Melton Mowbray, Open Trial
Judge: CHRIS STEWART
Steward: Zoe Finlay
My thanks to Midlands Border Collie Club for the invitation to judge the CD stake. Zoe my steward, was great company and put all the competitors at their ease, thank you, Zoe. To Barry James who runs a very relaxed trial and makes everyone welcome, Vorery who kindly did scores and certificates and Val who kept everyone fed - thank you all.
Of the 5 entries 4 ran, 2 experienced handlers and 2 new to trials. On the day experience showed, but we all have to start somewhere so, Kate and Jackie, keep up the training, qualifications can’t be too far away.
1st Sheila Tannert and STYPERSON CLEO, Lab, Q, 99. What a lovely round, well done
2nd Maeve Weselby and STYPERSON GILLIE, Lab, Q, 96.5. Another great round, young dogs do get distracted.
3rd Jackie Lloyd and LITTLETHORN ROLLS ROYCE AT BROOKSBID, BC. Jumps and sendaway were the problems today.
4th Kate Thompson and QUANTICO AURYON, Slovakian RH pointer. Via did a stunning sendaway. The down stay was costly today.
Judge: STEVI BOYALL
Tracklayers: Andy and Wendy Magyar
Steward: David Waite
Thanks for Midland Border Collie for the invitation to judge the open UD at Melton Mowbray. Thanks go to Barrie and his team for running a great trial, thanks to all in base, and also to everyone who helped with the food.
Thank you to David, who was both my square and control steward - great job as always. Thank you to Andy and Wendy for laying the tracks - a great job done exactly as I wanted. Thanks also to the farmers whose land we used.
Last but not least I would like to say thank you to all the competitors for entering under me! I hope you enjoyed the test that I set.
1st Sheila Tannert with STYPERSON CLEO. A nice round from a young dog, also winning the run off. Q, 186.5
2nd Maeve Weselby with STYPERSON GILLIE. A very lovely dog and a nice round - he will go far. Q, 186.5
3rd Sue Ashby with THE TITAN. A very nice dog who worked very well. Well done. Q, 186.5
4th Sheila Shearer with LEAD ON MACDUFF TO DREAGANTA. Nice round. Q, 183
Tony Lockyer with LAWINICK COME AND GET IT AT HARTSHILL, 179.5
Richard Musgrave with XANDOA SAM, 175
Adrian Quick with LAWINICK SLOW AND EASY, 170.5
Val Isherwood with DUSTERS TWENTY FOUR SEVEN, 161