Congratulations to everyone who has qualified for this year's final on Sunday 6th July at Scotland's National Game Fair at Scone Palace.
In order to receive your entry and car parking passes, you need to confirm your attendance by no later than June 10th, including an address where we can send the tickets and an emergency phone contact to Lisa Duggan: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reserves will be called as required.
Many thanks to CSJ for their on-going support of this event and excellent trophies! Thanks to the clubs who kindly host the qualifiers and to everyone who supports the event. We look forward to seeing you all there!
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The North Wales Open Sheepdog Championships is one of the largest and most prestigious events in North Wales. This year, it will be held on 15th & 16th August at Bryn Derwen Farm,Abermule, by kind permission of Irene & Tom Hamer (mother & son).
Local firms and companies are sponsoring and we’re happy to say that CSJ is the main sponsor.
The local secretary is Alan Humphreys ,3 Tanllyn ,Carno, Powys. SY17 5LH.. Local President is Gareth Vaughan, Dolfor, who is the Past President of Farmers Union of Wales .
There will be qualifying heats on Friday with Doubles at lunch time, plus a further qualifying heat on Saturday morning with a Young Handler class at lunch time, followed by a Double Gather Final.
Judges for the singles and double gather are Brian Pugh , Nantmel, Llandrindod Wells, and Dai Price, Cemmaes, Machynleth. The Young Handler and Doubles will be judged by Henry Hughes, Llwydiarth.
Good luck to all.
The North Wales Open is being held on 15th & 16th August at Bryn Derwen Farm ,Abermule , by kind permission of Irene & Tom Hamer (mother & son).
The local secretary is Alan Humphreys ,3 Tanllyn ,Carno ,Powys. SY17 5LH. And the local President is Gareth Vaughan , Dolfor – past President of the Farmers’ Union of Wales .
We’re proud to be the main sponsor again this year and several local firms and companies are sponsoring the show too
There will be qualifying heats on the Friday with Doubles at lunch time and a further qualifying heat on Saturday morning with a Young Handler class at lunch time , followed by a Double Gather Final.
Judges for the singles and double gather are:
- Brian Pugh, Nantmel , Llandrindod Wells
- Dai Price, Cemmaes , Machynleth
The Young Handler and Doubles will be judged by Henry Hughes , Llwydiarth.
From Stuart Harmes “Just a massive thank you from the team for your support again this year, they flew the flag really well! We had 3 podium slots , 2nd in pentathlon agility ,1st in bonus speeds takes ( Martin and Zeke) and 3rd in team jumping. Tog had a 4th in snooker and a6th in the biathlon jumping, unfortunately a run by at obstacle 18 prevented him from possibly medalling.
Many handlers were in top 20 slots and the standard with 34 countries and firmer world champions was very very high! The team spirit was great and they are all very grateful for your continued support. The official team photograph is on its way.”
Here at CSJ, we’re very excited to be sponsoring the Heelwork to Music Team GBR selected to represent Great Britain, in the Heelwork to Music Open European Championships to be held in Stuttgart, Germany in November 2014. A highly skilled group of 6 handlers with 9 very talented dogs, we can’t wait to see the performances that will showcase the best of Heelwork To Music in Great Britain.
Within the team, there are 3 Crufts winners, a World Champion and a European Champion. Plus several of the dogs were part of a Gold medal winning team at the European Championships in 2012, as well as an exciting selection of young, up and coming dogs that have already been very successful at the top level of competition in this country. All of the team members competed in the HTM and Freestyle Finals at Crufts 2014.
Look out for the big bright CSJ logo on the jackets that the team members will wear (hopefully you won’t be able to miss them!). We think they look stunning. That’s all for now – but you’ll be hearing more from us! And massive good luck to the team.
Heelwork to Music Team Great Britain
- Kath Hardman from Derbyshire is the Freestyle Team Leader – competing in both the heelwork and freestyle divisions with and her three dogs, Border Collies – Amber and Denby, and crossbreed, Spice
- Karen Sykes from Derbyshire, Heelwork Team Leader – competing with Fly, her working sheepdog
- Lucy Creek from Warwickshire – competing in the freestyle division with her Beagle, Teasel and the Heelwork division with Skiffle, her Border Collie (also a reserve for the Freestyle Team)
- Christina Oxtoby and Eze, her Border Collie are from Lincolnshire – competing in the freestyle division
- Nicci Hindson from Nottinghamshire and her Working sheepdog Nala – part of the Freestyle Team and reserves for the Heelwork Team
- Helen Dennis from Nottinghamshire and working sheepdog, Maia – part of the Freestyle Team and reserves for the Heelwork Team
The CSJ Charity Retriever Test was held on 3rd May at Finderlie Farm, Fife – kindly hosted by Mr Gerard Eadie CBE and we’re delighted to say everyone there raised an amazing £1075 for the CSJ chosen charity – Pet Blood Bank.
It was the 2nd year at this venue for this annual event – the first one was held over 10 years ago originally organised by the late Peter Smith, St Andrews who was a very key CSJ stockist in Scotland.
Alison Sorley (Secretary for the CLA Scotland Gundog Team) kindly offered to continue running this fundraising test and has worked hard over the last 4 years to make it so successful. Last year, over £900 was raised for the Pet Blood Bank.
The funds were raised in a number of ways: Entry fees, ‘Guess the whisky’ competition (not a tasting competition!) You wrap up a bottle of whisky and then for a £1, you can guess which brand it is 🙂 as well as a raffle and an auction of various gifts donated to the event. We were delighted that Jody Wyse from Pet Blood Bank was on hand to receive the cheque.
Results of the Test
1st. Tom smith – Cynhinfa Nelson
2nd Brian Paxton. – Melvillewood Rhum
3rd Anne Holt. – Rhayannie Bothy Ballad
1st Andy Sandilands -Abergowans Blake
2nd Willie Spacey – Night Star flash
3rd Logan Brown – Our Islay Skye
1st Dick Sorley – Kenmilquin Durie of Denbank
2nd Janet Nicol – Roughburn Plover
3rd Ian White – Haggisbank Henry
Judges. Rodger Meldrum, Ally Kennedy, Annette Usher and Ann Faulds
As Team manager this year, I will be supporting the team during the trip to Italy, and managing the team alongside Martin Cavill (assistant manager) and also running my dog Darleyfalls Tog in the 650 height category
I have been fortunate to have attended every WAO team for Wales since its inception, with a good degree of success, and we were part of the Bronze medal team for 2013.
Wishing all the team every success in Italy 2014 and thankyou to CSJ for your continued support
Noonoo has represented Wales on 2 occasions at the WAO – both times we have managed an amazing 4th overall – in the Games and also the Biathlon!
Noonoo will be 9 this year, and will be running at the 550 height which she loves so much, and we are very much looking forward to the competition again this year.
Darleyfalls WooWooWoof age 3 – very excited to be also taking my young dog to the event, He is very fast, but still very inexperienced so we will do our best and are thrilled to have been selected. Woof is running in the Biathlon.
Blog posting by Janis McArthur Well our end of season race went well, probably because after 2yrs of running Canicross I finally won a place, took 2nd on Saturday with my new running buddy Max - chuffed to bits. Anyway, all went great, we had some great competition from Team Angleseyand a group from England so it made the atmosphere so much fun, weather held out good for us, we had rain for the night race but sat & sun stayed dry.
All prizes where well received by our winners including myself and the CSJ Poppets! went down a great treat for the goodie bags. Roll on next season kicking off with 2 day event on 14th Sept 🙂
Huge Thanks to CSJ for sponsoring our events this season 2013/2014, it's
been greatly appreciated by everyone.