By Kath Hardman
Kath Hardman with Denby
Denby and I swept the board – 1st in Advanced Freestyle – 1st in Advanced Heelwork To Music – our last competition before the Open European Championships.
Karen Sykes with Midge
Team Member Karen was 2nd in Freestyle and Lucy Creek (HTM Reserve) was 3rd in HTM!!
And the competition sponsored by CSJ – thank you for my two goody bags1! I use them for all HTM Competitions for keeping bits of my costumes in!!
Find out more about HTM Team GB for both HTM and Freestyle competing at the Open European Championship Belgium 2017: https://teamgb2017.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/htm-team-gb-uniform.html
Kath Hardman and the Heel To Music team GB have been busy, competing & working hard to make the Team GB Championships as successful as possible.
They’re running seminars, demonstrations and workshops with profits going towards the costs.
Kath has been organising lots of fundraising, with raffles, competitions and a very successful Auction Page on facebook with a new article nearly every day. Check it out: https://www.facebook.com/HTMTEAMGB/
From Kath Hardman
There are now 7 handlers and 10 dogs in the Heelwork to Music Team from Great Britain
· Kath Hardman from Derbyshire is the Freestyle Team Leader – competing in both the Heelwork To Music and Freestyle Teams with her three dogs, Border Collies – Amber and Denby and crossbreed – Spice
· Karen Sykes from Derbyshire, Heelwork To Music Team Leader – competing in the Heelwork To Music Team with her Working Sheepdog Fly,
· Lucy Creek from Warwickshire – competing in the Freestyle Team with her Beagle, Teasel and the Heelwork To Music Team with her Border Collie Skiffle, (Skiffle is also a reserve for the Freestyle Team)
· Christina Oxtoby from Lincolnshire – competing in the Freestyle Team with her Border Collie Eze
· Nicci Hindson from Nottinghamshire – competing in the Freestyle Team with her Working Sheepdog Nala and they are reserves for the Heelwork To Music Team
· Helen Dennis from Nottinghamshire – with her Working Sheepdog, Maia are reserves for the Heelwork To Music Team
· Lesley Neville from Derbyshire – with her Bearded Collie, Dewy are reserves for the Freestyle Team
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The Full Team with supporters
Team Co-Ordinators – Carol Mortimer and Lesley Neville
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
More news on our website
Karen Sykes with Fly – HTM Team
The Heelwork To Music Team
Helen Dennis with Maia – HTM Team Reserve
Kath Hardman with Spice Freestyle Team, Denby HTM Team and Freestyle Reserve and Amber HTM Team
The Freestyle Team
Christina Oxtoby with Eze – Freestyle Team