Walesbury, Open Trial
TM, CD, UD, WD, TD Stakes
TRIALS MANAGER’S REPORT
Thank you to all the farmers for allowing us the use of their land once again. Special thanks to Ray and Geoff Fisher for the use of their farm land for base.
The weather was really good to us at this trial. All nosework stakes tracked on lush corn or barley and the judges set great tests and were all excellent company. Thank you.
To the competitors, thank you for entering our trial and respecting the land that we were given to use. Congratulations to those of you that qualified.
I would like to say a big thank you to my helpers, with a special mention to Tom and Jan Darby, David Waite and Wendy Magyar, who were at the trial from set up day to packing up at the end. Thanks so much.
To the rest of the helpers, who once again made my job easy, thank you. Whatever job was given out, you all did an excellent job and I hope to see you all again in October!
Judge: ZOE FINLAY
Steward: Di Yeatman
Thanks to Midland Counties GSD Association for the appointment to judge the CD stake at this friendly trial. Thanks to Andy and Wendy Magyar, the Management team, Jan for running the base and scoreboard, the kitchen lady for the lovely food, and finally to Di Yeatman, my steward. First time as a steward, Di was good company and did everything just as I asked. She was very nervous at first and just started to gain confidence as we ran out of competitors.
We were blessed with a lovely day with just a short shower. We had 6 entries and 4 ran, with a mixture of breeds. We had a lovely big field all to ourselves giving us chance to pick the best ground to work on. Searches were quite impressive, all articles were retrieved with some lovely holds and good use of the wind in locating them. We did the sit stay individually after the nosework, and most dogs completed this confidently. The standard of heelwork was quite poor with just one dog (the winner) putting in a superb performance. There was lots of correcting with leads and extra commands, all of which will cost you marks. I set a gift of a sendaway and the dogs excelled at this exercise. It was lovely seeing really confident sendaways in this stake, but do be aware it won’t be so easy as you progress through the stakes. The jumps unfortunately were everyone’s Achilles heel, all dogs failing to qualify in this section. Down stays at the end were very settled until an itch proved too much for one at 9 minutes.
Keep up the training, especially on the jumps and heelwork in long grass, you’ll get there soon.
I was disappointed at the poor turnout of CD competitors at the presentation. Think of the day when you qualify, you may want a few cheers for your proud achievement.
1st Angela Moslin and GREAT ARAMIS OF THE BRIGHTNESS OVER WILDFIRE, BSD Groen, 86.5, NQ. How good would that have been with the scale on his first attempt. 49/50 for your control; lovely work, Aramis really enjoyed himself. Keep working at the scale – he’s lovely.
2nd Jenny Henton and BLACKBERRY FOLLY, Lab, 73.75, NQ. Superb square and retrieve 29.5/30, but need some work on the long and scale.
3rd Vicky Hunter and SIR PATCHALOTT BEADNELL, WSD, 64, NQ. Nice square, again, need to sort those jumps.
4th Angela Porter and Tillie by Moonlight, X Breed, 59, NQ. Another lovely full mark square; Tilly had a nice attitude and used the wind well. Need to sort the jumps and stays.
STAKE: WD NOSEWORK
Judge: JIM SEWELL
Search Steward: Janet Sewell
Tracklayers: Sheila Tannert, Dave Marchant and Malcolm Snowden
Thank you to Midland Counties for the invitation to judge WD Nosework at the Ollerton Trial, to Andy and Wendy Magyar, who put in so much hard work in making sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed, and the trusty team of helpers; it was much appreciated. Thanks to Jan in the base, continuing to do a great job, and the girls in the chuck wagon for making sure we had plenty to eat and drink. All helps to make a good trial.
Thank you to my tracklayers, Sheila Tannert, Dave Marchant, and Malcolm Snowden, and my wife Janet for square laying - you all did an excellent job.
I would like to thank all the competitors for entering under me; well done to those qualifying and I wish all non qualifiers better luck in the future.
1st Lisa Coull with CALLISAE SCARCITY, Weim, 177.5, Q.
2nd Graham Reaney with TARNEDGE ROUGH DIAMOND, Lab, 176, Q.
3rd Dave Craven with DISCO MISCHIEF MAKER, WSD, 173.5, Q.
4th Jenny Orchard with WILLOWY WHISPER OF TADMARTON, Lab, 172.5, Q
Carl Dent with SELDOMSEEN JUST MAYBE AT JARYSMYSTIC, WSD, 172.
Gill Lawrence with BEKKIS BEKWEY MERRIDOWN, BC,162.
STAKE: UD, WD, AND TD CONTROL AND AGILITY
Judge: RAYMOND LEA
Steward: David Waite
Many thanks to the committee of Midland Counties GSDA for the invitation to judge the C/A at the open trial. To Andy and Wendy Magyar, thank you for looking after me over the four days; your hospitality was wonderful. Thanks to Jan Darby for doing base, not an easy task with such a large entry .
Thanks to John West, and Jim and Jan Sewell for your brilliant company throughout and for some great walks in the forest - hope your new dog has settled in OK, John, good luck with him. And to my steward David Waite, a fantastic steward, keeping everyone moving into the control field and really good company over all four days – thank you. David gave very clear instructions at the very same place to every competitor and helped to put everyone at ease.
The C/A started with the dumbbell retrieve for UD and WD or the speak for TD, then on to the heel work - 30 paces, right turn for 15 paces, all at normal pace, about turn, into slow pace for 15 paces, then right turn into fast pace for 15 paces, and left turn for 15 paces and halt before the sendaway pole. The UD sendaway was to the right to a five bar gate 75 yards, and proved very successful for the young dogs. The WD and TD out run was to another five bar gate 90 yards, but this proved to be more difficult, with little success. The TD redirect was dependent on where the dog was in relation to the centre of the gate; if it was to the left of centre then it was a right redirect, to the right and it was a left redirect.
The dogs were recalled back to do some more heel work to the jumps, starting with the clear, long and scale
1st Dave Marchant with MISTER BEAMISH, WSD, 33.5/20, Nice round from Dave and Beamish, a young dog in experienced hands. Well done.
2nd Pat Herbert with GLENALPINE MOO, BC, 32/20. Great to see Pat bringing another young dog through. Well done
3rd Moira Rogerson with XANDOAS CHANCE, BC, 35/17.5. And yet another young dog in experienced hands; worked on the first day and worked a full mark control. Well done, Moira.
4th Anne Fotherby with JACKOVALL IS IT ANY WONDER, BC, 34.5/20. This was a nice C/A, only losing half a mark on the heelwork, and full mark jumps. Well done .
Roseann Leatham with BILKO’S GLORY, WSD, 34.5/20
Anne Symon with MIDNIGHT ONYX, Lab, 33/19
Andrea Clarke with BEINHARD YASKO, GSD, 34/15
Kath Woolley with ANDSAL EYECATCHER AT DUNSA, GSP, 31/17
Julia Skipp with ZAK OF SKIPAWAY, WSD, 33/20
Stephanie Cooper with TRUBON CIMINNI TRUBEL, Weim, 27.5/19.5
Celia Bourne with MUNCHER’S PRIDE, Lab, 30.5/ 15.5
Fran Atkin with BLEDRI OF STEPASIDE, WSD, 32.5/14
1st Lisa Coull with CALLISAE SCARCITY, Weim, 32/19. A lovely round from Lisa and Della. Second dog to work on Saturday; a well deserved win. Well done.
2nd Graham Reaney and TARNEDGE ROUGH DIAMOND, Lab, 35/14. Well done, Graham and Charlie. The clear jump proved costly today, but still a very good round from this young dog .
3rd Dave Craven with DISCO MISCHIEF MAKER, WSD, 32.5/15. The long jump cost you today. Well done.
4th Jenny Orchard and WILLOWY WHISPER OF TADMARTON, Lab, 30.5/20. A nice steady round from Jenny and Willow. Well done
C Dent with SELDOMSEEN JUST MAYBE, WSD, 25/14
Gill Lawrence with BEKKIS BEKWEY MERRIDOWN, BC, 27/20
1st Eric and Yvonne Carpenter’s HEX AT CARFELD, BC, handled by Yvonne, 33.5/20. Well done, Yvonne; one of the first to do the sendaway. Good luck in Ticket.
2nd Ann Clarke with STYPERSON QUINCEY, Lab, 29.5/17.5p. Well done, Ann, I think you were a happy bunny after that qualification; hope the next one isn’t too far away.
3rd Margo Brothwell and TANGHAM LITTLE RYAN, X/Breed, 28/17.5. A nice round from this new team. Well done
4th Lynne Liney and GEMSTONE EASTER WISH, X/Breed, 29.5/20. Nice round and quietly handled. Well done
Also qualifying :
Irene Nicholl with GUNULT CHA CHA, Wiem, 32/20
Andrew Fox with STARDELL MUSCA, BC, 35/20. Must give this team a mention. It was a lovely round to watch, a full mark C/A, just how it should be done. Well done.
Nelson Smith with LITTLE CROW, BSD Mali, 26.5/20
Jain Douglas with ROTHIEVALE CIARA, Lab, 28/14
Sara Royle and POLIGINA MICHELLE SO GENTLE, Lab, 26/20
Thank you to you all for entering and allowing me to judge you and your pets.
STAKE: UD NOSEWORK
Judge: Jenny Olley
Tracklayers: Andrea Lynd, Joan Snowden and Nigel Hines
Square Steward: Dave Olley.
Thank you to MCGSDA for the invitation to judge, and organising the sunshine. Thanks to Andy and Wendy Magyar for all the work done before, during and after the trial, Jan for running the base, the hardworking tracklayers, Andrea, Joan and Nigel, and Dave, my square steward; I enjoyed your company.
With 37 entries, UD ran over 3 days, and 31 teams competed. Tracking was on crop, which was very dry and patchy in places. 20 teams qualified the nose work, and we had 12 qualifiers overall.
Thanks to the competitors. I enjoyed watching you and your dogs work.
1st Dave Marchant, MISTER BEAMISH, WSD, Q, 197. A brilliant team to watch; an excellent track, followed by a full point perfectly executed square.
2nd Pat Herbert, GLENALPINE MOO, BC, Q, 196.5. Stunning track and full point square.
3rd Moira Rogerson, XANDOAS CHANCE, BC, Q,196.5. Excellent track and again a full point square.
4th Anne Fotherby, JACKOVALL IS IT ANY WONDER, BC, Q, 193. This new team worked really well on their track, and dropped only 1 point in the square - a well deserved success.
Roseanne Laytham, BILKO’S GLORY, WSD, 192
Anne Symon, MIDNIGHT ONYX, Lab, 191
Andrea Clarke, BEINHARD YASKO, GSD, 189.5
Kath Woolley, ANDSAL EYECATCHER AT DUNSA, GSP, 188.5
Julie Skipp, ZAK OF SKIPAWAY, WSD, 186
Celia Bourne, MUNCHERS PRIDE, Lab, Q184.5
Stephanie Cooper, TRUBON CIMINNI TRUBEL, Weim, 184.5
Fran Atkin, BLEDRI OF STEPSIDE, WSD, 175.5
STAKE: TD NOSEWORK
Judge: JOHN WEST
Tracklayers: Tom Darby, Linda Newbold, Barry James, Malc Snowdon
Stewards: Maeve Weselby, Pat Quinn, Joan Snowdon
Since I was last competing at Walesby there have been a few changes in the team running the Trial, and I must say it was a pleasure to be invited to judge and be looked after by them all, ably guided by Andy. A big thank you to you all, and for being such good company in the evenings.
A special thank you to all the track layers and the square stewards listed above, two of whom were working TD competition level for the first time, and I’m sure no competitor would have noticed as both had successes.
Also as in many Trials there are the backroom boys. Thank you to Jan Darby for all the scores and accompanying paperwork, Christine for the catering and Wendy in base making sure all the judges lacked for nothing.
Andy, with the cooperation of the farmers, certainly did us proud with the land, nice growth and fairly well covered. Unfortunately, the weather needed to give a good watering as the ground was as hard as concrete; this I felt was the main reason anybody failed apart from the Hare!
1st HEX AT CARFELD, CDEx, UDEx, WDEx, BC, Yvonne Carpenter, 207, Q. Superb track and all four from the square, however the hold needs a little adjustment.
2nd STYPERSON QUINCEY, CDEx, UDEx, WDEx, Lab, Ann Clarke, 205.5, Q. Another superb track and an almost perfect square, ahead at this point over first.
3rd TANGHAM LITTLE RYAN, CDEx, X-breed, Margo Brothwell, 201.5, Q. Being only 0.5 behind on nosework from the first two it must be that a little polish is required on control.
4th GEMSTONE EASTER WISH, X-breed, Lynne Liney, 201, Q. One of the best tracks for the week, very good as hubby normally works the dog.
GUNULT CHA CHA, CDEx, UDEx, WDEx, Weim, Irene Nicholl, 201
STARDELL MUSCA, CDEx, UDEx, WDEx, BC, Andy Fox, 198
LITTLE CROW, CDEx, UDEx, BSD, Nelson Smith, 193
ROTHIEVALE CIARA, CDEx, UDEx, WDEx, Lab, Jain Douglas, 185, Q
POLLGINA MICHELLE SO GENTLE, Lab, Sara Royle, 181