3rd July 2022
By Sara Hawkswell
The 3rd of July 2022 saw the return of the GWCT Game Fair at Scone Palace.
In the morning the preliminary agility round was held which determined the running order for the afternoon’s final. Our Judge for the day was Yvonne Reid who set a fantastic course showing the ability of the dogs and handlers to the viewing spectators.
After a break which enabled the competitors to have a wander round the stalls in an effort to ease any nerves it was time to set the course for the final. As the stalking ponies were in before us we needed to clear away mountains of pony poo, however it was quite special poo as they were ponies owned by the Queen!
Once again Yvonne set another fantastic, fast course. The ring is big and Yvonne set a course that meant dogs, and handlers, had to cover a long distance. A large crowd gathered to watch dogs in all four height categories run. The winners had to work hard for their places – in the medium competition only 0.6 seconds separated the winner and runner up!!
Congratulations to the winners:
Large Winner: Lalapaws Born This Way handled by Dane Redford.
Runner Up: Combyeanaway By The Way Love handled by Alan Short
Intermediate Winner: Candlewind Spring Time handled by Emily Lewis.
Runner Up: Inverlochys Spooktacular. Handled by Cerys Miller
Medium Winner: Basileas More of a Chaser handled by Jennifer Kent
Runner Up: Sanscott Midnight Mist handled by Elizabeth Graham
Small Winner: Blundas April handled by Emma Pullan
Runner Up: Calderwood Cheeky Charmer handled by Derek Elms
Huge thanks go to our sponsor CSJ, with support from Showtime Online and Norton Rosettes. Without your support we could not run this showcase event. Also thanks to Hollycraig Photography and CSB Photography for the photographs and the ring party for giving up their day to make it such a memorable day for the competitors.