St Lawrence, Open Trial
STAKES: CD, UD, TD, VETERAN
Judge: DOROTHY BOWEN
Tracklayers: Kath Barette and Jayne Heaps
Steward: John Bowen and Kath Barette
Many thanks to the Alsatian (GSD) Training Club (Jersey) for the invitation to judge at their open trial. Thanks to the Trials Manager, Kath Barette, for the use of her fields. Thanks to Carole and Ray Pearce for the superb accommodation and for making us so welcome in their home, and also for driving us round the island while we were there. Thanks to Jayne Heaps and Kath Barette for tracklaying in the poor weather, and to Kath and John for stewarding.
1st Mrs W Wright and FOXBARTON BLACK VELVET, BC, B. Wendy and Diva did a great round, only losing marks on the long jump. Well done. 97, Q.
2nd Mrs C Pearce and TONKERY GIN-FIZZ AT SHALIMAR, BC, B. Carole and Flurry also did a good control round, only missing qualifying on the jumps. 83, NQ.
1st Mrs W Wright and FOXBARTON BLACK VERLVET, BC, B. Wendy and Diva unfortunately failed the track, but the rest of the work was excellent. 87, NQ.
2nd Mrs C Pearce and TONKERY GIN-FIZZ AT SHALIMAR, BC, B. Carole and Flurry also failed the track. I have never seen so many rabbits on a tracking field. Full mark control round. 80, NQ.
1st Mrs W Wright and FAIRLEA DAZ, BC, B. Wendy and Daz unfortunately failed the track in very bad weather conditions, and Daz was also worried by a shoot taking place nearby. Excellent control round. 75.5, NQ.
1st Mrs W Wright and PATOIS BERRUELLE, BC, B. Wendy and Ticket also failed the track in adverse weather conditions. Excellent control round.
I was very impressed by the standard of both Wendy and Carole’s control rounds. No dog failed the down stay – well done. I am sure you will both qualify soon.
Thank you for the beautiful present of Jersey pottery, which I will use and remember my stay in Jersey. Everyone made us so welcome, and we will come back and visit your beautiful island again.