficult, except for one dog, who made it look easy. The tracklayers and stewards worked hard and I thank them very much.
1st Mr J Phillips, JENSIL BLAKATO BOUNTY (GSD) An excellent track in these. conditions and the only one to get round the track. CoM 191 pts.
2nd Mrs P T Collier, SORUMOUR JUST FOR A LAUGH AT GLENTRADA (GSD) NQ. 118pts.
3rd Ms S Yates, BEBTON BRYN (X Breed) NQ. 107.5pts.
4th Mr D Chadwick. STILLMOOR STORMY SKY (BC) NQ.
Judge: Phil Jackson
Tracklayers : Mick Cammidge and Dave Stewart.
Search Steward : Jan Clancy.
Thank you ASPADS for inviting me to judge the TD nosework and to Roy and Jean for all their work at the base, out on the fields Mick, Dave and Jan did their bit brilliantly, so everyone had a fair crack of the whip, which made my job easy.
1st Pat Herbert with Jolly Jill CDEx. UDEx. WSD Jill was very confident on her track and didn't struggle at all, including a full point square - a very impressive performance I thought, particularly as the conditions looked so difficult. Well done Pat, a worthy winner. Q 200.5
2nd Joanne Hebden with Jaybird Fleet of Foot BC Jay again tracked very confidently and was the first of the two dogs to get completely round, well handled by Joanne, with her first trials dog and with all three track articles. Good luck in the future. Q 198.5
3rd Stevie Boyall with Stypherson Lomond CDEx. UDEx. Lab. It was good to see Harley's efforts pay off in difficult conditions, he had a great attitude to the nosework. Congratulations and keep enjoying your trialing. Q 190
4th Roy Jones with Holly By Golly CDEx. UDEx. WDEx. WSD. Roy and Holly were a pleasure to judge, having walked the furthest to his track, Roy looked ready for a cuppa, let alone a TD track, but they did really well and were our first qualifiers. Bet you enjoyed the walk back better! Q 185
Linda Powell and Jay were very impressive, to say the least, as he refused to be beaten on the track and Linda never followed him a foot until he was right, great teamwork and qualified the nosework but not t'other bit.(we've all been there)
As a tracklayer here, I have found the conditions for TD have been difficult in the past and particularily as the weather preceding the trial was very dry, I made the test straightforward, if only so the tracklayers would not have to spend their day looking for the articles, which were pieces of green hosepipe, grey carpet and red rope.
The squares were done very well and the articles were a half wooden peg, a piece of thin elastic, sponge and a cigarette packet, which I thought would give the dogs an early easy article, but would need to be unmouthed to get full points. The first dog to complete the track, got three out of the square - didn't get the cig packet, typical.
We finished up with five nosework qualifiers in conditions that most found just too hard, indeed getting to the first corner was a major achievement, but all credit to the competitors, they finished the day with a smile and there will I'm sure be another day for those that didn't qualify
C.D.STAKE & CONTROL AND AG ILITV
Judge: NIGEL HINES
Steward: June Hines
Many thanks to ASPADS for the invitation to judge the C.D. and Control and Agility.
Thanks must go to the trials manager, Roy Williams and his team who ran a well organised trial - and such a good base.
The weather was generally kind for the time of year. Thanks to the competitors for accept ing my decisions. To those who succeeded, well done. To those who didn't, l'm sure it won't be long because on the whole I thought the standard of control was quite high.
1st SHELTYSHAM SHEPSON OF PROFORM (BC) handled by Mrs S Dearing. 84.5 CoM. A good overall performance and the only qualifier in this stake. Well done.
2nd OH MY KKATIE (X Breed) handled by Mrs E Warrior. 79.5.
3rd CARFELD GUS (BC) handled by Mr K Jones, 71.5.
4th DARLING LASSIE ( Lab) handled by Mr G Kirk, 70.
1st GHYLLBECK NIMBOSTRATUS (Munsterlander) handled by Mr T Austin. 187.5 CoM. Good to see a different breed qualifying. Well done.
2nd OH MY KKATIE (X Breed) handled by Mrs E Warrior 173 CoM. Well done.
3rd SONGLADE ROSIE POSIE (WSD) handled by Mrs A Seddon. 161.5 CoM.
4t h SHADOWQUEST AREBA (GSD) handled by Mrs J Douglas. 170.5 NQ.
1st JENSIL BLAKATO BOUNTY (GS D) handled by Mr J Phillips 191 CoM. Well done John. Nice to see your dog work so well - the only qualifier.
Sorry, I have no other placings in this stake.
T.D. Control & Agility
1st JOLLY JILL (WSD) handled by Miss P Herbert 2005. CoM. A good round, as you would expect. Well done Pat, I think you've got another one destined for the top!
2nd JAYBIRD FLEET OF FOOT (BC) handled by Mrs J Hebdon. 198.5 CoM. A nice steady round. well done.
3rd STYPERSON LOMOND (Lab) handled by Miss S Boyall. 190 CoM. Well done.
4th HOLLY BY GOLLY (WSO) handled by Mr R J ones, 185 CoM. Another steady round, well done.
Finally, we were sorry to hear about your accident, Roy, but hope you're making a good recovery. Best wishes.