Cheeky sheep and charity cheque!

BST3By Lynda Ward

Press release – 24.4.19

Top handlers from all over England and Wales vied with each other in the Bodfari Sheepdog Trials on Good Friday and Saturday with just under 100 dogs running each day.

CSJ were also delighted to present a cheque of £750 raised at last year’s trials to The Walton Centre Hospital Charity. Anne Hodgson of the charity’s Fundraising Committee is seen here accepting the cheque from CSJ’s Phil Rundle.

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Among the handlers were the current International Supreme and Reserve Champion, Kevin Evans, Brecon, who won both Open Classes with his young bitch, Knockmaa Bec.  Hot on his heels on Saturday was former International Supreme Champion, Thomas Longton, Quernmore, Lancashire who took both second and third prizes.

Ceri Rundle commented, “The glorious weather made the high standard of running even more enjoyable to watch…the sheep were fantastic but cheeky and would find out and exploit each dog’s weakness.”

The two judges were Paddy Fanning (incidentally Paddy carried out the interviews of the 15 handlers for CSJ’s forthcoming A Way with Dogs Series 2) and Mike Northwood (who does the commentary in the series).

The results were:

Judge:  Paddy Fanning

Day 1 – Good Friday – Open Class

  1. Kevin Evans and Knockmaa Bec -4pts
  2. Hefin Jones and Spotan  -4.5pts
  3. Llyr Evans and Zac  -4.5pts
  4. Nigel Watkins and Tanhill Alec  -5pts
  5. Paul Tomkins and Foxridge Roy -6pts
  6. Kevin Evans and Hybeck Blake -6.5pts

Novice Class

  1. Pauline Thomas and Peg -11pts
  2. Mike Northwood and Glan y Gors Cian -11.5pts

 

Judge: Mike Northwood

Day 2 – Saturday – Open Class

  1. Kevin Evans and Knockmaa Bec 93pts
  2. Thomas Longton and Lucy 92pts
  3. Thomas Longton and Jim 89pts
  4. Kevin Evans and Kemi Ross 88pts
  5. Ceri Rundle and Breka 87pts
  6. Ross Watson and Sally 86/   6.  Cyril Roberts and Roy 86pts

Novice Class

  1. Beate Behr and Leni 83pts
  2. Bryn Davies and Northtyne Lassi 81pts

 

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Results of the Bodfari Sheepdog Trial

BST3By Ceri Rundle

We had two fantastic days at Bodfari SDT on Good Friday and Saturday 20th April 2019. The weather was amazing. The sheep worked brilliantly. The standard of running was high, so there were some good scores.

We presented a cheque for the £750 raised last year to Anne Hodgson from the fundraising committee at The Walton Centre in Liverpool.

Kevin Evans’ dog, Hybeck Blake in the photo above is wearing the bright pink neckerchief from The Walton Centre…

Judge:  Paddy Fanning

Day 1 – Good Friday – Open Class

  1. Kevin Evans and Knockmaa Bec -4pts
  2. Hefin Jones and Spotan  -4.5pts
  3. Llyr Evans and Zac  -4.5pts
  4. Nigel Watkins and Tanhill Alec  -5pts
  5. Paul Tomkins and Foxridge Roy -6pts
  6. Kevin Evans and Hybeck Blake -6.5pts

Novice Class

  1. Pauline Thomas and Peg -11pts
  2. Mike Northwood and Glan y Gors Cian -11.5pts


Judge: Mike Northwood

Day 2 – Saturday – Open Class

  1. Kevin Evans and Knockmaa Bec 93pts
  1. Thomas Longton and Lucy 92pts
  1. Thomas Longton and Jim 89pts
  1. Kevin Evans and Kemi Ross 88pts
  1. Ceri Rundle and Breka 87pts
  1. Ross Watson and Sally 86/

6. Cyril Roberts and Roy 86pts

Novice Class

  1. Beate Behr and Leni 83pts
  1. Bryn Davies and Northtyne Lassi 81pts

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Ceri and Phil Rundle present the cheque for £750 to The Walton Centre

New press release: Katy’s way!

Ex public schoolgirl Katy Cropper tells how at 19 having seen a sheepdog trial in Anglesey, she “Got rid of the husband and bought a sheepdog” on CSJ’s new A Way With Dogs site: https://www.awaywithdogs.co.uk/handler-interviews/

Coming to public fame in 1990 as the first female winner of One Man and His Dog she went on to international acclaim as a handler, breeder and trainer of sheepdogs.

In the fascinating and sometimes funny 20 minute video on home turf at Shap with her dogs and sheep Katy’s passion shines through as she shares memories and insights into how she chooses and starts training her Border Collies and tells Paddy Fanning, “It’s a lifetime study.” 

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As well as working and trialling her dogs Katy holds courses and trains for other owners and tells would be trials enthusiasts, “You need to want this more than anything – it’s an emotional rollercoaster and it’s hard!”

She touchingly pays tribute to H. Glyn Jones (the father of CSJ’s founder Ceri Rundle) who helped and encouraged her and says his book ‘A Way of Life’ was invaluable. 

https://www.awaywithdogs.co.uk/handler-interviews/  also features interviews with other handlers in the soon to be aired A Way With Dogs 2 in which Katy runs her 8 year old Border Collie Zac – saying, “I’m still in shock, I was honoured to be invited to take part amongst such a skilled and renowned field of opponents.”

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The CSJ Big Sporting Dog Quiz Of The Year Check your answers here…

 

Screenshot 2019-02-05 at 14.56.38Agility

By Steven Richardson

Q1). How many championship tickets do you need to become an agility champion?
A). 3 championship tickets

Q2). What faults are incurred for a pole being knocked down?
A). 5 faults are incurred

Q3). What is the highest grade you can get to in Kennel Club shows?
A). Grade 7

Canicross

By Ben Robinson

Q4).What is the (stretched) length of the most commonly used canicross bungee line?
A): 2metres.

By Ben Robinson

Q5). What age can dogs compete in canicross competiton?
A): 1 year old.

By Lucy Matthews

Q6). What is the standard race distance for canicross?
A): 5km

Flyball

By Sam Bawden

Q7). How long is a flyball lane from the line to the box?
A). 51 foot

Q8). What consists of a multi breed flyball team?
A). 3 or 4 recognised breeds and one cross breed permitted

Q9). What is the fastest team time recorded?
A). 14.74 Tails We Win

Gundogs

By Andy Cullen

Q10).What does HPR mean?
A) Hunt Point Retriever.
Q11). Name three types of working Spaniel?
A) English Springer Cocker Spaniel Clumber Spaniel
Q12). What is a blind retrieve?
A) A retrieve the dog is sent for but hasn’t seen

HTM

By Kath Hardman

Q13). Is a dog allowed to compete whilst on a lead in HTM or Freestyle?
A). NO. A dog must be off lead whilst competing.

Q14). In Heelwork To Music, how many official positions can the dog work in?
A). 8 on the left or right hand side of the handler, facing forward or backward, across the front or back of the handler

Q15). What are the allocated maximum marks to be obtained for each of the three categories which are judged in HRM and Freestyle?
A. Content and Flow, Accuracy and Team Performance and Musical Interpretation, eachallocated a maximum of 10 marks

Obedience

By Jeannie Gee

Q16). What side does a dog usually do heelwork on in competitive obedience?
A: Left

By Mary Ray

Q17). Which is the first class that features sendaway as a test?
A: B

By Mary Ray

Q18). From which class do dogs have to retrieve the judge’s article?
A).:B

Sheepdogs

By Ceri Rundle

Q19) Who was first lady to win International Supreme Champs – when and where?
A). Julie Hill won the International in 1996 held at Chatsworth
Q20). How many handlers make up each Home Nations Team to go and compete at the annual International Championships?
A). 20 handlers (15 singles plus 1 reserve; 2 brace; 1 driving and 1 Young Handler).
Q21). Which Musketeer was mentioned in the first AWwD series?
A). d’Artagnan

Showdogs

By Emma Gates

Q22). How many Challenge Certificates must a dog win to become UK Champion?
A). 3
Q23). What does BIS stand for?
A). Best in Show
Q24). Which of the 7 groups in the UK is the border collie part of?
A. Pastoral

Sleddogs

By Mary Carter

Q25). If you want to tell your husky team to take a right turn, what command would you give?
A. Gee!
Q26. Which CSJsponsored handler won the IFSS European Championship in 2018 and the WSA World Championship in 2017?
A).John Carter
Q27). In Sleddog racing, what term is given to the metal anchor that is used to hold a Sleddog team from moving forward when racing in the snow?
A). Snow hook

 

Thank You!

South Downs Show 2018

By Terena Plowright

What a joy to run an event where the staff, traders, and the exhibitors & acts were so well organised and so experienced. The event flowed like a dream and everyone was exceptional. I had people from all ages and backgrounds approach me during the show
(and write to me after the event), saying how much they enjoyed it and how amazing everyone was. You are all incredible! Traders feedback was also really encouraging with good sales across the showground, and the food traders seemed to have steady queues but the public did not have too long to wait – perfect.

Numbers attending approx 7,000 (last year 6,500) – again a steady increase. We had over 123 organisations and businesses on site – most from the very local area.

“Thank you Terena it was fabulous – I felt so welcome. I could have known all of you for years.”

“This was a really nice show and l would like to attend next year”

“We really did enjoy the Show and being part of it.”

“Looking forward to next year’s Show”

“Congratulations to Terena and all those involved in the organisation of the Show. What a fantastic Event it was. A big thank you to all those who took part in the main ring and those on the outside. Your presence and contribution made for a wonderful Show and a great atmosphere. Hampshire Horsewatch looks forward to next year’s Show.”

“First Day was very enjoyable. Good crowds attended. Lots to see and do.

“Well done all of you I really don’t think you can improve the show it was perfectly run and had such a good atmosphere.”

“Thanks so much. It is US who need to thank YOU. We all know how much effort goes into organising such an event. As a ‘first timer’, what really struck me was the community spirit and friendliness of the show. I knew it would be like that from the dealings I had with you over the ‘phone. I thoroughly enjoyed the show”

“The visitors I spoke to were lovely and I am sure you have worked hard to target such an audience. So again, well done.”

“Thanks to you and all your staff for another impeccably organised show. There was always at least one of your team visible at all times wherever I was on the showground – not easy to achieve on such a big site. Everything which could be controlled was controlled – only the weather was disappointing. It was especially good to see the ‘early-warning’ signs on the A3 which made hitting the rather sharp turn off at the right speed so much easier.”

“I would like to say how much we enjoyed the show and the opportunity we had to be a part of this show”

“Congratulations to you and your team for hosting a brilliant event!”

“We had a fab day also for the trust, so please do get in Touch for next year!”

“Thank you for the opportunity to trade at this years show. Such a nice setting, my family and I will never tire of taking in the views from the top of the hill. Lots of activities this year for the kids to see and do which was nice although they were hoping to see the reptiles that were there last year. Again food and drink was reasonably priced which for me is a biggie. We trade at festivals throughout the year and food/drink prices have become a major issue with visitors (£2.50 for a can of coke). Toilets were kept clean, staff were very welcoming and friendly.”

Once again, thank you for letting me attend your wonderful event!

Read the full report here:

South Downs Show 2018 Report