‘PUSH YOUR MUSH!’ competition

‘PUSH YOUR MUSH!’ competition

The #pushyourmush competition was created in honour of CSJ, Leucillin and Photizo sponsoring the Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain (SHCGB) 37th Aviemore Sled Dog Rally on January 25th and 26th 2020.

The winners are:

1st prize: Emma Maunder with Manny
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Emma Maunder #pushyourmush Manny at his 1st bssf race at Pembrey! We weren’t fast but we had a great time 😊

2nd Prize: Gill McLeod (Team Schwartz)
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Gilli McLeod #pushyourmush Team Schwartz, literally flying!

Runner Up Prize Winner: Jax Hopkinson – Milo
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Here are the entrants:

 

 

 

4 Golds, one silver and a bronze for Bowland Trails at the BSSF British Championships 2019

By Mary Carter

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We just headed down to the BSSF British Champs..

Our dogs were entered in 7 classes (one of which, our second 4 dog team, was just for experience for the yearlings) and came away with 6 podium placings.

Gold for John Carter in the 8

Silver for me in the 6, with less than one second away from gold.

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Joint Gold in the 4.  First time ever this happened… with my time exactly the same as our friend, Keith Hutchon, who has one of the yearlings we bred on his team… His team also fed on CP30!

Bronze for JC in the 2-dog scooter with the first race for one of our yearlings.

Gold for George Carter in the 2-dog junior class

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And Gold for Anna Williams with our boy Paddy again, in the ladies veteran Bikejor class.

See more photos from the 25.11.19 – BSSF Thorpe Forest by Matthew Shin 

 

 

 

Mary Carter wins the WSA World Championship with the Santanta 6-dog team

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MaryCarter powering out of the start chute with my World Championship, winning 6 at the WSA champs. Xenon & Copper, Promethium & Titan, Rod & Thor…. and I’m clean at this point! Photo by Christian Helm

By Mary Carter

The trail had something for everyone… trails meandering  in open grass fields, narrow woodland trails, straights, chicanes, hills, winding fast downhills, grass, dirt, sticky clay, mud, hard packed trackways, chalk, and floods!

I ran our home bred team of 5 brothers: Xenon and Copper in lead, Titan and Promethium in team, with Thor at wheel along side their cousin, Rod.

All six are home bred dogs, raised and fuelled entirely on CSJ dog food… and supplemented with Racing Blue Storm.

Mary Carter & her 6 dogs coming into the finish.

Mary Carter & her 6 dogs coming into the finish… a bit dirty now! Photo by Christian Helm

Xenon, who is now 6 years old, has lead our teams to win Gold not only this WSA World Championship in England, but also:

  • Gold at the IFSS European Championship in Sweden in 2018
  • Gold at the IFSS  European and World cup 2018/19
  • Gold at the WSA World Championship in Italy in 2017
  • Silver at the IFSS world championship in Poland 2017
  • Gold in the IFSS European Championship in 2016

As well as leading our teams to be winning the British and Scottish Championships since he started racing. Such a special dog.

John Carter's 8 dogs

John Carter’s 8 dogs, heading out of the crowd lined start chute area on day 1 – Radar & Mani leading, 4 Yearlings Nessi & Lara at point and Zirco & Uri in team (the yearlings first ever race) Oz & Atomic at wheel.

John Carter takes bronze

John was running 4 of our yearlings, Zirco, Uri, Nessie and Lara, amongst some of our more experienced dogs, Mani and Radar running lead, with Oz and Atomic running at wheel in his 8-dog class.  It was the first race for the yearlings and after the first heat John’s team were sitting in Silver Medal position.

John Carter - finish on day 2

John Carter heading to the finish on day 2

Our starting times were so close on the second day, which meant I would not be able to see his team back in.

John decided to not run the two youngest, Lara and Nessie, on the second heat, just running six, so that the little girls didn’t get spooked at the finish with no familiar face there to reassure them while they are examined and  scanned by the vet team.

In spite of the reduced power, John still managed to stay on the podium and took a very respectable bronze, behind our fellow CSJ sponsored team, Pete Jones.

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George with Avenir & Vitesse in the junior class at the WSA World Champs. Photo by Christian Helm

George Carter competes for the first time at the WSA World Dryland Championship Juniors

Our oldest son, George, was able to compete for the first time at the WSA World Dryland Championships in the junior category with two dogs.. Avenir and Vitesse.

His first day of racing did not go smoothly, with a tangle to sort, losing lots of time, but a clear run on the second day gaining the third fastest time on the trail in his category that day, but not enough to gain a podium, finishing 4th.

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George at the WSA World Champs – Photo by Christian Helm

Lucy Van Zwanenberg and the four-dog team

We also had competing a four-dog team (two of our very  experienced leaders, Neon and Clea, and two of our yearlings, Samari and Mercury) being run by our trusted friend and vet student, Lucy Van Zwanenberg.

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Lucy VZ with four of ours that we lent to her to race at the World Champs. Experienced leaders – Neon & Clea in lead, with yearlings Samari & Mercury (Xenon’s son’s) running at wheel (their first ever race) Photo by Christian Helm

She had an absolute blast.  She safely negotiated the trail, looking after our precious yearlings on their first race, and was delighted to finish a very respectable 8th place in the largest class of the event.

Anna Williams running Paddy

Anna Williams running our dog, Paddy in the ladies Veteran Bikejor class. Photo by Christian Helm

Anna Williams and Paddy

Massive congratulations goes to another good friend, Anna Williams, who was running another of our very steady and trusted leaders, Paddy, in the ladies veteran bikejor class.

Anna had competed in this category last season with Paddy’s father, Bear, winning the British Championship with him, so we had no hesitation in Paddy making his competative bikejoring debut with Anna at the World Championships.

Anna ensured that Paddy was reassured on the tough sections and likewise, Paddy kept a steady line on the technical parts where many had crashed and burned!

Anna Williams running our dog, Paddy

Anna Williams running our dog, Paddy in the ladies Veteran Bikejor class Photo by Christian Helm

We were all delighted to see Anna on the podium in Silver Medal position.

Thank you CSJ

Thank you once again for all your amazing support, allowing our dogs to perform so well at this level.

We look forward to seeing how our yearlings progress this season… As I write this we are travelling with them all again down to the first of the BSSF  British Championship series  in Thetford forest, England. Our aim is to give all of our yearlings a great first or second race experience, a solid grounding, building their confidence for their years of competing ahead.

Best wishes,
Mary 

*CSJ note: Mary Carter feeds:

  • CP30
  • That’ll do!
  • Adult Champ!

We’re so proud of all the team at Bowlands Trails.

 

Bobbling along at the WSA Dryland (!) World Championship 2019

received_1464055957076269There were some amazing handlers who feed CSJ at the WSA Championships, so it’s great to see our CSJ bobble caps on their heads! Our warm thanks to Sharon Grocock for the fab photos.

Our congratulations to Pete Jones from Coldfeet Sibes, who won a Silver Medal in the 8-dog race and all the winners. Here are some of our proud CSJ bobble hat wearers:

  • Sharon Grocock
  • Pete & Kaz Jones
  • Roddy Milner
  • Sam Milner
  • Nicole Simmons
  • Patrick McIntyre
  • Yasmin Needham

They competed in the following classes:

  • Scooter 1 and 2 dog
  • 4 dog
  • Freight classes
  • 8 dog

The mud was phenomenal and so were the performances! Well done everyone.

Full results below

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CSJ’s founder ‘leads’ the way

LYNDA WARD
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Press release – 17.7.19

As one of 4 finalists in the Leadership in the Private Sector category of the prestigious 2019 Leading Wales Awards® Ceri Rundle was invited to attend a judging panel on Friday July 12th at the Hilton Cardiff.

The Leading Wales Awards® were developed by a consortium of professional institutes, voluntary and public sector bodies as well as private companies. The Awards seek to identify, recognise and celebrate personal achievement in outstanding leadership in Wales.

This final stage – having been selected from shortlisted candidates from businesses as diverse as engineering and data – saw Ceri interviewed by a panel of 4 including 2 previous winners.

With a theme in this year of “Daring to Lead®” the judging criteria had sought individuals in Wales whose leadership is courageous, inspirational and transformational.
Ceri whose background took her from breeding, working and trialling her Border Collies to developing her own brand of natural food, treats and herbs for working and active dogs says, “My husband Phil and I are looking forward to attending the awards ceremony on September the 26th…in such strong competition who knows the final outcome, but it has been an honour to have progressed to the final 4!”

For more on CSJ products visit http://www.csjk9.com or call 01745710470
… and follow CSJ winners on:

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1st Results from the Bowlands Trails 2019

Report from Ewan Robertson

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Results

John Carter – 8 -dog – 1st

Mary Carter – 6-dog – 1st

George Carter – 2-dog Junior – 1st

Bethan FitzGerald – 1-dog scooter – 1st

Daniel Fitzgerald – 4-dog open – 1st

The races were on Saturday and Sunday were individual events, so all the above actually won twice in each class over the weekend.

6 classes entered, 5 medals!

I was running in the 6-dog class, my team was made up of 2 sets of 3 litter mates, one being mine (Chemukh, Amani & Piyip) and the other borrowed from John & Mary Carter (Denzel, Shrinkle & Sookie.

My daughter Kayleigh ran in 2 classes with dogs from John & Mary, she ran Bear in the bike class, and in the 4-dog she ran Tally, her 2 daughters Lulu and Bat, and Quick ( who is littermate to the 3 I borrowed from John and Mary.

All were fed on CSJ CP30 and will probably soon be changing over to CSJ Champ for the summer.

The race was the SDAS Championship final held at the amazing Bowland Trails ( John and Mary’s back garden 😜)

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Keith HutchonMary Carter and Ewan Robertson. Photo by courtesy of MMPhotography

More info: http://www.sdas.org.uk/

George Carter comes 6th in his first snow race

Screenshot_20190305-182808By Mary Carter

George did well at his first snow race… The youngest competitor there as he only turned 12yrs old a week prior to the world championship. It was his first international race, and his first time representing Scotland. He came 6th overall – photo attached courtesy of Vicky Pullin.

 

One more race to go at the end of the month (our SDAS race here), then the racing season is over till the autumn… Just keep them running till it gets too warm.. Hopefully into May… And starting off our pups that are a year old now.

 

John and Mary Carter

Bowland Trails