Northside Dog Training Club - March Trial
Stakes: CD UD WD and TD
Judge: MOIRA ROGERSON
Tracklayers: TD - Bill Richardson and Caroline Woods; WD - Bill Richardson and Jeff Poole. UD - Jennifer Hickey and Steve Fearon
Square Stewards: TD - Samantha Rawson; WD - Judith Owens-Poole and Julie Holmes; UD - Judith Owens-Poole; CD - Bill Richardson
Control and Agility Stewards: TD, WD and CD - Bill Richardson; UD - Miriam Lyons.
Thank you to Northside for the invitation to judge – as usual the Irish hospitality was second to none. A special thanks to Miriam who organised the trial and looked after us so well. Thank you to all who helped in the smooth running of the trial.
The weather forecast was not good, but apart from being a bit cold and breezy we were very lucky with the weather. I saw some excellent tracking – all tracks were laid on winter corn.
1st Fintan Doherty’s GSD bitch, PARAVEL HANNAH, 96. An excellent round well handled by Fintan. Good luck in the future.
2nd Julie Holmes’ Border Collie dog, HIGHYEWS JARO AT TAGNRYE, 79. Neck and neck with the winner until the scale and went down in the sit stay – sort out the scale and you’ve got a winner.
1st Qu UDEx, Samantha Rawson’s WSD, BATTERSEA’S BEST TO PELE, 180.5. The best track, great all round performance a TD dog in the making – well done.
2nd Fintan Doherty’s GSD bitch, PARAVEL HANNAH, handled by Caroline Woods. Hannah wasn’t in the mood for tracking today – everything else was good.
1st Jennifer Hickey’s Border Collie bitch, CH + Int CH HA’PENNY KINGFISHER, 157. Qu WD only, unfortunately just short on marks overall to gain the Ex; nevertheless a good all round performance.
2nd Samantha Rawson’s WSD dog, BATTERSEA’S BEST TO PELE, 138. Didn’t make it this time but I’m sure it won’t take you long.
Best track was Marjorie Briggs’ Weimarner dog, TRILITE PRIVATE RYAN.
1st Judith Owens-Poole Border Collie bitch, Ch + Int Beua Ch FIRCROFT DALWINNIE, CDEx-TDEx, 204.5. This makes her into an Irish WT Champion I am sure it will not be long before she is a WT champion here also. You won’t fit all her qualifications on the entry forms! Your dogs are a credit to you.
2nd Jeff Poole’s GSD bitch, MANPOL ROBYN, CDEx-TDEx. Qualified TDEx, 183.5. An excellent all round performance – first time I’ve seen her work.
3rd Janet McGloughlin Minch’s Crossbreed dog, DUBLIN CITY SPECIA,L CDEx-WDEx, 175.5. TD only. Qualified in every section just short overall, a dog that’s improving all the time – Well done.
4th Jeff Poole’s GSD dog, LATCHET’S BOSS, CDEx-TDEx, PDEx, 189.5. A brilliant all round dog, just forgot himself in the down stay today – well done.