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Painestown, Co Meath


Many thanks to Northside for my judging appointment. Thank you Miriam for looking after me for the four days – you had everything well organised, even the weather. The catering was in the hands of Bernadette Digges and Samantha Rawson – very nice, too. Many thanks to Miriam and all her helpers for a well run trial.

All tracking was on very dry stubble, CD and all the control was on grass.

Stake: CD

Stewards: Miriam Lyons - control; Bernadette Digges - squares.

1st     Julie Holmes, HIGHYEWS JARO AT TAGNRYE, BC, D. Good control and search, but failed the scale. 87.5, NQ.

2nd   Samantha Rawson, BATTERSEA’S BEST TO PELE, WSD, D. Qualified control and search, but also failed the scale. 75.5, NQ.

3rd   Fintan Doherty, PARAVE HANNAH, GSD, B. Did not qualify in control, agility or nosework. 61.5, NQ.


Stake: UD

Tracklayers: Miriam Lyons, John Reynolds

Steward: Bernadette Digges

1st     Samantha Rawson, BATTERSEA’S BEST TO PELE, WSD, D. Control 29, agility 5, track 68, search 25, Total 127, NQ. Won the best track rosette.

2nd   Fintan Doherty, PARAVE HANNAH, GSD, B. Control 34.5, agility 10, track 5, search 32, Total 81.5, NQ.


Stake: WD

Tracklayer: Caroline Woods

Steward: Julie Holmes

1st     Miranda Moriarty, HIGHFIELD CLYTEMNESTRA, GSD, B. Good control 33.5, agility 17.5, search 24, track 5, Total 70, NQ.

2nd   Jennifer Hickey, Ch HA’PENNY LITTLE OWL, CDEx, UDEx, BC, B. Control 28, agility 14.5, search 26, track 0, Total 68.5, NQ.

3rd   Jennifer Hickey, Ch and Int Ch HA’PENNY KINGFISHER, CDEx, UDEx, BC, D. Control 31, agility 14, search 18, track 0, Total 63, NQ.


Stake: TD

Tracklayer: Riona Kilbride

Steward: Julie Holmes

1st     Miriam Lyons, WTCh TAMERYE MARANELLO, CDEx, UDEx, WDEx, TDEx, BC, B. Very good track with 3 articles, a full mark square and good control; jumps were the downfall. 193.5, NQ.

2nd   Steve Fearon, FIRCROFT IDAHO, CDEx, UDEx, WDEx, GSD. Worked very hard on the track, but only got one article. Did a good search square and control, but only got 2 marks for the jumps. 176, NQ.

3rd   Ch and Int Ch BEESTING WICCA, CDEx, UDEx, BC, B. Only 5 marks for the track, three articles from the square, just qualified the control, but 2 marks for the jumps.

I would like to thank all the competitors for entering and accepting my judging, and many thanks to the tracklayers and search stewards.

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